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    Designing a Special Diet

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    brought about a change of attitude to exercise. It is not just the sporting elite who enjoy and seek fitness. Ordinary people also want the benefits that go with fitness and some go to extraordinary lengths to achieve high levels of performance. With this diet it would make it easier for them to exercise and keep up with it. Body composition is important to both the top sports people and to ordinary people. The elite athletes have a good body build for their sport and one reason for taking part

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    Nemean Stadium

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    phenomenon of the Olympic Games. A time where all war would come to a pause as men would test their valor against fellow man in peaceful physical competition. This competition was partaken in stadiums at select locations. These men were considered elite athletes and representative of many men. This made the games important in more ways than competition. They were also political, social and a major source of pride within ancient Greece. But these Olympic games only came around every four years, so others

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    The Reasons Behind the Increasing Commercialism of the Olympic Games The Olympic Games is a world wide event, held once every 4 years. It is the most important event amongst the elite athletes of today. It is viewed on television by billions of people across the world, by satellite transmission (started in Tokyo in 1964). This worldwide viewing attracted sponsors as they realised that by supporting the Olympics their product would be advertised on every product sold, as they would be the

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    using a technique of mental imagery, and he wasn't just sitting there. Many people have wondered about this way to train for sports. Mental imagery is "a cognitive psychological skill in which the athlete uses all senses to create a mental experience of athletic performance or just simply, the athlete mentally rehearses performance" (McCullough). These mental images are sometimes duplicated images of the past, or sometimes they are for desired or feared anticipation of the future. Mental Imagery

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    Running Training

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    have better results. Many runners think that less mileage is better for a runner during training season, as does George Sheehan who wrote the essay titled “Training: More or Less.” In his essay he claims that he believes the optimal distance for athletes is twenty to twenty-five miles per week, including speed work, and races. While his theory on training might be correct for his level of training, it may not be sufficient for other runners who are serious about training with all they have. Many

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    performance-enhancing drugs in sport relate to the protection of the health of athletes, and the maintenance of fair competition” (Black, 1996; as cited by Waddington, 2000) The main objective of the U.K. Statement of the Anti-doping Policy stems from this. The aim is to ensure that the various governing bodies of sport in the United Kingdom have consistent and regular sets of policies and regulations in order to “protect the rights of athletes to compete drug-free” (U.K. Statement of Anti-doping Policy). This

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    Every elite athlete makes it look easy. Splashing through the water or striding gracefully down the track making it look effortless. Some people assume they are “naturals,” that their perfect DNA sequence is what has brought them to this level. Others argue that hard work and drive is what has made the difference, separating the elite from the average. These thoughts are the ones that give rise to the age-old nature vs. nurture debate. Countless hours of studies and research has concluded: it’s

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    Are elite athletes/sports men or women being paid too much if not how are there high salaries justified, if so, why, and how could there money be put to better use? To most people one million dollars a lot of money, to most people one thousand dollars is a lot, but even though it is hard to believe, to some people these figures mean nothing. It is no secret that professional athletes particularly those who play soccer, golf, and race F1 cars make big bucks, but people do not realize to what extent

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    In order to be considered an elite athlete, you must have the best time, speed, agility and endurance. You must be able to perform above average and you must be able to crush your opponent; after all, there is no such thing as second best. Sadly, this pressure of being the champion is forcing many athletes all over the world to turn to supplements to help them achieve this goal. The problem is, some of these supplements have little research to back them up or are entirely illegal. Thus making the

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    international competitions, the Hong Kong Sports Institute (HKSI) proposed “Elite Sports” to support athletes to reach an elite level. However, only 16 sports events receive "Tier A" support from the Elite Training Program operated by the HKSI with effect from April 2013. The Elite Sports Committee rejected some popular sports, for instance, Judo, soccer and basketball. The issue of whether Judo should be included in Hong Kong Elite Sports (Tier A) has been discussed for several years among scholars and

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