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  • 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...
  • 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, ...
  • Greece's Preparation Of The Olympic Games
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    The reporting of Greece's successful presentation for the 2004 Olympics before the International Olympic Committee in 1997 conveyed surprise since Greece failed in its bid for the 1996 Games. Reporting immediately focused on Gianna Angelopoulos-Daskalaki as the leader of the Athens 2004 Organizing Committee and who also delivered the proposal in front of the IOC. The 2004 Olympics in Greece was a success despite the overwhelming pressure put on the Greek organizers by the IOC and international c...
  • 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...
  • Economic Benefits Of The Olympics
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    Economic Aspects and the Summer Olympics: A Review of the Related Research Page 2 ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The author would like to gratefully acknowledge and thank Prof. John Hudson, Dr. Peter Dawson, Adam George-Wood, Nikos Vera ros, Martha McIntosh for their helpful comments on earlier drafts of this paper. Special thanks also to two anonymous referees who provided substantial and constructive comments. Finally, the author would like to acknowledge the Manpower Employment Organisation in Athens, Gree...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Victory In The Olympic Games
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    The most important thing at the Olympic Games is not to win, but to take part, just as the important thing about life is not to conquer but to struggle well. The words spoken by Pierre de Coubertin, father of the Modern Summer Olympic Games. Baron Pierre de Coubertin may have intended for the new Olympic Games to be a period of concord in which all differences of status, religion, politics and race would be forgotten but unfortunately as the Games have progressed, so too have the political overt...
  • Games Every 4 Years The Olympic Games
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    the olympics began in about 776 bc. archeologists originated from funeral ceremonies held in the honor of hero's. games originated in greece. after 393 ad, the roman emperor forbid the games to be held. in 1896, the first modern olympics were held in athens, greece. the international congress of paris agreed to hold the games every 4 years. the olympic games consist of games on water, ice, land and snow. the winter olympics are held every 4 years also. they are held regular olympics. the olympic...
  • Economic Benefits Of The 2000 Olympics
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    The Economic Impact of the Olympic Games With the Olympic games being held in Sydney this year, I wondered if perhaps the performance of the economy was being affected in part by the fiscal stimulus provided by Olympic construction in Sydney and other parts of the country. Australia's economy has been performing well recently, suggesting that there might be some effect. Over the last five years, growth in Australia's gross domestic product has averaged 4.35%, almost a full point above it's thirt...
  • First Modern Olympic Games
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    Cultural Imperialism and the Olympic Games Virtually since their resumption in 1896, every four years the press is filled with complaints about the intrusion of power politics into the Olympic games. David B. Kanin has commented that while we are told that international Olympic system idealizes and promotes fair play and sportsmanship and ameliorates struggle, hatred, and petty jealously through structured competition and international goodwill, the realist is that "international sport thrives o...
  • 8th Olympic Winter Games
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    The Evolution of Olympic Coverage On February 18th, 1960, the 8th Olympic Winter Games opened in Squaw Valley, California, the first Olympics to be held in North America since 1932. In addition to some 1,000 athletes and several thousands spectators, the opening ceremonies were watched by several CBS television cameras, marking the beginning of television coverage of the Olympic Games on American Television. The anchorman for these first televised Olympics was Walter Cronkite, and several CBS sp...
  • 2008 Olympic Games
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    Ladies and gentlemen: At the mention of Beijing!'s bid for the 2008 Olympic Games, I feel extremely thrilled about it. However, I keep asking myself what it is going to mean if Beijing finally wins the honor to host the 2008 Olympic Games. Probably, to a government official, it would mean the creation of jobs, the promotion of economic development and the demonstration of national power; to a Beijing citizen, it would mean the betterment of environment, the improvement of living conditions and t...
  • Help Jeremy
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    Jeremy Wotherspoon is born on October 26th in 1976 in the location of Humboldt in Saskatchewan. Hockey is the sport, which linked him to the speed skating. When Jeremy was playing hockey at the age of 6, he wanted to improve his skating skills. That's why, one day, when he was 8 years old, his friend asked him to try speed skating. He just fell in love with this sport. He took lessons and, by the years, Jeremy became a strong technical speed skater. He started his international career in 1994 at...
  • Part Of Olympic Games
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    The first Olympic games were held in Olympia, Greece. The Olympic games we have come to watch today are only part of what the first Olympic games used to be. In the ancient games people also competed in poetry, mathematics, architecture and sculpture. Competitors were only men. Nowadays Olympic games are international sports competition. In the Olympics, athletes play in many types of games. Some athletes compete in the summer Olympics. Some compete in the winter Olympics. The Olympic games are ...
  • Olympic Games
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    Reporting today's Olympic games is like a technological masterpiece. The athletes compete in many events, their times and scores are tallied and sent worldwide by satellites and high-tech computers within seconds. Each event is carefully watched and recorded with a sense of history. There was no such sense of history or records when the first Games began in Ancient Greece. The first recorded champion in Greece was a sprinter, Coroebus, he was a cook in a near by Greek city called, Elis. He ran n...

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