Summer Olympics : A Event For The Whole World Essay

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Summer Olympics
A tradition starting in ancient times as entertainment is now a phenomenal event for the whole world, all 6 continents. At the Summer Olympics, athletes competed and represent their country. From around the world athletes come from the four corners of the world to strive for gold, and few where a seconds can change their life. The Olympics have been around for countless years and have always been a world bonding event. The Summer Olympics have changed drastically since the first modern Olympics in 1896 to the most recent Summer Olympics in 2012. Beginning long after the Olympics in Greece the Modern Olympics were born. The first modern day Olympics was hosted in Athens in the year 1896. Starting out with a fairly small crowd “The Games attracted athletes from 14 nations, with the largest delegations coming from Greece, Germany, France and Great Britain” (“About the Games” para 1). Even though no one would ever consider this the most competitive Olympics it did produce the first Olympian James Connoly, “On 6 April 1896, the American James Connolly won the triple jump to become the first Olympic champion in more than 1,500 years. He also finished second in the high jump and third in the long jump” (“About the Games” para 4). This was the begging of something new, the Modern Olympics was about to become one of the world’s most extraordinary events, with its bumps along the road. The Olympics all on its own is phenomenal and extraordinary, but everything has…

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