The Challenges and Competition that Athletes Face

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The Challenges and Competition that Athletes Face
English 100
First Essay Assignment
Olympic competition has always been centered on peaceful conflict. The challenges and competition that athletes face are meant to begin and end on the playing field. Off the field, the Olympic Games celebrate that transition from competition to peaceful unity. The focus on peace is not limited to individual athletes. Entire nations are encouraged to follow the example set by these individual athletes and extend the message of peace. The important role that peace has in Olympic competition may be demonstrated through three things: the original writings of Pierre de Coubertin (founder of the International Olympic Committee), the 1992 Olympic Truce, and...
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.....nt of VANOC reveals how each new games is able to expand on the idea of peace and athleticism, while always maintaining the ideals set down by the ancient athletes and the more modern Pierre de Coubertin.
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