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Gender in Sports - Gender in Sports Gender in sports has been an issue ever since sports were invented. In the early years sports were played by the men, and the women were to sit on the sidelines and watch. Things have begun to change in the last century. Women are being allowed to participate now, and women's teams, events, organizations and leagues are popping up all over the place. This includes professional leagues such as the WNBA, and the LPGA. Women in sports have become a big business. Women have been participating in professional sports for a long time....   [tags: Papers] 341 words
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sports in the 1950s - Sports in the 1950's Whether it's Mark McGwire breaking the home run record, Terell Davis breaking the rushing record, or superstars retiring, Americans have always had a fascination with sports. Sports have provided entertainment even before radio or television. Sports provided many things for the fans that watched them. Sports allowed communities to grow stronger and provided great athletes to look up to. With the arrival of television sports took on a whole new meaning. Being able to watch a game together gave the community a new way to bond, giving individuals a visual image of their favorite athletes....   [tags: essays research papers] 371 words
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drugs in sports - From the beginning of time sports have been around. It is the competition that everyone loves. The feeling of winning makes many people do anything to achieve it. Even if this means one must cheat to win. Cheating is monitored in professional sports by the use of referees or umpires. With the discovery of many “nutritional” supplements, many new forms of cheating have arisen that cannot be monitored on the field. Many players used and still use steroids to enhance their muscles so they are stronger during game play....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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CBC Sports - CBC Sports CBC SPORTS ONLINE - Even with nine regulars out of their lineup, the Ottawa Senators showed they will be a force in the playoffs. Ottawa Senators Andreas Dackell(left) and teamate Todd White celebrate Dackell's goal on Toronto Maple Leafs goalie Curtis Joseph. (CP/Tom Hanson) The Senators defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-3 Saturday night at the Corel Centre. Though the Senators won their game, they had to settle for second place overall in the Eastern Conference. New Jersey clinched first and the right to home ice advantage for the first three rounds of the playoffs with a 2-0 win over Montreal Saturday night....   [tags: Free Essays] 417 words
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Steroids in Sports - Steroids in Sports The phrase, life is not fair, is a very true saying. It is true in life as well as other things you may encounter in your lifetime, including sports. The sports world is not exactly fair due to many reasons, especially because of legal and illegal steroid use. There are different types of steroids used in sports, and most are very controversial, many different groups use them as well. Finally, they have many harmful side-affects. An anabolic steroid is one of a group of synthetic steroid hormones that promote growth of muscles, as well as other tissue in the body (White)....   [tags: Free Essays] 419 words
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Violence In Sports - Violence in Sports To: Mrs. Woods From: Jean-Philippe Do you think there's a connection between sports and violence. If you do, do you think it should be banned. I too think that it's connected but, unlike most people, don't think it should be banned. I have many reasons to believe so and I will state them in my essay. First I will point out that not all sports include violence. Not many actually express violence, the only ones that do contain violence are team sports. I'm not saying that I dislike team sports, au contraire I love team sports, they help build team spirits....   [tags: essays research papers] 425 words
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Sports And Money - Anywhere you look today you can see Mark McGwire hitting a home run, or Kobe Bryant dunking over someone. Every time someone watches television or reads a newspaper these, and many other, athletes can be found. Professional sports are all around us; they're a part of our culture. But, in the last few decades some changes have started to take place. As the popularity of professional athletics has increased, so has the cost to render them and their players' salaries. Many of the contracts signed today are for millions of dollars....   [tags: essays research papers] 428 words
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Sports Psychology - Sports Psychology Now a days there are a wide variety of athletic games, whether it be the most common of all, football, or the not so common, high jump. Sports is considered as one of many favorite pastime, and overtime it has become very competitive. Not only do people enjoy watching sports, but many people also love to play sports. Over the years these games have grown world wide, and now these great athletes are not only good at what they do, they also play to win. How do these athletes get so good at what they do....   [tags: Papers] 459 words
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Positive Impact of Sports on Children - Sports may not be all that good for children. Some people might say that sports can cause injury, children won’t get a chance to play if they are not very good, or children may be made fun of for lacking skill in that particular sport. I believe that participating in sports has a much more positive impact on children. Sports can help children’s health approve, help them develop new friends, and can help improve the children’s self confidence. Sports may help improve children’s overall health. Many people against youth sports might say that participating in sports has a high risk of injury....   [tags: Sports] 462 words
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Sports Development - Sports Development Task 1 Scenario: You are on a work placement at the local Sports Development Unit, which is currently reviewing its methods of sports development. You are part of a team responsible for helping it to investigate this, and the hope is that it will further improve its work in the local community at all levels and the areas of sports provision. Part a Identify and describe the key concepts used to promote sporting opportunities and provisions doe all sections of society using relevant examples....   [tags: Papers] 493 words
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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] 495 words
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The History of Sports and African Americans - The history of sports goes back since ancient times. It has been a useful way for people to explore nature and their environment. Sports include different activities and games such as football, soccer, basketball, and etc. to express their skills and talents. Also, sports are a way to relax and have fun; but are sports all our African Americans rely on. The dream to become future sports stars. The reason why Gates begins his essay with an anecdote is to show and compare how many african-american athletes were at work today and how little the chances of African-Americans becoming athletes are compared to being a lawyer, dentist, or even a doctor....   [tags: History, Sports, ] 506 words
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Categories of Sports Fans - In the midst of a freezing winter day, Appalachian State’s football teams endured a gut wrenching loss to the Montana Grizzlies, 17-24. It was December 12, 2009 and the chance to play for the FCS (Football Championship Subdivision) title game was up for grabs. Montana drove seventy-three yards in two minutes and fourteen seconds to score a touchdown with a minute left. Appalachian countered with its own drive down the field but was unable to score. However, the most amazing part wasn’t the game itself; it was the fans....   [tags: Sports, Fans, ] 520 words
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Sports - 25 million American children can not be wrong. Even though at least 20 million of these kids will suffer injury by the age of 15, only 10% of the injuries are serious enough to require more than one visit to the doctor. I have been playing baseball as well as other organized sports for almost 15 years; and in my opinion, sports develop friendship and self-esteem. I believe that coaches should take a "how-to" class on what a coach should and should not do. Injuries occur for three main reasons....   [tags: essays research papers] 520 words
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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,] 526 words
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Tudor Sports - Tudor Sports Cockfighting was a big sport in Tudor England. They would place two cocks in a pit and watch them fight to the death. Bear baiting was another sport that was enjoyed. Dogs and bears would fight it out until one or the other was dead. It was quite a one sided sport because the bear would be chained and would have to face not one dog but a pack of them. One sport that you might no well was football and it was very popular indeed. Of course the game wasn't played as we know it today but was much more rough....   [tags: Papers] 556 words
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Youth Sports - Youth sports programs, has become a very important part of today’s society. Youth sports, provides our youth with positive development both physically and mentally. Sports programs should be fun and challenging. A positive approach should be used to help develop athletic skills and teach kids lessons in life. Every youth that participates should feel they are in integral part of their team. Education is very important in today’s complex and technical society. Before we devote so much time to youth sports, we must make sure the kids are being educated in the classroom....   [tags: essays research papers] 561 words
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Women in Sports and Sports Broadcasting - Women in Sports and Sports Broadcasting Before I conducted this media analysis about women in sports and sport broadcasting, I hypothesized the obvious - that more male sports would be in the media, and that there would be more male sports broadcasters as well. Through my observations I did find that the sports arena and sports broadcasting sphere are male dominated. However, I also found that although there are not many stories about women, there has been a steady progression and magazines like Sports Illustrated are becoming bold enough to highlight women athletes in a magazine that is targeted towards a male audience....   [tags: Essays Papers Females Athletics Athletes] 595 words
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Sports Marketing - Sports Marketing I have choosen to use th XFL as a marketing vehicle for my energy/supplement bar. The XFL has been able to position itself as a fast paced hardcore football league. The nature of the leage would compliment the nature of my product in that people will assosiate my product with the action on the field. The league is focusing on a younger active audience and that is the same target market that I am looking to reach with my product. The high awareness and anticipation for the league makes this an ideal time for my product to be introduced to the market....   [tags: Papers] 595 words
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The Positive Impact of Sports on Academic Performance - Sports programs have been an integral part of all schools. They support the academics of the school and therefore foster success in life. These programs are educational and help produce productive citizenship. They help students experience and build skills that may help them in their future, like interpersonal and time management skills. Education may kindle the light of knowledge, but sports help to maintain the proper physique. Sports are also an important means of entertainment and a use for energy after long hours of study....   [tags: sports] 616 words
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Intramural Sports - Intramural Sports Intramurals are an organization of sports teams created for students who seek the opportunity to play sports. Those who participate in intramurals range in age, ability, and gender. These sports teams allow students to play a sport they enjoy without committing to a varsity team. Intramurals are designed for everyone to have fun but still have a competitive edge. It is easy to get involved and learn about intramurals at the University of Dayton. There are many possible ways as a student at Dayton to get involved in intramurals....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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sports management - Sports management is an area of professional endeavor in which a broad classification of sport affiliated careers exists. It is also an area of collegiate professional preparation. Careers in sports management are established in schools, collegiate sports programs, professional sports, amateur sports organizations, commercial sports establishments, sports arenas, etc. One factor of sports management is not only having athletes but also have a place to utilize their talents in. Facility management and marketing play a big role in the sports and computer industry....   [tags: essays research papers] 670 words
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College Sports - Are things equal between the sexes in college sports. "Monday night football won't be shown this week, instead women's field hockey will be aired." Monday night football has been a long lasting American pastime and a change like this would tend to really shock and upset millions of dedicated football fans. This group, made up of mostly men gather round the tube each week for a chance to watch men running around a field carrying a ball and running into each other. The situation I stated earlier probably won't happen, at least not in the near future....   [tags: essays research papers] 677 words
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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] 686 words
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Women in Sports - Women in Sports In the last one hundred years women have made tremendous inroads in many facets of life. Of that there can be little doubt. Women may now hold jobs, own property and participate in professional sports. Today women can compete in sports, once a vestige of male domination; there is now room for women in that arena. But even today women in sports are not portrayed in the same light as their male counterparts. To a large degree this is because of today's cultural ideal of women. Since the beginning of this century women like Babe Didrickson and Billy Jean King have brought female athletes into mainstream acceptance....   [tags: Exploratory Essays] 700 words
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The Sports of Korfball, Extreme Ironing, Underwater Hockey and Rugby - Baseball, hockey, korfball anyone. The wide world of sports ranges from the predictable to the obscure. You can play korfball with the people of the Netherlands, go to the extreme ironing world championship near Munich, Germany, or play underwater hockey or rugby with the New Jersey Hammerheads, or any of the other seven teams in the United States. No matter how strange these sports sound or seem, people play them. Korfball is a co-ed sport similar to basketball, except it is typically played on a large, grassy field....   [tags: sports, ] 721 words
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Aggression in Sports - Aggression is a feeling of hostility that arouses thoughts of attack, deliberately unfriendly behaviour or a disposition to behave aggressively. There are three types of behaviour: · Assertive Play · Instrumental Aggression · Hostile Aggression Assertive play is having no intent to harm, a legitimate force within the rules with unusual effort and energy. An example of this could be during a tennis match. A performer could be seen to perform an aggressive shot or serve to win a point....   [tags: Sociology] 741 words
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The Career of Sports Management - How would you like to sit ringside at a boxing match, courtside at a basketball game, or even better, at the 50-yard line, on the bench, with the players on the football team. Your thinking, “How could a person have those amazing seats without actually participating in the sport?” Well, there are certain professions that give you those incredible opportunities if you are not able to be a player or a coach. Sports management allows you to take part in worldwide sporting events on the business end....   [tags: Sports Management, Sports, career, ]
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Sports - Sports Everyone loves sports stars. They look great, they appear on television and like rock stars, they perform with the entire world watching. No wonder young adults make heroes out of their favorites. Great athletes teach us more than how to swing a bat or dunk a basketball. In the face of seemingly impossible challenges they teach us that success -- whether on the basketball court or in the classroom -- takes dedication, confidence, and a hefty dose of hard work. Unfortunately, Rick Telander's article, "The Wrong People for the job (athlete's as role models)," is a hasty generalization....   [tags: Papers] 757 words
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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] 776 words
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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] 791 words
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High School Sports - Competitive sports play a large role in many high schools. In high school I played every sport; Football, Basketball, Baseball, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming, I even Wrestled. High school sports over the past couple of years have become increasingly difficult to keep up with due to the vast amount of preparation you’re expected to do. Most recognize that the Pro’s and the NCAA have gone too far with there’s willingness to win. That do whatever it takes to win mentality kills from the game in my opinion....   [tags: Competitive Sports] 796 words
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Sports Culture in New Zealand: Rugby - Sports Culture in New Zealand Perspective Sport Culture rugby, in particular plays a major role in the creation of New Zealand’s national identity over the past 140 years. New Zealand is identifiable with its strong ties to Rugby on an international scale. Introduced as contact sport by European men it grew, Rugby Union Clubs began to emerge in cities and towns all over the nation. Sport culture allowed pakeha and Maori to unite, as previously the solidarity of New Zealand culture dwindled beneath the Maori Land Wars of the 19th century....   [tags: Sports, Rugby, New Zealand] 797 words
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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] 804 words
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Sports Management - Sports Management Someone once said, “There are those who make things happen, those who watch things happen, and those who wonder what happened.” I consider myself one of those rare people who really knows how to “make things happen.” I have gone from being a follower to being a leader, from being someone who was shy and uncertain to a person who is self-confident and assertive. It has been a remarkable metamorphosis, and it has changed my future professional plans and personal goals. The awakening of my independence happened during the end of my softball season my freshman year in college when my head coach had cut my scholarship because of lack of funding....   [tags: essays research papers] 818 words
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Battle to Survive: Preserving Interscholastic Sports - Welcome ladies and gentlemen of the Board of Education. We are here today to discuss the topic of whether interscholastic sports and activities should be discontinued or not. In this troubling economic crisis, change needs to be made to ensure the schools can keep running financially well. Obviously, cuts and new methods need to be made and enforced to help ensure this. The practice of interscholastic sports between schools has been there for a long duration of time. It has been a way for students to enjoy themselves and keep them fit....   [tags: interscholastic sports, education, budget cuts,] 828 words
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Concussions in Sports - ... The link of concussion to these negative effects put sports-related concussions in the national spotlight. Media and the lawsuit by former NFL players put even more pressure on the NFL to act on the concussion epidemic. Thousands of former players, a Congressional committee, and even President Obama are active in speaking out against the NFL, saying the league is not doing enough. These factors led to several rule changes in the NFL aiming to limit head injuries and helmet-to-helmet contact in football, along with research in new technology in helmets and the science behind concussions (“New NFL Rules Designed to Limit Head Injuries”)....   [tags: Informative Essays]
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Social Stratification Within the Sports Society - Sports society is the land were every serious athlete wants to step foot on and be apart of. Here the people are put into categories that rank each individual by how much money they make. There are two classes by which people fit; top and bottom. The top consisting of the athletes and the bottom although bigger then the top holds all of the supporting fans. The top class is also split up into smaller niches where the highest paid players are above the ones making league minimum salary. Social stratification persists over generations....   [tags: sports] 870 words
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Sports Franchise - The four available business ventures for this paper are. 1. Specialty high-end flooring contractor: will install all floor types (imported tile, granite, marble, hard wood, and carpeting) as part of new construction or remodeling. 2. Pilates Studio Franchise: individuals can take classes or work out on their own. 3. Sports Bar Franchise: individuals can watch multiple sporting events on large screen TV’s. 4. Global Computer Consultant: assist corporations and individuals in setting up computer networks....   [tags: Business Franchise] 870 words
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The effects of Creatine in Sports Performance - The criteria for articles chosen was that each piece of research needed to involved the intake of CR, and being physically or athletically tested pre and post ingestion of CR with no other supplementation, steroid, or health related drugs involved. All research articles were double blind with placebo groups to prevent the effects of bias and placebo effects. All research was done within the previous 16 years and a balance of gender was aimed for in order to be unbiased but resources were mainly male orientated....   [tags: supplementation, steroids, sports performance]
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Sports Memories - Many people enjoy attending sporting events because they enjoy the action, or perhaps they follow a particular team. Some may follow one team closely for a very long time – possibly their entire life. Unfortunately, sometimes a person’s long-term memory is limited in how much it can remember. You may have attended a football game 10 years ago, but you might not remember it very well. In addition, a game that you attended in person will have a bit of “added meaning” and you may want to document your experiences at that game....   [tags: Study Analysis] 877 words
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The Evolution of Sports - The sports of today have changed the way the players play the game. Starting on the professional sports level, bad sportsmanship behaviors, like the use of steroids or "throwing" a game or a match in an effort to please the sports gambler trying to get their big pay-off, has trickled down through the college level and even down to the high school level. One person recalls the days when athletes played their sport for the love of the game, because it is what they lived for. They remember when they were younger, sitting in their grandfather's lap and watching the Atlanta Braves (in the days of Dale Murphy, Bob Horner, Glenn Hubbard and other great names in Braves history) running out on the di...   [tags: Sports] 886 words
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Greed In Sports - Greed In Sports Recently Michael Jordan wanted to de-certify the union of the National Basketball Association, because he felt he could never make what he was “worth” under the current agreement. Michael Jordan had an estimated income of $33 million in 1994. Last year, Major League Baseball players went on strike because they felt the deal that the owners were proposing was unfair. The minimum salary for a major league player is $119,000. For the first time in ninety years, there was no post-season baseball, and no world series....   [tags: essays research papers] 887 words
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Sports is Warfare by Peaceful means - Sports are described as a ritualized warfare where one team competes with another, each athlete striving to defeat an opponent (Schultz et al., 32). It is part of an effort to promote global peace and contribute to the search for peaceful solutions to the conflicts around the world. Sports can therefore be considered a universal language and tool to promote peace, tolerant and understanding by bringing people together. As a result values such as teamwork, discipline, respect for opponent and rules of the game are understood.2 I will examine the assertion that sports is considered warfare by peaceful means....   [tags: Sports, Athletes, Politics, Global Peace]
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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] 900 words
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Women and Sports - Women and Sports As it becomes increasingly acceptable for women to be athletic in American culture, a new question arises: in which sports should women be allowed to participate. From a physiological standpoint, it has been scientifically proven that female bodies do not differ significantly enough from male bodies to prevent them from participation in any "male" sports. This division between "male" and "female" sports clearly stems from age-old, socially constructed norms of femininity and masculinity....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]
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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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race in sports - Chad Lawrence Sports and Society March 7, 2005 Sports is what has molded us into the people we are today. The world of sports is so unique, and people have different interest and fascinations. From being a child I can remember watching the Red Sox and Celtics with my father and becoming a die hard fan for those teams due to my family being serious fans....   [tags: essays research papers] 936 words
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Women in Sports - Women in Sports Historical evidence proves that women have been involved in sports since fourth century BC; but were not necessarily given the approval to participate. Many restrictions were enforced to keep women out of these male activities and were continually reinforced until the twentieth century. Women entering the world of sports were aware that they were placing themselves into a male dominated field. With their entrance into the sporting world, these women have opened themselves up to many different criticisms and to the possibility of exploitation within the media and from male authority figures....   [tags: Papers] 939 words
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Extreme Sports - Extreme Sports Works Cited Missing “Extreme sports have boomed since the early '90s” (Petrecca 16). It is hard to believe that such activities as sky diving, snowboarding, bungee jumping, and the up and coming razor scooter have been labeled as so-called “extreme sports”. What characteristics must a sport have to labeled extreme. Perhaps it is the lack of safety, or the inability to create specific rules for these sports. Maybe it is the fact that these sports are just recently becoming mainstream so there is no other classification other than extreme sports....   [tags: Skydiving Snowboarding Sporting Essays] 939 words
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The Benefits of Playing Sports - In everyone’s life there is always a thing or moment that reveals something new about you that you never noticed was there, Now the question is what did sports reveal to me. Since the very beginning, I had the will of giving it my all when I had a goal ahead of me, and always took the big steps to accomplish it. All of my experiences have led me to become what I am today, What is it that reveals who we are as a person. Is it the way we act. or just our life experiences. I believe that the significant events, actions, and accomplishments in the end define who you are in life....   [tags: Benefits of Sports] 942 words
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Health Issues and Sports - Although sometimes tempting, risks can be dangerous. Wrestling can be dangerous. Last year at a wrestling tournament I was going against someone who I would have had no problem beating. I was actually winning the match before he decided to “shoot” on my leg. He put all his weight on the outside of my leg pressing in and it dislocated my knee. Which in turn stretched tendons in my knee. Unfortunately this happened two weeks before western mass the biggest tournament around here. So I missed all the events in-between my injury and Western Mass....   [tags: sports, injuries, ] 956 words
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Food and Sports - Food and Sports Billions of people around the world enjoy playing or watching sports as a great recreational activity. The object of almost any sport is to be the best at something. To be the best, an athlete must practice and train and consistently perform at the highest level possible. An athlete must push the body to the limit. If an athlete is to gain the best possible results from training and practice, the value of food and well balanced diet is of the utmost importance. Food becomes the main component of the human body....   [tags: Health Nutrition Diet Exercise Essays] 960 words
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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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