2000 Summer Olympics

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  • Importance Of Gaming As A Hobby

    Gaming Is Just A Hobby Gaming is a hobby that I have been interested in since I was in elementary school. As a boy my family did not have a ton of money, but eventually we could afford a gaming system to entertain my two brothers, two sisters, and I. Gaming as a whole should be seen as just another harmless hobby, and not something to blame when people commit crimes or act a certain way. Being able to call myself gamer made me proud, until accusations of violence, immaturity, racism, sexism, and “being a nerd” were made popular beliefs in news articles and reports. These accusation are based on gamers using video games as education and a reason to reenact certain events in the “real world” compared to the “virtual world”. When I was young gaming was not something you would discuss in public because of these generalizations. They made making friends and expressing yourself extremely hard, especially when I would see others get called nerds when they admitted to playing video games. Even today “nerd” is still used as an insult for gamers but some have resorted to calling gamers “losers” as a more hurtful insult only because of their hobby. Name calling is not the only weapon used against gamers, news articles and reports bring up studies on gaming all the time. These studies report to have linked violence and other bad behavior to certain games. The games they accuse are usually games with weapons or “killing”. I quoted killing because the games are not in any way linked to…

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  • How Has Softball Changed

    It has impacted the world by becoming a popular international sport and the United States then, by giving us Americans, the gold and silver medals at the Summer Olympic games and now by allowing ou Olympic team to continue the quest for gold at the 2020 Tokyo games. We are very proud of the phenomenal athletes past and present, for their dedication, hard work and perseverance. The game of softball has acquired several historical players over the years, such as the amazing Olympic gold and silver…

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  • Indigenous Role Model Analysis

    thoughts and life, and by the age of 14 her career goal was to win an Olympic medal (AIATIS, 2015). Consequently, at the age of 16, Freeman made history by being the first Aboriginal to win a gold medal at the Commonwealth games in Auckland (Creative Spirits, 2013). Freeman’s success was also recognised when she was named ‘Young Australian of the year’ in 1990 for her efforts by the National Australia Day Council [NADC] (2013). Furthermore, in 1992 despite not making the finals, Freeman became…

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  • Advantages And Disadvantages Of Hosting The Olympic Games

    Intro Choosing a host country for an Olympic Game is one of the most important decisions the International Olympic Committee makes. Countries that desire to host the Olympic Games go through three stages of the candidature process and after the long seven- year process, the host country for the Game is announced (Olympic.org). Countries propose their candidature to host the Olympics for different reasons. Some of them hope to achieve economic growth by hosting the Game, some want to strengthen…

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  • Brazil Struggles

    Many of Brazil’s citizens were kicked out of their homes. The cost of Food rose and the standard of living plummeted. All the while the government and large corporations were making a killing in trade. In 2013 the announcement that Brazil would host not only the Confederations Cup and the World Cup, but also the Olympics in 2016, the people had had enough. According to the Guardian, “At least eighty cities held demonstrations with a turnout of over two million. Some protestors wore Guy Fawkes…

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  • Soft Power In World Politics

    2013132324 Final Paper Soft Power is a tremendous way of attaining success in world politics if one can use it in an intelligent manner. Japan as an example used it in a very commendable and impressive way since then up to now making it one of the best ever used such approach in diplomacy. Supporting instances as well as the recently talked about Japan hosting on the 2020 Olympics shall be discussed. Japan’s changeover from being a negative imperialist state into a peace loving one…

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  • Business Law Case Study

    INTRODUCTION: This case involves an unknown suspect(s) taking the victim’s property from her residence by an unknown means of entry in violation of PC 459-Residential Burglary. LOCATION DESCRIPTION: This incident took place at the victim 's single family residence located at 550 MacDonald Street. The unknown suspect(s) took the victim 's property from the dresser in her master bedroom. The point of entry is unknown. LOSS: • A silver "XL Olympiade Berlin 1936" Olympic medal, worth…

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  • Falls In Argentina Essay

    Fantástico Viaje a Argentina Argentina is a fantastic vacation spot to visit because of all the unique features/places to visit and many monuments to explore. To start off, one of Argentina’s unique feature/place to visit is Iguazu Falls which is located on the Iguazu River, on the border of Brazil and Argentina. In the area of the falls includes walkways to take strolls near it and boat rides to get as close as possible to the falls. This main waterfall was mentioned as one of the New Seven…

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  • Overcoming Struggle In Boys In The Boat And Night

    Boys in the Boat and Night are two very different books and people, yet they share the same struggles/tragedies and morals. In Boys in the Boat, by Daniel James Brown, nine boys compete in rowing races and experience tough challenges and hard work. After all the rowing practice, they soon make it to Berlin to row in the Olympics. In Night, by Elie Wiesel, Elie and his family go through very tough times being Jewish and fearing Germans and basically losing trust in everyone. Joe Rantz and Elie…

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  • Personal Narrative: My Teaching Round At Black Rock

    because it could become awkward if anything was to go wrong. At the beginning we kept things very low-key but found we had a similar sense of humour and enjoyed the time we spent together. We spent a lot of time together during the summer of 2007/2008. I was renting an apartment in Elwood and Ben and I started spending a lot of time as a two instead of in a group setting. We slowly introduced each other to our family and friends from outside of school. Ben has always made me feel happy, safe and…

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