Olympics

Ancient Rome
Ancient Rome
Ancient Rome Roman games were much like Greek games, but there was more physical contact sports such as Gladiator combats, man against beast, and water battles. Chariot races were the same as the Greek chariot races. Rome had many different types of chariots. Biage were chariots pulled by two horses, and quadrigae chariots were pulled by four horses. Each race had 12 chariots going on one track at once. The racers would take 7 laps around the arena which would be a total of 5 miles long. Teams
HISTORY OF BASKETBALL
HISTORY OF BASKETBALL
HISTORY OF BASKETBALL Dr. James Naismith is known world-wide as the inventor of Basketball. He was born in 1861 in Ramsay township, near Almonte, Ontario, Canada. The concept of basketball was born from his school days in the area where he played a simple child's game called duck-on-a-rock outside of his schoolhouse. The game had a purpose to knock a duck off the top of a large rock by throwing another rock at it. Naismith then went on to attend McGill University in Montreal, Quebec,Canada. A
The Olympic Games
The Olympic Games
The Olympic Games The Olympic Games are a tradition of athletic events that take place every four years. They are a custom that was started many years ago, but are currently taken for granted. People from all over the world tune their televisions and radios to watch and listen to the events, but never question their existence. When were the Olympic games started? What was the first event? How did it grow? Where were the first games held? Why did they start? Did they have any political, social,
Steroids
Steroids
Steroids Ever since their introduction into sports in the later 1950's the use of anabolic steroids has been a controversial issue. Much debate has arisen dealing with whether steroids should be allowed for performance enhancement. If you're not familiar with them, The 1994 Merrian-Webster Dictionary defines an anabolic steroid as, any of a group of synthetic hormones sometimes taken by athletes in training to increase temporarily the size of their muscles. However, it's not just the athletes
COCA COLA
COCA COLA
COCA COLA The Coca-Cola company started out as an insignificant one man business and over the last one hundred and ten years it has grown into one of the largest companies in the world. The first operator of the company was Dr. John Pemberton and the current operator is Roberto Goizueta. Without societies help, Coca-Cola could not have become over a 50 billion dollar business. Coca-Cola was invented by Dr. John Pemberton, an Atlanta pharmacist. He concocted the formula in a three legged brass k
David LettermanDavid Letterman grew up in a small town in eastern Indi
David LettermanDavid Letterman grew up in a small town in eastern Indi
David Letterman David Letterman grew up in a small town in eastern Indiana. He was born to Joseph and Dorothy Letterman. After reading the novel, David Letterman: On Stage and Off by Rosemarie Lennon, I have learned about all his struggles and joys. Because of this book, I feel sorry towards one of the funniest people on Earth, David Letterman. I also admire him for his good acts and abilities. To realize why I feel what I feel toward Letterman, you have to look at some of the main points in
Michael Jordan
Michael Jordan
Michael Jordan Michael Jordan is an American Professional Basketball Player . I picked Michael for my biography because I consider him to be the best basketball player in the NBA . Michael is recognized for his spectacular ball handling skills and for his outrageous dunks . He is also the leading scorer in the NBA , and a winner of three NBA most valuable player award in 1988,1991, and 1992 . Jordan was born in Brooklyn , New York , and raised in Wilmington , North Carolina . He accepted a bask
Chinese Economic Reform under Communist Rule
Chinese Economic Reform under Communist Rule
    Chinese Economic Reform under Communist Rule   Two years after the death of Mao Zedong in 1976, it became apparent to many of China’s leaders that economic reform was necessary. During his tenure as China’s premier, Mao had encouraged social movements such as the Great Leap Forward and the Cultural Revolution which had had as their bases ideologies such as serving the people and maintaining the class struggle. By 1978 Chinese leaders were searching for a solution to serious economic proble
The Problem Terrorism in the world
The Problem Terrorism in the world
The Problem: Terrorism in the world Terrorism, which has been around for as long as people can remember, has been on the rise for the past ten years. Terrorists use murder, kidnapping, hijacking, and bombings to almost always achieve a political purpose. These radicals are not just subject to the United States, terrorism is all over the world, in every way, shape and form. There are many different types of terrorism, for many different purposes. The primary reason for terrorist acts are to forc
The Life and Hard Times of Grantly Marshall
The Life and Hard Times of Grantly Marshall
The Life and Hard Times of Grantly Marshall Could anyone imagine having no money, few friends, and no chance to succeed in life? Well, for one individual this situation is all too real. Grantly Reed Marshall, a 18-year-old high school student from Franklin Square, Ohio, had big dreams but little money. Grantly had reached a crucial time in his life. He desperately wanted to attend college. Grantly's siblings were much smarter than he was, as were his parents. None of his classmates expected G
Chapter 1 The narrator Gene returns to the Devon School in New Hampshi
Chapter 1 The narrator Gene returns to the Devon School in New Hampshi
Chapter 1: The narrator (Gene) returns to the Devon School in New Hampshire, that he graduated from 15 years earlier. He goes to a certain tree and switches back to the past. Phineas dares everyone to jump from a branch in the tree into the river. Phineas, and Gene both jump. On the way back Phineas and Gene play fight so that they are late for dinner. Chapter 2:Mr. Prud’homme, a master, stops by the boys’ room to scold them for missing dinner again for the ninth time in two weeks. Phineas expl
A Separate Peace is a novel about two boys lives and how they evolve d
A Separate Peace is a novel about two boys lives and how they evolve d
A Separate Peace is a novel about two boy’s lives and how they evolve during the course of WWII. The story was written by John Knowles, who also left home to attend a school at the age of 15. The story involves many instances in which the barriers between friendship and rivalry are cited. One of the main characters of the story, Phineas, often demonstrates that it is important to be yourself and try to make the best out of a situation whenever confronted by one. Phineas is athletic, friendly, a
Izzy saves the Olympics
Izzy saves the Olympics
Izzy saves the Olympics Hi! I'm Izzy! I want to tell you about a real cool adventure I just went through. I had to keep that mean Professor Weirdo from taking the Olympics away from the world with his new invention the Super Sucker. Oh, let me get on with the story. Here it goes! One day, while I was watching the Olympics swimming events on the television, something weird happened. On the screen, a big, floating, tree-shaped vehicle landed right in the middle of the pool. Then, there was a bi
When sponsorship becomes too big a business
When sponsorship becomes too big a business
When sponsorship becomes too big a business. Having just read the article “Let The Hype Begin”, on 27th. february, I would like to male a comment on that particular issue: Am I the only one who has had enough with all this commercializing on TV?. I know, I know. They tell us all the time on TV that sports events would be minimized, or even non-existing without commercials, but there is a limit to everything. And the limit to this has been reached. Every time tou want to have a good relaxing foo
Our Journey to Earth
Our Journey to Earth
Our Journey to Earth Today we journeyed to a distant planet known as Earth. The main life form on this planet are humans, an organized group of emotional and vivacious individuals. Our crew traveled to a large building the humans named a Library. This structure contains lots of information of the human’s existence. During our mission we found a large assortment of writings which we could not translate, but we also unearthed pictures of humanoids in many activities they share with one anothe
Reporting today's Olympic games is like a technological masterpiece
Reporting today's Olympic games is like a technological masterpiece
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
ANCIENT GREECE
ANCIENT GREECE
ANCIENT GREECE Ancient Greece is a peninsula located off the Mediterranean Sea, and is surrounded by several islands. Ancient Greece was made up of different types of government. There were two types of city states an oligarchy , which is ruled by a small group of citizens and a direct democracy ruled by the people . All citizens could make speeches and vote at the Assembly. The Council made up of 500 citizens made new laws which were debated in the Assembly . Only citizens could vote ,women ,f
The Olympic Games are an international sports festival that began in a
The Olympic Games are an international sports festival that began in a
The Olympic Games are an international sports festival that began in ancient Greece. The original Greek games were staged every fourth year 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 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 saluti
The Trojan War took place in approximately the 13th century The ancien
The Trojan War took place in approximately the 13th century The ancien
The Trojan War took place in approximately the 13th century. The ancient Greeks defeated the City of Troy. The Trojan War started after an incident at the wedding feast of Peleus, the king of Thessaly, and Thetis, a sea goddess. All the gods and goddesses of Mt. Olympus had been invited except Eris, the goddess of discord. Eris was offended and tried to stir up trouble among the guests at the feast. She sent a golden apple inscribed “For the most beautiful.” Hera, Athena, and Aphrodite each cla
Jonny Gardiner
Jonny Gardiner
Jonny Gardiner Period 6 Although America is made out to be one of the greatest nations on earth, it has it’s fare share of problems. Most of the problems are minor and just need to be dealt with to properly correct them; however, most of them are not as insignificant. Terrorism has recently been on the rise and it’s becoming a great threat to all American’s lives. From minor protests to the Unabomber and the Oklahoma City Federal Building; terrorism is rapidly growing in America and something m
What to do
What to do
What to do? Terrorism and the Media Imagine you are a resident of Jerusalem, in the year 60 AD. You are taking a walk throughout the marketplace doing your weekly shopping. You see a man pull out a dagger and he yells ‘death to all Romans’ and attacks a roman guard, killing him in front of hundreds of spectators. The assassin quietly slips into the crowd and is lost in a sea of people never to be found. The word of the attack spreads and soon it is the talk of the town. Many more attacks on Rom
History 106-05
History 106-05
History 106-05 Nov. 27, 1996 Eng. 265-01 Oct. 1, 1996 Prof Janice Antczak Myth- Aliki , The Gods and Goddesses of Olympics , Harper Collins Publishers , 1994 . After reading The Gods and Goddesses of Olympus , my first reaction was that it was a wonderful and fascinating example of how Greek mythology explains the theories about life , death , and the wonders of nature . Although I enjoyed the book , I also wondered if it was a little too confusing to a young child , since many long Greek names
The Olympics
The Olympics
The Olympics Two and a half years ago, 1996 A.D., the world watched as the city of Atlanta, Georgia hosted the modern Olympics over a span of twenty-one days. The first modern Olympics were held 103 years earlier in 1886 at Athens, Greece. Many people don't know that there was an actual Ancient Greek Olympics that started over 2,500 years ago. These Olympics were also held in Greece, but not in Athens. They were held at Olympia a now archaeological site/town in the part of western Greece called
On the night of July 17 1996 TWA flight 800 left New Yorks JFK Airport
On the night of July 17 1996 TWA flight 800 left New Yorks JFK Airport
On the night of July 17, 1996 TWA flight 800 left New York’s JFK Airport en-route to it’ destination of Paris, France. At approximately 8:31 PM a strange explosion ripped through the Boeing 747 jumbo jet violently taking the lives of 230 helpless people that on board the aircraft and threw them into the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Long Island. Almost immediately, as news of the tragedy began to circulate, theories and possible explanations of the cause began to surface. Was it a terrorist b
A SEPARATE PEACE CHAPTER 1
A SEPARATE PEACE CHAPTER 1
^^^^^^^^^^A SEPARATE PEACE: CHAPTER 1 Have you ever in your life gone through an experience so intense, so joyful, so painful, or just so important at the time, that you could only understand much later what truly happened? Isn't it a fact that when we're in the middle of an experience, we are often unable to think clearly about it because we're too busy feeling the moment's thrill or sadness to stop and come to sensible conclusions? Our high school years are just such a time: of quick growth a
Jimmy Carter
Jimmy Carter
Jimmy Carter Jimmy Carter's parents, Earl and Lillian Carter, owned a peanut farm and warehouse and a store outside the small town of Plains, Georgia. Earl was bright, hardworking, and a very good businessman. Miz Lillian had been trained as a nurse. Jimmy Carter was born in a house that lacked electricity and indoor plumbing. By the time he was ten, Jimmy stacked produce from the family farm onto a wagon, hauled it into town and sold it. He saved his money, and by the age of thirteen, he bought
All About Arnotts History
All About Arnotts History
All About Arnott’s History In 1865, a small bakery opened in Hunter Street, Newcastle, north of Sydney. It supplied bread, pies and biscuits to the local townspeople as well as to the crews of the many ships that docked at the port to load coal. From these humble beginnings rose a company whose name is now synonymous with biscuit-making. This is the story of Arnott’s Biscuits and its founder, William Arnott - a man whose passion for his business led him to create one of the most successful and e
Olympics
Olympics
Olympics I believe that they should keep the Olympics in Athens in 2004 going, and we shouldn’t cancel the Olympics because of Terrorists scares. I think that we shouldn’t be scared of these terrorists. We shouldn’t cancel the Olympics because all of the athletes have worked very hard to train for this event. The athletes have worked very hard to be selected and this may be the only time they would be selected, this could be their only chance. It would be difficult because they might not make it
Olympic Speech Essay
Olympic Speech Essay
Olympic Speech Essay Every four years for over 1100 years, from 776 BC to 393 AD, thousands of people ceased all warfare and flocked to a small sanctuary in northwestern Greece for five days in the late summer for a single reason -- to witness the Olympic Games. During that time, competitors from all over the Greek world competed in a number of athletic events and worshipped the gods at the sanctuary of Olympia. The athletes competed not for money or material goods, but only for the honor of bei
Born Different
Born Different
Born Different The world could be an extremely cold place for those of us who are born different. Children who are born with physical challenges yearn for acceptance from their pears and deeply look for success stories from others alike. Ice skater, Christi Yamaguchi, has been an inspiration to disabled children everywhere, specially the ones who were born with clubfeet. This ice princess has an even more remarkable story than becoming an ice skater in the United States Olympic team. 1.The incid
Personal Narrative
Personal Narrative
Personal Narrative Per. 3 4 World Studies Monday, March 12, 2001 One day, when I was 13 years old, my father told me that I was going to go to ski racing camp at Mt. Hood, Oregon. He said that I was going to have to raise $800 in two months, and he had a store where he is a sales representative that was going to give me a temporary job. My father said that if I didn’t know much about the camp, it would make the experience much more enjoyable. So that was it, all I knew was that the camp was in O
Globalization
Globalization
Globalization Globalization is the increasing integration of world-economies through the free flow of goods and services across national boundaries. It can be seen as the liberalization of global markets. Goods and services can be defined as tangible and intangible, e.g. the agricultural sector supplying ground provisions can be classified as tangible and the tourism and banking sectors can be classed as intangible as they are service industries. Commonwealth Caribbean states include: Anguilla,
McDonaldsThis is an exciting and interesting essay to write for a numb
McDonaldsThis is an exciting and interesting essay to write for a numb
McDonaldsThis is an exciting and interesting essay to write for a number of reasons. For one it's an honour to make a research on one of the most profitable societies of the world, for second because the kindness of McDonald's employees and the precision of McDonald's Web site, are perfect sources for all kind of information that can help analyse through Porter's value chain, all the aspects of its value creation. In the late 1940s, Dick and Mac McDonalds were searching for a way to improve thei
Savion Glover
Savion Glover
Savion Glover English Honors 9 December 20, 2002 Savion Glover is arguably one of the best tap dancers to grace the world of entertainment in decades. His unique style has stunned audiences for the past eighteen years and most likely will continue to do so for many years to come. It is incredibly humbling to think over the list of accomplishments that Savion has mastered in his mere thirty years. Although he has been taking the world of tap by storm for the past decade, he wouldn’t be known toda
Today In The News
Today In The News
Today In The News Sentence structure Clear content with supporting details Period 1 2/12/97 No technical errors Extra! Extra! Read all about it: “Murder, rape, and arson.” The truth is, that this is what the media has been producing for the world to see, and unfortunately, what gets the ratings. In a country where abundance of the necessities has been the cause of the search for sensationalism, the public looks to the media. What happened to the “good old days” when the family could sit down to
Eminem Editorial
Eminem Editorial
Eminem Editorial Produce a transcript of a taped guide for visitors which offers a commentary as they walk around the Eminem Room of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame. The museum offers two different taped guides, one for children and one for adults. Age Group 16 + Hello and welcome to the Eminem room of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame. Throughout this tour you will see how Eminem developed as an artist and performer, but also how the controversial rapper got to where he is today. Come with me as we
Anabolic Steroids
Anabolic Steroids
Anabolic Steroids The History of Steroids During the 1930’s scientists discovered that Anabolic Steroids could facilitate the growth of muscle (skeletal) in laboratory animals. This discovery paved the way for steroids to be introduced for human use. Throughout the following decade the trend of steroids became more pronounced, the first documented use of anabolic steroids dates back to World War 2; it is believed Hitler’s German soldiers were administered steroids to increase their confidence an
Athletic Drug Usage
Athletic Drug Usage
Athletic Drug Usage Each year athlete’s ability to perform seems to increase by leaps and bounds. Athlete’s are running faster, throwing farther, and jumping higher. Some of reasons for this increase can be attributed to better training methods, better conditioning techniques, increased understanding of nutrition and better overall health of the athlete. Generally, these improvements involve one or more of the previously mentioned scenarios, but some athletes always seem to take it a step furthe
Olympic Debate Speech
Olympic Debate Speech
Olympic Debate Speech Ladies and Gentlemen, adjudicator, chairman and fellow debaters. Firstly I would like to rebut the flaws in the opposition’s arguments. Baron de Coubertin, founder of the modern Olympics said, ‘These five circles represent the five parts of the world, bound by the Olympic idea. It is an honour to be part of the Olympics, a fantastic achievement to any country and individual. So would the world population be capable of giving up something so great that means so much to all o
Olympics
Olympics
Olympics The modern Oplympic Game, first held in 1896, in Athens, Greece. The first modern Olmpic Games were inspired by British schoolmaster, organized by a Frenchman, and held in greece. An arena was built on the foundations of the long-vanished Panathenaic Stadium, and the first modern Olympics opened on April 6, 1896. The 1896 games provied one of the most stirring moments in olympics history. The Olympics originated in Greece and were games of strength and endurence. These games were held e
Performance Enhancing Drugs
Performance Enhancing Drugs
Performance Enhancing Drugs Social Issue Why can some baseball players hit the baseball so much farther than some others? Why are some football players more muscular and stronger than others? Why can some runners run faster than others? Mainly the answers to these questions are that they are better athletes then the rest. Sometimes however the answer can be that they are using anabolic steroids or other performance enhancing drugs to better their performance. In the 1988 Summer Olympics when Ben
Discuss the issues of publishing pictures that have been altered using
Discuss the issues of publishing pictures that have been altered using
Discuss the issues of publishing pictures that have been altered using a computer. Picture and subject manipulations have been a part of photography since it was first invented. But because of computer technology, digital manipulations are relatively easy to accomplish, hard to detect and perhaps more alarming, alter the original image so that checking the authenticity of the picture is impossible. Some critics have predicted that in a few years, images -- whether still or moving -- will not be
Seperate Peace Summary
Seperate Peace Summary
Seperate Peace Summary A Separate Peace Gene Forrester is a quiet, intellectual student at Devon School in New Hampshire. During the Summer Session of 1942, he becomes close friends with his daredevil roommate Finny, who has a talent for getting away with mischief through his sincere, disarming charisma. Finny prods Gene into making a dangerous jump out of a tree into a river, and the two start a secret society based on this ritual. Gene envies Finny's astonishing athletic abilities, and he begi
What Is A Hero
What Is A Hero
What Is A Hero? When one thinks of heroes, names such as Ghandi, Martin Luther King, and Mother Theresa often come to mind. These individuals have all helped society tremendously through their determination and unselfish deeds. However, we may not notice some of society�s other heroes. One such heroic person that comes to my mind is Arnold Schwarzenegger. Many people perceive Arnold as only a blockbuster movie star and not as the hero he truly is. People see the glittery and glamorous fascade
Anabolic Steroid Use in Sports
Anabolic Steroid Use in Sports
Anabolic Steroid Use in Sports Drug use has been a part of competitive sport for almost a century. At the first olympics in Athens in 1896, marathon runners drank a mixture of brandy and strychnine to help them on their ways and used opiates to control pain during a race. Use of alcohol was very common in the early years of the twentieth century. It might be argued that the first athletes to use drugs to enhance their performance were, in fact, cheating. We need to remember that drug use is not
Save The Internet
Save The Internet
Save The Internet Did you know that 83.5% of the images available on the Internet were pornographic (Kershaw)? Did you know that pornography on the Internet is readily available to curious little children who happen to bump into them? Today, the Internet which has only become popular several years ago, is unequivocally one of the most revolutionary innovations in the computer world. The information superhighway has changed peoples' lives dramatically and have created many new exciting opportunit
CURRENT EVENTS 1945-1996
CURRENT EVENTS 1945-1996
CURRENT EVENTS: 1945-1996 1945 On April 12 Harry S. Truman became President of the United States of America., In Washington, D.C. On August 6 at 9:15 a.m. US fighter planes dropped an Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima Japan. In Berlin, Germany on April 30, Adolf Hitler was found dead, Hitler committed suicide. 1946 On October 16 in Nurenburg, 9 Nazi war criminals were hanged for the crimes during WW II. On April 25 Big Four Ministers met in Paris to finalize a treaty with Germany, to end WWII. In Austria
ESSAY ON -WOULD YOU WANT TO LIVE FOREVER
ESSAY ON -WOULD YOU WANT TO LIVE FOREVER
ESSAY ON -WOULD YOU WANT TO LIVE FOREVER ? Would you want to live forever ? My position on this topic is equal upon yes and on no. This question has puzzled me and many others. Many things affect me, and make me think that I would, however some point towards the rejection of this statement. Throughout the years, the eye of the public and the eye of god have witnessed many happenings and events. From the dawn of man, to Martin Luther King, from the discovery of fire to the discovery of nuclear en
My favorite recreational activity is soccer I play soccer a lot and ha
My favorite recreational activity is soccer I play soccer a lot and ha
My favorite recreational activity is soccer. I play soccer a lot and have been playing for five or six seasons. in a game not long ago I made a hat trick , or three goals in one game. We placed second in our league this year. Their are lots of rules in soccer and they are all very important. If you don’t follow them you will pay the consequences. I’ll tell you about them in this paper. Probably the most important rule is that you can’t touch the ball with your hands. If you do you will be penal
Volleyball originally was mintonette by YMCA director William C Morg
Volleyball originally was mintonette by YMCA director William C Morg
Volleyball originally was mintonette by YMCA director William C. Morgan the man credited with in inventing volleyball in 1895. The game was developed for people who found it difficult to play the sport of basketball. Volleyball involved learning only few skills instead of the many required by basketball. The name was changed to Volleyball in 1896 by Alfred T. Halstead. Adding the skill of spiking which was developed in the Philippines has made the game more difficult over the years. It is a