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How the Olympic Games began: a love of sport and competition inspired the ancient Greeks to create the greatest athletic contests ever.

Of all the athletic contests ancient Greece, none rivaled the Olympics. The Games, which honored Zeus, the king of all gods, served many purposes: religious, political, and athletic. The ancient Greeks even measured time in Olympiads, the four-year intervals between Games.

Pindar's Olympian Odes, written around 470 B.C., tell us the significance of these events: "Water is best, and gold, like a blazing fire in the night, stands out supreme of all lordly wealth. But if, my heart, you wish to sing of contests ... let us not proclaim any contest greater than Olympia."

No one knows exactly why the Games began, but the Greeks liked to turn almost everything into an agon, or contes

1 year ago

Tips For Preventing Sports Injuries

By: Janelle Farley

Preventing sports injuries is an integral component in sports medicine, which is probably more important than diagnosis and treatment of injuries. After all, sports is a highly competitive activity that could put a strain on one's body. Read on below for tips on how you can enhance your athletic performance without causing danger to your own body.

Danger of Sports Injuries

Sports injuries can range from simple to severe cases. When you are engaged in sports, your body is exposed to various elements and contact that could put your own body at risk. This is why traine

1 year ago

Dental Care Tips To Inform Patrons About How To Keep A Healthy Smile

By: Alfred J. Jones

If you grind your teeth a great deal, or don't protect them from damage like certain sports, you will need to find a dentist in Chicago at some point. Occasionally teeth are cracked when people bite down too much on such things as popcorn kernels, but this type of event is not common. However, teeth that have root canals or fillings aren't as strong as normal teeth and can be more vulnerable to even these uncommon occurrences.

When you had Chicago cosmetic dentistry, and so you have a root canal or implant, then you definitely are well-advised to be more protective with y

1 year ago

LeAnn Rimes sports healthier bikini body as she takes to the beach in Hawaii

ByChris Johnson for MailOnline

Updated: 10:00 EST, 5 January 2012

Her worryingly skinny frame was a talking point of the summer.

But it appears country star LeAnn Rimes has put on a few pounds over a recent weeks and is now sporting a healthier-looking bikini body.

As the singer today embarked on her third holiday in as many weeks - this time in Hawaii - she was quick to slip into her favourite attire of a two-piece for a spot of sun worshipping on the beach.

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2016 Will Be the Year That Sets the Stage for Virtual Reality

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There was a lot of talk at year end about the near future of virtual reality, just a