Swifter Higher StrongerSwifter Higher Stronger

Celebrates those dedicated athletes who have achieved their dreams on the world stage, including Jim Thorpe and Jesse Owens, while exploring the social, political, and cultural history and impact of these games throughout the years.

Author: Sue Macy

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426302908


Page: 96

View: 577

Celebrates those dedicated athletes who have achieved their dreams on the world stage, including Jim Thorpe and Jesse Owens, while exploring the social, political, and cultural history and impact of these games throughout the years.

Daily Grace for the Daily GrindDaily Grace for the Daily Grind

The Winter Olympics brought the world together in Salt Lake City in 2002 with the
Olympic motto ringing in the ears of the contestants in the games — "Swifter,
Higher, Stronger." This lofty goal was to be assaulted on skis, skates, and sleds in

Author: Larry Briney

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 9781594679391


Page: 384

View: 855

Daily Grace for the Daily Grind is a daily devotional. It follows the calendar with respect to holidays, special days and seasons. It contains a Scripture Index and a Topic Index for those who wish to use it as a source for Bible Study or sermon material.

Representing the NationRepresenting the Nation

'Swifter, Higher, Stronger' It will be remembered that one of the major hurdles
jeopardizing Mexico City's bid to host the Olympic Games was its high altitude.
Not surprisingly, perhaps, the international press led the most vociferous views
on ...

Author: Claire Brewster

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317968061


Page: 178

View: 895

Mexico City’s staging of the 1968 Olympic Games should have been a pinnacle in Mexico’s post-revolutionary development: a moment when a nation at ease with itself played proud host to a global celebration of youthful vigour. Representing the Nation argues, however, that from the moment that the city won the bid, the Mexican elite displayed an innate lack of trust in their countrymen. Beautification of the capital city went beyond that expected of a host. It included the removal of undesirables from sight and the sponsorship of public information campaigns designed to teach citizens basic standards of civility and decency. The book’s contention is that these and other measures exposed a chasm between what decades of post-revolutionary socio-cultural reforms had sought to produce, and what members of the elite believed their nation to be. While members of the Organising Committee deeply resented international scepticism of Mexico’s ability to stage the Games, they shared a fear that, with the eyes of the world upon them, their compatriots would reveal Mexico’s aspirations to first world status to be a fraud. Using a detailed analysis of Mexico City’s preparations for the Olympic Games, we show how these tensions manifested themselves in the actions of the Organizing Committee and government authorities. This book was published as a special issue of the International Journal of the History of Sport.

The Olympics and PhilosophyThe Olympics and Philosophy

... butt— Nastasius (rudely cuts in): So melodramatic! Nastasius, call me Naste—
Chorus (drowning Naste's voice): Swifter, higher, stronger. What'd you do to run
faster than Apollo, soar higher than Athena, and wrestle down Heracles?

Author: Heather L. Reid

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813140711


Page: 308

View: 475

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.

Web 2 0 Knowledge Technologies and the EnterpriseWeb 2 0 Knowledge Technologies and the Enterprise

I didn't write this book on a mobile phone using an Internet wiki on a high-speed
train from Tokyo to Nagano. ... the year of the Beijing Olympics, the motto of the
modern Olympics being of course Citius, Altius, Fortius – swifter, higher, stronger.

Author: Paul Jackson

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9781780631875


Page: 280

View: 453

Whilst enterprise technology departments have been steadily building their information and knowledge management portfolios, the Internet has generated new sets of tools and capabilities which provide opportunities and challenges for improving and enriching knowledge work. This book fills the gap between strategy and technology by focussing upon the functional capabilities of Web 2.0 in corporate environments and matching these to specific types of information requirement and behaviour. It takes a resource based view of the firm: why and how can the knowledge capabilities and information assets of organisations be better leveraged using Web 2.0 tools? Identifying the underlying benefits requires the use of frameworks beyond profitability and cost control. Some of these perspectives are not in the usual business vocabulary, but when applied, demonstrate the role that can be played by Web 2.0, how to manage towards these and how to assess success. Transactive memory systems, social uncertainty, identity theory, network dynamics, complexity theory, organisational memory and the demographics of inter- generational change are not part of normal business parlance but can be used to clarify Web 2.0 application and potentiality. Written by a well-respected practitioner and academic Draws on the author’s practical experience as a technology developer, designer, senior manager and researcher Provides approaches to understanding and tackling real-world problems

Michael PhelpsMichael Phelps

Swifter , Higher , Stronger : A Photographic History of the Summer Olympics .
Washington , DC : National Geographic Children ' s Books , 2008 . Phelps ,
Michael . No Limits : The Will to Succeed . Waterville , ME : Thorndike Press ,
2008 .

Author: Mike Kennedy

Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP

ISBN: 1433919508


Page: 48

View: 822

Highlights the life and accomplishments of the American swimmer who won eight gold medals at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, breaking the record of most gold medals won at a single Olympics.

Early Learning Thematic Lesson Plans Grades PK 1Early Learning Thematic Lesson Plans Grades PK 1

Find out what the children already know THE OLYMPIC MOTTO In Latin, the
motto is, “Citius, Altius, Fortius," which means “swifter, higher, stronger.” THE
OLYMPIC FLAME The Olympic flame is lit by the Olympic torch. After the torch is
lit it is ...

Author: Sherrill B. Flora, M.S.

Publisher: Key Education Publishing

ISBN: 9781933052076


Page: 160

View: 692

"Includes over 600 activities." Reproducibles.

Leisure and TourismLeisure and Tourism

The Olympic motto is ' Citius , Altius , Fortius ' which is Latin for ' Swifter , Higher ,
Stronger ' . There is a second , longer , unofficial motto which describes what
could be called the true Olympic spirit , ' The most important thing in the Olympic ...

Author: Peter Hayward

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: 0435455966


Page: 310

View: 955

By working through this text readers will cover the full range of topics needed for the GNVQ. The book gives the readers an opportunity to to learn to work with others as a member of a group and to take responsibility for their own learning.

Pater Noster in CondolandPater Noster in Condoland

"Altius, Citius, Fortius" (Swifter, Higher, Stronger) Olympic Slogan I'm really proud
that I have produced 168 blogs since August. It's not very easy to decide each
day what you have to write about that might prove of interest to any reader.

Author: Norman Ross

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781435717749


Page: 244

View: 728

A book of my blogs almost daily from January 1 to May 2008. A journal of events in my condo and in my life.

Onward to the OlympicsOnward to the Olympics

By 1914, too, the IOC had new symbols, the now famous five-ring logo and its
motto, the Latin phrase, citius, altius, fortius (swifter, higher, stronger). For
Coubertin, many of his expectations for the modern Olympic movement had
begun to ...

Author: Gerald P. Schaus

Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press

ISBN: 9781554587797


Page: 408

View: 758

The Olympic Games have had two lives—the first lasted for a millennium with celebrations every four years at Olympia to honour the god Zeus. The second has blossomed over the past century, from a simple start in Athens in 1896 to a dazzling return to Greece in 2004. Onward to the Olympics provides both an overview and an array of insights into aspects of the Games’ history. Leading North American archaeologists and historians of sport explore the origins of the Games, compare the ancient and the modern, discuss the organization and financing of such massive athletic festivals, and examine the participation ,or the troubling lack of it, by women. Onward to the Olympics bridges the historical divide between the ancient and the modern and concludes with a thought-provoking final essay that attempts to predict the future of the Olympics over the twenty-first century.


... Sears Amelia is associate director of SEArED Productions. Previous work as
director includes: Brimstone and Treacle (SEArED/Arcola); Flashes (Young Vic);
Swifter, Higher, Stronger (Roundhouse); Pedestrian (Underbelly/Bristol Old ...

Author: David Storey

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781472525154


Page: 80

View: 395

One works. One looks around. One meets people. But very little communication takes place . . . That is the nature of this little island. As five apparently unrelated characters meet in a seemingly insignificant garden, the autumnal sun shines overhead and everybody waits for rain. What they discuss is superficially anything that can pass the time. What is portrayed is the very essence of England, Englishness, class, unfulfilled ambition, loves lost and homes that no longer exist. Storey's timeless play is a beautiful, compassionate, tragic and darkly funny study of the human mind and a once-great nation coming to terms with its new place in the world.

Nurturing Business Leaders Zero based Praotive Learning Paradigm Nurturing Business Leaders Zero based Praotive Learning Paradigm

... map for evolution ofglobal corporate citizenship would be a challenging
agendafor businessleaders and scholars.” “I think the Olympic motto — Citius,
Altius, Fortius which means swifter, higher, stronger can be applied to the global

Author: Dr. Saumya Sindhwani

Publisher: Sterling Publishers Pvt. Ltd

ISBN: 9788120791978



View: 723

"This book, written by three authors from three different countries, speaking three different languages who happen to be doctoral students at one of the largest business schools in Europe, provides fascinating kaleidoscopic insights on the contextual topics of global concern. The three, in their own unique ways provide an in-depth understanding of the various decisive elements prevailing in the global business environment. The unstructured and informal approach of the experienced researchers brings out many candid and insightful observations of global business players from various industries. The book provides glimpses of the leadership challenges, opportunities and the operational response options as well as evolving business models and job profiles in the emerging knowledge era. The idea presented is well thought out, easy to contextualise and simple to operate. The transformational paradigm provided by the authors is justified by the recent happenings in the global business world. Also, the paradigm is futuristic and provides for the leadership exigencies of the dynamic, disruptive fast changing business environment. Tomorrow is uncharted. How does one step into uncharted territory? What does globalisation globalise? Does globalisation augment localisation? What kind of innovative management thinking and practices are required to meet the challenges of instant global connectivity and networking? How different will tomorrow be from today? What traits would be essential for future managers and business leaders? These and many more questions from the basis of this book. The book also throws light on how proactive learning is and how it will be a critical success factor in the fast-emerging knowledge era. "

Shakespeare on the Global StageShakespeare on the Global Stage

... number and range of performances in languages other than English from
companies that had often travelled as many thousands of miles to perform as had
the athletes who attempted to go 'swifter, higher, stronger' in the Games

Author: Paul Prescott

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472520340


Page: 376

View: 287

Long held as Britain's 'national poet', Shakespeare's role in the 2012 London Cultural Olympiad confirmed his status as a global icon in the modern world. From his prominent positioning in the Olympic and Paralympic ceremonies, to his major presence in the cultural programme surrounding the Games, including the Royal Shakespeare Company's World Shakespeare Festival and the Globe's Globe to Globe Festival, Shakespeare played a major role in the way the UK presented itself to its citizens and to the world. This collection explores the cultural forces at play in the construction, use and reception of Shakespeare during the 2012 Olympic Moment, considering what his presence says about culture, politics and identity in twenty-first century British and global life.

Olympic Ethics and PhilosophyOlympic Ethics and Philosophy

In any case, the fact that the International Olympic Committee has not merely
replicated its celebrated slogan 'citius, altius, fortius' ('swifter, higher, stronger')
suggests that there was a felt need to 'rearticulate' the Olympic idea for new ...

Author: Mike McNamee

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317980513


Page: 224

View: 975

This book contains an international collection of essays by leading philosophers of sport on the ethics and philosophy of the Olympic Games. The essays consider a range of topics including critical reflections on nationalism and internationalism within the Olympic movement, sexism in Olympic marketing and sponsorship, the preservation and corruption of Olympism, the underlying ideology of the Olympic Games, the inequalities of perception in ability and disability as it informs our understanding of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, and comparisons between ancient and modern interpretations of the meaning and significance of the Olympic Games. This book will be of interest to historians, philosophers, and sociologists of sports, as well as to the sporting public who simply want to know more about the grounding ideas behind the greatest show on earth. This book was originally published as a special issue of Sport, Ethics and Philosophy.

GCSE Leisure and Tourism for EdexcelGCSE Leisure and Tourism for Edexcel

The Olympic motto is 'Citius, Altius, Fortius' which is Latin for 'Swifter, Higher,
Stronger'. There is a second, longer, unofficial motto which describes what could
be called the true Olympic spirit: “The most important thing in the Olympic Games
is ...

Author: Peter Hayward

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: 0435471457


Page: 211

View: 464

Designed to meet the requirements of the Edexcel leisure and tourism award, this book includes differentiated classroom activities and case studies on current issues to help enhance students' learning. It also offers hints and ideas on making the most of work experience.

Nazi DreamtimeNazi Dreamtime

... been designated the host-city of the Olympics and a new stadium had been
constructed by the imperial government in anticipation. Unfortunately, the only
things that were travelling 'swifter, higher, stronger' T H E N A Z I D R E.

Author: David Bird

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 9781783081240


Page: 484

View: 281

‘Nazi Dreamtime’ is the ground-breaking story of extreme-right, ultra-nationalist thought and practice in Australia in the period immediately before and during the Second World War. It focuses on those native-born Australians who were attracted to the ideology of Nazism in Germany from 1933.

Mr AmericaMr America

THE. OLYMPIC. MODEL. Nowhere wasthis preoccupation with athleticism more
evidentthan in the Olympic movement, itself a legacy of ancient Greece,
dedicated to the tripartite ideal of “swifter, higher, stronger.” In The Athletic Body.

Author: John D. Fair

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292767508


Page: 473

View: 509

For most of the twentieth century, the “Mr. America” image epitomized muscular manhood. From humble beginnings in 1939 at a small gym in Schenectady, New York, the Mr. America Contest became the world’s premier bodybuilding event over the next thirty years. Rooted in ancient Greek virtues of health, fitness, beauty, and athleticism, it showcased some of the finest specimens of American masculinity. Interviewing nearly one hundred major figures in the physical culture movement (including twenty-five Mr. Americas) and incorporating copious printed and manuscript sources, John D. Fair has created the definitive study of this iconic phenomenon. Revealing the ways in which the contest provided a model of functional and fit manhood, Mr. America captures the event’s path to idealism and its slow descent into obscurity. As the 1960s marked a turbulent transition in American society—from the civil rights movement to the rise of feminism and increasing acceptance of homosexuality—Mr. America changed as well. Exploring the influence of other bodily displays, such as the Mr. Universe and Mr. Olympia contests and the Miss America Pageant, Fair focuses on commercialism, size obsession, and drugs that corrupted the competition’s original intent. Accessible and engaging, Mr. America is a compelling portrayal of the glory days of American muscle.

Michael Phelps People We Should Know Large Print 16pt Michael Phelps People We Should Know Large Print 16pt

Mike Kennedy. trials: tryouts for a specific contest, such as the Olympics Find Out
More Books Macy, Sue. Swifter, Higher, Stronger: A 49.

Author: Mike Kennedy

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 9781459621893


Page: 68

View: 132

Michael Phelps began swimming when he was seven years old. By the time he was 24, he had won 14 Olympic gold medals and shattered more than 30 world records. His performances in the 2004 and 2008 Summer Olympics have turned him into an international superstar. Will he achieve new personal bests in the years to come? The world waits to find out.