Essays Tagged: "Olympic"

Ancient Greek Olympics

Reporting today's Olympic games is like a technological masterpiece.The athletes compete in many events, their times a ... the professional trainers. The officials of Elis would decide who was fit enough to compete in the Olympic Games, and receive the prizes.The people of Elis won the first thirteen Olympic races. Soon ... not even wars. During the month of the festival, no one with weapons was allowed into Olympia. The Olympics was far more important to the Greeks then any war, there was peace throughout Greece during ...

(20 pages) 193 0 3.7 Mar/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

Floor Exercise

r activities.Tumbling is considered the basis of all acrobatics. Although it is not one of the four Olympic competitive events, tumbling is important because the skills you learn will help you perform ...

(4 pages) 45 0 4.8 Dec/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sports

This is a book report on the book "It's True It's True" by Kurt Angle. He is a WWE pro wrestler and Olympic gold medalist

The autobiography It's True It's True, tells the true-life story of athlete, Olympic gold medalist, and pro wrestler Kurt Angle. Kurt Angle has become successful in everything h ... s like such an awful thing but I turn it around and make it useful to me.' Kurt went on to the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta and won a gold medal. Kurt went on to say, 'This medal isn't just for me and Ame ... ast enough to make the cut. Kurt finally decided to wrestle internationally and try out for the '96 Olympics. Kurt joined a wrestling club called Team Foxcatcher where he trained. He went overseas man ...

(4 pages) 52 0 2.0 Oct/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sports

Blood Doping - Effects on Athletes

Blood DopingOn the last day of the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, three cross-country skiers were banned from the Games for blood doping. ... ample of a successful blood doping procedure with adverse side effects is of the 1984 United States Olympic cycling team. Previous American cycling teams had not fared well in past Olympic games. But ... es had undergone blood doping procedures, but, rather, how the procedure was performed. Between the Olympic trials and the actual games, the Americans did not have adequate time to use their own blood ...

(6 pages) 105 0 3.7 Dec/2002

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Cultural leftovers from our past civilizations. Alexander the Great. Greece's influence on today's architecture and education.

first seen in the great city of Venice.One of the greatest inherited traditions of our past is the Olympics. The very first Olympics were held in Olympia in 776 BC, in honor of Zeus. The time in betw ... . The very first Olympics were held in Olympia in 776 BC, in honor of Zeus. The time in between two Olympic games was called an Olympiad. In the beginning the games lasted only one day and comprised o ...

(6 pages) 105 0 4.7 Feb/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Biography of Dawn Fraser.

ve.Dawn Fraser continued to train with Harry and in 1956 she competed successfully in the Melbourne Olympics, winning a gold medal in the 100 metre freestyle event, also getting a world record with a ... . And finally, the Australian team won the 4 x 100 metre in a world record time. Quite a successful Olympic Games for Dawn, especially being her first ever. They were the first signs that Dawn would g ...

(3 pages) 27 0 5.0 Jun/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sports

Canadian Sports in the 21st Century

nd day out.Barbara Ann Scott, also known as "Canada's Sweetheart", is the only Canadian to ever win Olympic gold at the senior women's figure skating level. Born in Ottawa, Ontario in 1928, this skati ... antly; she is an inspiration to many young people who have a dream of someday obtaining gold in the Olympics.Another very important athlete is a young man that did not win gold in the Olympics but has ...

(4 pages) 30 0 0.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History > Canadian History

Canadian Olympians

The first modern Olympics were held in Athens, Greece in 1896. In this first revival of an ancient Greek festival, Ca ... st gold medal winning Canadian was George Orton, who won gold in the 2500m steeplechase at the 1900 Olympics held in Paris. As Canada grew as a country, the medal count grew as well. The medal tally g ... grew from three gold and one silver in 1904, to three gold, four silver and six bronze at the 1908 Olympics. Canada continued to develop its athletes and the athletes continued to bring home the meda ...

(10 pages) 31 0 5.0 May/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

Acient Greek Wrestling

The first recorded Olympic wrestling match occurred at the Olympic Games in 708 BC. Wrestling was first used for a high ... n". Milon was from Croton, Greece. During his career he won six wrestling championships at both the Olympic and Pythian Games. In total, Milon won 32 wrestling championships. Strong enough to carry an ... freestyle wrestling, judo wrestling and sombo wrestling.Judo is considered a separate sport at the Olympics. Sombo is a combination of freestyle and judo and is most popular in the republics of the f ...

(3 pages) 49 1 4.3 May/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

The Ancient Olympic Games

The tradition of the Olympic Games leads back into antiquity and spans across the centuries. The Greek poet Pindar claims ... mes leads back into antiquity and spans across the centuries. The Greek poet Pindar claims that the Olympic Games were created by Herakles, the strongman hero of Greek mythology, and that it was in ce ... eus, the Greek father of the gods and goddesses. The date that is traditionally given for the first Olympic Games is 776 BCE, but it is evident that games were actually held unofficially many years be ...

(6 pages) 63 0 4.0 Dec/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

Competition: Good or Bad?

re will not fall behind the rest of the world.There are also examples of healthy competition in the Olympics. One of the most important things in the Olympic games is good sportsmanship between oppone ...

(5 pages) 108 0 0.0 Jul/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Olympic Foods: A case argument

The following appeared as part of an annual report sent to stockholders by Olympic Foods, a processor of frozen foods."Over time, the costs of processing go down because as or ... cents for one-day service in 1984. The same principle applies to the processing of food. And since Olympic Foods will soon celebrate its twenty-fifth birthday, we can expect that our long experience ...

(3 pages) 30 0 0.0 Jul/2006

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Case Studies

Argumentative Essay On An Issue

ts: should they be worn in competition? An issue that has been debated lately is weather or not the Olympic athletes should be able to wear the full bodysuits. This debate started in May this year, ju ... this year, just before the trials for the swimming team, who were to compete in the upcoming Sydney Olympic games.The bodysuits are being produced by Speedo and Adidas. They are made out of mainly Lyc ...

(3 pages) 37 0 0.0 Aug/2001

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sports

Outline The Social And Technological Development Of The Internet

dial a friend halfway around the globe. We can watch live television coverage of athletes breaking Olympic and world records on other countries. We can invest in all the world's economies, because st ...

(8 pages) 19 0 3.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers


rpose of this essay, three institutions will be analyzed; Bre X Minerals Limited, the International Olympic Committee and Enron. All three of these corrupt institutions present a great threat to the p ... include the world?s most influential amateur sporting corporation. Ever since its amalgamation the Olympic movement has been tainted with scandal, bribery and corruption. The prospects of the Olympic ...

(12 pages) 123 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Economics

Ancient Greece

ng your body. For the Ancient Greek athletes, strength, stamina, and determination were critical to Olympic success or in many cases, survival. The Ancient Greeks had games for many occasions. ... had games for many occasions. They had funeral games, party games, children's games, and of course, Olympic games. In this paper, I will show the way in which modern games have become streamlined, mod ...

(8 pages) 26 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sports

Ancient Greece: The Olympics

Often when we think of Greece and their people we tend to immediately make a connection to the Olympics and rightly so because athletic games and events have long been part of the Ancient Greece ... their passion for athleticism to the next level in 776 B.C. when they founded the ever so glorified Olympics. Scholars have argued the many theories behind the founding of the Olympics. The exact reas ...

(11 pages) 24 0 5.0 Mar/2009

Subjects: History Term Papers

The 2008 Olympic Games bring China more benefit or not?

In 2008, Beijing successfully held the Olympic Games. Although some people assert that the 2008 Olympics cannot promote people's lives, I t ... I think Olympics indeed have improved the lives of people in China.A few people hold that the 2008 Olympics could not bring economic growth to Chinese. They think only during the Olympic Games China ... nese. They think only during the Olympic Games China appeared “economic bonus”, but after Olympics economic depression will be come. This opinion is too unilateral to prove the argument. Bef ...

(2 pages) 14 0 1.0 Oct/2009

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

Air Pollution and the 2008 Beijing Olympics

tes? How is the air pollution in Beijing? What are the attempts to reduce the air pollution for the Olympic Games? Air pollution has been a major issue all over the world. An average person can breath ... ollution is a serious problem for high-performance athletes. This fact was a serious issue when the Olympic Games were hosted in Beijing, which is considered to have some of the worst air pollution in ...

(5 pages) 13 1 1.0 Nov/2009

Subjects: Science Essays

African American History. 20th Century topics in African American Identity Creation

The 1968 Olympic Protests and the New Black IdentityThe 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico City came at a time when ... Black Power Movement, saw the permeation of athletes into the political sphere of society. The 1968 Olympics proved to be the perfect platform for which black athletes could demonstrate their place in ... n society. Arguably, the height of the Black Freedom Movement in athletics occurred during the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City, where Tommie Smith and John Carlos, moments after placing first and third r ...

(27 pages) 5 0 0.0 Jan/2013

Subjects: History Term Papers > African Studies - History