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  • Two Forms To The Javelin Event
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    Games of the Ancient Olympics The Olympics began in ancient Olympia Greece, which lies 10 km east of Pir gos, in a valley between Mt. Kronos, the Al fios river, and the Kladeos. This area was inhabited by the Pisan's, whose King was Oinomaus. His daughter Hippodameia had married Pelops, and it has been said that the first games were held in their honor around 1000 B.C. Through the years the games began to attract interest in nearby towns. In 776 B.C., the leader of the Elegans, Iphitos, rededica...
  • Ancient Olympic Games
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    Were the ancient games better than ours More fair and square More about sports and less about money Are modern games more sexist More political Have we strayed from the ancient Olympic ideal It's easy to assume that the ancient Olympic Games were different, that ancient Greek athletes were pure in mind and body, that they trained and competed for no other reason than the love of physical exercise, fair competition and to honor their gods. In fact, politics, nationalism, commercialism and athleti...
  • Olympic Games
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    The Olympics The Olympics are a huge sporting event that contains many different sports and consists of many different countries from around the world. Back in ancient Greece is where the ancient Olympics originated. It was primarily a part of a religious festival in honor of Zeus the father of Greek Gods and Goddesses. The Olympics where held at the sanctuary of Zeus at Olympia, which is in Western Peloponnesus. From 776 BC, the games took place at Olympia every 4 years for almost 12 centuries....
  • Olympic Games
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    History of Olympics The Olympic games originated in ancient Greece they were held from 776 B. C to A. D 393. The modern games started in 1896. The organizers revived the games to encourage world peace, friendship and to promote healthy sporting competition for the youth of the world. The Olympic games consist of summer and winter games, and are held every four years. Colorful ceremonies and thrilling athletic events give the specialty to the Olympics. The opening events are always particularly i...
  • New Olympic Record
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    1 Jesse Owens was the best track athlete at the 1936 Olympics due to his four gold medals in the 400 meter relay, the 100 meter dash, the 200 meter dash and the running board jump or the long jump. Now not only did he run but he showed that he was also versi tlie and could jump. He also won a gold by the help of three others to win the 400 meter relays. Now a short summary of his life will be discussed. One of the greatest track-and-field athletes of all time. He was born James Cleveland Owens i...
  • First Of The Modern Olympic Games
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    While watching the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City this year I became interested in how the games started and what they were like in previous years. The Olympic Games as we know them have only been around since the first modern Olympiad, which was held in Athens in 1896. However, the tradition of athletic competition has been around longer than history itself. Athletics in Ancient Civilization Athletic competition was always an integral part of life for the members of ancient Egypt, ...
  • Germany Before The Olympic Games
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    Politics is the art or science of government or governing, especially the governing of a political entity, such as a nation, and the administration and control of its internal and external affairs. The Olympic Games is an event held every 4 years, which includes a variety of sport activities in which different countries compete against one another. "Sport is frequently a tool of diplomacy. By sending delegations of athletes abroad, states can establish a first basis for diplomatic relations or c...
  • Most Common Events At The Ancient Olympics
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    The History of Track and Field Track and Field events, also known as athletics, have progressed a great deal since their birth in Olympus, around the ninth century B.C. More athletes and more nationalities compete in Track and Field than in any other Olympic sport. Athletics is one of the largest attractions at the Modern Olympics, drawing in huge crowds of spectators and creating intense interest at summer Olympics. Track and Field events have come a long way since the Ancient Greek Olympic gam...
  • First Olympic Games Foot Races
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    Olympic Games were held throughout Ancient Greece, but the most famous games were the games held in Olympia. They were held between August and September in honor of Zeus. Some claim that Zeus and Kronos the mightiest of the gods, wrestled for possession of the earth on the high peaks in Greece, and the games were in commemoration of the victory of Zeus. People all throughout Greece would come to Olympia to watch and take place in the festival. The entrance to the stadium in which the Olympic gam...
  • Feeling Of Athletic Appreciation
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    About the Olympics Although the Olympics are both patriotic and at an enjoyable level of competition, there is also an unneeded generalization and over commercialized element evident here as well. The competition has moved from personal glorification to biased and sometimes prejudicial feelings towards an athlete towards their country. As I flip through the channels on my television, I can't help but notice all of the Olympic scores and events. The camera scans through the more then enthusiastic...
  • Important Thing In The Olympic Games
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    The Olympics were open to any free-born Greek in the world. There were separate men's and boys divisions for the events. Women were not permitted to compete in the Olympic games themselves. However, they could enter equestrian events as the owner of a chariot team or and individual horse, and win victories that way. The winner of the first Olympic chariot and pair race is listed as Belistiche a woman from the seaboard of Macedonia. Athletic games also were an important part of many religious fes...
  • The 1936 Olympics In Nazi Germany
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    The Nazi Olympics The 1936 Olympics in Berlin, also known as the "Nazi Olympics", was a milestone in the history of the world. All of the attention of the Olympics that year was focused on Adolf Hitler and the Nazis. In 1933, Nazi leader Adolf Hitler became leader of Germany and quickly turned the nation's democracy into a one-party dictatorship. He took thousands of political opponents, holding them without trial in concentration camps. The Nazis also set up a program to strengthen the Germanic...
  • Olympic Athlete
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    A Summary of: The Psychosocial Characteristics of Olympic Track and Field Athletes Fortunately, it was quite a simple task to find a research topic related to the material that we have covered so far in sport psychology. After some quick searching, we ran across a rather interesting article written in the International Journal of Sport Psychology that could obviously be useful. Conveniently, it was in the most recent issue of this particular journal available in the Evansdale Library. Entitled, ...
  • Life Of An International Athlete
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    The life of an international athlete is hectic and can be very stressful. Just the training itself can be taxing on anyone. For instance; and athlete that is going to the Olympics, trains at least a couple years before, and returning Olympians train from the time they finish the last Olympics to the beginning of the next ones. International athletes put a tremendous amount of stress on themselves to always better their last results and beating everyone else is just a bonus, but I the end that co...
  • Winner Of An Olympic Event
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    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 si...
  • Israeli Retaliation For The 1972 Munich Massacre
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    Munich Massacre As soon as Ilana Romana heard about the situation in Munich, she expected the worst: I knew who he was. He would not sit quietly. He was not the type. I knew it would end badly. She spoke of her husband, and, unfortunately, her prediction was correct. Earlier that day, her husband, Yossef, and his teammates were awoken by Arab terrorists beginning an episode that would result in the death of eleven Israeli athletes and forever scar the 1972 Olympics, leaving the games to be remem...
  • Most Important Thing In The Olympic Games
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    The Olympic Athlete I always have respected Olympic athletes, for they spend all their time training. Victorious athletes were professionals in the sense that they lived off the glory of their achievement ever afterwards. Their hometowns might reward them with: free meals for the rest of their lives, honorary appointments, or leadership positions in the community. The victors were memorialized in statues and also in victory songs, and commissioned from famous poets. Today, the Olympic Games are ...
  • Summer Games
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    INTERNATIONAL NEWS During this past summer in St. Louis Missouri the summer Olympics for 1904 took place. These summer games were only the third of its kind so far. The first two took place in 1896 in Athens then in 1900 in Paris. These games were not so much competitive but the athletes tried their hardest and would stop at nothing to win, even if it meant cheating or taking different substances. In these summer games mostly Americans and Canadians attended. Out of 681 athletes 525 of those wer...
  • Abrahams Olympic And Personal Stories
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    Sporting events today have become rancorous, angry affairs where the motto, more frequently than not, is "win at all costs". Exhibitions of good sportsmanship are about as rare as selflessness. Everyone is out for themselves, and the displays of athletes like Charles Barkley and Dennis Rodman can sit in the stomach like a chunk of indigestible matter. So it's refreshing to look back at an era when victory didn't demand isolation, bitterness, and hatred of one's rivals. Chariots of Fire, the Osca...

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