STAGE OF LIFE       Share Your Story       Coupons       Education Resources
Sign Up Now!

The Olympic Spirit: Equality

Joined: 2/20/2014
Posts: 1
The Olympic spirit in my opinion is the gathering of people from all corners of the world to celebrate and acknowledge the importance of sport. Just like how everybody is equal in the eyes of the law, I believe that everybody is equal before the art of sport. One of the greatest stores I have heard about the Olympics involves Jessie Owens and the 1936 Olympics held in Berlin. For the Hitler and his regime it was a chance to demonstrate the power of who he believed was the superior race, Aryans. The talented Jessie Owens showed them just how wrong they were. Jessie Owens grew up in the south and when he moved to Ohio his talents were first observed. Through his high school and college careers he gained more and more attention eventually getting the name "Buckeye Bullet". During his time in high school and college he managed to set a few records. Now he was in team USA for the Olympics the time had come for him to put forth all the experience he gained from years of constant training. In 1936 summer the Olympics he acquired 4 Gold medals and broke two Olympic records. The amazing example that was set my Jesse Owens in 1936 shows that everybody has a fair and equal shot at achieving greatness regardless of what they are attempting to do. Its is not a persons heritage or skin color that determines who someone will become, but the strong characteristics of having a positive outlook, determination and a perseverance to accomplish their goals. That is why I believe that the Olympic spirit is all about giving people from all over the world a chance to showcase their amazing talents to the world despite where they come from or the color of their skin.
Rate this:

About StageofLife.comAbout Us: is a free blogging and writing community for high school students that allows teens the opportunity to share their personal stories and essays in an online life journal via their free Stage of Life account.  Check out our national Teen Trend Reports, and make sure to explore the writing contests for high school students, inspirational videos for teens, statistics about students, quotes about high school, and other resources about High School here on  Register to start your free writing profile, share an essay about your life, and help us change the world, one story at a time.  If you are a teacher - review our Language Arts Teaching Resources.

Writing Contest Archive - Students

Writing Contests and Teen Trend Reports Student Writing Contests

Below you will find all of the monthly writing contests and teen trend reports from the last five years hosted by  Our dedication to digital literacy efforts have reached over 1,000,000 students and teachers in the last half decade, received mention on, and features in the news.  Feel free to click through and read the top essay submissions from any given month. is honored to be one of the most-visited writing contests for students in the world.  We love working with you as we celebrate the journey as life-long readers and writers...

2016 Writing Contests

Writing Contest for High School Students

2015 Writing Contests

2014 Writing Contests

 2013 Writing Contests

2012 Writing Contests

2011 Writing Contests

 2010 Writing Contests

Stage of Life Mission Statement

Find Us on Facebook      Follow Us on Twitter     Read our Founder's Blog was launched in 2009 as the premier destination for people of all ages to find information, coupons, and stories about one of ten key stage of life transitions:  high school, college, on my own, wedding, married without children, having a baby, home ownership, parenting, grand parenting, and empty nest/retirement.  Nearly 1 million visitors come to the site each year to find information about their stage of life.  Stage of Life users (teens, college students, Millennials, Gen Y, Gen X, and Baby Boomers) can also share and archive their life stories via their Stage of Life profile page.  Specialized content includes statistics, quotes, videos, financial tips, coupons, news, writing contests, and more tailored to each of the 10 life stages featured.  My Life Rewards® is the free discount program for all Stage of Life users, readers and writers dedicated to providing printable coupons and coupon codes tailored towards each stage of life.

Terms of Service and Privacy