The Economic Impact of the Olympic Games

With the Olympic games being held in Sydney this year, I wondered if perhaps the performance of the economy was being affected in part by the fiscal stimulus provided by Olympic construction in Sydney and other parts of the country. Australia’s economy has been performing well recently, suggesting that there might be some effect. Over … Read more

A Gift of Peace from the Past, The Ancient Olympics

Since 1896, the year the Olympics were resurrected from ancient history, the Olympics have been a symbol of the camaraderie and harmony possible on a global scale. The gathering of athletic representatives, the pride of the pack, from participating governments, even throughout the recent Cold War period, is proof that world unity is possible; just … Read more

Skating on Thin Ice

The Olympic Games have been around for hundreds of years. They are something that people everywhere around the world look forward to all year long. Athlete or not, everyone knows what the Olympics are. With the extreme popularity comes extreme broadcasting. Millions of people turned on their televisions and radios, read newspapers and magazines, and … Read more

The 1988 Olympics in Seoul

The 1988 Olympics in Seoul, South Korea, proved to be one of the most exciting Olympic games of all time. World records fell in everyday of the 14-day event; in every sport ranging from shuttlecock to track and field, records fell like dominos. The most competitive sport in the 1988 Olympiad was the men’s 100-meter … Read more

The Olympics in Athens in 2004

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 … Read more

How The Greek Revered Their Gods

In ancient times, the Greeks had absolute and undeniable respect for their gods. They demonstrated their admiration by putting in place many rituals and celebrations to reverence the gods that they loved and feared in order to ensure harmony with them. In particular, the focus will be on the religious beliefs of the Greeks, including … Read more

The Nazi Olympics

The 1936 Olympics in Berlin, also known as the “Nazi Olympics”, was a milestone in the history of the world. All of the attention of the Olympics that year was focused on Adolf Hitler and the Nazis. In 1933, Nazi leader Adolf Hitler became leader of Germany and quickly turned the nation’s democracy into a … Read more

The Ancient Olympics

The feeling is all too familiar, from the front row to the last seats in the bleachers; a rhythmic pounding surges the ears and the airwaves of the arena. It comes from the athlete’s heart, pulsating moments before the strike. Wether they are waiting for a gun shot, a buzzer, a whistle, the okay of … Read more

2000 Olympics Swimming

When I think back to the most influential experience I have ever had I will think of a rather recent opportunity I decided to partake in. A few weeks back I had the opportunity to volunteer and help the 2000 Olympic Trials for Swimming by serving as a deck marshall. Being a swimmer myself I … Read more

The Ancient Olympics

The Ancient Olympics were first started in ancient Greece were they believed that the body of a man has a glory and the mans body needs discipline. From all that historians can determine, there was only one event at the first olympics. The event could have lasted less than 30 seconds! The first recorded champion … Read more