Essays Tagged: "Olympic Games"

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

Olympic Games

The Olympic Games are an international sports festival that began in ancient Greece. The original Greek ... for several hundred years, until they were abolished in the early Christian era. The revival of the Olympic Games took place in 1896, and since then they have been staged every fourth year, except dur ... ept during World War I and World War II.Perhaps the basic difference between the ancient and modern Olympics is that the former was the ancient Greeks' way of saluting their gods, whereas the modern G ...

(5 pages) 166 0 4.5 Jan/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

The origin of The Olympic Games.

In the present the Olympic Games bring together thousands of fine athletes to compete against one another. But as for w ... thousands of fine athletes to compete against one another. But as for when they first started, the Olympics have improved much and bring us all together to celebrate one great festival.During religio ... he emperor Theodosius 1, put the Olympian Games to an end, due to the great decline in quality . No Olympics were held for more than 1500 years. The place in which they had held the Olympian Games was ...

(4 pages) 81 0 4.6 Apr/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sports

The olympic games

Olympic Games- (oh-lim-pic) noun, plural A competition in summer and winter sports held every four y ... tarting from 1992. The Winter Games take place every four years starting in 1994. Also known as the Olympics.That was a definition of one of the biggest things in the world, which cannot happen withou ... without me. I am "lampadiodromia" from the word "lampas" meaning torch. But you may know me as the Olympic Torch.However, I have not been with a part of the Games since they originated in 1896, I did ...

(2 pages) 60 0 4.0 Aug/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

The history of boxing

ed spreading out of boxing. In the year 686 BC boxing was so improved that it was included into the Olympic games program. However that time it was roughly alike a boxing bout we know it today. All fi ... hich were competing with bouts arranged by AAU. The law forbidding the AAU to control more than one Olympic kind of sport was passed in 1978 in the USA. That resulted in the USA Amateur Boxing Federat ...

(16 pages) 68 0 4.1 Dec/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sports

how dogs were created and is called man's best friend as of a greek myth.

with mortals every year on October seventh. Many mortals compete against Phylais beaten him in any Olympic games. One year Phylais came down to compete and he faced a little gnome name Fogga. Althoug ...

(2 pages) 155 5 3.2 Dec/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

Essay on the reasons the Buenos Aires, Argentina is a qualified candidate to hold the Olympic Games.

in the world. It also has the facilities and technology that make it capable of hosting the summer Olympics.If the Olympics were to be held in Buenos Aires, the athletes and spectators would have and ... ay. The city has been building many hotels in the last couple of years ever since the International Olympic Committee expressed concerns over the ability of the existing hotels to hold the crowds that ...

(6 pages) 67 0 4.2 Jan/2003

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

This is a research paper that introduces the well known huma research project: HUMAN CLONING

articles on the front page. The top story of the paper reads, "Germany Wins All Gold Medals at the Olympic Games: Is Cloning in Competitive Events Fair?" Other interesting articles reported on the fr ...

(7 pages) 451 2 3.9 Mar/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Issues

The need for national security vs. privacy in Australia.

ty for Australia has recently become the focus of attention this year because of the holding of the Olympic games in Sydney. This brings with it the risk of terrorist activities occuring within Austr ... ngs with it the risk of terrorist activities occuring within Australia, as has happened in previous Olympic games ¡V such as the murders in the Munich games by the Black Panthers organisation, and th ...

(6 pages) 87 0 3.9 May/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Computer Science > Computer Ethics

Women in sport in Australia.

their sport. They have had support and encouragement from other factors beside the media. The 2000 Olympic Games is a good example of Australian women's strength in a number of sports. While Australi ... en with respect and equality. However, it was short-lived. As soon as the hype surrounding the 2000 Olympics died down, the media quickly dropped their constant appraisal of women in sport.The inequal ...

(4 pages) 61 1 4.5 Jul/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sports

Gymnastics. Talks about my love for gymnastics and the punishing the girls go through. Eating disorders, injuries, ect!

rect way it is one of the most beautiful sports in the world. The young men and women we see in the Olympics every four years are brave and fearless individuals. Under the enormous pressure of the Oly ... ntal focus to compete at the highest level. Some gymnasts will do almost anything to make it to the Olympic Games; even if they must sacrifice their body or mind on their journey to greatness.Every gy ...

(4 pages) 58 0 4.4 Nov/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Performing Arts

Comparing two documentaries,One day in September and Nanook of the north (modern and old)

s released on the 4th September 2000, and this was a documentary on the tragic events of the Munich Olympics.The second documentary I watched was Nanook of the north, a story of an Inuit and his famil ... tions the family come up against living in North Pole; it is a story of love, life and survival.The Olympic Games in 1972 were in Munich, at these games the tragic events that produced the one day in ...

(3 pages) 41 0 3.8 Feb/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film History

The History Of Boxing by: shawn royster

k times. They greeks believed that boxing was a game done by the gods,so they made it part of their olympic games in 688 b.c.During Roman times, they would put leather bands around their hands for pro ...

(3 pages) 37 0 4.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

"Construct an essay that attempts to persuade the reader that competitive aerobics should be included as a sport in the 2004 Olympics."

The Olympic Slogan of "Faster, Higher, and Stronger," is really epitomized by Competitive Aerobics. "Fas ... with more people getting involved with it for exercise, fitness or at a competitive level.When the Olympic Games first started, they reflected the current day's culture and sport with events such as ... ng. Nowadays, sports have moved on to events such as Gymnastics and Competitive Aerobics. So if the Olympics is about sport of the current era, then Competitive aerobics should definitely be included. ...

(2 pages) 24 0 3.0 May/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sports

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

Track and field- High Jump

Origin and History:Like sprinting, high jump and other field events all originated at the Olympic games in Greece, 776 B.C. After Roman Emperor Theodosius I abolished the games in 393 B.C. b ... ents mainly because spectators enjoyed betting on the athletes. It then continued to be part of the Olympic games, the world championships, and the Commonwealth games amongst many more to this day.How ...

(3 pages) 62 1 4.0 May/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sports

Olympic Rant

In 1992 the Olympic games ceased to exist as a peace oriented event where the competition and love of the athlet ... ition and love of the athlete's chosen sport was the focus. It was then that the IOC (International Olympic Committee) decided to allow professional athletes to participate in the games and thus shift ... icans surprised that a team of lesser athletes won?Along with bringing back amateur athletes to the Olympic games I also think the IOC needs to reexamine the subtle differences in the definitions of t ...

(2 pages) 145 8 3.1 Aug/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sports

The Significance of Leisure

njoyment. The ancient Greeks developed the first organized leisure activities. They called them the Olympic Games. These games consisted of running, wrestling, hurling javelins, hunting, and driving c ... hunting, and driving chariots. There have always been organized leisure activities ever since these Olympic Games.Leisure activities have always been important in my life. When I was really young I pl ...

(2 pages) 61 0 3.0 Oct/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

Outline: Decline of the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe

wanted to restore a pro-Soviet regime there.3. The president canceled American participation in the Olympic games.b. End of the Cold War1. Gorbachev made an agreement with the United States in 1987 to ...

(3 pages) 39 0 1.0 Jan/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

Project-Hosting the Olympic Games

IntroductionOrganizing an event like the Olympic Games represents both a great honor and a huge responsibility for a city. But with the eyes ... uilt just outside the city. The cost of such a project reaches 150.000.000 $ and includes an indoor Olympic pool, a gymnastics hall, several tennis, badminton and volleyball courts, cricket and grass ... p the numbers, we may conclude that the sum necessary for making Timisoara viable as a host for the Olympics from the infrastructural perspective, exceeds $500.000.000, which brings us to the next poi ...

(3 pages) 49 0 4.2 Jan/2005

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Case Studies