Olympics Essay Examples

  • Olympic Games

    673 words - 3 pages

    The first Olympic games took place in the ancient civilization Greece. Like today, they were brutal competitions of skill and athleticism. In Greece the Olympics were thought as the ultimate in. They were not looked at as being merely a sport, but life. Today however, we do not see them as such. The Olympics are still very important To be in the Olympics and succeed is still the life goal of many athletes. Today people compete in the Olympics for the honor of their country, on a team; whereas a long time ago people fought only for the purpose of bringing glory and success to t

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    The Ancient Olympics

    1293 words - 6 pages

    Since 1896, the year the Olympics were resurrected from ancient history, the Olympics have been a symbol of the camaraderie and harmony possible on a global scale. The gathering of athletic representatives, the pride of the pack, from participating governments, even throughout the recent Cold War period, is proof that world unity is possible; just as it was in Ancient Greece with the polis or city-states. Olympic Games were held throughout Ancient Greece, but the most famous are the games that were held in Olympia in

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    The Greek Olympics

    1309 words - 6 pages

    Early Western Civilization A Gift of Peace from the Past, The Ancient Olympics Since 1896, the year the Olympics were resurrected from ancient history, the Olympics have been a symbol of the camaraderie and harmony possible on a global scale. The gathering of athletic representatives, the pride of the pack, from participating governments, even throughout the recent Cold War period, is proof that world unity is possible; just as it was in Ancient Greece with the polis or city-states. Olympic Games were hel

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    Olympic Champion The Controversy Behind Tommie Smith

    1299 words - 6 pages

    The late 1960?s was a period of tumultuous uproar and uncertainty. Using the ?World of Crayola Crayons? as an analogy, the two primary colors that were at the center of this turmoil were black and white. For illustration purposes, let?s say someone takes a black crayon and draws a straight line on a white piece of paper. Now, if someone handed you the piece of paper and told you to analyze it, what would your first thought be? What the heck is a black line doing on the white piece of paper, right? Although this example may be perceived as childish, from a humanitar

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    Hitlers Victory At The 1936 Summer Olympics

    727 words - 3 pages

    Adolf Hitler, the leader of Greater Germany, August 1, 1936, opened the 1936 World 11th Summer Olympic Games in Berlin, Germany. Adolf Hitler was a perfect host; he welcomed the world's athletes to the Berlin Olympic Stadium, which was designed to seat an audience of 110,000. During the 1936 Summer Olympic Games, Hitler applauded both German and American athletes, as well as winning athletes from all other nations. Even though a perfect host at the 1936 Summer Olympics, Adolf Hitler was still the leader of Greater Germany. Yes, one could be a great host, and still support the home team

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    Hurdles

    1807 words - 8 pages

    Hurdling, Because of it’s technical and energy demands, is one the most exciting event to watch and participate in. The technical aspect of hurdling is obviously much harder than in sprinting, although the concept of a hurdle race is basically a sprint with an adjustment at each hurdle. There are several different types of hurdle races. A standard sprint race would be 110 meters for men and 100 meters for women. The 400 or intermediate hurdles are a 400-meter race ran by both men and women. Each of these races consists of ten hurdles, and they are all Olympic events. For an indoor race the sp

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    The Olympic Games

    1211 words - 5 pages

    The Olympic Games are held every four years and there are winter and summer games in a different country. The first Olympics were held in ATHENS 1896. It’s always a huge event there’s athletes that come from different parts of the world to represent their country. The athletes do long and hard training for this event. There are different games in the Olympics to test the athlete’s strengths and skills. The Olympics are important to the countries were they are held at depending at the political or economic stats. The games are held every four years in a different country. The first Ol

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    Paralympic Games

    537 words - 3 pages

    Paralympic Games When the Summer Olympics Games open in Beijing, China, September of 2008, disabled athletes will be competing in record numbers. Every year more athletic activity has been opened worldwide for disabled athletes of all ages. During the Beijing Olympics disabled athletes will win Gold, Silver and Bronze metals in Archery, Athletics, Boccia, Cycling, Equestrian, Football 5-a-Side, Football 7-a-Side, Goalball, Judo, Power lifting, Rowing, Sailing, Shooting, Swimming, Table Tennis, Volleyball Sitting, Wheelchair Basketball, Wheelchair Fencing, Wheelchair

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    Sports And Steroids

    464 words - 2 pages

    The use of performance enhancing drugs in any sport, compromises the integrity and purity of the game. According to the Encarta Encyclopedia, a steroid is any of a large group of natural or synthetic fatty substances containing four carbon rings, including the sex hormones. Steroids can be taken by mouth, in a pill form, or by injection through a needle. Some of the side effects are reduced sperm count, impotence, development of breasts, shrinking of the testicles, and difficulty or pain while urinating in men. Women have side effects to steroids too. They range from facial hair growth, de

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    Olympic Games

    331 words - 2 pages

    The first Olympic games took place in the ancient civilization Greece. Like today, they were brutal competitions of skill and athleticism. In Greece the Olympics were thought as the ultimate in. They were not looked at as being merely a sport, but life. Today however, we do not see them as such. The Olympics are still very important To be in the Olympics and succeed is still the life goal of many athletes. Today people compete in the Olympics for the honor of their country, on a team; whereas a long time ago people fought only for the purpose of bringing glory and success to themselves. The or

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    Public Lives

    591 words - 3 pages

    Public Lives The Final Stroke for New York is Finally Here. As we all sit in class jotting our notes and drinking our sips of water to wet our throats and help time go a little bit faster, Andreanna Diorio has attended class today. The daughter of Cranston, Rhode Island is used to living in the fast lane, swimming since the age of 5 competitively. A daughter of a guidance counselor and administration employee at the University of Rhode Island, Andreanna grew with the correct morals and discipline to apply to swimming. Youngest girl of two with a older brother who is no

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    Share Our Olympic Dream With The Whole World

    389 words - 2 pages

    July 13th 2001. for Beijing, for China , was really a special day, which the 13 hundred million people of China will never forget. On that day, Beijing succeeded bidding for the 2008 Olympic Games, since then, Beijing 2008 has become the common dream of all the Chinese people, and the most beautiful dream of Beijing. I still remembered the words that Ms Yang Lan said at that exciting night,“I believe that Beijing will prove to be a land of wonders for the athletes, spectators and visitors in 2008.” Now, her promise is fulfilled. At present, most of the Olympic stadiums have been complete

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    Drug Use In Sports

    690 words - 3 pages

    English Oral Presentation Drug use in sport Drug use in sport has been an issue since Ancient Greek times when Olympians were known to have used stimulating potions and high protein diets to impose their athletic performance. Greek gladiators were also doped to make their fights more vigorous and bloody for spectators. The ruthless desire to compete and win is as old as humankind. Therefore, for many of us the news about controversial drug scandals doesn’t come as much of a surprise. “Doping” a word meaning, the use by athletes of banned substances or methods that may enhance a pe

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    Sport

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    The U.S. Synchronized Swimming team will be seeking gold medals at the Beijing Olympics after winning events last year at the Pan American Games. As VOA's Jim Stevenson reports, the youthful U.S. squad is also hoping to continue its success from the 2006 world championships, where a surprise victory put the Americans among the elite teams in the sport. Synchronized Swimming, in which participants perform routines in the pool to music, has been a full medal sport in the Olympics since 1984. Americans have performed well through the years, winning a total of nine medals in solo, duet and team.

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    The Ancient Olympics

    1182 words - 5 pages

    The Ancient Olympics Since 1896, the year the Olympics were resurrected from ancient history, the Olympics have been a symbol of the camaraderie and harmony possible on a global scale. The gathering of athletic representatives, the pride of the pack, from participating governments, even throughout the recent Cold War period, is proof that world unity is possible; just as it was in Ancient Greece with the polis or city-states. Olympic Games were held throughout Ancient Greece, but the most famous are the games that were held in Olympia in honor of Zeus every four

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    History Of The Olympics Games

    707 words - 3 pages

    History of the Olympics In 776 BC a foot race was run. The winner was the first Olympic hero ever. From that very first race to today, the Olympics have always been a way for nations to come together in friendly competition and international goodwill. The conditions of the first Olympics were not anything like they are today. The events were held in an open space in which a track had been paced off, areas for the javelin and discus had been laid out, etc. The spectators did not have stands to sit in; instead, they occupied the sloping areas around the track; sitting on blankets and sle

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    Profile Essay

    761 words - 4 pages

    A Role Model Known as “the fastest woman in the world,” Marion Jones is one of the greatest track and field talents in history, winning championships not only on the track but in the long jump as well. As an athlete, you usually have someone you look up to often known as a role model. As a track runner I of course took the best runner there is, and made her my “role model.” Female athlete Marion Jones takes the role of being a role model for not only me, but also other athletes all over the world. A Winner of five medals at the 2000 Summer Olympics, Marion Jones has conquered many

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    Gender Test

    275 words - 2 pages

    The author thinks that the way BEJING OLYMPICS uses to test female athletes like taking blood to test hormone, genes and chromosomes violates the innocent life. And the author thinks the athletes should be judged to be male or female not because of the genes in their bodies, but because of who they really are. I agree with the author. I don’t think the athletes should be “gendered” like that. Because if we keep doing this, there will be too many problems. First, I think the real Olympics spirit is to improve ourselves in the competition, is to make the world healthier. That is the most i

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    The Use Of Brains

    1401 words - 6 pages

    The commentary in the People's Daily appeared a day after China launched its third manned space flight, which state media also celebrated as a display of the ruling Party's power to marshal economic growth for greater national purposes. The strikingly long essay dwelt on the Beijing Olympic Games in August as proving that China should stick to Party control and avoid the temptations of Western democracy. "China's unprecedented success in presenting the world with an extraordinary Olympic Games has stunned the West," says the essay by Mei Ninghua, the chief publisher of another major Party ne

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    Doping For Gold

    1079 words - 5 pages

    Doping for Gold It is believed that drugs in sports have been present since the beginning of the 20th century, when race horses were illegally drugged to make them quicker. Performance enhancing drugs have negative effects on events such as the Beijing Olympic Games and the Tour De France. Some athletes choose to treat elite sports as if they are life itself; more important than their health, their loved ones, and even their lives, taking drastic measures in order to reach the top. The word dope comes from the Afrikaans word “dop,” which was used to describe a mixture made from grape lea

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    Myths And Olympic Games

    3280 words - 14 pages

    Pelops myth There are several Greek myths about how the games were started. The most common myth was the story of the hero Pelops, after whom the Peloponnese is named ("Pelops’ isle"). The story of Pelops was displayed prominently on the east pedimental sculptures of the Temple of Zeus. Pelops was a prince from Lydia in Asia Minor who sought the hand of Hippodamia, the daughter of King Oinomaos of Pisa. Oinomaos challenged his daughter's suitors to a chariot race under the guarantee that any young man who won the chariot race could have Hippodamia as a wife. Any young man who lost the race w

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    Olympics 2008

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    When I first arrived to Nanjing China was already aware of Olympic Games coming to their country. I knew that too, but I never really thought how important and big this can actually get till I stayed in the country where Olympics were held. Of course everybody know how important this event is. There have been two generations of the Olympic Games; the first were the Ancient Olympic Games held at Olympia, Greece. The second generation, known as the Modern Olympic Movement, was first held in 1896, in Athens, Greece. From the 241 participants representing 14 nations in 1896,

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    Olympics 2008

    1223 words - 5 pages

    Olympic Games When I first arrived to Nanjing in the 2005, China was already aware of Olympic Games coming to their country. I knew that too, but I never really thought how impressive and big this can actually get, till I stayed in the country where Olympics were held. Of course everybody knows how important this event is. There have been two generations of the Olympic Games, the first were the Ancient Olympic Games held at Olympia, Greece. The second generation, known as the Modern Olympic Movement, was first held in 1896, in Athens, Greece. From the 241 participants repr

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    Micheal Phelps

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    I was going to keep my nose out of this whole Michael Phelps business. I really wanted to. I thought it would blow over quickly. It had to. The kid was caught smoking a bong. Not the best PR move, but not a huge deal in this society. He apologized. He expressed his regret. He should have known better (or at least confiscated everyone’s camera phones before he took a pull). We Americans are grounded. We know considering the state of the world, the economy and the war this is not a big deal. But now that we’re on Day 5 of BongGate, I gotta ask: Are you kidding me, America? Phelps has been c

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    Vancouver Winter Olympic Games

    2812 words - 12 pages

    Introduction The move to a winter version of the Olympics began when figure slating made a brief appearance in the 1908 London Summer Games. Then, in 1916, the Summer Games in Berlin were supposed to feature Nordic events in the Black Forest, but the Games were cancelled because of the World War 1. They resumed in 1920, at Antwerp, in Belgium. In those Games, ice hockey and figure skating were added as medal athletic competitions. Finally, in 1924, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) sanctioned an International Winter Sports Week at Chamonix, France. That event included well-known com

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    Michael Phelps

    439 words - 2 pages

    Michael Phelps Phelps was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. He has two older sisters named Whitney and Hilary. Both of them were swimmers as well, with Whitney coming close to making the U.S. national team for the 1996 Summer Olympics. In his youth, Phelps was diagnosed with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. He started swimming at age seven, partly because of the influence of his sisters and partly to provide him with an outlet for his energy. He excelled as a swimmer, and by the age of 10 held a national record for his age group. More age group records followed, and Phelps's ra

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    Cheating In The Olympic Games

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    The Olympic Games have had a long standing reputation of showcasing the world’s premier athletes in their own respective fields. Through all of these athletes the Olympic Motto has remained strong, "Citius Altius Fortius", “Higher, Faster, Stronger”. But is this the only tradition that has been held strong in the Olympics? Since the dawn of the Olympics Games, athletes have cheated, politicians have influenced, and officials have been bribed. So, to say that the games are straying from their original ideals would not only be false, but the exact opposite would be true, we are venturing f

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    The Infamous Bong The Michael Phelps Story

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    Jerry Ashford Philosophy Essay #1 Monday February 16, 2009 The Infamous Bong: The Michael Phelps Story Michael Phelps, a world class swimmer and 2008 Summer Olympics, 8 gold medals, is seen at a party in South Carolina holding a bong and pipe; many of the news articles and tabloids say that it was used for marijuana, although the pictures themselves don’t clearly show any narcotics. Michael Phelps has not yet been charged for any alleged crimes, but he did have to apologize to the Chinese people in order to keep some of his endorsement deals; although other sponsors chose not to kee

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    History Of The Olympics

    771 words - 4 pages

    Sports throughout the world have influenced changes in the economical, technological, and social fields. The integrating of cultures during international sporting events has also brought a state of peace between some countries. Friendly competition has bypassed the barrier between the warring states of the ancient world and continues to disregard it in today’s modern time. The beginning of sporting events being held for a public spectacle dates back more than 2700 years ago to the days of ancient Greece. In this time they were held for a religious event to honor the gods. The “Games” were he

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    Drugs In Sports

    796 words - 4 pages

    Drugs in Sports Doping is the hot issue that’s gaining worldwide attention of policy makers, legal agencies, regulatory bodies, medical associations, sports bugs and everyone associated with sports of any kind at any level. Be it the World Cup, The Olympics, Tour de France or any other globally celebrated sporting event, ‘genetically transformed athletes’ have been stirring up storms in the media from quite a past few years now. A North Korean shooter along with a Vietnamese gymnast was caught for doping at the recent Beijing Olympics. International Olympic Committee spokeswoman Giselle Dav

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    OLYMPIC GAMES

    547 words - 3 pages

    ANCIENT OLYMPICS The Ancient Olympic Games, originally referred to as simply the Olympic Games were a series of athletic competitions held for representatives of various city-states of Ancient Greece. Records indicate that they began in 776 BC in Olympia, Greece. They were celebrated until 393 AD. The Games were usually held every four years or Olympiad, as the unit of time came to be known. During a celebration of the Games an Olympic Truce was enacted to enable athletes to travel from their countries to Olympia in safety. The prizes for the victors were olive wreaths, palm branches, and woo

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    Pierre De Frdy

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    Pierre de Frédy, Baron de Coubertin was born on 1 January 1863 at 20, rue Oudinot in Paris. Very early in life he showed a liking for literature, history and the problems of education and sociology. Giving up the army, abandoning too the political career that was open to him at the age of twenty-four, Pierre de Coubertin decided to launch a vast movement of educational reform, and at twenty-five his life work was started. It is also to him that we owe all the organisation of the Olympic Games, which have benefited from his methodical and precise mind, and from his wide understanding of the a

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    The Olympics Will Be Good Bad For Bc Because

    400 words - 2 pages

    The Olympic Games are an international event of summer and winter sports, in which athletes compete in a wide variety of events. The Games are currently held every two years, with summer and Winter Olympic Games alternating. So will the Olympics be Bee good or bad for Vancouver BC that is what is trying to be figured out in this persuasive essay that is being written. The way that the Olympics will be good for Vancouver are, for one the economy for about the past year has been in a down fall, with everything that is happening in the world thing like the prices of consumer goods and products,

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    Ancient Olympics

    281 words - 2 pages

    Paper Summary: The paper relates that the website "The Real Story of the Ancient Olympic Games" describes how politics, nationalism, commercialism and athletics were related intimately in the ancient Olympic Games and how today's games are surprisingly accurate re-creations of the ancient Olympic Games in relation to climate and circumstances. The author points out that the website "Ancient Olympics Guide" is short on graphics; however, this does not detract in any way from the visual appeal of the site because the lack of graphic fillers allows room for a wealth of scholarly information co

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    The Olympics

    455 words - 2 pages

    The Olympic Games are an international event of summer and winter sports, in which thousands of athletes compete in a wide variety of events. The Games are currently held every two years, with Summer and Winter Olympic Games alternating. Originally, the ancient Olympic Games were held in Olympia, Greece, from the 8th century BC to the 5th century AD. In the late 19th century, Baron Pierre de Coubertin was inspired by Olympic festivals to revive the Games. For this purpose, he founded the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in 1894, and two years later, the modern Olympic Games were establish

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    Blacks And Sports

    2220 words - 9 pages

    Next Saturday afternoon, in less time than it has taken me to type this sentence, the fastest man at the Olympics will take the 100m gold medal. That man may be the pre-Olympic favourite, the American Maurice Greene. It may be Trinidad's Ato Boldon. It may even be Britain's Dwaine Chambers, who has run into impressive form in the last few weeks. But whoever it is, of one thing we can be certain: he will be black. Indeed, you've probably got more chance of winning the lottery next Saturday than a white man has of even making it to the final. The last time that a white athlete participated in an

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    1936 Olympics

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    1936 Summer Olympics in Nazi Germany This essay will discuss the 1936 Olympics hosted in Berlin, Germany. It will cover the issues of, what Hitler wanted to prove at the Olympics about the Aryan race. Which athlete one the most medals and why that is important to Hitler’s view. Also, the irony of Jesse Owens winning the most medals out of anyone. Hitler’s goal for the 1936 Summer Olympics was to demonstrate two concepts. First, an all White Nordic Christian Olympic Team could come in first place (Hitler's Victory at the 1936 Summer Olympics). Second, Working Class Participants could raise

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    Compare And Contrast

    624 words - 3 pages

    Factors that helped shape the modern Olympic movement from 1892 to 2002 were social, economic and political factors. Sybil Newall from Great Britain competed in the 1908 games that were held in Great Britain. Only 2 percent of the athletes were women. The percentage went higher in 1992 from 2 percent to 29 percent. Hassiba Boulmerka an Algerian competitor, who competed in the 1992 games in Spain states that she wins give her confidence for all women in her country. She is a strong woman who believes every woman who wants to compete should do it. She states that even though some people may

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    History Of Olympics

    384 words - 2 pages

    HISTORY OF THE OLYMPICS THE ANCIENT OLYMPICS WERE STARTED BY HERACLES A SON OF Zeus, but in 393ce Theodosius I Abolished the games because of their pagan influences then in 1896 the MODERN OLYMPICS were started THE OLYMPIC FLAG DESIGNED AND FOUNDED BY PIERRE DE COUBERTIN IN 1914 THE FIVE RINGS ARE THE FIVE CONTINENTS THE COLOURS BLUE YELLOW BLACK GREEN AND RED ALL APPEAR AT LEAST ONCE ON THE FLAG OF EVERY COUNTRY IN THE WORLD THE FLAG WAS FIRST FLOWN AT THE 1920 OLYMPIC GAMES IN ANTWERP. THE MOTTO CITIUS AITIUS FORTIUS (SWIFTER HIGHER STRONGER)

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    Female Participation

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    July 1, 2002 was a sad day for the World Taekwondo Federation and for taekwondo practitioners worldwide. That was the day that the WTF enacted the rule changes that for no viable reason reduced the duration of rounds for female competitors from three to two minutes. This reduction makes female rounds equal to the juniors, while the duration of rounds for male competitors remained at three minutes. It is an illogical decision. There was no physiological reason to reduce the time. Elite female athletes’ games were exciting and action-packed. However, the cultural background from committee member

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    Compare And Contrast Essay

    580 words - 3 pages

    Nickelle Decius ENC1101 Monday, Wednesday, Friday April 15, 2010 Compare and Contrast Essay Final Draft The Olympics were first held in Olympia, Greece in the year 776 B.C.E. According to legend, the ancient Olympic Games were founded by Hercules, the son of the Greek god Zeus. During ancient times they were held every four years in the summer and always in the same place. The ancient Olympic Games grew and continued to be played nearly 1200 years. In 393 CE, the Roman emperor Theodosius I abolished the Games because he believed they brought about religious influences. About 1500

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    In Exactly A Year India Will Host One Of The Bigge

    3397 words - 14 pages

    In exactly a year India will host one of the biggest international sports event in its history. The 19th Commonwealth Games will be held in New Delhi from Oct 3-14, 2010. A total of 71 countries are expected to participate in 17 different events. Not only are the Games a matter of pride for India, but also one of the biggest challenges in recent years. The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) recently expressed concern over the delays in preparations for the games next year. CGF Chief Michael Fennell is said to have written directly to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh about them. Delays in constru

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    Common Wealth 2010 Games

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    Commonwealth in India The 2010 Commonwealth Games are the nineteenth Commonwealth Games, and the ninth to be held under that name. The Games which are scheduled to be held in Delhi are a multinational, multi-sport event which features competitions involving thousands of elite athletes from members of the Commonwealth of Nations. Organised every four years, they are the third-largest multi-sport event in the world, after the Summer Olympic Games and the Asian Games. As well as many Olympic sports, the Games also include some sports that are played mainly in Commonwealth countries, such as law

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    My Biggest Fall

    674 words - 3 pages

    Roger Reyes Feb. 14, 2011 I’ve always heard the words,”practice makes better” or perfect for others. This means learning from your mistake. Knowing the reason that makes something wrong can lead us to do RIGHT the next time, but not accepting that can lead us to be a FAILURE. Through my experiences I’ve had a bette

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    London Olympics

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    Why London should host the 2012 Olympics For the third time in the history of the modern Olympic Games, and 64 years after we last hosted, London is set to be the host city for the Olympic and Paralympic Games in July 2012. The bid started in 2003, when London put themselves forward as a potential host city, to then be narrowed down to five: London, Madrid, Moscow, New York, and Paris. By November 2004, all five candidate cities had submitted their candidate file to the International Olympic Committee. London city presented a highly esteemed bid headed by Lord Sebastian Coe and featuring,

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    Asian Games

    262 words - 2 pages

    Asian Games 2010 16th Asian Games Guangzhou 2010 Date: November 12 to November 27, 2010 Host City: Guangzhou, China Co-host Cities: Shanwei, Dongguan, Foshan Vision: Thrilling Guangzhou Harmonious Asia The Asian Games, officially known as Asiad, is a multi-sport event held every four years among athletes from all over the Asia. The Games were regulated by the Asian Games Federation (AGF) from the first Games in New Delhi, India until the 1982 Games. Since the 1982 they have been organised by the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA), after the break up of the Asian Games Federation. The Ga

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    Olympic Oath

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    “In the Olympic Oath, I ask for only one thing: sporting loyalty.” This quote is taken from the man who is primarily responsible for the revival of the Olympics, Baron Pierre De Coubertin. At the age of 29 as a French educator, Pierre de Coubertin had a desire to promote better international understanding through love of athletics. 114 years later, his desire being accomplished, is now taking place in Vancouver, Canada— better known as 2010 Olympic Games. Everywhere you are right now, you either hear or see something about the Olympics or Olympic related. Our country is well represented with

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    Own The Podium

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    Own the Podium - Own the podium is a Canadian sport technical program launched in January 2005 to prepare Canada to become the top winter sporting nation in the world by 2010. Winter Place first in the total medal count at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games Place in the top three in the gold medal count at the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games. Summer - Place in the top 12 nations in medal count at the 2012 Olympic Games Place in the top eight in the gold medal count at the 2012 Paralympic Games. - In order to achieve this goal the focus of the program w

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    Black Power In The Olympics

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    The Silent Protest Heard Around the World Sports have always served as a place where athletes can express their emotions and represent where they come from and who they are. The 1968 Olympic protests reflected the struggles of the civil rights movement and rose awareness about African American inferior feelings in the United States. The Olympic committee immediately condemned the US track stars for their actions, but this only led to more controversy surrounding the topic. Black power had recently been gaining popularity in the United States, and they had begun to develop an identity of the

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    Chicago Olympics

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    Chicago hosting the Olympics The city of Chicago is one of the major candidates for the 2016 Olympics. Tokyo, Rio de Janeiro, and Madrid are other contenders. It is said that it will cost $4.8 billion dollars for the city of Chicago. About ninety percent of the athletes would compete within fifteen minutes drive of the proposed Olympic Village site. Many events will be placed at the city parks and a lot of new facilities, such as, the new Olympic stadium that holds eighty thousand seats. While the Olympics might be a great and exciting event for the city many people think it isn’t such

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