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  • The Miracle On Ice Games In The 1980 Winter Olympics

    On February 22, 1980, two teams hit the ice in the Olympic Center Arena, now called Herb Brooks Arena, in the small town of Lake Placid, New York. The Soviet team, made up of active duty military members and world class athletes, took on the young American team, made up of mostly college kids and amateur hockey players. The Soviets struck first with a goal which was shortly answered by the United States team. The Soviets answered with another goal and as the period was about to end, the American team snuck in another goal to tie the score up 2-2 at the end of the first period. The Russians changed goalies going into the second period and although they outshot the Americans 12-2 in the second period, the Soviets managed to only score one goal,…

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  • Greatest Sport Moments Of The 20th Century

    The 1980 U.S Olympic Hockey team’s victory over the Soviet Union is seen as one of, if not the greatest sports moment of the 20th century. Many believe that it was just a hockey game in which the U.S upset the Soviet Union. However, it was much more than just a game. In fact there were a lot of things that make it viewed as one of the greatest sports moments of the 20th century. It still has a lasting impact on the growth and development of American hockey today and has helped make the game…

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  • Rhonda Sebert: The Legendary Child

    On” by Celine Dion. This song did his the number one spot the following week. In third comes, “Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It” by Will Smith. This song also became number one on the Billboard top songs a few weeks after February 21. All of these songs are still played quite often and are commonly known. Music and movies aren’t the only thing to have happened that long, distant February, there was plenty going on in the world of sports. While I was born in Indiana, something with worldwide attention…

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  • Rhetorical Analysis Of P & G's 2014 Thank You, Mom Commercial

    Rhetorical Analysis of P&G’s 2014 “Thank you, Mom” Commercial “For teaching us that falling only makes us stronger,” as the Procter & Gamble’s commercial stats, moms are our irreplaceable superheroes who get us where we are today. This heartwarming commercial, created for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games, has a significant emotional appeal to all the mothers, athletes, and anyone who has family. It focuses on emotional investment, self-reflection, and the bonding between customer values and…

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  • The 1938 Olympics: An Important Event In History

    History The 1938 Olympics were an important event in history because the Nazi Party tried to use it for propaganda, Jesse Owens helped to end the rampant racism, and because it started to pit the world against Nazi Germany. The 1938 Olympics were held in Berlin. This was because the Olympic committee wanted to bring Germany back into global events after its defeat at World War one. The Nazis saw this as an opportunity to make the world see that they were nice and tolerant, and not…

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  • Doping In Sports

    extremely competitive. Athletes will do anything in order to stay at the top of their sport, even if that means taking illegal substances such as steroids or human growth hormones to get a head of the game. We know that Major League baseball has had a problem with the use of steroids. Even with the greatest athletes in the world. They will do anything to get that gold medal. The Olympics is notorious for having athletes test positive for steroid use. Every since the Greeks and the…

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  • How Did Technology Affect Sochi

    The Olympics in Sochi have multiple dialectical relationships between the events that took place, the host country of Sochi, and the global stage of economics, technology, politics, and culture. The events in Sochi have a dialectal relationship with Sochi in that they occurred there, the people in Sochi and the terrain of Sochi also effected the way the events were run, and how the fans of different countries interacted during the events. The events in Sochi also effected Sochi economically, it…

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  • Expectations In Christopher Anthony's Song Of Shibutanis

    Flying across the ice, the two time U.S. gold medalists Alex and Maia Shibutani danced their hearts out to Paradise by Coldplay only to lose their third gold medal at the National Figure Skating Championships. Their dance and song choice touched the lives of people all around the world, but wasn’t enough to hold their own against the skaters to come. Although the title was the lost, the words to the Shibutanis song of choice speaks volumes. Songwriter Christopher Anthony pulls at the string’s of…

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  • Pros And Cons Of Snowboarding Essay

    with a multiple of resorts nationwide which allow free rein for skiers and snowboarders alike. Although, unfortunately, there remain three resorts in this country who continue to discriminate against snowboarders to this today. These three resorts include Deer Valley and Alta in Utah, and Mad River Glen in Vermont. This is absurd and noninclusive to the millions of people in the United States who love snowboarding. In today’s society, with so many people working to make our country less…

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  • Miracle On Ice Research Paper

    “Miracle on Ice” On February 22, 1980 history was made. In the midst of the tensions between the United States and the Soviet Union, Team U.S.A managed to beat the U.S.S.R. team in a fierce hockey game during the XIII Winter Olympic Games. Due to the numerous American defeats throughout the entirety of the Cold War, ranging from the conflicts at Vietnam, the U2 incident, and the vast spread of communism, “The Miracle on Ice” boosted American morale towards the fight against the Soviet Union…

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