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eBook V The Olympic Man: aka The Platform ePub

by Dele Akinrin

  • ISBN: 1907971270
  • Category: Literature and Fiction
  • Subcategory: Bibles
  • Author: Dele Akinrin
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Jesus Joy Publishing (July 12, 2012)
  • Pages: 340
  • ePub book: 1462 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1548 kb
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  • Rating: 4.9
  • Votes: 591

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The men's 10 metre platform diving competition at the 2012 Olympic Games in London took place on 10 and 11 August at the Aquatics Centre within the Olympic Park.

The men's 10 metre platform diving competition at the 2012 Olympic Games in London took place on 10 and 11 August at the Aquatics Centre within the Olympic Park. The gold medal was won by David Boudia from the United States. China's Qiu Bo won silver and Tom Daley of Great Britain took bronze. The competition involved three rounds: Preliminary round: All 32 divers perform six dives; the top 18 divers advance to the semifinal.

The men's 10 metre platform, also known as plain and variety diving combined competition, was one of four diving events on the Diving at the 1912 Summer Olympics programme. The competition was held from Friday July 12, 1912 to Monday July 15, 1912. Twenty-three divers from seven nations competed. The competition was actually held from both 10 metre and 5 metre platforms.

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Very interesting book about the history of the olympics. Thus, a definitive history of the Olympic games remains to be written. Helpful and informative. Definitely recommend. One person found this helpful. Although the blurbs on the back claim this is a landmark in social and political history, it is anything but. Babe Didrickson, Billy Mills, etc are mentioned, but that's about it. Even his discussion of South Africa and the associated boycotts related to Apartheid are fractured and incomplete. but I wish I had visited the library for this one rather than spent my money on it. I recommend you do the same.

The five Olympic circles represent the five continents: Africa, North and South America, Asia and Australia. They are connected to symbolize the sports friendship amongst all the people in the world. he Olympic motto "citius, altius, fortius" means "faster, higher, stronger" in Latin. he Olympic flame burned on the shrine of Zeus during the ancient Olympic games. Today a torch is fired in the sunlight and brought to the place where the games are taking place. he first official Olympic Games took place in 776 BC, but many believe they started 5 centuries earlier.

Read this for a course on the history of the modern Olympics, but I was fairly disappointed and frustrated by this book. Oddly enough there are too many descriptions of sporting events just thrown in to balance out history based mainly in the plans and controversies of the IOC. The book largely leaves out more substantive thematic issues at the Games, including gender, race, drugs, and nationalism.

The Olympic Movement. A healthy mind in a healthy body

The Olympic Movement. A healthy mind in a healthy body Dive deep into the history of the Olympic and Paralympic Movement, its history, origins, and why it matters to Deloitte and Team USA.

Both men and women took part in the Games at that time. he men wore no clothes because of the hot weather. he Olympic Games are held every four years. There were only two exceptions because of earthquakes. he Olympic Games have been held every four yeare since 776 BC. he programme of the modern Olympic Games consists of running, jumping, wrestling, throwing the discbs and throwing the javelin. he Winter Olympics have been hosted in various countries on three continents. 8. The USA and France have hosted the Games several times. 9. Sochi was the first Russian city to host the.

Город: Lausanne, SwitzerlandПодписчиков: 6 млнО себе: - Inspiring people through th. .

Город: Lausanne, SwitzerlandПодписчиков: 6 млнО себе: - Inspiring people through the Olympic values of friendship, respect, and excellence.

A chance observation by a talent scout leads to recruitment into an athletic camp where Victor exceeds all expectations in the 100 metre Olympic trials. Will his newfound fame go to his head, or will he use it for the greater good? A simple misunderstanding by the edge of a lake, and V (Victor) and Adam find themselves locked up in a police cell overnight. During the course of the night V recounts to Adam the story of how he became known as ‘V The Olympic Man’. It is the story of how a routine jog in a London park propels V to global prominence and turns an unassuming man into one of the most renowned athletes of his generation. The story spans two continents and describes the undying love a man has for his motherland (despite the presence of political repression), his wife and son, and his mentor. The final chapter hopes to pull at the heartstrings of even the most hardened stoics, and romantics will find it an irresistible climax to a book which will provoke a cocktail of emotions. Unlike the surprising element of Victor’s trajectory to Olympic glory, the author has timed this début novel to coincide with the Olympic Games 2012 on his home turf of London, England. Although a work of fiction, it poses a lot of questions both spectators and athletes may entertain in the run up to this momentous sporting occasion – questions such as what it takes to be a an Olympic athlete, is winning worthwhile at any cost and how can winning an Olympic medal serve as a platform for helping others. Victor’s story is inspirational ultimately because it demonstrates that although not everyone can be a professional athlete and win medals, we can all win at life by using the platform we have, whether big or small, to meet the needs of those around us.