2008 Summer Olympics

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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 secure. I know he puts my happiness first and does so we a great deal of thought and consideration. If we were in a group setting, he wouldn’t openly speak about these things and would probably make a joke but his actions show how much he truly cares. I remember my first birthday when we were a couple, I woke up to a clue that led me on a treasure hunt all through the house. It was so thoughtful and fun and to be honest it didn’t matter what gift was waiting for me, I loved the effort that he had gone to. I don’t know if there was a particular point in time when I had a Hollywood moment, knowing that Ben was the one, I just know that it was Ben’s 30th birthday and we through a big “Olympics” themed party to coincide with the opening ceremony of the 2008 Beijing Olympics. I thought if he asks me to marry him I would be over the moon. Whereas, in my previous relationship the thought of getting engaged would have put my stomach in knots. Looking back, I also see that we really hadn’t…

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  • Ebola Crisis Summary

    1. During my summers working as a camp counselor in 2006-2009, many events took place during these years. However, just within the USA and just within these summers I was able to narrow down the events that took place In the summer of 2006, the Louisiana Superdome reopened. This was a big deal since so many repairs had to be mad after the damages made by hurricane Katrina. In my research I learned that re-roofing this building was the largest roofing project in US history. It took thirteen…

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  • Persuasive Essay About Swimming

    reasons. Some learn it because you can actively perform it your entire life. Amazingly others pursue this sport because it’s the sport they dream about and want to do it competitively. Swimming’s difficult, fortunately and unfortunately. In swimming oddly we practice daily, compete fiercely, and have the most decorated Olympian. Swimmers attend swim team and practice daily so we can keep our speed up. It’s important because you don’t want to fall behind in your group. Older swimmers can have a…

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  • Importance Of Culture-Oriented English Teaching

    language knowledge in the text to unite the related cultural knowledge in order to teach and help students acquire and even master the language skills and the related cultural knowledge properly as well, let alone making students possess the strong intercultural awareness and develop the intercultural communication ability. This is implied by Chen You and Jiang Yemei from College of Foreign Studies of Guangxi Normal University in their essay: On Cultivating Students ' Intercultural Awareness in…

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  • Protest In Art

    In response to the question: “Can art today be a form of protest?” Matthew Biro says, “In many ways, the obvious answer is “yes.”” (Biro) Ai Weiwei, a contemporary artist, uses protest as a form of art. He resides in China as a critical activist towards the corruption in China. Unlike Augustus, who was born in to a wealthy equestrian estate, Ai Weiwei’s family was sent to a labor camp. Later, they lived in exile for sixteen years. His unfortunate early life in exile birthed a great deal of…

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  • Increasing Pollution In China

    That is because there are billions more people than there was in the past. So even though our technology is more efficient and environmentally friendly we are still cranking out the high levels of pollution. A prime example of this is the 2008 Beijing Olympics. In 2008 the city of Beijing had to make laws to cut down on their pollution production because they were about to hold the Olympics and a person could see the smoke in the air. The pollution levels were worse there than other places not…

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  • Cross-Cultural Influence On Ai Weiwei

    With a growing audience, there will be more individuals both accepting and rejecting an artist’s idea. Artists must stay relevant in their art forms, messages, and followers to maintain their influential presence. In the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Weiwei was responsible for the architecture, Bird’s Nest, which he now reflects on as a misrepresentation of China as it creates the illusion of a free society: simply an image to the rest of the world (See Fig. 1; Worden, 2016). In the same year, an…

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  • College Admissions Essay: My First Job

    prepared myself for tears and hugging and telling everyone how much I loved them. But it transpired to be nothing like that. I told my coach the news and she immediately (quickly getting over the shock of losing her star pupil) offered me a small job - helping her out with some new gymnasts. I would see everyone every week for my first job and there were no tears and no hugs. Just a chorus of “okay, see you Saturday”. It was underwhelming but also a perfect solution as this way I could stay in…

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  • Nastia Liukin's Gymnastic Champion

    gold though. Olympic gold, the kid of golden award that makes the one wearing it as the best in the world at that chosen sport. The kind of gold that inspires the next generation. Olympic Champions do not fall on that podium by luck though. As Nastia Liukin 2008 Olympic all-around women 's gymnastic champion proved, many champions start from nothing and work hard to earn the gold. Of course, Nastia Liukin was not a United States Women 's Gymnastic team member from the start. As a matter of fact,…

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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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