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  • One Of The Great Boxers Of History
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    Olympic Boxing: A Brutal Sport Turned Olympic Back in the Stone Age, thousands and thousands of years ago, the people didn t have much to do for entertainment so they invented a life or death sport which we know today as, boxing. There is a lot of history on top of boxing. The sport started thousands of years ago, it grew and grew in popularity until it reached its peak in the 1930's. Boxing was one of the most brutal sports ever played. Boxing used to be played by two men who would stand on lar...
  • Post Cold War Olympic Games
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    The Significance of International Sports International sporting events have become somewhat of a staple in today's society, whether it be the Olympics, the World Cup, or exhibition games between the New York Yankees and the Tokyo Giants. These competitions generally bring out high spirits and intense enthusiasm. Most people envision sports as childhood pastimes, played for fun and recreation. However, in a lot of cases, international sporting events mean more than just the game or event themselv...
  • Sports Like Figure
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    I had always enjoyed the summer Olympics and the way the athletes strive to be their best, but after watching the winter Olympics I couldn't help but ask, are these really sports. I have no doubt that the races are sport. There is a definite outcome and no dispute over who won. Then you have these other "sports" like figure skating and ice dancing. Somehow I cannot take any point of view that would support these two as sports. First you have figure skating that requires agility, endurance, stami...
  • Sports And Rights Fees
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    The steadfast rule when it comes to sports and rights fees is that it's the business of entertainment. The dollars are going to go where the value is. With Rights fees, networks pay fees to have the rights to a particular broadcast, for example march madness, the NFL or the Olympics. Rights fees are determined by the value a certain property holds, this is determined by the ratings. The most important ratings market world wide is undisputed ly the North American, and in particular the US market ...
  • Nightmarish Boxing Gloves
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    What sport has so monstrous of a drawing power that millions of viewers would pay excess of forty dollars to see an event that lasted less than a minute and a half No, its not the world's most popular sport soccer or even the great American media giant of professional football. It's boxing. A sport whose ancient origin in years is only surpassed by its controversial surprises. Surely Homer, the great bard and author of the Iliad and Odyssey, could not have imagined the future of a sport he knew ...
  • Women's Sports And Athletes
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    BOUND TO BE DIFFERENT People have many heroes in their lives that they look up to, but as one ad states: "Who are your heroes Did you name an actor Did you name an athlete (Did you name any women) Why don't we think of women as heroes Maybe it's because no one ever shows them to us. We have to take the time to find them, celebrate them, and make sure these heroes are seen, so we can find the inspiration to achieve whatever we dream. Look around. We are surrounded by strong, courageous, accomplis...
  • 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...
  • Progressive Changes In The Way Sport
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    At the first Modern Olympics results were recorded without any great attention to detail. High jumpers and pole-vaulters did not use landing mats, there were no stop watches and no photo finishes. In 1900, the winner of the 100 metres, American Francis Jarvis, was recorded as "the winner by one foot from Walter Tewksbury, who beat Australian Stan Rowley by inches". The stop-watch and the camera did not appear at the Olympics until the 1932 Games in Los Angeles. The camera was used to decide a wi...

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