This Great Symbol Pierre De Coubertin And The Origins Of The Modern Olympic Games Sport In The Global Society -

ancient olympic games wikipedia - origins to the greeks it was important to root the olympic games in mythology during the time of the ancient games their origins were attributed to the gods and competing legends persisted as to who actually was responsible for the genesis of the games, olympic games history locations winners britannica com - olympic games athletic festival that originated in ancient greece and was revived in the late 19th century before the 1970s the games were officially limited to competitors with amateur status but in the 1980s many events were opened to professional athletes, the modern olympics and the triumph of capitalist sport - by john nauright co director the center for the study of sport and leisure in society george mason university virginia usa as the world turns its attention to london for the 2012 summer olympic games it is worth remembering that the modern olympics represent the ultimate triumph of capitalist sport and not just about the ideals that are presented to the global audience, sports sociology of sports britannica com - team sports were played in middle class schools and through a variety of amateur and professional teams many sports such as soccer football had originated in traditional games but now gained standardized rules increasing specialization among players and the impassioned record keeping appropriate to an industrial age, france new world encyclopedia - france officially the french republic is a country whose metropolitan territory is located in western europe and that also comprises various overseas islands and territories located in other continents french people often refer to metropolitan france as l hexagone the hexagon because of the geometric shape of its territory the french republic is a unitary semi presidential republic