Summary: "In this far-reaching account, Amy Bass offers nothing less than a history of the black athlete.
Author: Amy Bass
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
Category: Political Science
Summary: "In this far-reaching account, Amy Bass offers nothing less than a history of the black athlete. Beginning with the racial eugenics discussions of the early twentieth century and their continuing reverberations in popular perceptions of black physical abilities, Bass explores ongoing African American attempts to challenge these stereotypes. Although Tommie Smith and John Carlos were reviled by Olympic officials for their demonstration, Bass traces how their protest has come to be the defining image of the 1968 Games, with lingering effects in the sports world and on American popular culture generally."--BOOK JACKET.
Amy Bass, Not the Triumph but the Struggle (Minneapolis: University of
Minnesota Press, 2002), 206–7. 101. Ashe, 188. 102. Hartmann, 52. 103. Ibid.,
56. 104. Hartmann, 96. 105. Tommie Smith, “Why Negroes Should Boycott,” in
Wiggins and ...
Author: David Zirin
Publisher: The New Press
Category: Sports & Recreation
In this long-awaited book from the rising superstar of sportswriting, whose blog “The Edge of Sports” is read each week by thousands of people across the country, Dave Zirin offers a riotously entertaining chronicle of larger-than-life sporting characters and dramatic contests and what amounts to an alternative history of the United States as seen through the games its people played. Through Zirin’s eyes, sports are never mere games, but a reflection of—and spur toward—the political conflicts that shape American society. Half a century before Jackie Robinson was born, the black ballplayer Moses Fleetwood Walker brandished a revolver to keep racist fans at bay, then took his regular place in the lineup. In the midst of the Depression, when almost no black athletes were allowed on the U.S. Olympic team, athletes held a Counter Olympics where a third of the participants were African American. A People’s History of Sports in the United States is replete with surprises for seasoned sports fans, while anyone interested in history will be amazed by the connections Zirin draws between politics and pop flies. As Jeff Chang, author of Can’t Stop Won’t Stop, puts it, “After you read him, you’ll never see sports the same way again.”
The most important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle . " ( Pierre De
Coubertin ) less than what they do . Believe it or not , many people give minimal
performance , but as a true winner , do more than what you are paid for . Don ' t
This is not a chapter of suspense, and anyone who knows of Pre already knows
where he finished, so here it is: not first ... the Olympic Games is not to win but to
take part, just as the most important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle.
Author: Heather L. Reid
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
It is said the champions of the ancient Olympic Games received a crown of olive leaves, symbolizing a divine blessing from Nike, the winged goddess of victory. While the mythology of the ancient games has come to exemplify the highest political, religious, community, and individual ideals of the time, the modern Olympic Games, by comparison, are widely known as an international, bi-annual sporting event where champions have the potential to earn not only glory for their country, but lucrative endorsement deals and the perks of worldwide fame. The Olympics and Philosophy examines the Olympic Movement from a variety of theoretical perspectives to uncover the connection between athleticism and philosophy for a deeper appreciation of the Olympic Pillars of Sport, Environment, and Culture. While today's Olympic champions are neither blessed by the gods nor rewarded with wreaths of olive, the original spirit and ancient ideals of the Olympic Movement endure in its modern embodiment. Editors Heather L. Reid and Michael W. Austin have assembled a team of international scholars to explore topics such as the concept of excellence, ethics, doping, gender, and race. Interweaving ancient and modern Olympic traditions, The Olympics and Philosophy considers the philosophical implications of the Games' intersection with historical events and modern controversy in a unique analysis of tradition and the future of the Olympiad.
Determined not to pull out of the Olympic Games again, Redmond got up, waving
away the approaching medics. ... in the Olympic Games is not to win but to take
part, just as the most important thing in life is not the triumph, but the struggle.
Author: Bill Mallon
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
Category: Sports & Recreation
The fourth edition of the Historical Dictionary of the Olympic Movement presents a comprehensive history of the games from the first recorded history of the games in 776 B.C. to the present day. This is done through a chronology, forewords by Dan Jansen and Mike Krzyzewski, an introductory essay, appendixes, a bibliography, photos, and over 900 cross-referenced dictionary entries covering the history, philosophy, and politics of the Olympics and, of course, the medal winners. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about the Olympics.
These articles do not remind the reader of Carlos' Olympic gesture, instead
focusingon his performance during the1969 season. 44.Bass,Not the Triumph but the Struggle, p. 241. 45. For example, see Bass, Not theTriumph but the Struggle;
Author: S. Wagg
The conventional history of sport, as conveyed by television and the sports press, has thrown up a great many apparent turning points, but knowledge of these apparently defining moments is often slight. This book offers readable, in-depth studies of a series of these watersheds in sport history and of the circumstances in which they came about.
But I Prefer the Radiance of People - I - “Traitor,” I said. I showed him the ... I don't
know whether or not he answered me. The conversation ... He lived not for triumph, but for struggle—the ever necessary struggle for human dignity. Three
Author: Eduardo Galeano
Publisher: NYU Press
" Days and Nights of Love and War is the personal testimony of one of Latin America's foremost contemporary political writers. In this fascinating journal and eloquent history, Eduardo Galeano movingly records the lives of struggles of the Latin American people, under two decades of unimaginable violence and extreme repression. Alternating between reportage, personal vignettes, interviews, travelogues, and folklore, and richly conveyed with anger, sadness, irony, and occasional humor, Galeano pays loving tribute to the courage and determination of those who continued to believe in, and fight for, a more human existence. The Lannan Foundation awarded the 1999 Cultural Prize for Freedom to Eduardo Galeano, in recognition of those ""whose extraordinary and courageous work celebrates the human right to freedom of imagination, inquiry and expression."" Originally published in Cuba, Days and Nights of Love and War won the Casa de las Amricas prize in 1978 "
As the Olympic creed states: The most important thing in the Olympic Games is
not to win but to take part, just as the most important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle. The essential thing is not to have conquered, but to have fought
Author: Russell Dickson
Publisher: Australian Self Publishing Group
The task of establishing yourself as an elite sportsperson is a monumental one. It's not for the faint-hearted. Elite sport is tough, unrelenting and a lot of hard work. The blood, sweat and tears can teach you about yourself in brutal ways, but if you choose to listen, they will teach you lessons that are invaluable for the rest of life's journey. Is there any possibility that this person you discover and become on your journey is the real you God has been waiting to connect with? The one who is exhausted, who couldn't run another step, hit another ball or throw another punch, the one who is starting to question if you have what it takes to go on. Could this be possible, especially when you might not believe God is real in the first place? Come with ’Hepz’ Sullivan as he feverishly pursues his dream of Olympic Gold. After four years of commitment will he finally make these Games his own? SELF. R.K. Dickson elected to leave the business management world after twenty-five years to work on personal pursuits he could never find the time for. Writing On Your Marks... has been a burning desire of his for over six years. "I wanted to create a resource where all sports people could see and understand the synergy between the effort it takes to participate at the elite level and the relevance of faith in the pursuit of succeeding." R.K. Dickson played AFL for Collingwood Football Club from 1983 to 1987, and is active in coaching and mentoring players at the local level. Living in Melbourne, Australia, he is married to Ivana and has two children, Ben and Olivia.
Games is not to win but to take part , just as the important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle . The essential thing is not to have conquered but to have
fought well . " As the Royal Family couldn't see the marathon start line , the race ...
Author: Liam McCann
Category: Sports & Recreation
A mix of history and trivia provides coverage of the Olympic games from the early competitions in Greece right up until today, discussing both the winter and summer games of the modern-day Olympics, as well as the Paralympics.
A study of the black athletic revolt is a crucial element in our understanding of the
civil rights struggle because sport is a ... racial progress.8 Complimenting this
work on the black athletic revolt is Amy Bass's Not the Triumph but the Struggle.
Author: Simon Henderson
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
In 1968, noted sociologist Harry Edwards established the Olympic Project for Human Rights, calling for a boycott of that year's games in Mexico City as a demonstration against racial discrimination in the United States and around the world. Though the boycott never materialized, Edwards's ideas struck a chord with athletes and incited African American Olympians Tommie Smith and John Carlos to protest by raising their black-gloved fists on the podium after receiving their medals. Sidelined draws upon a wide range of historical materials and more than forty oral histories with athletes and administrators to explore how the black athletic revolt used professional and college sports to promote the struggle for civil rights in the late 1960s. Author Simon Henderson argues that, contrary to popular perception, sports reinforced the status quo since they relegated black citizens to stereotypical roles in society. By examining activists' successes and failures in promoting racial equality on one of the most public stages in the world, Henderson sheds new light on an often-overlooked subject and gives voice to those who fought for civil rights both on the field and off.
Michael Jordan * * * The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not to win
but to take part , just as the most important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle . The essential thing is not to have conquered but to have fought well .
Author: Lee Holland
Publisher: Nelson Publishing&Marketing
"A historical biography of one woman's survival through the Great Depression in the American south, and the story of her sons' achievements afterwards"--Title page verso.
Chapter. 1. Introduction. The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not to
win but to take part, just as the most important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle. The essential thing is not to have conquered, but to have fought well
Author: Ngiste Abebe
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Category: Business & Economics
In 2012, over four billion people tuned in to watch the London Summer Olympics. As the single largest mega-event in the world, the Olympics has the power to captivate the global imagination. Long before athletes vie for a gold medal, however, competition between cities eager to host the Games kicks off with a rigorous bid process. The lengthy and expensive endeavor to host the Olympics is as high-stakes as any sporting event. Rather than encouraging cities to refrain from bidding, Bidding for Development takes a policy approach that challenges stakeholders to bid responsibly and strategically in pursuit of concrete outcomes. Every bid city has the potential to accelerate long-term transportation development through a strategic and robust planning process. This book concentrates on the phenomenon of repeat Olympic bids and the opportunities that may come from bidding, particularly for those cities that never win the Games. In this context, Bidding for Development explores the intersection between transportation infrastructure development, the Olympic bid process, and the resulting legacies experienced by bid losers. The findings address the central question: how can participating in the Olympic bid process accelerate transportation development regardless of the bid result? In response, this book presents a Bid Framework outlining how and when cities may use the bid to unite resources, align transportation priorities, and empower leaders to achieve urban development objectives in preparation for the Olympic bid. The Bid Framework is then applied to two case studies, Manchester and Istanbul, to examine each bid loser's effectiveness in using the bid process to catalyze transportation development. Concurrently, the book takes into consideration how the International Olympic Committee’s evolving bid regulations and requirements relate to urban development and positive social legacy. Bidding for Development delivers actionable recommendations for all Olympic stakeholders to improve the value of the bid process and transportation benefits beyond the Games.
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Author: Moira Butterfield
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Each title of The Olympics examines the the Olympic Games from ancient times, then the revival of the 1890s through to today's multi-million pound business. From the history of the games to which events are included and why, and from scandals to record breakers, The Olympics puts the reader at the centre of the action with fact-packed text, dramatic full-colour photos, facts and statistics.
Amy Bass's Not the Triumph But the Struggle (2002) appeared only after this
manuscript was completed and entering into production. While a close reading
was not possible, my initial impression is that Bass's account focuses primarily on
Author: Douglas Hartmann
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Ever since 1968 a single iconic image of race in American sport has remained indelibly etched on our collective memory: sprinters Tommie Smith and John Carlos accepting medals at the Mexico City Olympics with their black-gloved fists raised and heads bowed. But what inspired their protest? What happened after they stepped down from the podium? And how did their gesture impact racial inequalities? Drawing on extensive archival research and newly gathered oral histories, Douglas Hartmann sets out to answer these questions, reconsidering this pivotal event in the history of American sport. He places Smith and Carlos within the broader context of the civil rights movement and the controversial revolt of the black athlete. Although the movement drew widespread criticism, it also led to fundamental reforms in the organizational structure of American amateur athletics. Moving from historical narrative to cultural analysis, Hartmann explores what we can learn about the complex relations between race and sport in contemporary America from this episode and its aftermath.
... in life is not the triumph but the struggle . The essential thing is not to have
conquered but to have fought well . " • 1912 • The modern pentathlon was
introduced to the Olympic Games and comprised riding , fencing , shooting ,
swimming and ...
Author: Simon P. R. Jenkins
Publisher: multi-science publishing
A valuable reference source for professionals and academics in this field, this is an encyclopedia-dictionary of the many scientific and technical terms now encountered in kinesiology and exercise science.
The most important thing in the olympic Games is not to win but to take part, just
as the most important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle. — baron dE
coubErtin, FoundEr oF tHE modErn olympics ...
Author: Hal Higdon
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
Category: Health & Fitness
George Sheehan, a celebrated running writer, philosopher, and physician, once wrote, The more I run, the more certain I am that I am heading for my real goal: to become the person I am. Today, many runners?whether they are training for the Olympics or whether they fit runs into their lunch hours?would agree that for them the sport is much more than a way to stay in shape. Their running defines who they are and leads them to achieve goals that they might never have thought possible. This tremendous collection of wisdom captures the spirit and passion of those who run in over 3,000 entries, covering topics such as training, gear, running philosophy, and running in youth and old age. The Gigantic Book of Running Wisdom will inspire everyone from seasoned marathoners to running novices. It includes thoughts from famous athletes, writers, politicians, and more, including Percy Cerutty, Carl Lewis, Tom Brokaw, David Letterman, William Shakespeare, Farrah Fawcett, Emil Ztopek, Bill Rodgers, Friedrich Nietzsche, Sebastian Coe, Bill Clinton, Grete Waitz, Roger Bannister, and hundreds of others. The one thing they all have in common is their understanding that, as Amby Burfoot put it, As we run, we become.
It states : “ The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not to win but to take
part , just as the most important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle . "
Students train in the Olympic sports . They run footraces , jump , and throw the ...
Author: Maura McGinnis
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Follow the fascinating course of history from classical Greece to the development of the modern nation in this fascinating portrait of Greek culture. From the most well-known temples and ruins of ancient Athens, Crete, and Delphi, to the contemporary disputes on the Island of Cyprus, students will gain an impressive understanding of Greek culture through the use of thought-provoking primary source material. Greece: A Primary Source Cultural Guide illuminates the origins of Greek mythology, examines ancient historical conflicts, and allows students a chance to glimpse such remarkable structures as the Parthenon and Acropolis alongside a comprehensive examination of the country, its people, and its influential artistic achievements.
Some armed struggles have not only no arms but also no time to struggle. Such
failures produce not triumph but the scorn and even the amusement of those in
power, even of the people. The dream is denied and the gunmen ridiculed and
Author: J. Bowyer Bell
This is an analysis of one of the most prevalent forms of political violence at the end of the millennium. The author has been shot at, kidnapped, expelled and questioned in wars from Central America to Northern Ireland. The book reflects his access to the cultures of political violence.
Author: Amateur Athletic Union of the United StatesPublish On: 1979
USA “ ... not the triumph but the struggle . " " The most important thing in the
Olympic Games is not to win but to take part , just as the most important thing in
life is not the triumph but the struggle . The essential thing is not to have
conquered but ...
Author: Amateur Athletic Union of the United States
Sounding like an ancient Greek scholar, the Frenchman wrote, “The important
thing in the Olympic Games is not to win, but to take part; the important thing in
life is not triumph, but the struggle; the essential thing is not to have conquered
but to ...
Author: Dean Karnazes
Publisher: Rodale Books
Category: Sports & Recreation
The Road to Sparta is the story of the 153-mile run from Athens to Sparta that inspired the marathon and saved democracy, as told--and experienced--by ultramarathoner and New York Times bestselling author Dean Karnazes. In 490 BCE, Pheidippides ran for 36 hours straight from Athens to Sparta to seek help in defending Athens from a Persian invasion in the Battle of Marathon. In doing so, he saved the development of Western civilization and inspired the birth of the marathon as we know it. Even now, some 2,500 years later, that run stands enduringly as one of greatest physical accomplishments in the history of mankind. Karnazes personally honors Pheidippides and his own Greek heritage by recreating this ancient journey in modern times. Karnazes even abstains from contemporary endurance nutrition like sports drinks and energy gels and only eats what was available in 490 BCE, such as figs, olives, and cured meats. Through vivid details and internal dialogs, The Road to Sparta offers a rare glimpse into the mindset and motivation of an extreme athlete during his most difficult and personal challenge to date. This story is sure to captivate and inspire--whether you run great distances or not at all.