Swimming at the Summer Olympics

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  • Michael Phelps : U.s Pride

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    Michael Phelps: U.S Pride in Swimming Luiz Gustavo Machado Gulliver Schools Sport is important for mankind for the benefits it brings in terms of entertainment and physical activity. It is valued in the world and particularly in the United States. One of the most famous sports is swimming, not only because it is interesting to watch, but also because swimming is a precious ability of humanity. Swimming is one of the sports that are present in the Olympics Games, which is the largest and most relevant

  • London Aquatics Centre

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    facility Measuring over 200 metres long with a 22,000 metre squared footprint, the centre is the second largest main venue after the Olympic Stadium, and will form the 'gateway’ to the Games with two 50-metre (160-foot) swimming pools and a 25-metre (82-foot) diving pool in Olympic Park at Stratford, London, it was one of the main venues of the 2012 Summer Olympics and

  • Exploring The Art Of Swim Team

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    The Four Strokes There are four swimming strokes called, Butterfly, Backstroke, Breaststroke and Freestyle. Some Simple Techniques There are some very helpful and easy techniques that you can learn to help you out with your swimming. Relays Have you ever wondered what Relays are? Diving 101 Diving is easy, once you do it a couple of times. In competitive swimming, a good dive off the starting block is completely

  • The History of Italian Sports Essay

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    day life are soccer, tennis, swimming, boxing, rowing, boating, golf, and basketball. (DiFranco, 103). Some of these sports are new to the Italians, however, they are catching on quite quickly and starting to be played at higher levels of competition. The Italians' range of levels go from the Olympic games, to a high level of league play, all the way down to recreational

  • Michael Phelps

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    Phelps is a name that will always be associated with the word swimming. He made the sport well-known by his eight medal wins at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, and is the most decorated Olympian in the world. He had been swimming since he was seven years old, and competed at only fifteen years old in his first Olympic Games. Michael Phelps has affected the world for good by bringing honor to the United States, elevating the sport of swimming, and proving there are no limits. Michael Phelps had brought

  • Michael Phelps

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    Vitor Franca Mr. Michael Copeland IEP Writing Skills 7 May 2013 The Eight Michael Fred Phelps was born in 1985 and grew up in Baltimore. He decided to start swimming when his two sisters made their first attempt in the US Olympic trials. At first, he was afraid of putting his head under the water, but years passed and he was no longer scared by the water. When he decided to try his first swim meet, it was the moment he made his first decision, among many others, which he would make to achieve

  • The Basic Difference Between The Ancient And Modern Olympic Games

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    The Olympic Games are an international sports festival that began in ancient Greece. The original Greek games were staged every fourth year for several hundred years, until they were abolished in the early Christian era. The revival of the Olympic Games took place in 1896, and since then they have been staged every fourth year, except during World War I and World War II (1916, 1940, 1944). Perhaps the basic difference between the ancient and modern Olympics is that the former was the ancient Greeks’

  • 1980 Olympics Research Paper

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    The 1980 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXII Olympiad, was an event held in the city of Moscow, Soviet Union, in Soviet era Russia. The 1980 Games were the first Olympic Games to be held in Russia, and remain the only Summer Olympics held there. They were also the first Olympics to be held in a Slavic speaking nation. The Moscow Olympics were also the first socialist nation to hold an Olympic event, and the only Summer Games to be held in a socialist country until 2008 in Beijing

  • The World 's Preeminent Sporting Competition

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    you think of the Olympics, you most likely think of gymnastics, soccer, swimming, hockey and many more events. However, very few of the sports that are competed in now existed when the Olympics first began. They have evolved considerably over the last 3,000 years. First of all, there were very few events compared to how many there are now. Also, the Olympics went from only being known in Greece to being “the world’s preeminent sporting competition.” (History.com) The Olympics can be traced back

  • Phar Shape Timeline

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    Sports Science and Medicine , Halls of Residence and Administration Buildings completed. 2000-Austuralia held the Summer Olympics main highlights of the games: The first star of the Games was Ian Thorpe. 1. The 17-year-old Australian first set a new world record in the 400 m freestyle final before competing in a rough 4 x 100 m freestyle final. Swimming the last leg, Thorpe passed the leading Americans and arrived in a new world record time, two tenths of a second ahead of the Americans