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Cheating in Sports

- Cheating in Sports Sports are governed by sets of rules or customs and often, competition. Sports have always been a way to connect us to our past and to build optimism about the future. Sport’s a way to bond the people despite differences in race, age and gender. However, today the game that is supposed to teach character, discipline and team work is teaching cheating. And in today’s world, with fame, endorsement, drugs and so much to gain, it is not surprising that athletes are cheating in sports....   [tags: Sports Athletics]

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Should girls play on boys' sports teams?

- In the world of sports it started off that girls could never play sports and then in 1972 a public law called Title IX came to existence which allowed girls to play sports but not with boys. Today the question is asked should girls play on boys’ sports teams. One would think that girls should not play with boys on a sports team because boys are just naturally taller and stronger than women and they would dominate the girls in a fully contact sport. Another may think that if a girl is truly capable to play on an all boys’ sports team, then she should not be denied the opportunity to try out for an all boys’ team....   [tags: Male, Females, Dynamics, Sports]

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The Growing Popularity of Extreme Sports

- Extreme Sports Over the past ten years I have noticed that my local snowboarding park has become more crowded every season, especially with younger kids. This has not only been the case for snowboarding, but for all extreme sports. I’ve noticed this trend at my local skateboarding park also. More so, there has been a noticeable increase of extreme sports being broadcast on television today than ever before. These changes caused me to ask the question: why have extreme sports become so popular to youngsters....   [tags: Extreme Sports]

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The Influence, Role, and Meaning of Sports in American Society

- 1. It has become much harder to identify the true and amateur-taught values around sport in our culture. The passion for competition, the aspect of a team, and the actions of sportsmanship are deep values that sports act to instill. It becomes one of the most important ways to teach those values to our young and unfortunately is becoming easy to forget. Throughout the semester we scrutinized sports, looking at their influence, role, and meaning in our American society today. Two foundations to view sport, critical and functionalist theory, were brought upon early in the semester, laying groundwork for looking at the rest of the topics....   [tags: competition, team, sports, theories]

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Performance Enhancing Drugs Should Be Banned in Professional Sports

- In 2013, 12 Major League Baseball players each received fifty game suspensions without pay for using performance enhancing drugs. Big names such as Ryan Braun and Alex Rodriguez were on this list. Testosterone, an illegal substance, is what is found in the performance enhancing drugs. Testosterone increases male characteristics such as body hair, aggression, deepening of the voice, and of course massive muscle growth (“Steroids” par. 1). Some professional athletes claim to use performance enhancing drugs to recover more quickly from injury; others take them because they have not seen the positive feedback in working out, without the use of the steroids....   [tags: Use Steroids in Professional Sports]

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My Two Favorite Sports: Tennis vs. Basketball

- As many can tell you there is nothing quite like the feeling of playing the sport you love with crowds cheering for you to win. Everyone can feel this way because sports are relatively simple and easy to play with practice. I remember I used to hate the idea of playing any sport, but when once I started to play I didn’t want to stop; two sports that I particularly enjoyed playing were baseball and tennis. Although Baseball and tennis are both sports that involve using a club to hit an airborne ball, they differ because of the equipment used to play them, the rules for each game and the way points are scored....   [tags: Tennis, Basketball, sports,]

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Sports Rehabilitation Enhances Life with Physical Disabilities

- Sports rehabilitation, best known as physical medicine, is a branch of medicine that aims to enhance and restore functional ability and quality of life to those who have physical disabilities. They specialize in restoring optimal functioning to people with injuries to the muscles, bones, tissues, and nervous system. This field grew notably during World War II to accommodate the large number of soldiers that were injured. The main goal of these physicians was to return people to their original physical state or even improve their physical endurance....   [tags: sports, medicine, injury]

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The Impact of Sports in Native American Boarding Schools

- The presence of activity and sport is found within cultures and societies all over the world, and throughout history. Activity in the form of sport can often be the purest form of expression for a society or individual. The sporting world is often thought to be a microcosm of the actual world with the problems and issues of society still being ever present in the sporting community. Since sport can be used as an expression of self, it is no wonder that sport is often a reflection of the society that it occupies....   [tags: activity, sports, boarding schools]

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Sports Media 's Impact On The Mass Exposure Of The Athletic Industry

- ... According to Ryan, “we live in an era when an athlete no longer needs the media.” Ryan is eluding to the emergence of social media where a lot of athletes have accounts and are free to interact and say whatever they wish to say to the public. In the article, Ryan says that the form of media that is carried out today is what worked in the old days when athletes didn’t have social media but now that they do, the media isn’t as important in bridging the gap between athletes and the public. He also mentions how in the past athletes were more willing to speak to the media because they felt it was part of their jobs in interacting with fans but today’s athletes don’t because they can reach the...   [tags: Professional sports, Amateur sports, Football]

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Gender and Sex Norms in Sports

- Gender and Sex Norms in Sports In our society there are costs both socially and culturally for individuals who choose to violate their own gender and/or sex norms. We live in a time when, though great advancements have been made, gender roles are still differentiated out from each other with specific behavior and lifestyle expectations built into our value system and ascribed to individuals. The past decade has seen a growing move away from such distinct male/female expectations, however in areas such as sport the differences and problems that still exist in our gender ideology are much more visible....   [tags: Sports Essays]

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NCAA Sports: The Financial Stranglehold on Today’s College Athletes

- What has perpetually been one of the most constraining matters of contention in the world of sports today has now become a matter the NCAA can no longer afford to ignore. The service that college athletes provide to colleges and universities they attend in addition to millions of fans all over the world is still not being repaid in the manner that it should be for their exceptional dedication, work/study ethic and most importantly, income in profits brought in to their employer. The NCAA is a multi-billion dollar commerce that has generated over $840 billion last year alone due to their players’ ability to enthrall and percolate to their bounteous extent at all times....   [tags: Sports, Students]

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A Sociological Perspective of Sports

- A Sociological Perspective of Sports In the book entitled A Sociological Perspective of Sports, Wilbert Marcellus Leonard II says, “Many of us have strong opinions as to the value of competitive sports. Some of our beliefs are based on personal experiences, others are not” (219). I have my own strong opinions about the value of sports, most of which are based on personal experiences. I have been surrounded by, and involved in, competitive level sports my entire life. From the time I was born, I began attending professional volleyball games on the west coast beaches to watch my mom play in these matches....   [tags: competitive sports]

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Public Relations in Professional Sports

- Public Relations in Professional Sports "If industry is to be successful in dealing with public opinion . . . it must learn the language of the people, it must consider the study of public opinion as important as any phase of its operations. It must recognize that public opinion can be measured, and utilize the increasingly scientific methods developing today for gauging it"(Ross) PR today, has undergone a massive restructuring and organization and is now gaining recognition worldwide. An offshoot of this is PR in sports....   [tags: Professional Sports]

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Use of Steroids in Sports

- As the use of performance enhancing drugs is becoming more popular among athletes, many of them don't understand the risks involved in taking these drugs. Many people are looking for a quick way to build muscle, or to get stronger the fastest way possible. Using these performance aids may very well be a quick fix for many athletes, but taking these supplements is unethical and dangerous. Using special drugs to boost an athletes performance is degrading to sports and to the athlete. The human body can produce the same substances naturally, without taking drugs, but people continue to load up on these supplements such as creatine or androstenedione....   [tags: Drugs and Sports]

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The Effect of Viewing Varying Levels and Contexts of Violent Sports

- 1. Raney, A. A., & Depalma, A. J. (2006). The Effect of Viewing Varying Levels and Contexts of Violent Sports Programming on Enjoyment, Mood, and Perceived Violence. Mass Communication & Society, 9(3), 321–338. doi:10.1207/s15327825mcs0903_4 The first two article were probably the most useful in my current study. They both were about media’s influence in aggression in sports. It’s turned to be a difficult task finding articles that included media influence on sports. Both articles also gave me lots of leads to other research on the subject....   [tags: media influence, sports violence, fanatics]

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Participating in Sports Helps to Reduce the Levels of Depression

- In the world, many people are sad and depressed and just don’t feel the need to do anything at all other than sulk and wish they were dead, this is not the way someone should live there should be some way to take someone out of this depressive state or to keep someone from ever reaching it but what. The answer is organized sports and their ability to kick start hormones in the body and allow for a new sense of happiness within the body. To find out to what level a participates level of depression are and see if it effects all participates with different levels of depression or only participates of low levels of depression and we will look at this using the beck depression scale....   [tags: college students, depression, organized sports]

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Steroids and Sports

- Steroids and Sports Steroids, ever since their introduction into the sports world five decades ago, they have been a controversial issue (WebMD medical news). Anabolic performance dates as far back as the original Olympic Games. Today walking into any gym you will find some one who is using steroids or some kind of enhancement supplement. Anabolic steroids are so popular with athletes from high School level all the way up to the top. For the past fifty years, athletes around the world use steroids to gain muscle mass, and along with regular work-outs try to achieve the results they desire....   [tags: Sports Argumentative Drugs Essays]

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The Globalization of Sports

- Sport is an ever growing aspect of our cultures, and as the access to different avenues of sport begin to present themselves we question the ability of sport organizations to expand globally. This review of literature will examine different avenues of sport and the research that has been done in regards to their effort to expand on a global scale. Arguably one of the most successful avenues of sport to expand globally is soccer. Soccer is played in more countries(204) than any other sport. (Klein, 2008) A perfect example of soccer as a brand that has expanded globally is Manchester United....   [tags: Globalization, Sports]

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The Image of Women in Sports Today

- The Image of Women in Sports Today We live in a world that changes quickly, so it's no terrible surprise that the image of women in sports is changing quickly, as well. Relatively, it hasn't been that long since women were not even socially permitted to participate in sports or any kind of physical activity-- now, I dare say, it's nearly expected. There are still remnants of past gender-types, but overall I think the image of women in sports has changed dramatically. It used to be that women were not allowed to participate in sports-- beyond just being seen as unbecoming and unfeminine, it was actually believed that physical activity would harm a woman's reproductive system....   [tags: Female Sports Athletics Papers]

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Sports and Gender

- Sports become stereotyped as gender-neutral, feminine, or masculine based on conceptions regarding gender, gender differences, and beliefs about the appropriateness of participation due to gender (Colley et al., 1987; Csizma, Wittig, & Schurr, 1988; Koivula, 1995; Matteo, 1986). Sports labeled as feminine seem to be those that allow women participants to act in accordance with the stereotyped expectations of femininity (such as being graceful and nonagressive) and that provide for beauty and aesthetic pleasure (based on largely male standards)....   [tags: Female Sports Film Movies Essays]

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Advertising in Sports

- The main purpose of advertising is to sell a product or service to the consumer market. Advertising uses many different types of appeal and a number of media to achieve a variety of goals. Advertising is the most effective means to get the word out about products, services, events, charities, and just about anything else that one can think of. Where would sports be today without advertising. Advertising in sports has helped the sports world grow into one of the most profitable industries in the world....   [tags: Sports Marketing essays research papers]

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Recreating the 'Norm' in Single-sex Sports

- Recreating the 'Norm' in Single-sex Sports When investigating the costs and benefits of an individual competing in a sport considered non-traditional for their gender, we must first answer the question of what makes the single-sex status of these sports so important. We know that much controversy often surrounds the assimilation of a certain gender into a sport not traditionally considered their own, but we might forget to ask why this is the case to begin with. First, it is important to acknowledge that the answer to this question will most likely vary a bit between genders....   [tags: Sports Essays]

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Sexism in Sports

- Sexism in Sports In 1972 a policy known as Title IX was written and mandated into Federal policy. Title IX states “no person.....shall, on the basis of sex….be subjected to discrimination under any educational program or activity receiving federal financial assistance” (Glenn Sacks, “Title IX Lawsuits are Endangering Men’s College Sports,” p. 3). Many high schools and colleges have not been able to comply with the Title IX standards mostly because of money. After more than 30 years since the beginning of Title IX, there is still no gender equality among men and women in sports....   [tags: Sexism Sports Athletics Basketball Essays]

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The Future of Women in Sports

- The Future of Women in Sports As the year 2010 has arrived, the problem of the portrayal of women in sports no longer lies in their fight for equality and opportunity, but in fighting off the competition with men. It is no longer an issue of women not being taken seriously or being looked down upon if they decide to be athletes, but that men want to take part in competition with women in sports. This film thus focuses on the struggles that the male protagonist faces in trying to compete with the popularity of women's sports and his desire to take part in the world of women's sports....   [tags: Female Athletes Sports Essays]

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Ethics in Sports

- Ethics in Sports My name is john doe and I am the sports and recreation advisor for Stevenage. I am writing to every head of PE to express my feelings and opinions towards ethics and values in schools. My personal view of values in sport is that it comes down to the player’s beliefs in the sport and the standard he or she sets. For example whether a team member puts in 100% effort in the sport they are playing. I define ethics in sport as the moral rules, principles and values, perhaps more simply put, practicing the following core values to sport · Fairness · Respect · Equity An example of good ethics is players knowing the rules of a game and following them....   [tags: Ethics Sports Athletics Morals Essays]

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Sports Drinks and Athletic Performance

- Since the creation of Gatorade in 1987 sports drinks have become a staple of American athletics. Every major sports league, including the NBA, NHL, MLB, NFL and NASCAR, are sponsored by and use Gatorade Thirst Quencher. All Sport and Powerade, two other smaller market sports drinks, have limited sponsorships of smaller sports leagues including the NCAA. The question is, how effective is Gatorade and other sports drinks in doing what it they're advertised to do. One has to wonder if the wide use of Gatorade is merely due to billions of dollars of advertising pumped in by the company or if it actually does provide some benefits to athletes....   [tags: Comparing Sports Drinks]

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Sports and Recruitment for Colleges

- Every Saturday, college campuses all across the nation are a buzz with activities. The football team prepares for this week?s game. The girl?s soccer team and volleyball teams play on Saturday and Sunday. The boy?s soccer team travels for an away game. Colleges and universities everywhere depend on various sports as a way of recruitment, entertainment, and physical activity for students. However, before 1972 women did not share the same opportunity to participate in intercollegiate sports. Up until 1972 there were no rules governing sexism in intercollegiate sports....   [tags: Recruiting Process College Sports ]

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The Effects of Hearing Loss During Sports Performance

- The effects of hearing loss during sports performances Sports performances have always played a big role in society, starting back in 776 BC when the first Olympics were held in Greece (Ancient Olympic Games, 2013). There are many athletic programs that one can participate in depending on interest and the concentration a person is looking for. The more extreme a sport is, the higher the risk of injuries there is for the player. Sports injuries can vary depending on the muscles being used during the performance....   [tags: Sports, Athletes, Hearing Loss, Head Injuries]

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Consequences of Steroids in Sports

- Consequences of Steroids in Sports Every year high school, college, and professional athletes try to get just ?a little bigger,??a little stronger,. and to increase the amount of weights they lift by, ?just a few pounds.. To achieve these goals athletes often turn to anabolic steroids to aid them in achieving their goals. Anabolic steroids are a quick, but dangerous way to increase muscle mass, and they can carry many risks including some life threatening side affects. Years after taking steroids athletes can live to have serious heart problems, sterility, or possibly not even live, all because of foolish decisions they made in the past....   [tags: Sports Atheletes Steroids Essays]

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An Economic Comparison between North Amercan and European Sports Leagues

- An Economic Comparing North American Sports Leagues with European Sports Leagues For some Americans supporting a team or a club is a relaxing Sunday afternoon activity, for some this social event is a good excuse to be loud and let of some steam but for most Europeans supporting a team is a way of life. These people would do anything for your team to be successful. They would gladly go to every away and home game, buy all of their merchandise and get as many people as they can involved. This affects the amount of revenues clubs earn and their profitability....   [tags: teams and sports industry]

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The Evolution of the Image of Women in Sports

- The Evolution of the Image of Women in Sports 1. Through the readings, films, and discussions, we have looked at the image of women in sport. Discuss the images of women in sport and how they are affected by today's cultural ideal of women. All of the films that we watched provided different perspectives on how the image of women is situated in our culture. From the first movie, Dare to Compete, which highlighted the development of women's participation in sports, to Love and Basketball, which fully accepts women's participation in sports, we examined a range of views and opinions on the proper role of women in sports....   [tags: Films Movies Female Sports Essays]

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Drug Use in Sports

- Drugs in sports can cost a player his or her scholarship(s) and more seriously, their lives. Everyday athletes that you may not think are doing anabolic steroids or the human growth hormone are the athletes who are the big users. 1. There are three major performance enhancing drugs that are used by the super star athletes: anabolic steroids, amphetamine, and the human growth hormone pills. 2. These performance enhancing are found in just about all fifty states and the problem is rapidly growing....   [tags: Athelets Drug Use Sports]

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Public Subsidies for Sports Facilities

- Public Subsidies for Sports Facilities America is in the midst of a sports construction boom. New sports facilities costing at least $200 million each have been completed or are under way in Baltimore, Charlotte, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Milwaukee, Nashville, San Francisco, St. Louis, Seattle, Tampa, and Washington, D.C., and are in the planning stages in Boston, Dallas, Minneapolis, New York, and Pittsburgh. Major stadium renovations have been undertaken in Jacksonville and Oakland....   [tags: Sports Athletics American Culture Essays]

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Performance-Enhancing Drugs in Sports

- Performance-Enhancing Drugs in Sports In all areas of sports, professional, college, and even high school, there is widespread illegal use of performance-enhancing drugs. Although there are many reasons for athletes to choose to use these drugs, the cost of such use, both to the athlete and to society can be extraordinarily high. It is important to understand why performance-enhancing drugs are used and what are the consequences of their use to the athlete and society. One of the reason athletes choose to use performance-enhancing drugs is to bulk up....   [tags: Sports Steroids Drugs Essays]

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Technology And Tradition in Sports

- Professional sports are a vital component to our society as we know it. Week in and week out, fans fill the stands to cheer on their favorite teams, just the same as they did 50 years ago. On the contrary, these professional sports have evolved with the introduction of new technologies that are erupting controversies, especially in the last decade. Experts suggest that these advantages that today’s players have over those in the past can ruin the integrity of the achievements and records they set during their era....   [tags: Sports History Technology Improvements Research]

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The Effects of Sports Teams and Stadiums on Cities

- The Effects of Sports Teams and Stadiums on Cities What if a tax increase came to a city because of a sports team, would it be alright. Of course not, right. Well, consider being told as a tax payer and being told it will help the economy of city to build a stadium. However, a tax increase is never highly looked upon, and large companies sell extraordinary economic growth, and cannot produce the promise. Area political leaders, local community heads as well as owners of professional sports franchise sometimes claim that a pro sports stadium and teams are vital sources of positive economic growth in urban areas....   [tags: Economics Economy Sports Teams]

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Men, Women, and Sports: What is Acceptable?

- Men, Women, and Sports: What is Acceptable. Throughout history, society has clearly defined the roles that men and women were expected to play. In these roles, men were seen as both physically and mentally stronger, and women were seen as more gentle, caring and physically and mentally weaker. As such, men participating in sports which demonstrate grace and elegance was not, and to some extent, still is not considered to be the norm. Likewise, women participating in sports which demonstrate or require a great deal of physical strength is considered to be un-ladylike....   [tags: Sports Gender Essays Equality]

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How did Jackie Robinson Overcome Racial Discrimination in Sports

- Have you ever been protested and demonstrated against. Jackie Robinson felt the outcry of America during his baseball career. Fighting not only for his future, but also for the overall well-being of his sport, Robinson received death threats for his efforts. On a daily basis, this disciplined African man fought the pressures of hatred toward his entire race. As a segregated country, America saw major league baseball as a white man’s sport. Robinson was the outlier in an otherwise American “tradition.” Society observed Robinson’s play on the field with extremely bias eyes....   [tags: baseball, color barrier, sports racism]

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Sports have become the new religion in America

- In America, despite the number of people who attend church and participate in religious activities, you could assume sports are the new religion. There's the seasonal NASCAR on Sundays and Monday night football, but most sports such as, baseball, basketball, soccer, and hockey hold their events on any given day of the week. Many Americans arrange their schedules to either attend or watch these events on television. You could even go so far as to say Americans idolize athletes and sports stars, considering the billions of dollars spent on sporting events and merchandise....   [tags: Sports Sport]

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Women in Sports - NCAA vs. AIAW

- NCAA vs. AIAW Women have faced an uphill battle throughout the history of sports whether it is to be able to compete in sports, to attain equal funding for programs, to have access to facilities, or a number of other obstacles that have been thrown in their ways. Women have had to organize and administer their own sports structure rather than compete within the men's structure that existed. The sheer strength and determination of many women sports heroes is what propels women's sport to keep going....   [tags: Sports Essays Women]

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Sports Injury

- Sports Injuries In this paper you will understand how in the different sport you can have different injury’s relating to the different sports. Like in basketball you will see more knee and ankle injuries. I will show how doing different things wrong will cause you to get hurt. You have different types of injuries for the different sports. I feel you can take the right measures to make sure you have a safe sport career by taking the right steps to keeping yourself safe. This is some of the things you could do to help....   [tags: Sports Medicine]

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A Tale of Apocalypses, Men, Women, & Sports

- A Tale of Apocalypses, Men, Women, & Sports This movie is set in a post-apocalyptic society in the year 2010. After World War III broke out, the world was destroyed in the year 2008. The survivors have no memory of what their planet used to be like, or how they used to live. The earth is covered in layers of debris that archaeologists are sifting through to figure out how people lived before the world was destroyed. Along with the "death" of our modern world, women's rights also died, and men think they are far superior once more....   [tags: Movie Film Sports Essays]

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The Use of Creatine in Sports

- The Use of Creatine in Sports The first weeks of my senior season of football were the toughest times I had ever had in my life. We had two practices a day. We had one practice early in the morning, and one late in the afternoon. Physically, I wasn't at a level like most of my teammates. I felt like I couldn't do anything on the high school level; plus I was being thrown around like a rag doll. I needed something that would help me reach my potential. That's when I tried creatine. I started out taking small doses of creatine as an energy booster before practice, noticing that I wasn't getting tired and out of breath like I once was....   [tags: Athletics Steroids Drugs Sports Health Essays]

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College Sports: Paying Division One Athletes

- College Sports: Paying Division One Athletes A huge debate has been on the rise lately relating to why division one athletes should get paid on top of obtaining a scholarship. The proposal states that athletes should be eligible to receive money based on a percentage of profit their school makes. Although some say division one athletes already have all of their needs taken care of, helping athletes with extra expenses in college is essential. Because full ride scholarships take care of most costs for athletes, many argue they already have school paid for, and extra money isn’t necessary....   [tags: College Sports]

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Men and Women in Non-Traditional Sports

- Men and Women in Non-Traditional Sports The benefits of an individual entering a non-traditional sport for his or her sex can be huge – but they are usually greater for society in general than for the athlete him/herself. Being the first person to break into a non-traditional sport would obviously be trying on the athlete, who would have to face the questioning and criticisms of media, fans, and even their fellow athletes. But one athlete’s determination and persistence can open up a whole new world to both athletes and spectators....   [tags: Sports Female Male Culture Essays]

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Title IX’s Lasting Effects on Gender Equality in Federally Funded Sports Activities

- Introduction American culture places a large emphasis on athletics; including the popular sports football, basketball, and baseball. Many children are encouraged to participate in sports from a young age by their parents. Some parents believe that participation in team athletics instills in their children discipline, teamwork, and the values of hard work and perseverance. Prior to the 1970s, masculinity was a concept ingrained into athletics, and since the 1970s has only slightly subsided. In the early 1970s it became apparent that legislation would be required to further the cause of athletic equality between men and women....   [tags: athletic sports, no discrimination]

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What Are the Risk and Protective Factors for Athletes, in Terms of Different Types of Sports and Intensity?

- There are many scientific papers about eating disorders, possible treatments and possible risk factors. Due to the fact that, for many people with eating disorders, body image, dieting and over exercising is part of their everyday lives, the focus in this study is on sportswomen- and men.(1)⁠ In addition, the worldwide prevalence of eating disorders among athletes, 0-19% for men, and 6-45% for women, is higher than the prevalence within the general population.(1)⁠ The focus of this study however, lies on the Dutch population....   [tags: sports life, dutch athletes, eating disorders]

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Gender Stereotypes in Non-Traditional Sports

- Gender Stereotypes in Non-Traditional Sports Because of stress from families, grief from peers, or doubts from coaches, it is difficult for an athlete to enter a sport that has traditionally been classified as a sport of the opposite sex. Athletes love the challenge of sports, the thrill of competition, and the benefits of achieving - all qualities that men and women share - however, certain sports also exude qualities of femininity or masculinity, grace or sheer power, and these qualities complicate the qualifications to enter specific sports....   [tags: Athletics Sports Gender Issues Essays]

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Influence of Sports Upon America’s Youth

- Influence of Sports Upon America’s Youth Over the last two decades the growth of youth sports has reflected the popularity of professional sports in our society. Sporting events and news are available to the public twenty-four hours a day on television and radio: sports are an enormous industry. The outstanding popularity of the sports industry has profoundly affected youth sports organizations. An estimated twenty-five million children age six through eighteen participate in at least one school or community based athletic program....   [tags: Professional Sports Athletes]

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The Effects Of Sports On Youth Sports

- ... “At least 55 high school football players have died in the past 10 years.” said curt . Almost as many baseball players age 5-14 were fatally injured since 1973, and about three dozen basketball players age 11-20 died in a recent three-year period. Many other kids have suffered paralyzing spinal injuries, especially in football, hockey and gymnastics. “Adults want to win , kids want to play” said Adam Reilly . By the age of 15 most students have quit playing the port the enjoy saying “the fun of the game has ran out , the commitment was to much , or that the coaches didn’t treat them right.” ⅓ of kids who kept playing the sport said they only did so to please their parents....   [tags: High school, Concussion, Injuries]

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The Between Sports And Fantasy Sports

- ... Those speculators could have a point. The problem that comes up is twofold, one being that we are in a completely unregulated industry which means that daily fantasy cannot be proven as gambling or as “insider trading” which is taking information that is not open to the public and using it to make a wager before other people have the desired information. Then, by using that knowledge prior to the public getting it, the “insiders” are winning big time. Secondly, the amount of attention that these companies are getting is becoming absurd....   [tags: Gambling, Online gambling, Game of skill, Dice]

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Performance Enhancing Drugs Should Not be Allowed in Sports

- Exercise Science Essay on Doping A very long time ago the Zulu warriors from Dutch uses a superior potion that is made from the fermented grape skins to enhance their battle ability. This method is called the Dop which known as doping today. Doping enhances the athletes performance illegally, it also contradicts with fair play. Unfortunately doping can sometimes be very harmful and may endanger the athlete?s personal health status. Today doping has come to a point where it is improved by many biological techniques and this had brought the WADA (world anti-doping agency) a real problem....   [tags: Sports Doping Should Not be Allowed]

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The Effects Of Playing Sports On Sports

- ... As we can see athletes not only suffer from the physical pain yet struggle psychologically as well. Yet why does this happen. Why do our emotions get the best of us. Why do we develop certain psychological disorder’s. According to Richard Lazarus a famous psychologist during the 1960s known for his appraisal theory of emotion, states that a person or in this particular case an athlete evaluates an emotional situation where the person determines if the event will affect them or not. In Ms. Steel case she saw her injury as a major threat, which caused her to have a negative emotional response of despair, thinking there was no cure....   [tags: Emotion, Psychology, Injury, Mind]

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Professional Sports : The Sports

- ... Robinson faced an enormous amount of prejudice while playing but ultimately other black athletes followed his lead and joined the white-dominated professional leagues. Today, African American athletes are staples in the Big Four. Both the NFL and NBA have more black players than players of any other race – 67% (Powell-Morse) and 78% (SLAM Staff) respectively – and this majority can be credited to Jackie Robinson’s impact on professional sports. In 1871, the first MLB game was held in Fort Wayne, Indiana....   [tags: Coming out, Sexual orientation]

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Sports Gender Segregation : Sports

- ... Although kids play rec league with different gender teams, they still can get hurt, but the chances are low. They probably allow this because the boys have not matured yet, and are not as strong. ”Study shows that girls are 6 times more likely to quit sports by age 14” (Reality). Boys start to mature at 14-15. Girls probably quit because they see that the competition is getting harder because the boys are getting stronger, just take wrestling for example. It gets hard for girls that participate in a sport with boys as they get older....   [tags: Female, Woman, Boy, Girl]

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Sports Ethics

- Sports Ethics Vince Lombardi, most likely the best coach to ever lead a team to victory or multiple ones on a football field. His ethics sometimes questionable, but never misunderstood, were always meant to lead and encourage his team to be nothing but the best, and the best was achieved in 1967. After nine incredible winning seasons with the Green Bay Packers, Lombardi decided to retire as head coach. The Packers had dominated professional football under his direction, collecting six division titles, five NFL championships, two Super Bowls and acquiring a record of 98-30-4....   [tags: Athletics Sports Ethics Drug Abuse Essays]

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Individuals Entering Non-Traditional Roles in Sports

- Individuals Entering Non-Traditional Roles in Sports Sports provide an amazing outlet for people of all ages. It has been proven that sports help focus and concentration as well as improving ones physical state. It is a beneficial pastime that all should be allowed to enjoy. Up until that age of 12-13 both genders are invited and welcomed to play sports. After this point something changes, it is not really talked about but pressure is effectively applied and society somehow manages to push people into very gender orientated and gender specific sports....   [tags: Sports Sociology Social Norms Essays]

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Sports, Sports And Recreation

- The source material of week 6, specifically chapters 2 and 4 of Jeff Wiltse’s Contested Waters, began coverage of the United States as it entered a period of ubiquitous recreational swimming for a broaden range of social classes. Another piece of material included within week 6 is chapter 7 of Major Problems in American Sport History, authored by Steven Riess. This chapter, entitled “Sport and Class, 1870-1920”, analyzed the discrepancies visible in sports and recreational leisure through social classes and gender....   [tags: Middle class, Social class, Working class]

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Sports Day Vs. Sports

- ... He passed it to me and I took it closer to the hoop and shot it, but it missed. Through the game I was really good at taking the ball from the other team and then bringing it to the hoop but out of 20 tries I only made like 3 of those tries in. So, during the game I changed my position to be defense. This was a great idea, I really boosted my team, I helped them take the ball from the opposing team when they came to offense and passed it to our teams offense and then they shot it in, That way, our team kept making the shot and I blocked like 75 percent of their shots....   [tags: Game, Play, Association football, Football]

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It's Time for Girls and Boys to Plays Sports Together

- It's Time for Girls and Boys to Plays Sports Together On the athletic field, in the gym, or on the ice, there have always been standards for the athletes to follow. These standards range from what type of athletic equipment is not only necessary but appropriate, to who can play when, where, and how. This last standard is the one that is being challenged the most; can men play not only on women’s teams, but can they also participate in female dominated sports without being taunted. The same goes for women, can females, without fear, really participate in traditionally male dominated sports....   [tags: Sports Female Male Social Norm Essays]

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Belgium: Food and Sports

- “The food of Belgium is now acknowledged as among the very best in Europe, and many of its restaurants have earned all kinds of the most respected international garlands and awards” (Mason 37). When people think of Belgium, they tend to first think of waffles, chocolate, French fries, and beer. Belgium has some of the finest quality of these foods in the world. In fact, the Belgians invented the French fry, so it’s only natural they have the best. Chocolate was invented in Mesoamerica, but Belgian chocolates are renowned as the best, to the point that many “foreign chocolate makers often buy their raw materials from Belgium” (Mason 39)....   [tags: belgian food, belgian sports, belgian culture]

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The Impact Of Sports On Women 's Sports

- ... And one of them, the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA), began with a substantial television contract a factor that today is the best predictor of financial success in pro sport” (741). The author shows that women typically should equal opportunities to play sports as men. The author also showed that female sports should be developed and successful in the world. Even though, females have equal opportunities to play sport, and they are successful in sport. They also win as many scholarships as men in the Olympic....   [tags: Gender, Female, Male, Sex]

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Sports Vs. Drugs : Sports And Drugs

- ... It could be considered cheating because it is an unnatural way for muscles to grow faster and to give a person an unfair advantage to do better than someone else. PEDs also help increase muscle and cardio endurance so athletes can train longer and harder while the average athlete who is drug free can only train for about half the time. Trainers and athletes would argue that PEDs are helpful and essential to one’s success. They have tremendous amounts of positive side effects that many athletes find beneficial....   [tags: Time, Term, Economics, Ethics]

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The Spirit of Sports

- “The Spirit of Sports: The spirit of sports gives each of us who participates an opportunity to be creative. Sports know no sex, age, race, or religion. Sports give us all the ability to test ourselves mentally, physically and emotionally in a way other aspects of life can’t. For many of us who struggle with ‘fitting in’ or our identity - sports gives us our first face of confidence. That first bit of confidence can be a gateway to many other great things!” -Dan O’Brien, Olympic gold medalist. Every year an estimated 35 million kids participate in some form of sports in America....   [tags: fun, injuries, death]

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The Evolution of Sports

- Sports has been practiced since the dawn of man but only recently has it been accepted as a noble past-time which has stretched throughout every culture and brought with it an unprecedented change on civilization and the nature of human beings. In the 20th century, the Western hemisphere has only begun to embrace the change of sports. Around this time period, Greece and the whole Middle-East began to organize sports in a more formal and open fashion. Considering that sports was vastly important for centuries in Greece, even more so than in Europe and in the West, it is no surprise that their millennia-long tradition evolved into one of the most celebrated sports event around the globe, namel...   [tags: modern olympics, greece, steroids]

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Sports of the Renaissance

- James Naismith, creator of basketball, used a soccer ball as the first basketball. The game of soccer was originally played with an inflated animal bladder that was surrounded with leather (Leibs 67). Just as in every sport, as time evolves, so do the materials being played with. The materials begin becoming more durable, controllable, and affordable. During the Renaissance period, many sports were evolved and took a turn for the better. Although many sports were introduced during the Renaissance period; football, lawn bowling, and tennis were the three main sports that influenced today’s time period the most....   [tags: European Renaissance Essays]

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The Mathematics In Sports

- When researching the math behind sports, I found that there are a multitude of formulas that go behind the simple actions in sports such as basketball and baseball. Basketball is a game played between two teams of five players in which goals are scored by throwing a ball through a netted hoop fixed above each end of the court. Baseball is a ball game played between two teams of nine on a field with a diamond-shaped circuit of four bases. To be successful in these sports, one must make their baskets, and hit the ball a certain way....   [tags: Athletics, Angles]

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The Culture of Sports

- Every facet of American culture can be analyzed to describe something about American people as a whole. Whether using fast food to show our society’s obsession with instant gratification, or Facebook and text messaging to portray our need for constant contact, it is clear that our culture reflects directly on our society as a whole and can be examined via every aspect of the American culture. No facet of American culture however, is as highly regarded by the American people more than sports. According to a recent Gallup poll, approximately 67% of the entire American population is a fan of at least one sport, where a “fan” (short for fanatic), is defined as “a person with an extreme and uncri...   [tags: Cultures, Cultural Identity Essays ]

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Racsim in Sports

- Racism if traced back to the 19th century has been predominant; we may refer to the apartheid era in South African where many of blacks were maltreated by the whites because the whites seem to view them as inferior. Does racial discrimination also exists in sports. Yes. Racial discrimination has also impacted negatively on the ethics of sports and the code of conduct of athlete. Is of no surprise that racial discrimination has mainly welcomed itself into sports, has this has been an issue which have perplexed many of sports analysts the 21st century....   [tags: Racism ]

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Children and Sports

- Children who participate in sports are developing rapidly in sports skills, sportsmanship, and psychologically, but does this come from organized sports are just nature’s process. Children develop emotional and social benefits from participating in sports. Children experience character and leadership development through peer relations leading to an increase in self-esteem and a decrease in anxiety levels. Children will get opportunities to experience positive and negative emotions throughout their practice and games trials....   [tags: sportsmanship, peer interactions]

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Violence in Sports

- Many news stories that write about sports highlight amazing victories,underdog comebacks or shocking defeats. Sometimes these stories even praise the actions of the players, but overall they rarely report the severe violence that occurs on the field and in the stands. The following essay will discuss the impact of violence on professional players,violence that occurs amongst the fans, and how violence has shaped professional sports. Sports has been part of society for as long as time,such as the Mayan Ball Game which was the first team sport in human history and was played for over 3000 years, it was a test of physical ability and mental toughness....   [tags: violence among fans, impact on players]

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Aggression in Sports

- Aggression and violence by players and fans has become permeated in almost every type of sport. We as a society has become increasingly accepting and even demanding of this deviant behavior. Media’s role in the acceptance of aggression and violence by competitors and spectators is the question. Newspapers devote entire sections to cover sporting events for fans. Television’s sports commentators contribute dramatic, opinionate commentaries to pre-game, game and post-game sporting events. Whether we like to admit it or not, the media has aided in the development of the public’s belief systems....   [tags: violence, competitor, spectators]

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History of Sports

- What exactly are sports. The answer to this question is simple. Sports are activities that people utilize to compete with each other and to have fun. Sports have been around since man has been on earth. They keep people active and give them something to do when there is nothing else. There are many types of sports. These involve different materials and rules that one needs to follow in order to complete the objectives. In sports, there are many different aspects to consider. In addition, the contestants have many needs which have to be met in order to perform at the highest level....   [tags: competition, physical activity, Colosseum]

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Concussions in Sports

- Junior Seau was one of the best middle linebackers in the NFL during his 20 playing years, amassing over 1,500 tackles, and delivering an insurmountable number of hits. In 2011, shortly after retiring, he abruptly committed suicide by shooting himself. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) conducted a study on Seau’s brain and diagnosed him with Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), a degenerative brain disease caused by repeated head trauma (Pilon and Belson). Seau is among countless other former players whose careers’ of playing football changed their lives forever....   [tags: Informative Essays]

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Drugs in Sports

- Drug’s in Sports In today’s professional athletic events athletes are using whatever they can find to give them an upper hand or give them the winning edge on other athletes just to keep there careers in check, but what is the price of using drugs in sports. Athletes endanger not only themselves but everyone around them when they use drugs. Athletes are aware what damages they could receive if they take these drugs but they refuse to give them up. Professional sports commissioners should enforce a drug testing policy for all athletes....   [tags: Drugs, argumentative, persuasive, ped]

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Sports and Politics

- "Politics has come to be considered not only inappropriate in the arena of sports, but actually antithetical to it," Zirin says. "We want so much to see sports solely as an arena of play, not seriousness. But here's the thing, this can cheapen not only the greatness and relevance of sports to us as a society, but also the courage of the athletes" (The Nation). The pursuit of fame, wealth and status can blind the human conscious, which is why it is important for us to encourage athletes to speak their minds....   [tags: Politics ]

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Women and Sports

- It has taken many years for women to gain a semblance of equality in sports. Throughout history, women have been both excluded from playing sports and discriminated against in sports. Men’s sports have always dominated the college athletic field, but women were finally given a fighting chance after Title IX was passed. Title IX, among other things, requires scholarships to be equally proportioned between men and women’s sports. Although this was a huge gain for women, gender inequality still exists in sports today....   [tags: Women's Softball ]

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Athletes and Sports

- As a parent, all you ever want your kids to do is grow up and be something great. Parents expect their kids to have dreams of becoming a lawyer or majoring in topics like business and medicine. They don’t realize that some kids have goals like playing baseball in the major leagues or becoming a great fisherman that is on television. Not all kids have the same mind-set. People of all ages, all around the world, enjoy either watching or playing sports. In “Organized Sports Can Benefit Children,” David Brooks argues that sports are healthy for children, helping them build character and showing them leadership skills....   [tags: Happiness&Confidence, Special Treatment]

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Values in Sports

- Earlier this January, one of the largest performance enhancing drug scandals in the history of sports became public. Lance Armstrong, a former 7 time consecutive winner of the Tour de France, admitted in Oprah’s televised interview that he consumed banned substances in competitive cycling races. One of the main reasons Armstrong listed for his illegal drugs use, was the desire to win at any cost; to compete at the highest possible level. The definition of compete, according to the New Oxford American Dictionary, means to “strive to gain or win something by defeating or establishing superiority over others who are trying to do the same”....   [tags: Doping, Lance Armstrong, Drug Scandals]

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Steriods in Sports

- When was the last time you saw a sporting event and thought what you just saw was incredible. That whoever just did that was superhuman. Now put this through your mind. That athlete could improve his or her already superb skills into something even greater. This can be possible with the help of steroids. There is a current debate of allowing steroids to be legal in sports. Steroids should not be allowed in sports. Some people ask why. This research paper will give those people just a few of the many reasons why it should not be allowed....   [tags: steroid abuse, athletes, role model]

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