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Sports in the 70's
Transcript of Sports in the 70's
First time electronic flash photo was used Cincinnati Reds win 4 world Series
Mark Spitz wins 7 gold medals for swimming at the 1972 Munich Olympic Games in Germany
The Pittsburgh Steelers, led by Terry Bradshaw, won 3 super bowls in the 70s
Muhammad Ali dominated the boxing world holding the championship belt for most of the 70s till he retired in 1979
Bruce Jenner won the decathlon at the 1976 Olympics in Montreal and was considered top athlete in the world
Hank Aaron, in 1974, broke Babe Ruth's record for home runs by hitting 715. This was significant because Hank Aaron, an african-american, was awarded a standing ovation in the Deep South despite the many death threats he received. Sports in the 1970s was very big business. Television had reshaped the sports industry in the decade before, and now the businessmen went to work to exploit their market. Football, baseball, basketball, boxing, auto racing, golf, and tennis were where the sports entertainment money was, and by the end of the 1970s top athletes demanded as much as a million dollars a year to perform. But their earning capacity did not come without a fight. Societal Values Opportunistic
Control Kingdom Values Equality Church Teachings Community and the Common Good 1970- Potts sprinted to a narrow lead in the home straight, she was in front two metres from the finish when her legs gave way from sheer exhaustion; 1970 Commonwealth games. With this new technology, athletes were more pressured into becoming better. The athletes felt they needed an edge. This edge was steroid and substance abuse in sports. Hall of Fame quarterback Terry Bradshaw admitted that he took steroids while playing football in the 1970s, according to several reports.
Bradshaw said on The Dan Patrick Show on Thursday, "We did steroids to get away the aches and the speed of healing. My use of steroids from a doctor was to speed up (healing after) injury, and I thought nothing of it. ... It was to speed up the healing process, that was it. It wasn't to get bigger and stronger and faster." Societal Values Physical Beauty Power (Dominance) Kingdom Values Self-Control Church Teachings Human Dignity Terrorists Attack at the Olympic Games in Munich (1972): Early in the morning on September 5, 1972, eight members of the Palestinian terrorist organization, Black September, snuck into the Olympic Village at the XXth Olympic Games which were held in Munich, Germany.
The Black September members raided the building housing the Israeli athletes. Two Israeli athletes were killed during the raid and nine others were taken hostage.
After spending most of the day trying to negotiate an exchange of prisoners for the hostages, the Black September members finally realized that their demands were not going to be met. They then asked for transport to an airport and two planes to take them to Cairo, Egypt.
German officials decided that they could not let the terrorists leave the country with the hostages and so they prepared for a rescue attempt at the airport. Unfortunately, the rescue attempt failed and all nine of the Israeli hostages were killed during the shoot-out. Five of the Black September members were killed and the other three were taken into custody. Societal Values Control
Concern for Others
Integrity Kingdom Values Church Teachings Thou shall not kill Why? 200 Arab Prisoners QUIZ HOW MANY HOME RUNS DID HANK AARON GET TO BEAT BABE RUTHS RECORD? HOW MANY SUPER BOWLS DID THE STEELERS WIN IN THE 70S? WHO WAS CONSIDRED TOP ATHELTE IN THE WORLD IN 1976?