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An Overview of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio
2016 OLYMPIC GAMES IN RIO The Olympic Games provide countries and cities an opportunity to put on a show for the entire world. It’s a source of national pride when a nation is able to host the Olympics. During the summer of 2016, Rio de Janeiro in Brazil was no different. Beginning with a brilliant opening ceremony, the...
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A History of the 2008 Olympic Games in China
China and the Games The Olympic Games have stood the test of time. Over the centuries, countries around the world hope to win the bid to get to have the chance to host the Olympic Games. This chance is a perfect opportunity to show off whatever host nations offer. The Games put a country on international display to host th...
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The Golden Journey of Michael Phelps
Michael Phelps’ Golden Journey Michael Phelps is known as the greatest Olympian of all time, but not just for his numerous world records or medals. Michael Phelps has struggled through substance abuse for over twenty years and has overcome for the sake of defining a better, more meaningful future for himself. After being c...
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A Study of the Effectiveness of a New Visualization Technique for Olympic Divers
Prompt: Imagine that you are a sports psychologist interested in the usefulness of a new visualization technique that has been developed for Olympic divers. You have decided to conduct an experiment to determine if the technique is effective. ---- Discuss the importance of each of the following in regard to the experiment y...
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An Analysis of Dave Zirin's Argument Against Ultimate Frisbee Becoming an Olympic Sport
Recently, Ultimate Frisbee was recognized by the International
Olympic Committee. Due to it originating in the counterculture era in the
1960s, it is often not recognized as a legitimate sport. In this
discussion, people debate whether or not Ultimate Frisbee should become an
Olympic sport. Dave Zirin argues that Ultimate F...
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The Life and Olympic Success of the Athlete Simone Biles'
TEXAS is the place where Simone Biles’ memories started. It is where she toddled her first hesitant steps, where she spoke her first words. Where she first attended a day-care, and where she first made a friend. Where she first visited a gymnasium and arrived home with a note for her parents that said she had talent and sug...
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The Importance of the Special Olympics to Athletes with Disabilities
The traditional rules for badminton are similar but also different to the rules of the Special Olympics. In the Special Olympics, wheelchair athletes have the option of serving an overhead serve from either the left or right serving area. In addition the serving area is shortened to half the distance for the wheelchair athl...
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The Career of William Wynn, the Most Famous Skeleton Racers in the World
“So we drove on toward death through the cooling twilight.” (Fitzgerald, 136) The first time I saw him perform, I knew William Wynn would become the most famous skeleton racer in the world. I used to be the world champion and now I can see myself in him. Will had been in two Olympics and had gotten a bronze for the first...
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The First Ancient Olympics and Its Significance Today
The Ancient Olympics: Religion and Cultural Significance The Ancient Olympics was one of the most important cultural
forums of the Greeks and allowed them to display all their achievements and
accomplishments in the full view of Mediterranean civilization. The most
vital and integral part of the Olympics throu...
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The Reggie Lewis Track and Athletics Center Should Be Preserved for It's Legacy
Keeping Reggie Alive Boston is home to one of the fastest and most used tracks in the whole country. Track and Field has been increasingly growing over the years and the need for a quick and local track has increased (Minihan, 2011). In 2014, Governor Patrick granted a major 4-Million-dollar investment for the track’s imp...
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How the 1980 Men's Olympic Hockey Team Was More Than Just a Team
Miracle: How the 1980 Men’s Olympic Hockey Team Was More Than Just a Team Do you believe in miracles? Well twenty college kids pulled off the impossible during the winter Olympics in 1980. They were a light of hope in a time of great disappointment in the United States of America. Many things were going wrong in America...
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The Modern Olympic Movement
The modern Olympic Movement was shaped by multiple social, economic, and political factors. The modern Olympic movement was influenced socially by the presence of female athletes in the games. A British female Olympian, Sybil Newall, is depicted in a picture of the 1908 Olympics completely covered in clothing that would i...
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The Origins and History of the Olympics Games
The United States has been very successful in international competition in the sport of track and field since before the revival of the modern Olympics. Sprinters and jumpers, such as Jim Thorpe and Jessie Owens, became American heroes due to their exploits. American sprinting and field events have always been strong in in...
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The Benefits of Hosting an Olympic Event
Abstract The issue on whether hosting an Olympic event is beneficial for a city depends on many factors. If a city can do it successfully, it would make a huge statement worldwide. From the global standpoint, the Olympic events are one of the biggest events that will happen every four years. However, many cities go into bi...
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The Risk of Terrorism at Big Sporting Events
Article Review #2 This article begins with an analysis making sure the reader understands each part of its topic before explaining the research involving risk and terrorism at big sporting events like the Olympic Games. First the author dissects what terrorism is and its threat implications on big events. "There is still...
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A Look at the Olympic Games in Ancient Greece
A Look at the Olympic Games in Ancient Greece Since its cultivation in the 8th century B.C., the Olympic games have been an influence to many cultures around the world. The history and origin of the games are said to be complex. A look into the history of the Olympic games will allow curious minds to untangle information r...
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An Introduction to Gymnastics in the Discourse Community
Gymnastics in the Discourse Community There are many different Gymnastics clubs all across the nation. There are preschool, elementary, junior, high school, college, and professional clubs. Most of the time these clubs are determined by age and skill. These “clubs” can also be referred to as discourse communities. John Swa...
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An Analysis of Ellen Caughey's Biography Eric Liddell: Olympian and Missionary
Eric Liddell: Olympian and Missionary, written by Ellen Caughey, is a biography that reviews in detail the life of its main character. Eric’s humble beginning is in Tientsin, China, where he was born and raised by his missionary parents for five years. When in Edinburg, Scotland, at a school for boys, Eric developed great p...
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