Gold medal Essays

  • Personal Narrative: Viktoria Komova

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    At that moment, I was as nervous as I have ever been. Viktoria Komova’s performance determined if I would become the Olympic gold medalist in Women’s gymnastics. My hardwork, determination, and strength brought me to where I am today. Her score popped up and excitement was brought upon me. I just won the Olympic gold medal. The five of us walked in confidently, heads up and chests high. All eyes were on us as we approached the locker rooms, especially me. Stories of me almost quitting two

  • Essay On Why Rome Fall

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    Why did the most dominant and strong empire of its time “fall”? Rome came falling down for many reasons like plague, natural disaster, weak army, many rulers dying, and the lack of social justice. In this essay I will be talking about the key points on how Rome fell. Rome fell because of plague,weak military, and because people were not happy with the government and taxes. In my opinion Rome fell because of a weak army which was caused during the Pax Romana, a period of about 200 years that was

  • The Elimination Of The Armenian Genocide

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    What does it take for a genocide to be officially declared as a “genocide” and widely recognized by different nations as such? During the rise of World War I, in 1915, the Ottoman Empire set a plan to eliminate the Armenian race and portray it as a “threat” to the development of the Turkish nation. Over the course of just 3 years, this plan annihilated over 3/4 of the Armenian population in the Empire, or 1.5 million individuals. This devastating historical event might sound familiar, because just

  • Ethical Issues In Sports Essay

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    Ethical issues in sports Sports in today’s world have gained a lot of importance and there have been a lot of additions to sports in the form of new rules, policies the way it is meant to be played etc. Though many stringent laws are framed, implemented and monitored there are always some sort of issues in the way the sports activities are carried out. Regardless of the level of participation some of the players resort to unethical ways of winning the event. The attitude towards the sportsmanship

  • Unbroken Themes

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    Olympic runner Louis Zamperini was quoted after WW11, “To persevere is important to everybody. Don’t give up, don’t give in. There is always an answer to everything” (Louis Zamperini Quotes). In the novel Unbroken, written by Lauren Hillenbrand, American Louis Zamperini’s incredible life story is told. Growing up Louie is painted as a defiant, stubborn kid, who is always getting into trouble. As he grows and matures he hangs on to that part of his childhood through being a runner and the war. He

  • The Boys On The Boat Analysis

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    The Boys on the Boat by Daniel James Brown is an example of how someone’s past has a major influence on their future. Basing one’s decisions off of past experiences is often smart because then a person can better predict the outcome of the situation, but when a person’s past experiences turn out to be no longer applicable or relevant it is a problem. This is because people often become fixated on previous experiences in their lives and then base their entire personalities around in. This defence

  • Should Drugs Be Banned In Sports Essay

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    One of the common debates in the sports industry is whether performance drugs should be banned from athletics. The common argument is that pills should be prevented because they are dangerous and harmful to the athletes. Basing this argument of several ethical theories, the argument drugs should be forbidden in sports may or may not be justified. This paper will use several ethical theories as the bases of the pro and con arguments and conclude with a reason for supporting either a pro or a con argument

  • John F. Kennedy's Ideal Speech

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    John F. Kennedy was elected in 1961, the year that made it look like the start of a golden age of America. Before his term, the nation had been in a time of economic prosperity, and Kennedy intended to continue it. This success began with the baby boom period, establishing itself after the end of World War II in 1945. Soldiers came home from battle and the economy was developing and the future of the nation looked bright. However, the United States and the Soviet Union had tensions that continued

  • Touching Spirit Bear Book Analysis

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    Touching Spirit Bear By Cameron Gillis Touching Spirit Bear is an intriguing and breathtaking novel by US author, Ben Mikaelsen . The genre of this book is adventure and coming of age because we, as the reader, understand the difficult journey the protagonist, Cole, goes through as he matures and changes. The book is carefully written from the first and third person point of view to help see and understand the events from different perspectives. The other main characters are Edwin, Garvey, Cole’s

  • Personal Narrative: My Life As A College Athlete

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    I have always aspired to be good at everything that I do. No matter what task I was tackling, part of my objective was to be good. While there is nothing wrong with being good at something, this focus began to cause everything that I did to only be good, never great. I became complacent of where my abilities were and prevented myself from anything special, anything but ordinary. When I began middle school, this mentality of just being good enough began to redirect itself into some of my school work

  • Reflection About The Movie Unbroken

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    Reflection: There was a movie also based on the book Unbroken, that I had read. I have watched and read both the versions, I thought they would be quite similar. However, I was confused as some parts that were in the book were missing in the movie. I think the director didn’t include those parts as the movie would have been very long if they were included. What inspired me was the fact that this was a real-life story, there is nothing better than reading about someone so strong regardless of what

  • Definition Essay: An American Hero

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    An American Hero Some things just do not exist and never will, it is just how life goes. The idea of America having one hero, The American Hero, does not exist. America cannot have one hero, one person to be grateful for, one person who has provided protection or one person who has helped improve it. It is impossible for America to be grateful for only one person when America was built by thousands if not millions. Heroes are not the ones with superpowers, capes, or fame. None of these things are

  • Racism In Dominican Soccer

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    Francisco Lorenzo Mr. Slaton and Mr. Ruiz Senior Seminar 4 December 2014 Racism in Dominican Soccer We were all born the same way, we were all created equal and we have been differentiated because of our races and colors. Humanity has created racism to discriminate people from the other race, creating other problems between societies and affecting the way people act towards their social group. Racism is not something that was born, it was something that got popular and normal. It all started with

  • Kerri Strug Research Paper

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    and getting last place. For Kerri, one wrong move, could have meant the first place medal, within the US's grasp, slipping away. It could have meant disaster and disappointment, but she did not let it. Kerri Strug is a retired American gymnast. She was on the World's team three times and the Olympic team twice. Her most memorable accomplishment was when she fought off excruciating pain to win her team the gold medal. Anyone who demonstrates great determination and selflessness should be considered

  • Compare And Contrast Winston Churchill And Elie Wiesel

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    “If you 're going through hell, keep going “- Winston Churchill  “Un di Veit Hot Geshvign  “(And the World Remained Silent) - Eliezer Wiesel. These last two quotes are inspiring yet the theme is different. Winston Churchill and Elie Wiesel, two exceptional individuals, who lived through the war and presented us with their point of view towards the war and how to cope with it. The best way to solve conflict is by speaking up, just like Wiesel. He kept a positive mentality and made certain everyone’s

  • American Barrick's Business Case: American Barrick Resources Corporation

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    American Barrick Resources Corporation was one of the largest and most successful mining company in North America. Risk management against the price of gold was central to the American Barrick’s business strategy. It was among one of their four stated business objectives. The case here talks about American Barrick’s hedging strategy, how they made use of different hedging strategies and also comparison of American Barrick’s hedging strategy with its competitor has been made. It talks about how the

  • The Achievements Of Metalwork In The Gupta Empire

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    achievements, and their greatest achievement was metalwork. During the Gupta Empire period 240 to 550 CE, metals, iron, copper, gold, and silver played a vital role in boosting the poor economic condition of the region. Items made from silver could only be afforded by the rich. Some of the most famous items made by the metal workers were the coins. The Gupta rulers were engraved into the gold and silver coins. The coins were used as a money system. They did not just make coins; they also made monuments, weapons

  • Inca Tourism

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    A guide to 72 hours in Cajamarca, Peru Cajamarca is a large city nestled in the hills on your way to chachapoyas or Trujillo. Once a major city for the Inca, it's now mostly a gold mining town, and the second largest producer of milk in Peru. History is everywhere in and around the city, as is trash and petty crime. While the more affluent Locals or visitors are welcoming to foreigners or indifferent at best, there runs a large undercurrent of animosity towards “Gringos”. Not as welcoming as many

  • The Populist Party During The Pre-Civil War

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    putting the southern famers economic state even further damaged. The Farmers and some of their workers grew to strongly dislike and distrust the owners and corporations they did business with. The Populist Party had strong ambitions to overcome just gold coinage, but include with that the use of silver. The farmers found it unfair that there was no chance for them to improve their standings, with just the Democratic and Republican parties. In the late 1880’s, the Southern Farmers Alliance held a conference

  • Personal Legend In The Alchemist, By Paulo Coelho

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    legend. Along the way he meets many people, sees many omens and faces many challenges. He has to discover the language of the world to be able to find his treasure, but little does he know the treasure is no ordinary thing. Sure, there was a chest of gold coins but he also gained knowledge of the soul of the world. Paulo Coleho uses characters including the crystal merchant, the gypsy woman, Fatima, and the Englishman to explore the theme that someone has to realize and pursue their personal legend