Archive for the 'Recreation And Sports' Category

Despite the Politics, Nationalism, and Commercialism – The Olympics Are a Great Sporting Event

Friday, March 30th, 2012

Muhammad Ali, who rise to worldwide fame started in the 1960 Summer Olympics when he dazzled the world with his blinding speed (and charisma) while winning the light heavyweight boxing gold medal, had fundamental flaws in his boxing style. However, his remarkably inherent physical and mental skills made up for his basic flaws and he […]

Horse Racing and Politics Can Teach Valuable Lessons For Picking Winners

Monday, April 18th, 2011

Now that things are really heating up in United States politics and the show is really getting going, we will no doubt start hearing more references to horse racing. The reason is that horse racing has been such an integral part of American culture since before the states formed their union. President Andrew Jackson was […]

The Politics Behind Olympics Games

Friday, February 19th, 2010

Among the Greeks, fitness competitions and games were nationalistic in spirit; states were said to have been prouder of Olympic victories than of battles won. Women, foreigners, slaves, and dishonored persons were forbidden to compete. Contestants were required to train faithfully for 10 months before the games and had to take an oath that they […]

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