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High School Athletes Should Consider College Over the NBA - In the last ten years many young and talented high school basketball players have chosen to enter the NBA draft. These 17 and 18 year olds decide to skip college, and instead they choose to take a big risk and enter the NBA, hoping to become stars and earn millions of dollars. In many cases, these youngsters’ careers are a failure because they don’t turn out as talented as they thought to be. They end up spending only a few seasons in the NBA because they are not good enough to compete at that level....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]
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The Impact of Performance Enhancing Drugs on the Olympics -    The use of performance enhancing drugs is undermining the integrity of the Olympic games.  It is impossible to accurately determine the number of athletes who use them, but it is believed that a substantial percentage do.  According to an anonymous Soviet coach, "Perhaps 90% of sportsmen, including our own, use drugs" (CASA 40).  One reason it is difficult to determine how many athletes "dope" is that in international events like the Olympics, the methods used to detect the use of these drugs simply are not effective.  So, although only a few athletes are caught, many benefit from their use of performance enhancing drugs.  It is unfortunate and unacceptable that such high level competitio...   [tags: Anabolic Steroids Use by Athletes]
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Anxiety and Athletic Perfomance - Anxiety and Athletic Performance Introduction Athletes today need to be able to cope with the anxiety and pressure that is placed on them in the competitive world of sports. A large deal of research has been done on examining the relationship between anxiety and performance within the field of athletics. This paper is going to show that the mind in an athlete has a lot to do with the result of the particular event. In order to show that anxiety in athletes is a significant problem this paper is going to be set up in three different areas in order to explain exactly how anxiety affects the athlete....   [tags: Athletics Athletes Sports Anxiety Essays]
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Research Into the Study of Sport - As sport continues to develop, so does the research into the study of sport. It is now recognised how the psychological state of an athlete is as important as the athlete’s physical fitness. Many club and national sports teams have employed sport psychologists to help individuals or teams to identify problems off the sporting field, to increase team spirit or to aid other psychological found variables that influence an athlete’s or teams performance. Scheinberg (2003) stated that “an efficient and effective sports team is a collection of two or more athletes who have a common identity, set of goals, objectives and fate....   [tags: psychological state of athletes] 1249 words
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The Effects of Anabolic Steroids on Athletes - In today’s society in athletics, muscle mass and strength seem more important than in years past. It is believed that many athletes use anabolic steroids to increase their muscle mass and also their strength. Anabolic steroids are a group of synthetic hormones that promote the storage of proteins and the growth of tissue, sometimes used by athletes to increase muscle size and strength. Before the mid 1970’s the use of anabolic androgenic steroids (AAS) was used mainly by highly trained athletes especially those involved in weight training....   [tags: sports] 1662 words
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The Impact of Performance Enhancing Drugs on Sports - The Impact of Performance Enhancing Drugs on Sports One of the major issues in the news recently has been the use of performance enhancing substances in sports. This topic has been the subject of many front-page headlines in many publications, from sports magazines to newspapers. A recent scandal involving a San Francisco Bay Area laboratory, BALCO Laboratories, has brought this issue to the forefront, and it's really gotten a lot of attention because this case has led to a 42 count federal indictment by the U.S....   [tags: Steroids Athletes Major League]
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Testing for Drugs In The Olympics -     Have you ever watched the Olympics and wondered how the athletes can be that strong and fast?  The International Olympic Committee (I.O.C.) certainly has.  Each year the athletes come up with new ways to enhance their performance, and make it harder for the Olympic drug testers to detect banned substances.  With performance enhancing drugs becoming harder to police, the burden of trying to keep the Olympics as clean as possible falls on the I.O.C.'s shoulders.             Drug use in the Olympics is not a new idea.  Dating back to the runners and javelin throwers of ancient Greece and Rome, athletes have been looking for supposedly magic potions (Corelli, par....   [tags: Anabolic Steroids Use by Athletes]
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Two Baseball Legends - Baseball has been referred to as America’s pastime sport for about a century now. Baseball is played all over the world, but nowhere better then in America. Throughout the years since baseball’s infancy, many famous athletes have made their way into Cooperstown, New York: home of the baseball Hall of Fame. Many people tend to argue and debate as to who should be selected into this shrine of elite athletes. Fortunate onlookers who debate this topic had the joy of watching two of the most famous baseball players to ever play the....   [tags: Athletes ]
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Should College Athletes Be Paid? - Over time the landscape of college sports in the United States have changed drastically. Since it was created in 1906, the format of the “IAAUS” has been drastically altered five times. Not to mention the seemingly constant realignment of teams, placing teams like Memphis in the “Big East” even though they are not located in the east. (Smith, Ronald) The people who are most affected by the atrocities preformed by the NCAA are the players. Every higher up in the NCAA, from the coaches to the president of the NCAA get paid boatloads of money....   [tags: NCAA, coaches, higher ups, CBS]
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Women Athletes of the 1920s - The 1920s was a time for many new opportunities for women in America, including participating in sports and becoming athletes. Prior to the Roaring Twenties, only upper-class women had participated in sports. These wealthy women had joined sports clubs, social clubs, and country clubs. They engaged in sports at institutions, as well as playing sports while vacationing in Europe (Women’s Sports Foundation, 2/21/2011). An example of a woman like this would be Jordan Baker, a character from the novel The Great Gatsby....   [tags: Sports, Upper-Class Women] 1655 words
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The Many Benefits of Section Nine - The Many Benefits of Section Nine Section Nine affects all women, not just athletes or children young enough to benefit from equalized funding. Women of all ages, all traditions, and cultures, even/especially the older generations who are being confronted with the changing image of the woman as projected through their grandchildren and children who are benefiting and changing in correlation to section nine. This is seen in all the movies we've watched this semester, and I assume is experienced in most homes and families with young woman....   [tags: Sports Athletes Essays] 939 words
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Favoritism in Schools - Favoritism in Schools When I think about discrimination, the one issue that sticks out in my mind is the favoritism shown towards athletes in school. Discrimination is the process in which two stimuli differing in some aspect are treated differently, and favoritism is the showing of being partial to. This type of discrimination could range from how their disciplined if they get into trouble compared to others, to how they receive special help in the classroom with there grades. The thing is athletes are no different than anyone else, they put there pants on the same way as everyone else, one leg at a time....   [tags: Discrimination Athletes Classroom Essays] 832 words
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Creatine Use Must be Banned -         Athletes are always searching for ways to enhance their performance. Recently, beginning in the 1950s, that search has included the use of illegal substances like steroids and growth hormones. Illegal substances have been used widely by athletes in hop es of achieving the desired Olympic gold medal or multi-million dollar contract. Some nations, for example the late East Germany in the 1970s and 1980s, have mandated the use of steroids by their athletes. The downside of using those illegal substances is that because they are illegal, getting caught using them can lead to losing that coveted gold medal, a lifetime ban from sports, and a total loss of honor and dignity....   [tags: Drugs, Athletes, and Sports]
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The Three Types of Athletes - In sports, there are three distinct types of players. Firstly, there are those who really don't care about winning the game or about winning in general. Secondly, there are those casual players that would like to win, but they don't treat the game too seriously. Thirdly, there are those who play only to win and will settle for nothing less. Examine yourselves and see where you fit in. (The following sounds like you are trying on a pair of pants)See if you can fit into one of these categories. The first category of players contains those who couldn't care less, whether they win or lose....   [tags: Classification Essay] 858 words
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Jumping from High School to the NBA - Jumping from High School to the NBA Ever since Kevin Garnett, a teenager who by-passed college, was drafted as the fifth overall pick in the 1995 National Basketball Association (NBA) draft, more and more high school teenagers have been making the jump straight to the pros. Since the league draft of 1995, 17 first round picks have been high school players. This means that about 7 percent of first round draft picks in the NBA have been high school teens skipping out on their college education to make the jump to the NBA (Chylinski)....   [tags: Athletes Sports Pro Ball]
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Anabolic Steroid Use in the Olympics - Canadian track star Ben Johnson was denied his gold medal in the 1988 Olympics after he tested positive for anabolic steroids. This incident sparked worldwide attention to the extent of anabolic steroid use. To date, the International Olympic Committee has barred the use of seventeen anabolic steroids. Other organizations, including The National Football League, National Collegiate Athletic Association's International Amateur Athletic Federation, and the International Federation of Body Builders have followed suit....   [tags: Anabolic Steroids Use by Athletes] 1891 words
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Is Steroid use the Price of Fame? - Motivation plays an important role in the success of an athlete. However, motivation is not easily achieved or maintained. Reasons vary why people chase their dreams or even so so far as to break the law to achieve their goals. Is it the chase. Is it the intrinsic reward of a personal accomplishment. Is it an extrinsic reward of fame and fortune that comes with success. All of these reasons are possible answers to why people do what they do. In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, Dr. Victor Frankenstein pursued his dream "for nearly two years, for the sole purpose of infusing life into an inanimate body."(Shelley 233) When the doctor was finished his creation was not what he had anticipated....   [tags: Anabolic Steroids Use by Athletes]
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The Use of Technology in Both the Training Methods and Training Environment of Elite Athletes in Global Sport - The Use of Technology in Both the Training Methods and Training Environment of Elite Athletes in Global Sport Technology is used to help advance elite athletes, by achieving the maximum for the individuals needs. Both with the training methods and environments technology is being used more and more, for example simulated competition environments. Although such technology is becoming increasingly popular with elite athletes, the provision of it depends very much on how much money is at the athlete’s disposal....   [tags: Papers] 763 words
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Childhood Obesity - Victims of obesity are younger and younger each year. Society needs to be involved and contribute to find a way to encourage children to be more active. Schools, Pro athletes, and emotional support need to promote children’s well-being; however, non parent involvement, unwise food choices, and too much government intervene are affecting little ones. To achieve this goal, schools can help the children by avoiding the type of place where “many children just stand around at recess and talk to friends” (Childhood Obesity,69)....   [tags: athletes, emotional supports]
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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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The Negative Effects of Anabolic Steroids - The intent of this essay is to show that steroids have many negative effects and that steroids, and other natural supplements, should be closely studied by the FDA.  This essay will also support the claim that the professional sports industry needs to eliminate steroid use and set a good example for younger athletes.      Over one million American seek short cuts to larger muscles and greater endurance with anabolic steroids and other performance enhancing drugs.  Steroids are drugs that act like chemical in the body.  Most steroids are transformed into testosterone when they enter the body.  Testosterone is a male growth hormone.  While user may gain short-term results, they are seriously s...   [tags: Anabolic Steroids Use by Athletes] 2110 words
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Sport Sholarship - There is a saying that goes nothing in life is free. Now I ask you, should that also be applied to colleges when it pertains to student athletes. When you think about it, billions of dollars of revenues is pocketed by universities from sports yet not a single dime of it goes to the hands of the athletes. To me that sounds like greed. While the students are working day in and out, the colleges are the one reaping the benefits. Let us take a look at the University of Georgia, for instance. The university was able to haul in $85,554,395 in just 2008 alone....   [tags: hypocrisy, student athletes]
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Performance-enhancing Drugs and Steroids - Ever since Mark McGwire, a St. Louis Cardinals baseball player, broke the home run record of Roger Maris, a New York Yankee outfielder best known for hitting sixty-one home runs in 1961, the media has been frantic.  This frenzy is not only about McGwire's accomplishment of hitting a Herculean seventy home runs but is about another subject, performance-enhancing drugs. Mark McGwire is not only using creatine, but he is also taking androstenedione. Creatine is an amino acid that fuels muscle contraction and is produced in the liver, kidneys, and pancreas (Schrof 54).  Androstenedione is produced in the body by the gonads and adrenal glands in small amounts.  It is a sex steroid hormone that th...   [tags: Anabolic Steroids Use by Athletes]
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Performance Enhancing Drugs in Sports - Performance Enhancing Drugs in Sports When involved in sports, you have to be competitive. You need to win more than anybody else. However, athletes are taking winning to the extreme. As the use of performance enhancing drugs is becoming more popular amongst athletes, many of them do not understand the risks involved in taking these drugs. Many people are looking for a quick way to build muscles, or to get stronger the fastest way possible. Using these performance aids may very well be a quick fix for many athletes, but taking the drugs is unethical and dangerous....   [tags: Steroids Drugs Sport Athletes Essays]
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Drug Use Among Athletes - What do you know about drugs. Are they bad. If so, why. There is a legal age of using drugs but at some point, there are rules when drugs are not allowed to be used at all. For example, sports, should the athletes use drugs to compete and make themselves stronger. This event has happened to a lot of the professional athletes as well, but most of them have not admitted it. In this article, one baseball player Alex Rodriguez admitted that he was using drugs in the past. He was supposed to be nominated to the next hall of fame but with him and the drugs, does he deserve the hall of fame spot when he cheated himself and everyone....   [tags: Drugs] 689 words
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College Sports - Deep into the nineteenth century, the United States of America industrialized rapidly. Because of this, American institutions diffused through competitive values of the marketplace. This ruthless environment attacked amateurism in American schools which was vital in collegiate sports. In 1905, The National Collegiate Athletic Association was created, which by this time, professionalism had flourished uncontrollably. As years went on, the “myth” of amateurism rose. This myth was created by the NCAA and quickly demoralized the American education....   [tags: NCAA, professionalism, athletes, amateur]
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Anabolic Steroids for Non-Therapeutic Use - Anabolic Steroids for non-therapeutic use Competition is in our blood. The human drive to compete-and-win—in the Ice Age hunters fighting to drag home the biggest woolly mammoth, the ancient Greek athlete aiming for a greater distance in the discus toss, and the modern weightlifter pushing for the gold medal—has been linked to steroid hormones, namely testosterone and its derivatives, circulating within us. In the latter half the last century, many looking for an added edge have turned to synthetic testosterone-like anabolic-androgenic steroids to build muscle and enhance competitive drive....   [tags: Sports Athletes Athletics Papers]
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Eating Disorders And Gymnastics - Eating Disorders And Gymnastics Eating disorders are especially common among athletes because the pressure of the sport environment frequently precipitates the onset of these problems. In this population, certain compulsive behaviors such as excessive exercise and restricted eating patterns are seen as acceptable, and pathogenic methods of weight control are often introduced. In addition, concern about body size and shape is increased because of the "social influence for thinness [from coaches and peers], anxiety about athletic performance, and negative self-appraisal of athletic achievement" (Williamson et al....   [tags: Athletes Sports Papers]
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Anabolic Steroids and Sports - Ever since their introduction into sports in the later 1950's the use of anabolic steroids has been a controversial issue.  Much debate has arisen dealing with whether steroids should be allowed for performance enhancement.  If you're not familiar with them, The 1994 Merrian-Webster Dictionary   defines an anabolic steroid as,  "any of a group of synthetic hormones sometimes taken by athletes in training to increase temporarily the size of their muscles."             However, it's not just the athletes preparing for rigorous competition that have been using these drugs.  Business Weekly told of a study performed by the University of Illinois School of Public Health in which the results wer...   [tags: Anabolic Steroids Use by Athletes] 772 words
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Anterior Cruciate Ligament - Imagine watching someone playing the most important basketball game of the year. She goes up for the jump and comes down to plant her foot and POP. The knee gives out and the player is walked off the court. The trainer does some quick tests and he decides that her ACL is more than likely torn. The Anterior Cruciate Ligament, or commonly known as the ACL, is one of four ligaments that serve as main stabilizers of the knee. It is located between the bottom of the femur, or thigh bone, and attaches to the top of the tibia, or shin (Ireland)....   [tags: ACL, knee, athletes, tear, injury, prevention]
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Paying College Athletes - The college athletes of their respective sports today, have the opportunity of showcasing their talents in competition on local and national programming on a regular basis which has lately brought attention this controversy, paying college athletes. The issue was brought on by the athletes over time, then caught onto coaches, sports columnists, and fans. The athletes dedicate themselves to the sport to a caliber comparable to the professional tier. The idea of paying the athletes could be considered as they play major factor in reputation of their schools, as well as funds for their schools....   [tags: talents, food, academics, tutoring]
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Professional Athletes who Cheat in Sports - Professional athletes are role models to the American children across the Nation. Professional athletes must follow ethical standards to play fairly in their sport. This means that players must compete without the assistance of performance enhancing drugs such as steroids (Tynes, 2006). Yet, professional athletes choose to cheat by taking illegal substances, which results in the death of some players and a wide variety of health problems. The Federal Government realized that the use of anabolic steroids is a form of cheating and defrauds the players and fans of “real” competition....   [tags: steroids, asca, balco scandal, olympic games]
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Discussion about If NASCAR Drivers are Athletes - People who have participated in racing for the past century, have never been universally accepted as athletes. The drivers, especially those in the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) prove this misconception as incorrect with their intense training and stellar performances. Drivers on social media, assert that they are athletes, contradicting other sports stars who insist that they are not. The drivers in NASCAR and all forms of racing deserve to be given the respect of their fellow athletes in other sports....   [tags: auto racing, drivers, elliot sadler]
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Steroids in Sports Today - Steroids in Sports Today      The United State is a country that thrives on competition. We idolize our sports stars and practically make major athletic events holidays. Children grow up with their favorite athletes plastered to the wall of their bedrooms and dream that one day they will be the next Barry Bonds, Shaqullie O'Neal, or Tom Brady. Professional athletes train year-round to be in ideal psychical shape in order to perform their best. But what happens when their best just isn't good enough....   [tags: Athletes Athletics Drugs Performance Enhancing]
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The Debate Over Paying NCAA Athletes Or Not - Many people believe that players in the NCAA should not be paid for the sports they play, yet others believe that since they’re risking their future and injury that they should be paid. NCAA players should be paid for the sports they play but only the elite players should be paid. For example players such as Johnny Manziel from Texas A&M, Jameis Winston from Florida State and Tre Mason from Auburn should be paid for their success in college Football, these three players produced numbers this season that people haven’t seen in years, and many analyst believe that they need to be rewarded with money for their success as great football players....   [tags: college players, NFL]
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Gender Pay Gap for Women Athletes - Traditionally men have dominated the world of sports however in recent year’s women’s sports have become popular and with their new found popularity, women’s sports have evolved into marketable leagues of their own. Although women’s sports took a huge leap forward, women players still don’t receive the same financial compensation for playing the same sports in the same arenas as their male counterparts. In Purse Snatching by Donna Lopiano, she points out sexism may have a huge effect on this financial discrepancy between women and men athletes....   [tags: Women in Sports]
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Mandatory Drug Testing for Student Athletes - High schools in various school districts have conducted research to try and prove that mandatory drug testing can prevent drug use among student athletes. Mandatory drug testing already occurs at the college and professional level in almost all sports. Drug testing is required at the higher levels because steroids and other drugs are often used to gain a competitive advantage (Bouchard and Sprague 1). To ensure that students remain drug free and improve their performance not only in their sport, but also in the classroom, it is necessary for authorities to perform a mandatory drug test throughout each high school (Issit and Newton 1)....   [tags: Essays on Drug Testing]
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Testimonial Evidence in Major League Athletes - Evidence is a necessary key component to reach a verdict in legal cases. The two major categories of evidence include physical and testimonial evidence. Physical evidence is considered as a tangible object that is able to be associated with the victim or criminal (Mason et al., 2005). Mason et al. (2005) refers to testimonial evidence as an allegation, either written or spoken, provided by the witness or victim. Compared with testimonial evidence, Mason et al. (2005) regards physical evidence as a more reliable source of information because testimonies are subjective to the witness or victim....   [tags: Physical, Verdict, Eyewitness]
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The Use of Steroids in Major League Sports - The Use of Steroids in Major League Sports There has been a lot of controversy about steroids in sports. The pressure has caused some sport stars to admit to their use of steroids. Some of these people are Barry Bonds, Gary Sheffield, and Jason Giambi. Steroids though seem very helpful to professional athletes, it can very dangerous and can help people get advantage over other people. Steroids have been around for a long time. “The first people to use anabolic steroids for athletic enhancement were the Russians who discovered the drug and had great success.” They stared to use the steroids in the 1950’s....   [tags: Athletes Drugs Professional Baseball Doping] 816 words
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Creatine in Athletes - Creatine in Athletes As more and more people are playing professional, collegiate and high school sports each year (Debate), the competition for playing time has become more heated. Most male athletes in any sports these days are looking for any sort of edge that they can get over the people who are fighting for the same spot they are. These battles for playing time become so heated that these kids are willing to try just about anything to win. Most kids are not willing to try anything illegal like steroids, but something very similar to steroids is a supplement called creatine....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]
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High Altitude Training - High Altitude Training For the first mile of my daily run the cows are with me. They seem out of place along this road that winds through mountain pines, but in Arizona cows are everywhere, even at 7,000 feet. They watch incredulously with soft eyes as I run by. They stand as still as statues and only their heads move, slowly and almost imperceptibly, like the heads in paintings of long-dead relatives that gaze right at you, no matter where you stand in the room. I can’t tell if they approve of all this running activity; they are silent....   [tags: Running Athletes Essays] 726 words
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Under Armour - History: 1996 Kevin Plank develops his first microfiber t-shirts to keep athletes dry during workouts and games he found Under Armour Athletic Apparel. Mission: “Under Armour was developed by athletes for athletes. We understand their needs and the demands of competition, What begin nearly a decade ago with superior under shirt for equipment sports has evolved into six diverse gear lines to cover all seasons. Climate and conditions by employing the finest microfiber fabric Under Armour has engineered the ultimate moisture transport System in garments that slide over your body like a second skin to keep cool, dry and light throughout the course of a game or a workout.” (Universe) Target...   [tags: Kevin Plank, athletes, apparel, sports]
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The Effects of Creatine on Athletes' Bodies - The Effects of Creatine on Athletes' Bodies From a very early age sports are introduced upon both young boys and girls. Although it begins with sportsmanship and teamwork, it begins to evolve into new objectives when these young athletes enter high school. In fact, high school sports are vastly different. Your mind is trained to obliterate the opponent and win at all costs. This mentality can often lead many young athletes to turn to supplements to assist in muscle building. The most common supplement in use currently is Creatine....   [tags: Drugs Steroids Sports Athletics Essays Papers]
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Student Athletes Should Never be Tested for Drugs - Random drug testing is starting to become more frequent in schools; especially towards student athletes. Schools have been drug testing student athletes since approximately 1995 and in 2002, the court made it a law that high school athletes must be drug tested. There are several testing methods that use hair, urine, oral fluids, and sweat. Urine testing is the most popular type of testing for drugs. The debate of drug testing student athletes is still on the rise amongst people. Supporters of drug testing student athletes believe that drug use in student athletes is becoming popular....   [tags: Essays on Drug Testing]
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Steroid Usage - Steroid Usage Why do so many people use steroids when there are so many health risks and side effects. Do people take steroids because they are not aware of all the risks. Not likely, steroids have been around since the 1930’s when Nazi scientists tried to invent drugs that would make German armies more powerful (Banks, Substance Abuse in Sport: The Realities, pg. 13-21). Though steroids were considered harmful and made illegal in 1991 (Berlow, Sports Ethics). Some side affects of steroids are baldness, high blood pressure, lowered sex drive, acne, nosebleeds, liver disease, kidney disease, and many more (Williams, Drugs and Athletic Performance, pg....   [tags: Sports Athletes Steroids Essays] 1837 words
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The Portrayal of Female Athletes in Film - The Portrayal of Female Athletes in Film Portrayals and stories of women in sport and film are varied and unique to the woman, but some common threads can be found throughout these films. Understanding the culture of sport and how women are depicted as athletes in movies shows how society at large views women. The perseverance and strength of women athletes in unjust or unfair situations regarding their sport is a very important and all too common theme. Often in movies with women athletes, are breaking a mold or breaking assumptions about women....   [tags: Movies] 816 words
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Use of Steroids by Athletes - Athletes, whether they are young or old, professional or amateur, are always looking to gain an advantage over their opponents. The desire for an "edge" exists in all sports, at all levels of play. Successful athletes rely on practice and hard work to increase their skill, speed, power, and ability. However, some athletes resort to drugs to improve their performance on the field or the court. You may have heard them called 'roids, juice, hype, or pump.’ Anabolic steroids are powerful drugs that many people take in high doses to boost athletic performance....   [tags: essays research papers] 399 words
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Routine Drug Testing For High School Athletes - Patricia Neal once said, “A strong positive mental attitude will create more miracles than any wonder drug” (Neal). However, many teenagers of this era, large part athletes, seem to think differently and they constantly use illegal drugs. To help fight this problem, many colleges have taken strong actions in trying to stop drug abuse by athletes. High schools throughout the country have considered taking these same actions for various reasons as well. Some people believe that high school athletes ought to be given a routine drug test because it will help prevent them from abusing illegal substances....   [tags: Essays on Drug Testing]
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Paying College Athletes Is The Right Thing To Do - ... (Citation). Division 1 (D1) schools are being recognized way more than the Division 2 and 3 (D2 and D3) schools, so it is not giving the D2 and D3 coaches a chance to earn some of that money the NCAA is making. Some of the D2 and D3 coaches are as experienced as the D1 coaches but all of the talented players are going are going to the D1 Universities’. The plays are the ones who are making all of the plays and the coaches are just on the sideline calling the shots. Coaches do have a big responsibility for making the decisions and the players are getting nothing for making the plays and helping they’re teams win the game....   [tags: expences, university, coaches] 808 words
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