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Performance Enhancing Drugs Among Athletes - Since the dawn of the twenty-first century, performance enhancing drugs have become a religious practice in “the lives of some sport figures.” The use of these supplements have given the user an edge, an edge to perform at maximum capability. Most major athletes all agree on the fact that the competitive determination to win is intense. Despite all, most athletes have high hopes of either winning a medal, a full ride college scholarship or the once in a lifetime opportunity to play for a professional team....   [tags: Sports, argumentative, persuasive]
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Performance Enhancing Drugs - Performance enhancing drugs or PEDs have become all too prevalent in sports today. It seems like every time Sport’s Center or any sports program airs there is all something mentioned about PEDs. Some people say that they make the game more exciting and some say that it is cheating. Performance enhancing drugs have always tainted modern sports due to the types of steroids, athletes that use them, and widespread use. Performance enhancing drugs are drugs that do exactly what they sound like. They enhance people’s performances....   [tags: drug abuse, dna, sports] 1560 words
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Affirming Athletes - The World Series, NBA Finals, Final Four, Super Bowl, National Championship, College World Series, The Masters, these are the ultimate competitive goals for both athletes and fans. America loves to watch these highly competitive sporting events. From ancient times to modern day, sports have always been a part of the makeup of society. Beginning with the Native American sportsmen “who competed for religious, medicinal, and gambling purposes” sports of old and new have continued to change and evolve in society’s culture (sports)....   [tags: Professional Sports]
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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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Steroid Use in Major League Baseball - Steroid Use in Major League Baseball Why Major League Baseball players would use steroids is the biggest question that every person in the world wants to know. I think MLB players use steroids so they can bulk up and get stronger, which will allow them to last through the long, seven-month season. I think that because they play 162 games a year during these seven months that this causes a great deal of wear and tear on their bodies. Especially if a player gets hurt, they might try to take illegal medicines, such as steroids, to help them get back on the field quicker, hoping that maybe they could help their team win the pennant....   [tags: Sports]
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The History of the WWE - WWE's business focuses on professional wrestling, a simulated sport. It is currently the largest professional wrestling business in the world. The business previously existed as the Capitol Wrestling Corporation (CWC), which promoted under the banner of the World Wide Wrestling Federation (WWWF), then the World Wrestling Federation (WWF), and later World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). Since then the business has grown into three brands, RAW, Smack Down, and ECW. The McMahons keep this wrestling business in their family for fifty years, with the help of a few friends, which made this business what it is today....   [tags: wrestling, sports] 866 words
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Anabolic Steroid Use by Athletes -    In the 1988 Summer Olympics, an unbelievable feat occurred. The feat happened during one of the premiere events, the 100 meter dash. The event was set up to be a great race between Carl Lewis of the United States and Ben Johnson of Canada. This did not happen. Ben Johnson blew away the field running a 9.79, a world record. Carl Lewis finished a distant second with a 9.88 ("Ben Johnson"). That is not the end of the story. Later on, the runners had to take a urinalysis. All of the runners passed but one, Ben Johnson....   [tags: Steroid Use Among Athletes]
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The NFL Effect - When it comes to an NFL athlete's health and safety the athletes should call the shots. They have a higher vested interest than anyone else. They have worked hard to get where they are. While agents, promoters and governing bodies have a financial interest in the athlete they are not as concerned for their health and well being as the athlete. However, the players are not able to call their own shots. They have to be baby sat like little school children. The Governing body has had to set rules....   [tags: Professional Sports]
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Performance Enhancing Drugs - Performance Enhancing Drugs For many years sports have played huge roles in human’s everyday lives. From entertainment, political, financial and to actually competing in them. The task for the sportsmen or women, especially in the top rank, is to beat the other competitors and get a good result from it. Here there is a high amount of pressure on many athletes coming from the media, coaches, themselves etc. They have the wanting to do well and achieve their goals and aims so much that some of the athletes turn to performance enhancing drugs....   [tags: Athletics Sports Essays] 1025 words
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Pressure To Use Steroids - We all have seen a bodybuilders physic, whether it was in a magazine, the media, or in the gym. As we despise their freakish look we still wish that we had a body like them. But the reason we don’t look like that is because we know that the long term effects of steroids in will damage our bodies. Steroids have been a common use throughout human history since 1889. The fact that it’s illegal doesn’t seem to bother many users. Generations today are more reliant on this drug for various reasons, without realizing the consequences and long term effects that can result....   [tags: Steroids] 853 words
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Funding for a Better Alternative: Well-ness Programs in College - Funding for a Better Alternative What would happen if colleges, universities, or the government stopped funding sports. What if you believed that colleges are spending your money to boost public sporting events. Can we trust colleges and universities to make the right decision, and not spend your money on such events. The ordinary college student would say there ought to have be a change. The problem with college funding sports is that it costs absolutely a lot of money, and it has no impact on student education....   [tags: universities, sports, education]
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Major League Baseball - Major League Baseball Professional sports are a competition between the greatest athletes in the world. And when I go to a game, that’s exactly what I expect to see. Sports are entertainment. There is no room for purity and respecting the limits that athletes had in the past. Modern athletes should utilize all the resources that they have available to them. This includes steroids, which enhance an athlete’s performance. After all, performance is what really matters. The sport that has gotten the most attention on the subject of steroids is Major League Baseball....   [tags: Persuasive Baseball Sports Athletics Essays]
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Performance Enhancing Supplements - Performance Enhancing Supplements Northeastern junior Colin Magee is like other athletic students around campus. He played sports in high school and now lifts weights at the Marino Center, Northeastern’s multi-million dollar workout center, several times a week. Also like many other weight-lifting students, Magee takes performance-enhancing supplements. Performance-enhancing supplements are nutrients that, unlike anabolic steroids, are available over the counter at countless supermarkets and nutrition stores nationwide....   [tags: Steroids Illegal Drugs Health Fitness Papers] 2075 words
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Legalizing Performance Enhancing Drugs - It is common knowledge that chemistry plays a vital role in the world of sports. Sports drinks, pain medication, and dietary supplements are just a few of the myriad forms chemicals are involved in athletes’ everyday training. Even so, the controversial use of performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs) has evoked serious ethical debate. I believe PEDs are merely another chapter in the book of human improvement, and by legalizing them we can help men reach their fullest potential. Exactly what are performance-enhancing drugs....   [tags: chemistry in the world of sports]
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The Use of Sterioids in Baseball - ... It is a drug that will do serious harm to the body, such as kidney disease and liver failure, but that does not stop players from using it. Athletes use steroids to improve their performance and to prevent muscle breakdown. Steroids are an illegal substance, which can only be prescribed by a doctor. This is where the supply and demand factor comes into play; the doctors have what the players need in order to improve their ability to run faster, hit farther, and jump higher or even to quickly recover from an injury....   [tags: drugs, rangers] 1425 words
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Pro Salary Cap - Pro Salary Cap According to Dan Oleary, “Since baseball is the only major sport without a salary cap, and with the way baseball’s big-spending teams throw around money, having a different winner each year seems to defy logic” (OLeary). A salary cap is issued in every professional sport’s franchise, excluding Major League Baseball. With no salary cap, one club can dominate it’s competition on money alone. The New York Yankees spend the most money on it’s players each year (Goldman). It is no coincidence that they have won the most World Series of any other club in baseball history (Wikipedia-World Series)....   [tags: Sports ]
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Fraudulent Activity In Baseball History - Fraudulent Activity In Baseball History Since baseball has been around, many amazing things have happened. From players breaking records to countless highlights, baseball is unquestionably one of America’s favorite pastimes. Although there are so many fond memories that the game of baseball has to offer us, there are also a couple of blemishes on its record. For example, in 1919, the Chicago White Sox fixed the World Series. Eight members of the team participated in the fix. Also on the list is the current issue of steroid use....   [tags: Sports Baseball] 1544 words
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Performance Enhancing Drugs - ... It is not fair for students to be taught to be independent and make their own decisions but once the decisions gets tough the adults around have to make it for you. Performance enhancing drugs should never be aloud no matter what age you are because it gives you and unfair advantage yet a drug like marijuana is not lethal. The person should have the right to choose if they want to put it in their body no matter what age they are or at least be given the option to do the right thing” (Opinion L.A.)....   [tags: sports, athletes, drug addiction]
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The Ethics of Steroid Use in the Olympics - The desire to compete — and win — is as old as history itself. From the beginnings of sport, athletes have sought out foods and potions to turn their bodies into winning machines. As early as 776 BCE, the very first Olympic games, there are records of attempts to increase testosterone levels (“Steroid Abuse in Sports”). Ancient Greek wrestlers ate vast amounts of meat to gain muscle mass, and Norse “Berserker” warriors took hallucinogenic mushrooms before battle. The first competitive athletes to be charged for doping, however, were swimmers in 1860s Amsterdam....   [tags: Ethics ]
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The Steroids Era - When people think of the steroid era in baseball today, they usually think of two notorious players: Barry Bonds and Mark McGwire. In the prime time of their careers, they would have extraordinary and record breaking seaons. Both of them, along with a few other players, broke the fifty home run mark during a single season, which had only been done a few times before them. “Between 1961 and 1994, only three players reached the fifty home run mark,” (“The Steroids Era”). The cause for this increased output was due to the increased strength of the players because of their steroid use....   [tags: baseball, steroids, addiction, court]
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Steroid Usage Should Not Be Banned - Steroids are used all over the world to enhance performance in sporting activities, as well as increase concentration for exams and other tasks which require usage of the mental faculties. Other steroids are taken to enhance body form and shape, or accentuate one’s personal traits. The form of steroids taken by athletes are called “anabolic-androgen steroids”, or perhaps simply anabolic steroids that help the athletes tone their body by increasing the mass of their muscles, and increasing their strength and endurance levels (Beamish 33)....   [tags: Performance Enhancing Drugs]
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The Anabolic Steroid Story - Although most people recognize the term “performance enhancing drugs” as a reference to anabolic steroids, the term actually refers to a wide variety of different drugs used to increase strength, commonly found in athletics. Although these drugs appear to work great at first, they damage your body in multiple ways with their many harmful side effects. Not to mention, they are also illegal to use in the United States without a prescription from a doctor. If somebody is found to have used performance enhancing drugs while playing a sport either collegiate or professionally they will be punished accordingly, usually in the form of fines, suspensions, or even expulsion from the league....   [tags: Drugs]
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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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Persuasive Speech: Steroid Use Among Athletes - My issue over the concern of athletes have been struggling with the usage of steroids has widely spread among athletes and others; not only do steroids give an athlete a hard times but it’s also an unfair advantage to the other athletes and what they’ve accomplish. “Besides making muscles bigger, anabolic steroids may help athletes recover from a hard workout more quickly by reducing the amount of muscle damage during the session” (“Steroids in Sports”,2005). Now a days steroids are everywhere as an athlete....   [tags: Performance-enhancing Drugs]
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The Importance of Sports - Think of society as a living organism which every part of it contributes to its survival. This view is the functionalist perspective, which every parts of a society are structured to maintain its stability. Functionalist regard sports as an almost religious institution that uses ritual and ceremony to reinforce the common values of a society. In 1968, Robert Merton made an important distinction between manifest and latent functions. Manifest functions of institutions are open, stated, conscious functions that involve intended, recognized, consequences of an aspect of society....   [tags: Sports] 1002 words
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Steroid Abuse - What are anabolic steroids. “Anabolic steroids” is the street name for synthetic substances related to the male sex hormones or also referred to as testosterone. They promote the growth of skeletal muscle and the development of male sexual characteristics in both males and females. Anabolic steroids are commonly abused by professional athletes and Olympic athletes to enhance their performances. There are many reasons people abuse steroids and a few different ways to do so. Also, even though an athlete may win a World Series or an Olympic gold medal, there are very serious effects one can suffer from steroid abuse....   [tags: History, Benefits, Risks]
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Anabolic Steroids are Ruining Major League Baseball - Major League Baseball (MLB) has widely been regarded as America’s pastime for the longest time, however it is now becoming known as the sport tainted by one thing, anabolic steroids. An anabolic steroid is related to the natural steroid, testosterone. They are able to stimulate growth in the muscle tissue. They usually increase muscle mass and strength. The MLB has created some of the most historic American icons, such as Babe Ruth and Ted Williams. Players like them showed us what it was like to play baseball the right way....   [tags: Major League Baseball, steroids, ] 1233 words
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I Tried to Lift Weights, But it Didn’t Work Out - Steroid usage has a stenching stigma in our society. People tend to associate steroids with unjust sportsmanship, health hindrances, and the notorious “roid rage”. It is looked down upon in the same light as heinous crimes and anyone that uses it to their advantage is treated as an untouchable. For that matter, people won’t even pass the thought that steroids should be legalized. The truth is that these are all misconceptions. Steroids don’t bring significant health hindrances when used properly and roid rage is only a myth....   [tags: steroid usage] 890 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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How to Be a Successful Sports Bettor - Benjamin Franklin once said, "by failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail." As a sports bettor, this is one cliché I'm particularly accustomed to. Why. It's simple – I appreciate the veracity. Imagine this scenario: you have taken a plane to Las Vegas, Nevada. Looking down from your window seat as you are about to land, you can see the Venetian, Caesars Palace, and other famous casinos you are hoping to visit during your trip. From the airport, you call a taxi and begin to drive towards your destination....   [tags: Sports] 1238 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 pursuit of fame, wealth and status can blind the human conscience, which is why it is important for us to encourage athletes to voice their opinions....   [tags: Sports]
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Lifelong Benefits of Childhood Sports - At age four, I started my first sport, soccer. From the very first practice, I was simply hooked to the new responsibility to show up at practice every Tuesday and a game every Saturday for my new Blue Valley Recreation team. I had so much fun with my soon-to-be kindergarten classmates. As I grew, I joined more and more sports like softball and dance classes, and I would do anything to get outside and play some football or tag with my family. From the time I was four until now, my love for sports and exercise has only multiplied and multiplied....   [tags: Sports]
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The American Obsession With Sports - The complexity of this issue is almost insurmountable. Its array covers the simplistic to that of possible genetic coding of the different ethnic groups involved. John Kenneth Galbraith, a sociological expert said “We associate truth with convenience.” It may be as simple, and I believe it is, as people do what they feel like putting their time and energy into. People pursue what interests them. Does everything have to come back to black and white. Brown’s study states that Black and White athletes have a positive association with the sports that they play and do not perceive racial or ethnic discrimination is any longer a problem....   [tags: Sports ]
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Recruiting Violations in College Sports - Sports are extremely popular around the world and only get more popular as time goes on. Sports is on television (TV), in the news, in the newspaper, and online. It only makes sense that this is the case. A sporting event is the ultimate drama. The variability of a game is what gets people so into it. Sports can tell a story, and teach great life lessons as well as inspire people. If sports are that important to the people around the world who watch it, just think about how important sports are to the ones who actually play it and coach it....   [tags: Sports ]
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Character Development in Youth Sports - I saw in his eyes sheer delight and the joy of accomplishment. He had successfully faced a pitcher older and bigger and had fought off pitch after pitch before knocking a single into left field. His base hit drove in a run, continued an inning and fueled a rally which brought the team a victory from what looked like a certain defeat. He was willing to be taught and was willing to try. Success was secondary to the life skills he was mastering. Character traits will certainly be developed as one participates in team sports, but to attain positive character traits will require deliberate efforts by parents, adults, teammates and even leaders of the organization itself....   [tags: Sports ]
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Sports in the Chicano/a Community - Sports are a major contributing factor in the Chicano/a community. It constructs ones gender by oppressing women due to their exclusion in partaking in sporting events as well as by providing an outlet for men to vent and regain their manhood. Delgado's article, “Golden But Not Brown” refers to Oscar de la Hoya and how some in the Chicano/a community view him as lacking masculinity; comparing him to “El Lion”, Julio Cesar Chavez. “El lion” evokes a more traditional and manly way of boxing which is an aggressive one while Oscar de la Hoyas involves more strategy and movement....   [tags: Sports] 1012 words
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Role of Physics in Sports - The motions of throwing, batting, and fielding will be presented in physics terms and ideas. Physics plays a big role in sports. One particular sport is softball, where we will be seeing different motions represented. First, we are going to look at the two different types of throwing. There is the regular over-hand throw and there is also the pitching style. When looking at the regular over-hand throw and the pitching style of throwing, many of the same concepts apply to both. In pitching, there are three main issues involved....   [tags: Sports] 1194 words
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Concussions in the NFL - Many memories are made in football, but sadly some of the greatest players cannot recall them. The National Football League has been associated with concussions and brain traumas throughout the years, but lately it has been exposed by media and NFL veterans. The league recently “reached a $765 million preliminary settlement with thousands of former players who were suing the league over its treatment of concussions…” (Waldron). Many former players are experiencing the effects of taking hard hits over and over again; they were not properly treated, which makes the injury worse and long term....   [tags: sports, football]
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America's Obsession With Sports - World Series, NBA Finals, Final Four, Super Bowl, National Championship, College World Series, The Masters, these are the ultimate competitive goals for both athletes and fans. America loves to watch these highly competitive sporting events. From ancient times to modern day, sports have always been a part of the makeup of our society. Beginning with the Native American sportsmen “who competed for religious, medicinal, and gambling purposes” sports of old and new have continued to change and evolve in our society’s culture (“Sports”)....   [tags: Sports ]
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Should Baseball Players who Used Steroids be Allowed in The Hall of Fame? - Many athletes use steroids to become stronger and improve their abilities to play their sport. Certain players believe there is nothing wrong with using steroids. Athletes who excel greatly would normally be chosen to be in the Hall of Fame, but if using steroids, they should not be allowed. Steroids have many effects on people. Baseball players are big influences on children and teenagers which could cause even more steroid use because of major league baseball players. Even though many people agree with famous baseball athletes using steroids being in the Baseball Hall of Fame, other people disagree for many reasons because steroids are an illegal drug and the use of this drug should not be...   [tags: manny ramirez, baseball, steroids]
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Task Orientation in Sports - The importance of strength training was collaborated along with task orientation in a study that consisted of 90 athletic males and 43 athletic females. According to the article, strength training has been one of most influential and beneficial aspects in initiating tasks in sports. In other words, task orientation was significantly high in terms of accomplishing and maintaining standardized, individualistic performance in sports. In fact, the study reveals that individuals high in task orientation tend to judge success as means of, giving absolute effort, performing to their best of ability, working together as team mates and taking pleasure in their sport; according to the participants who...   [tags: Sports ]
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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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The Safety of Using Anabolic Steroids - The Safety of Using Anabolic Steroids Even if you didn't have any or little knowledge of steroids and were asked this question, you would probably answer no. Why. Would it be because a high school kid somewhere in California died from taking them. Or would it be because you read it in Readers Digest. Many people think you are selling your soul to the devil when you take steroids. There is an incredible amount of myths, misinformation, and misconceptions about anabolic steroid use and their dangers....   [tags: Anabolic Steroids Essays] 1530 words
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Children and Sports: A Beginning to Something Great? - Today’s children participate in all kinds of activities. A sport is the biggest and the best way for children to gain the skills necessary to succeed in life as responsible citizens and adults. Skills are taught that are needed to be healthy and happy, but do these positive skills outweigh the negative effects children could suffer. Children and Sports: A Beginning to Something Great. In today’s world some parents push their children to extreme measures in sports, and some parents have absolutely no interest in their child’s participation in sports....   [tags: Sports ]
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The Psychology of Sports - The age of overwhelming strength and stamina governing sports is over, and the age of the mentally tough athlete has arrived. Athletes are no longer the superficial jocks and robots programmed to accomplish one goal, victory. Modern athletes ranging from the high school to professional levels are faced with many pressures and temptations, normally outside the realm of their sport. These pressures can inhibit an athlete’s performance substantially; therefore, the pressures need to be dealt with by psychologists....   [tags: Sports Psychology]
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The Transcendence of Cultural Barriers Through The History of Sports - Even though not every person likes sports, sports transcend all cultural boundaries because the history of sport dates back to the dawn of humanity. The ideology of sports transcending cultural barriers exists in the world today. As evident in the Olympics and several other sporting games across the world which unite a diverse culture range we can look at the empirical evidence as proof of such ideas. The impact of sports reaches much further than serving as entertainment or recreation. Some people argue the notion of cultural imperialism over cultural transcendence in relation to the history of sports....   [tags: Sports ]
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Steroid Use in Athletics is Not Safe - Steroid Use in Athletics is Not Safe In the last decade many records have been broken in the world of athletics, is this do to harder training and work ethic or the ignorant testing of anabolic steroids. With technological advances the enhancement of athletes is at the fingertips of scientists. With one shot an athlete could up testosterone levels by over a hundred percent. Is this safe. Or is the real question is this fair to the athletes who years ago did not have this option. Researchers have examined such supplements as dinabol and nandrolene and have found that their structures are unstable maybe unnoticeable at the time but will definitely show up in the later future....   [tags: Papers] 785 words
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Adaptive Snow Sports - As practitioners in the Orthotics and Prosthetic field we owe our patients not only our skills of mind and hand, but also the encouragement to live their lives to the fullest. We want them to have a life worth living in spite of whatever physical difficulties they possess. There are many ways to accomplish this, but one of the lesser known is adaptive snow sports. The O & P field has had a connection with adaptive snow sports from its beginning. The “Grandfather of handicapped (adaptive) skiing” as he is referred to by the Skiing Hall of Fame is none other than Paul E....   [tags: Sports ] 1330 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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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 History and Sports Halls of Fame - Sports History and Sports Halls of Fame Below are websites dealing with sports history, particularly those halls of fame which exist. In the dead of winter, many people's interest turn to sports, and the nominees and inductees are announced for many halls, including professional baseball and professional football. Professional Baseball Hall of Fame http://www.baseballhalloffame.org/ This website discusses the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. The site combines baseball history and the Hall of Fame itself....   [tags: Sports] 1428 words
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Professional Sports Industry: Examining the Popularity of NFL Franchise Indianapolis Colts, as Well as Other Sports Franchises - Professional sports comprise of an enormous and complex industry. Subdivided into their respective sports and leagues, individual franchises act as independent businesses. The collective goal of these businesses is to provide a product that consumers will seek to purchase. In the case of a football team, for example, the Indianapolis Colts represent a business, and football is the product that they sell. Not all football, however, is so eagerly consumed. The Arena Football League recently disbanded after 21 years of selling its brand of football....   [tags: sports] 1293 words
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Violence in Sports - Violence is defined as the use of excessive physical force, which causes or has obvious potential to cause harm or destruction to an individual. Violence in sports comes in many forms, and divides into social and cultural factors related to the sport ethic, gender ideology, the dynamics of social class and race, and the tactics used in sports. Violence in sports has gone too far because sports violence has become so severe in sports, that players are injured each years. However, in sports some violence has become entertaining for the fans and fans would begin their own violence around with other fans that support opposing teams to win....   [tags: Sports Violence ]
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The Serious of Concussions from Sports - A concussion is a common injury among athletes around the world. Concussions are serious injuries that should be treated with precaution and care. “A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury that can cause long-term brain damage and diminish normal functioning” (Boriboon). Concussions occur primarily in sports with physical contact. Collisions occur often and it doesn’t always have to be with another player. According to the researcher Kia Boriboon, “A concussion occurs when the brain repeatedly collides with the skull, most often due to a blow to the head.” Even though we have a plan for dealing with concussions, it’s obviously not doing as well of a job as we expected....   [tags: concussions, injury, sports, solution]
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Reform Models in Collegiate Sports - Over the past 100 years, college sports have attracted controversy pertaining to how they should be treated, that is, as business opportunities or academic vocation. Different reforms have been initiated, with academicians and researchers coming up with different models explaining how college sports and sports people should be treated. These models seek to understand and give directions on the need for balancing education with commercialized sports. Three key conceptual models have been initiated to reform college sports by scholars such as Craughron, Benford, Smith and Gerdy (Sack, 2009)....   [tags: Athletes, College, Students, Sports]
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Sports Marketing and Mobile Technology - Sports marketing has made its way directly to the fans. In the past, only the extremely devoted fans would check on their teams online but now, the norm has changed. Now the devoted fans learn new information before anyone else, and even get rewarded for it. In the article “The Passion of the Fan”, by Stewart Feil, fans are being rewarded for posting about their favorite teams on social media. The reason this is possible is because mobile apps have greatly contributed to the way fans follow their teams....   [tags: sports marketing, fans]
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