The first Olympic Games were heavily based on religion and were tributes to the gods of Ancient Greece. The Games can be traced as far back as 776 BC and were held every four years in Olympia, Greece, until 393 AD when they were banned by a Christian, Emperor Theodosius I, who saw them as pagan festivals. The ancient Olympics was also an opportunity to show the abilities of young people and to promote good relationships between competing cities. A truce was declared during the games, all fighting had to stop. Married woman were strictly forbidden to watch the Games, which officially lasted one day, but gradually went to three and then five days of competition. The events competed in included athletics, boxing, wrestling, pentathlon, which consists of three running races, jumping and discus throw, chariot racing, equestrian events, and the pancratium, a violent combination of boxing and wrestling. Winners were given laurel wreaths and palm branches, which were highly regarded. The Ancient Olympic Games Cuba was the first Caribbean country documented to have entered the Summer Olympic Games, doing so in 1900 in Paris. They won two medals, gold and silver in fencing. Haiti entered in 1924, but it was not until 1948 that teams from a number of Caribbean countries, including Jamaica, and Trinidad and Tobago participated. Arthur Wint won Jamaica’s first gold medal and Rodney Wilkes won a weightlifting bronze for Trinidad and Tobago. In 1998, a meeting of Caribbean delegates took place to discuss Caribbean Olympism and the Caribbean Association of National Olympic Committees came to be established. The Caribbean Olympic History 1896 Athens 1900 Paris 1904 St Louis 1908 London 1912 Stockholm 1916 cancelled (World War I) 1920 Antwerp 1924 Paris 1928 Amsterdam 1932 Los Angeles 1936 Berlin 1940 cancelled (World War II – 1994) 1948 London 1952 Helsinki 1956 Melbourne 1960 Rome 1964 Tokyo 1968 Mexico City 1976 Montreal 1980 Moscow 1984 Los Angeles 1988 Seoul 1992 Barcelona 1996 Atlanta 2000 Sydney 2004 Athens 2008 Beijing 2012 London 2016 Rio de Janeiro The IOC chooses the host city through its members’ votes. Cities, not countries, put their names forward. A number of scandals showed a great deal of bribery was involved in the process and new rules were introduced by the IOC in 1999. Cities cannot now be accepted as official candidates until the IOC Executive Board is satisfied that they are properly prepared, in line with IOC guidelines. IOC member visits to such cities and gifts to IOC members are banned. All Summer Olympics since 1984 have made healthy profit. There is status and publicity for both the city and country. They must improve their facilities as well as roads, transport system, guest accommodation and tourist attractions. Holding the Olympics provides other commercial opportunities because of the large influx of competitors and spectators during the Games. PAST OLYMPIC GAMES The modern Olympic Games In 1894, Baron Pierre de Coubertin became inspired by a number of events that were held all claiming to be the revival of the Olympic Games. This led him to set up the International Olympic Committee (IOC), initiating the modern Olympic Games. The baron had been impressed by the games he had seen in the English public schools and the athleticism they generated. He wanted to improve the physical health of his countrymen and thought the Olympic Games would be a good way to do it. The first game took place in Athens, Greece, in 1896, where 241 male athletes from 14 countries competed in nine sports. Today, the Olympic Games is the world’s biggest and most famous sporting event. Held every four years with both summer and winter sports competition, the aim is to promote the ideals of: – Personal excellence – Sport as education – Cultural exchange – Mass participation – Fair play – International understanding. The International Olympic Committee works to ensure that a lasting legacy is developed, helping the host cities to change their community for the better. They are also working with developing countries to help with expansion of sporting programmes, focusing on education and sport, peace and sports, women and sport, and sports and the environment. The Olympic values of excellence, respect and friendship are of huge importance before, during and after the event. The last Olympic game in 2016 was held in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, where 204 countries took part in 26 sports. The next Olympic will be held in Tokyo, Japan, in 2020.
Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Academics name of the game for ISAA Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees La Salle athletic director Emmanuel Calanog explained that the Cameroonian Basketball Federation personally requested the athletic big man to be a part of its roster for the continental championship from September 8 to 16.“He was requested by his national team to play for them,” he said, sharing that Mbala has left for his native country two weeks ago.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Cameroon, the 52nd ranked nation in the world, is slotted in Group C, together with Tunisia, Guinea, and Rwanda, as it seeks to improve its ninth place finish back in 2015.Mbala will miss the La Salle’s game against Far Eastern University on Sunday and National University on Sept. 18 if Cameroon makes it to the finals. Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ben Mbala. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBen Mbala, the reigning UAAP Most Valuable Player, won’t be with La Salle when the Green Archers open their title defense in UAAP Season 80.Mbala is currently with the Cameroon national team for the 2017 Fiba Afrobasket.ADVERTISEMENT Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu MOST READ National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “Looking back at former players, even the good foreign players of San Beda, I don’t think they had the privilege to play for their national teams,” Calanog said.“We’re happy that Ben has developed into a player which their country feels can help them in their international competitions. Just like our local players, we hope that because of the UAAP, they are able to develop well enough for them to play for the country.”Mbala averaged 20.6 points, 16.0 rebounds, 2.4 blocks, 1.4 steals, and 1.2 assists last season to lead the Green Archers’ championship run.ADVERTISEMENT Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles LATEST STORIES Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. View comments
UPON stepping down from the powerful position as head of the County Federation of Labor, Martin Ludlow chose to invoke the late Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. rather than to address the accusations of serious political corruption that led to his downfall. The reference to Dr. King was a deliberate ploy by Ludlow to cast himself as both a great moral guide of Los Angeles and a symbol of the persecuted labor movement. Others indicated there were sinister forces trying to hurt the labor movement in Los Angeles by taking down Ludlow, who gave up his City Council seat after just two years to take over as the chief of the Federation of Labor – a position left vacant by the death of Miguel Contreras in May. Ludlow does a disservice to the civil-rights movement, the labor movement and to his friends and followers by pretending to be a victim when he’s only quitting to avoid jail time. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant This is no tragic story of a wronged leader taken down by the powers that be. This is a mere case of a politician who got caught taking donations illegally and covering it up in order to win his first political seat. Ludlow’s big mistake was to involve federal authorities by reportedly funneling thousands of dollars from the Service Employees International Union, Local 99, which represents Los Angeles Unified School District’s nonteaching staff, during his closely contested 2003 campaign for Los Angeles City Council. Final settlement in the joint city-county investigation is still under way but will likely lead to, at the very least, huge fines and a ban on his running for public office or holding a union post for a decade. In its simplest terms, the accusation is that Ludlow stole the election with illegal money – which is ironic since everybody else at City Hall rounds up fortunes in campaign money by selling access and paying modest Ethics Commission fines for overstepping the boundaries. Think of it: If Ludlow had merely followed the corrupt practices of everyone else at City Hall, he might have gone on to a great career as a civic leader. Instead, he’s wearing the cloak of a martyr and deepening the divide in our community while copping a plea. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
.SIX Donegal players have been included in the Ulster team of the year, or provincial All Stars tonight.Karl Lacey, at half-back, picked up his fourth such gong.And joining him on the team of the year were Neil McGee, Odhran MacNiallais, Leo McLoone, Ryan McHugh and Donegal captain Michael Murphy. Meanwhile the players have been to Evolve Menswear in Letterkenny to get fitted for their All Ireland suits. SIX DONEGAL PLAYERS GET ULSTER ALL-STARS was last modified: September 5th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)
With the 2017 IAAF Track & Field World Championships concluding this past weekend in London, the Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee had alumni posting many outstanding medal winning performances to garner 10 gold, eight silver and 10 bronze medals during the event. Individual gold medal winners who competed at the 2017 Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee included Kori Carter (400mH), Phyllis Francis (400m), Sam Kendricks (Pole Vault), Omar McLeod (110mH), Brittney Reese (Long Jump) and Christian Taylor (Triple Jump).Overall, the United States set a team record for the most medals at the World Championships with 30 (10-gold, 11-silver, 9-bronze) while three-time Drake Relays champion Brittney Reese became the first woman to win four World long jump gold medals and only the second woman to win four golds in a single event (Valerie Adams, shot put). Below is a listing of the medalists with their last appearance year at the Relays in parentheses. Unless noted otherwise, athletes represented the United States. WomenMorolake Akinosun – Gold-4x100m Relay (2016-Texas)Kori Carter – Gold-400m Hurdles (2017)Michelle Carter – Bronze-Shot Put (2016)Allyson Felix – Bronze-400m, Gold-4x100m Relay, Gold-4x400m Relay (2006)Phyllis Francis – Gold-400m, Gold-4x400m Relay (2015)Dawn Harper-Nelson – Silver-100m Hurdles (2017)Shaunae Miller-Uibo (Bahamas) – Bronze-200m (2013-Georgia)Sandi Morris – Silver-Pole Vault (2017)Dalilah Muhammad – Silver-400m Hurdles (2016)Brittney Reese – Gold-Long Jump (2017)Yarisley Silva (Cuba) – Bronze-Pole Vault (2014)Jenny Simpson – Silver-1500m (2017)Ekaterini Stefanidi (Greece) – Gold-Pole Vault (2016)Ristananna Tracey (Jamaica) – Bronze-400m Hurdles (2015)Ajee Wilson – Bronze-800m (2015)MenWill Claye – Silver-Triple Jump (2016)Kerron Clement – Bronze-400m Hurdles (2016)Sam Kendricks – Gold-Pole Vault (2017)Renaud Lavillenie (France) – Bronze-Pole Vault (2015)Jarrion Lawson – Silver-Long Jump (2015-Arkansas)Wil London – Silver-4x400m Relay (2016-Baylor)Omar McLeod – Gold-110m Hurdles (2017)Gil Roberts – Silver-4x400m Relay (2015)Mike Rodgers – Silver-4x100m Relay (2007)Jarrin Solomon (Trinidad & Tobago) – Gold 4x400m Relay (2013)Christian Taylor – Gold-Triple Jump (2017)Rabah Yousif (Great Britain) – Bronze-4x400m Relay (2016)Stipe Žunic (Croatia) – Bronze-Shot Put (2012-Florida) Print Friendly Version
Former professional cyclist Joe Bar set a new world record this morning when he returned from a Malin-Mizen-Malin cycle.The 58-year-old endurance cyclist made the gruelling 735 mile trek in 48 hours and 40 minutes.The record is expected to be verified by the UltraMarathon Cycling Association for the UMCA Malin Head – Mizen Head – Malin Head route. Barr, from Newtowncunningham, set the previous mark in 2015 when he completed the cycle in 49 hours and one minute.This time, though, it was with a difference as the time of year meant that half of the 48 hours were done in darkness, heightening the challenge even further.Barr came back to Malin Head this morning, beating his own record with 21 minutes to spare.In the vide below, posted by Team Joe Barr on Facebook, you can see just how on the limit he was. Incredible Joe Barr smashes world record for non-stop Malin-Mizen return cycle was last modified: November 5th, 2017 by Chris McNultyShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:CYCLINGEndurance CyclingJoe BarrMalin HeadMizen HeadTeam Joe Barrworld record
Stuart Dallas is on the bench for Brentford against Brighton, who give a full debut to striker Sam Baldock. Brentford: Button; McCormack, Tarkowski, Dean, Bidwell; Douglas; Odubajo, Pritchard, Judge, Jota; Gray.Subs: Bonham, Craig, Tebar, Diagouraga, Dallas, Toral, Proschwitz. Brighton: Stockdale, Calderon, Greer, Dunk, Bennett; Holla, Crofts, Gardner; Teixeira, Colunga, Baldock.Subs: Bruno, Hughes, Forster-Caskey, Ince, LuaLua, Mackail-Smith.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
For the second consecutive week, the lone league game on the schedule will take place at Panther Field.Seven days ago it was Fortuna making the trip to McKinleyville, tonight it’s Del Norte heading down U.S. Highway 101 South to take on Mack in the Warriors’ first Big 5 game of the 2016 season.Kickoff in Northern Humboldt is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.Just as was the case a week ago, to the victor goes their first league win of the year. McKinleyville (1-3 overall, 0-1 Big 5) jumped …
Click here if you’re unable to view the photo gallery on your mobile device.Every coach in the NFL thinks his team gets a raw deal from the officials, but Jon Gruden has a good gripe Sunday against the Jets.With the Jets inside the Raiders’ 10-yard line in the second quarter of a 3-3 game, Oakland needed a big play to stop New York from finishing off a long drive. Maxx Crosby delivered one, sacking Sam Darnold back at the 20-yard line to force a third-and-goal from that spot.But he was …
The days of SEO as the primary traffic driver to your website are over. Don’t get us wrong, organic search engine optimization isn’t about to disappear as a key traffic driver. And thankfully, Google AdWords is still going strong. However, recent technology trends enable a brave new world of marketing. Ignore them at your peril. Take real-time, for instance. The next generation of search, aggregation, notification and findability services are being developed using real-time technologies that enable users and machines to receive real-time updates. In a recent post, Robert Scoble said he would be better off curating news than actually attending the Apple launch! What? If you aren’t thinking about how real time, along with social networks, mobile and location-based services fits in your marketing plan, you’re missing an opportunity. Google’s Great, But Facebook RocksIn a recent post, ReadWriteWeb’s Marshall Kirkpatrick asked “Why is Google afraid of Facebook?” The answer is because social networking sites have become a key link in the search and information sharing value chain. You would have to be hiding out in a dark hole not to understand social media and the effect it has had on marketing the past couple of years – but surpass search? Oh, right, now I get it: These sites are an important information source for everyone. Importantly, friends’ recommendations are key.Mobile is Better Google’s VP of product development recently stated that, “with all the capabilities these phones that are coming out have – like GPS, cameras – we think there is the potential to actually make this mobile Web better than the PC Web.” That is a profound statement for marketing managers. A mobile phone experience better than the web? If you haven’t bought yourself a smart phone like iPhone or Android, we suggest you go out and grab one. Mobile applications are proliferating like rabbits. What would be better than to be first to market and offer your customers an exceptional product experience while on the go.Perfect product placementLocation-based services mean the ability to market right outside your front door is happening now. ReadWriteWeb’s Frederic Lardinois reported in June 2009 that 1 in 3 smart phone owners use location based services. Take this simple example. You’re in Vail, you just finished 8 hours on the mountain and now you’re looking for the perfect apres ski location. You’re walking down the Mall, you take your iPhone out of your pocket and ta-da! Buy one-get-one-free margaritas at Las Margaritas. You’re standing right outside. Perfect product placement. And now you can talk about the restaurant and broadcast it immediately to all your friends.If you aren’t listening to the conversation, you better start. There are numerous listening applications available to get you started in your pursuit to join the conversation and get a handle on positive as well as negative feedback on your product or brand. A simple saved search in Twitter can go along way.All these trends have a profound impact on how we market to our website guests at ReadWriteWeb. Not only do we have to understand search engine optimization, but the opportunities offered by social media marketing, the new capabilities and possibilities offered by mobile, geolocation, augmented reality and real-time notification and information sharing. One seems to becoming just as important as the next.If you don’t understand these technology trends as a marketer, you better get out while the getting is good. Enabled by technology, 2010 is already a watershed year for new ways to reach your customers.Want to know more about the real-time Web?Read ReadWriteWeb’s report, The Real-Time Web and its Future.Photo by Clix. elyssa pallai Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#Trends#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts