“In the Olympic Oath, I ask for only one thing: sporting loyalty.” This quote is taken from the man who is primarily responsible for the revival of the Olympics, Baron Pierre De Coubertin. At the age of 29 as a French educator, Pierre de Coubertin had a desire to promote better international understanding through love of athletics. 114 years later, his desire being accomplished, is now taking place in Vancouver, Canada— better known as 2010 Olympic Games. Everywhere you are right now, you either hear or see something about the Olympics or Olympic related. Our country is well represented with many talented Americans playing for us at the Olympic Games going on right now.
Erik brooks period 2 1/5/12 Catching Fire Over the winter break, I read a particularly good book, I read “Catching Fire” by Suzane collins. Catching ﬁre is the sequel to “The Hunger Games,” another great book I had the privilege of reading. The book begins a month or two after the events of the Hunger Games. Katniss Everdeen, the main protagonist of the series, has won the 74th annual hunger games, a barbaric contest in which two children from each of 12 Districts in the country of Panem, are sent to the Capitol to train in the art of killing. The 24 tributes are then placed in an arena and forced to ﬁght to the death.
Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, in Alaska, where mushers and teams of typically 16 dogs cover 1,161 miles (1,868 km) in nine to fifteen days from Willow (near Anchorage) to Nome. The race begins on the first Saturday in March (the 2010 race began on March 6). The Iditarod began in 1973 as an event to test the best sled dog mushers and teams, evolving into the highly competitive race it is today. The current fastest winning time record was set in 2002 by Martin Buser with a time of 8 days, 22 hours, 47 minutes, and 2 seconds.  Teams frequently race through blizzards causing whiteout conditions, sub-zero temperatures and gale-force winds which can cause the wind chill to reach −100 °F (−73 °C).
In “The Craftmen’s Spectacle: Labour Day Parades in Canada, The Early Years”, authors Craig Heron and Steve Penfold address entirely on the making of Labour Day and what it changed into as the years progressed. Craig Heron and Steve Penfold begin with a brief summary of when Labour Day became an official statutory holiday in Canada on September 3rd, 1894 after five years of Canadian labour leaders lobbying to win the support support of both panels of the Royal Commission on the Relations of Labour and Capital in 1889. This day consisted of barbers, firefighters, butchers and other professions recognized in the working class. The holiday was originated based on two demands “one for public recognition of organized labour and its important role, and another for release from the pressures of work in capitalist industry” (Heron and Penfold 357). It is explained that the event was a public program organized solely by workers with no additional help.
They began in 776 B.C. and contained only one event, the stadion, which later became a unit of length (DeVries ). The events were then held at four year intervals for the next twelve centuries. The First Modern Olympics was held in Athens, Greece, in 1896 as a realization in the dream of the father of the modern Olympic Games, the French Baron Pierre de Coubertin. The conception of the modern Olympic Games was entirely different compared to the ancient Olympics.
Heidi Potter WRI 121.05 Linda Kessler Research Rough 25, February 2014 Ancient Greece Olympics . The Olympics in Greece supposedly started after a “myth about Zeus’s triumph after he won a wrestling match against Cronus” (Golden 12). The Olympics have been around since 776 BC in Greece, and many other countries, and will always be. The Olympics is an event that takes place every few years that brings athletes around the world to compete with and against each other in events. The athlete’s main goals are to represent their country and to bring their best to the stage to win medals.
The Oktoberfest is an important part of Bavarian culture, having been held since 1810. Other cities across the world also hold Oktoberfest celebrations, modeled after the Munich event. The Munich Oktoberfest originally took place during the sixteen days up to and including the first Sunday in October. In 1994, the schedule was modified in response to German reunification so that if the first Sunday in October falls on the 1st or 2nd, then the festival would go on until October 3 (German Unity Day). Thus, the festival is now 17 days when the first Sunday is October 2 and 18 days when it is October 1.
I. The facts of the case: - The award of the Scott contract on January 3, 1997. Left Park Industries elated. - At the end of June, with four months remaining on the project, Scott Corporation informed Pard Industries that, owing to a projected cash flow problem, follow-on work would not be awarded until the first week in March(1998) - Through February 28, all schedules for administrative support were extended on the supposition that this additional time was needed for final cost data accountability and program report documentation. - On September 15, Frank told Jerry that he wanted to “book” the management reserve of $125000 as excess project since it would influence his Christmas bonus.
(Csanady, 2014) Three years after the separation of Tim Hortons and Wendy’s, Tim Hortons inked a deal to partner with Cold Stone Creamery in 2009 to build joint stores and also for Tim Hortons to change its corporate structure to become a Canadian public company. (Csanady, 2014). Tim Horton’s partnership with Cold Stone Creamery was to extend its company’s business into new product categories. Then in February 2014, Tim Hortons ends its partnership with Cold stones Creamery as Tim Hortons made a lot of changes to make its restaurant more productive and competitive. (Shaw, 2014) After all the merger and acquisitions of Tim Hortons, the company is now officially merged with Burger King.
I will then move on to the main part of my essay and consider the advantages and disadvantages to British society of hosting the Games. The Olympic Games is a major international event featuring summer and winter sports, in which thousands of athletes participate in a variety of competitions. The Olympic Games have come to be regarded as the world’s foremost sports competition where more than 200 nations participate. The Games are currently held every two years, with summer and winter Olympic Games alternating, although they occur every four years within their respective seasonal games. The term Economic impact is defined as ‘The effect that an event will have on economic factors such as interest rates, consumer confidence, stock market activity, or unemployment.’ In relation to the Olympic Games, the economic impact positive or negative effect on microeconomic factors like firms and businesses and then on macroeconomic factors like unemployment, Real Output (GDP) and government spending.