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Abstract Performance enhancement drugs have become very common today and their use is very common amongst sportsmen and women. The authorities in US such as FDA have put in place stringent measures to curb the problem but despite the efforts, people and especially sportsmen and sportswomen continue to use the drugs oblivious of the risks, which have cost many of their lives and careers. Perform...
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Sports essays / Sport In Our Life
We are living in an age where rules are turned upside down, morals are disdained and values are substituted by convenience. This is where sport plays an important role of teaching moral lessons (Kemp, 1999, p. 46). Sport is generally regarded as one of the most favorite pastimes of people across the world. Various people spend their spare time relaxing on the beach, watching TV, reading newspaper ...
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Sports essays / Bowling Tournament
You could feel the excitement in the air … The seven newly formed teams were lumbering up and throwing practice balls with increased anticipation as the tournament was about to begin. Our CEO, Mr. Rex Drilon walked up to the podium to deliver a few words of encouragement and sportsmanship. Then, General Partners Atty. Ignacio R. Ortigas & Mr. Fernando M. Ortigas threw the ceremonial balls and...
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sociologyofsport “I’m going to have to let you go,” says coach Tim Koth to another former player as he adds another notch to his belt. “It’s nothing personal, I like you,” he says, “but I have to look at this as a business.” Is that what it is? I always looked at sport as an outlet, or even an opportunity; but sport is a business, that has become the cruel reality of mo...
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sociologyofsport--- I m going to have to let you go, says coach Tim Koth to another former player as he adds another notch to his belt. It s nothing personal, I like you, he says, but I have to look at this as a business. Is that what it is? I always looked at sport as an outlet, or even an opportunity; but sport is a business, that has become the cruel reality of modern day sport. This...
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“He’s at the 40, the 30, the 20, the 10, the 5, TOUCHDOWN!!” Can you imagine the joy of having 100,000 people chanting your name and cheering as loud as they could just for you? Now try imagine having all of that, then having it taken away because you tested positive for illegal drugs. This is the harsh reality for several professional athletes. They get a small taste of...
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Sports essays / Cal Ripken Jr.
Cal Ripken Jr.by Stew Thornley On August 24,1960 Cal Ripken Jr.was born in Harve de Grace,Maryland.At the time his dad was in Topeca,Kansas nearly a half a continent away. Cal Sr. was a catcher for fox cities (Wisconsin), an Oriole farm club in the three-I League, and celebrated the birth of his first son by driving in the winning run in the 10th inning agianst Topeka. Cal Ripken Jr....
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Sports essays / Bruce Lee
Christian Estrada March 22, 1996 Literature-07 Biography Report Bruce Lee Introduction Bruce Lee was born in the Chinese year of the dragon, in the hour of the dragon on November 27, 1940. From the beginning, it was obvious he was a remarkable and unique child with tremendous energy. His mother named him Lee Jun Fan, which meant "return again." She felt he woul...
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Sports essays / Child Progression
Throughout my childhood life, I never thought of being successful in anything. Until one summer, I was hyperactive among all activities that I have anticipated in. Within the characteristics that I have, it put an advantage towards achieving something later in my future. In reminiscence of my father s wisdom, he has made me become more than an average child.It was when I was the age of six,...
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Sports essays / Aikido
Aikido is a Japanese martial art currently practiced throughout the world. Behind the powerful catapulting throws and immobilizing locks and pins of Aikido lie some very simple principles: remove yourself from the direct line of your enemy’s attack, and through the absorption and deflection of the force of the attack, your enemy is taken out of balance and defeated by the energy...
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Sports essays / Aikido
AikidoUnity of The Body and Mind Aikido is a Japanese martial art currently practiced throughout the world. Behind the powerful catapulting throws and immobilizing locks and pins of Aikido lie some very simple principles: remove yourself from the direct line of your enemy s attack, and through the absorption and deflection of the force of the attack, your enemy is taken out of ba...
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The Martial Arts of Japan The martial arts have influenced Japan in many ways. Many of these arts have been passed down from ancient times and are still even practiced today. In my report, I will examine the major Japanese arts and tell how they have influenced Japan. First, however, I will give a little background for these arts. The original word for Japanese martial arts was bujut...
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November 21, 1999 History of Tae Kwon Do The history of the development of Tae Kwon Do spans thousands of years through periods of innovation and, unfortunately, repression. Tae Kwon Do, translated literally, means the "art of kicking and punching." Tae Kwon Do developed as a native Korean combat form that emphasizes kicking, punching, blocking, and jumping, as well as mental discipli...
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Sports essays / Olympic 2008
Winning the right to stage the Olympic and Paralympic Games forever changed the face of Sydney, Australia. The now-familiar images of Darling Harbour, Homebush Bay and Bondi are only part of the most recent stunning Olympic legacy. Urban renewal, environmental conservation, recreational and sporting venues, and a renewed national amateur sports program were all set in high gear when S...
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Everything in today’s society is very fast-paced. No one these days has any time to do anything unless it is done within a few minutes to an hour. Technology is trying to make all things simpler for people, even with getting people into shape. Enhanced weight training machines are more used now than free weights, dietary supplements are used to artificially increase a person’s healt...
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To a person not conversant with this art, Jujitsu may be considered as a foul or derogatory term in Japanese. However, Jujitsu us one of the most effective and deadly forms of martial arts taught today. Unique among other forms of combat, Jujitsu holds the position of a parent art , of from which other forms of martial arts such as Aikido, Judo and several Karate styles were extracted. Jujit...
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Tae Kwon Do vs. Aerobic Kickboxing Have you been searching for a modernistic style of workout? Perhaps you would like to receive more visible results than your current work out. Have you ever considered an exercise program that combines a heart racing, aerobic style work out, with characteristics of martial arts form? There are two very clear and competitive options available...
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Sports essays / Martial Arts
To most martial arts is about the hard-style, external arts such as Karate and Maui Thai. Tai Chi Chuan however, developed out of Taoist ideology and the concept of universal balance. Primarily it was committed to physical fitness and spiritual progress, but over time, the monks needed protection against growing warlords and thugs and so, the external aspect of Tai Chi Chuan evolved and a...
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Sports essays / Japan
In Japan, especially during the earlier periods of Japanese history such as the Tokugawa, physical adeptness was much revered and valued. This was mainly because of the fact that these strengths were the basis on which much of the population depended upon for survival during these fairly turbulent periods. Throughout time, Japan has been a very organized and scrupulous society, and even i...
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The Renaissance Courtier was the ideal man. He was very knowledgeable in everything he did. He was muscular and athletic and knowledgeable of all sports, yet he had an appreciation for the arts. He was familiar with all exercises and forms of martial arts. He knew how to use all types of weapons while standing or on horseback, and knew what type of weapon to fight with in different situ...
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Compare & Contrast Essay The growth of various martial art forms across the globe leaves an insurmountable number of studies for one to choose. Weather for self-defense or personal benefits the range of Art forms are as diverse as they are expansive. The superiority of one art form over another can be easily argued. Having studied the arts of Thai kickboxing and Brazilian jujitsu, I have determ...
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Martial Arts Mysticism: An Extended Definition of What the Martial Arts Are and Are Not. The term "martial art" is used in Western society to describe a wide variety of Asian combative systems and sports. The word martial, in martial arts, is derived from the name of the ancient Roman god of war, Mars. The Asian martial arts are grounded in a rich heritage of blood and honor, and they have a gr...
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The Effects of Physical Exercise on the Human Body The benefits of physical exercise in humans far out weighs the harmful effects associated with exercise. A prescription of physical activity has been known to delay the onset or prevention of many chronic diseases. An improvement in heart function, lower blood pressure and improve functional capacity is noticed after just a few weeks of ...
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Sports essays / Varsity Bowling
Varsity Bowling Give me a 'B' For Varsity Bowling Picture this scene: The best athletes in your community are gathered for the annual high school varsity letter awards banquet. Halfback Henry and Jumpshot Jenny already have received accolades from the Master of Ceremonies for their accomplishments, but the attention is now focused on Susan Strike, Central High's varsity bowling su...
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Sports essays / Holy Cross 1947
The school was small. The program was an afterthought. The gymnasium was non-existent. That a team from the College of the Holy Cross should find itself in the championship game of the NCAA Tournament was a preposterous notion. But there was Holy Cross, the product of a happy accident rather than a well-conceived plan, preparing to meet Oklahoma for the national title in New York. In Ma...
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Sports essays / Sports Agents
As sports has grown into a multi-billion dollar industry, there has been an explosion in the number of lawyers who specialize in sports law. There has been an understandably significant increase in the number of persons desiring to represent professional athletes. This increase can be explained by the high-profile status of sports and the tremendous salaries of professional athletes...
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Change the Rules The chants grow louder, "Dayne, Dayne, Dayne", its 4'Th and goal, the Badgers trail Michigan by 5 with six seconds left. The winner takes home the title as the 1999 National champions. The ball is snapped, Bollinger drops back, fakes the pass, and pitches it to Dayne. He dodges a tackle, bounces off 2 blue jerseys, and stumbles in the end-zone for the game winning TD. Dayne...
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“Lets go wild cats lets go wild cats “ It can be heard at any Uk basketball game. The crowd going into a frenzy to cheer on their student athletes but what do these athletes really get for there hard work. I’ll tell you what they get they get nothing and its not right, all student athletes are prohibited from receiving any payment for their efforts. Exploited athletes ge...
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Boston Celtics, Inc. Case Study Business Strategy Analysis The National Basketball Association (NBA) is the only professional basketball league in the U.S. However there are 23 franchises (member teams) that are all in competition with each other. Boston Celtics, Inc. is one of the 23 franchises in the NBA. There are, both, high levels of competition and a high level of risk involved with t...
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Sports essays / Olympics
The Olympic Games, an international sports competition, are held once every four years at a different site, where athletes from different nations compete against each other in a wide variety of sports. There are two classifications of Olympics, the Summer Olympics and the Winter Olympics. Through 1992 they were held in the same year, but beginning in 1994 they were rescheduled so ...
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Sports essays / Coaching
Good coaching starts with recruiting. No matter what level you are coaching you will need athletes that listen and pay attention to what you are teaching them. Recruiting on the college level you want to get athletes that are coachable because these athletes have the potential to reach their peak performance. They are also more likely to allow a team to reach its’ peak performance than ...
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Sports essays / Martial Arts In China
ME 10.20.96. BTHS CBL - 1 Martial Arts To follow is my report on martial arts in Asia. This a very interesting subject, and a very good report. It will describe martial arts and some types of martial arts. It will also say where they originated from. The term "martial arts" is a general term used to describe general types of fighting. Most martial art...
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Sports essays / Skiing Experience
Thin air encompasses me as I commence the final day of skiing at Vail, Colorado. Seven days of skiing elapse rather painlessly; I fall occasionally but an evening in the Jacuzzi soothes my minor aches. Closing time approaches on the final day of our trip as I prepare myself for the final run of the vacation. Fresh off the ski lift, I coast toward the junction of trails on the unoccupied e...
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The Ultimate Recreational Sport Michael Lackie For as long as I can remember, my family has always enjoyed recreational sports. In the summer we would go jet skiing, river rafting, off road motorcycle riding, and water skiing. Once winter came along, we switched to snowmobiling, snowboarding, and hunting. My father and his brother owned all the expensive toys, while my brothers, c...
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Sports essays / About Myself
As my application shows, I am an above average student in most areas. I have particularly excelled in mathematics, earning good grades throughout high school. When pondering about my future, I thought that I might be able to use math to be successful in business. So after my sophomore year, I decided to take some business courses with the goal of attaining a solid background in the field....
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Compare & Contrast While comparing and contrasting information from, “ The Shaped Ski Revolution,” by Sonoma County Ski and Snowboard Guide, and an article written by Rich Taylor of Popular Mechanics called “Shaped Skis” I found information on many aspects of the new shaped ski technology. Information ranged from safety to ski technique. Rich Taylor’s articl...
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Sports essays / River Project
Since the beginning of the Americas the rivers have been a very important source of transportation. If not for the river the shipment of goods would have taken a very long time and would have been almost impossible through the dense forests of the New World. The Mississippi in time has been used for transportation. The Native Americans used the river as a source of food and also to get to prime ...
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Sports essays / Querencia
Querencia When I think of the place that I am most comfortable, relaxed, and in my element I think of the “Great Outdoors”. I really like being out in the woods or on some trail just being part of nature. When I am outdoors I have a feeling of oneness with nature a feeling that I can not get anywhere else. Oneness with nature I think is one of the most important things that...
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Sports essays / Skiing At Mt. Snow
Skiing at Mt. Snow On a cold Friday night, we all met at the Church’s parking lot. It was 7PM and the sky was clear, which ensured me that this would be a safe trip to Vermont. It was around mid February, so it was quite cold out. There were about forty kids and about ten advisors that were going on this ski trip. Some people had their own skis, others like me, had to rent a pair of ...
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Sports essays / Downhill Skiing
Style Exercise 1 I can still remember the first time I went downhill skiing; it was a cold and dry November day with little snowfall. Most of the snow on the hills was that polished, jet blown, artificial-ice/pseudo-snow; not the best situation for a first timer. As I reflect I can still picture that momentous scene as I rolled head over heels down the first couple of hills; then gradu...
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Improving technology in the ski market is what makes skiing such a fun and enjoyable sport. Each and every year, skiers find themselves with a host of new products to make their sport easier to learn and advance in their ability. One of the most significant achievements in ski technology is the advent of "shaped skis" or "super-sidecut skis". These skis, unlike traditional skis, require li...
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Sports essays / Want To Learn To Ski
So, you have decided to go snow skiing! Do you know what to do? What to wear? Where to go? This article attempts to answer those questions and more. If you have never skied before and have time to prepare. One thing I would suggest is to watch a ski video. Warren Miller as produced a good educational video called Learn to Ski Better. It explains the basics of skiing and will get you th...
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Sports essays / 3 Types Of Skiers
3 Types of Skiers I’ve been skiing for about eight years and have come to a conclusion that there are three types of skiers on the slopes. Many of the skiers that I’ve come across show their love and dedication to becoming better skiers. On the slopes these skiers range from the slow, calm just there to relax skier, to the bombing the hill, inconsiderate and reckless skier, t...
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Sports essays / What A Ski Season
What a ski season In the winter of 1999, two friends and I decided to do a skiing season in the French Alps. Our plans were to stay there at least for two months assumed that the three of us got jobs down there. So, two days after new-years-eve, Martin, Christian and I left Sweden by plane, very excited for our first ski-bumming season. When we arrived 23 hours later, we got shocked! There wa...
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Sports essays / Ski
SKIING Do you like to be out in the snow, get some fresh air, and have fun at the same time well then skiing is the way to go. Skiing is a fun and exciting way to enjoy the winter months and it also is gives you an exercise while you are taking on the slopes. Even if you are not a very good skier at first, you can practice on smaller hills and work up to the larger hills and become an expert....
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Sports essays / How I Learned To Ski
HOW I LEARNED TO SKI I Love to snow ski, to me it is the epitome of excitement. I first tried to ski when I was only about four years old. My father, who is a tremendous skier, thought he should teach his first son just how to ski. Through practice and time I have made my father a happy teacher. I owe all my skiing knowledge to my father who has spent hour upon hour teaching me the so ...
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hkazemi English 104-05 Feb. 11, 1997 Classification The Various Types of Skiing Every four years in the Winter Olympics, we see professional athletes compete in many areas ranging from downhill skiing to high-speed bobsledding. We see the professionals demonstrate their spectacular abilities, and we try to emulate them in our own activities. In the Olympics, cross-country and downhi...
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Sports essays / Skiing
The Various Types of Skiing Every four years in the Winter Olympics, we see professional athletes compete in many areas ranging from downhill skiing to high-speed bobsledding. We see the professionals demonstrate their spectacular abilities, and we try to emulate them in our own activities. In the Olympics, cross-country and downhill skiing are two very popular sports, and even non-profession...
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Sports essays / Skiing
SKIING Skiing is a competitive sport, recreation, and a way of travel. Skiing is a leading winter sport and there are many events in which you use skis. When skiing you are traveling on long, narrow runners gliding on the snow. Skiing was developed in the 19th century by farmers in Norway for fun. After the automatic ski lift was developed, the sport grew all over the world. The equipment used...
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The ski industry has been around since the beginning of the century. Since that time the retailing industry of the ski world has been on a steady increase. At the beginning of this decade the increase began to skyrocket. However, skiing was not the reason for the growth. The reason for the dramatic increase in industry sales in the retail world of skiing was due to snowboarding. By now almost ev...
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Jones 1 The ski industry has been around since the beginning of the century. Since that time the retailing industry of the ski world has been on a steady increase. At the beginning of this decade the increase began to skyrocket. However, skiing was not the reason for the growth. The reason for the dramatic increase in industry sales in the retail world of skiing was due to snowboa...
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Sports essays / History Of Snowboarding
History of the Snowboard What sport borrows from skateboarding, surfing, and skiing but is quite different from each of them? Snowboarding. Snowboards might be compared to an oversized skateboard without wheels, a surfboard that rides frozen waves, or a fat ski without a partner, but a snowboard is unique unto itself. Snowboarding is a relatively new sport. It s...
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Sports essays / Skiboarding
Skiboarding is one of the newest snow sports hitting the slopes. It puts everything that is good from skiing, snowboarding and inline skating into a nice small package that will fit in the trunk of any car. Skiboards are small twin-tipped (the tip is the exact same shape as the tail) snowboards between 60-99cm long, with ski boot bindings, and you have one for each foot. Many people who have...
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Sports essays / Taking A Stand
Where is the Sportsmanship? If you are a real fan of the San Francisco 49ers, then most likely, you hate the Dallas Cowboys. It is obvious that those teams dislike each other and so do their fans. I remember Deon Sanders being San Francisco's big hero but as soon as Deon went to Dallas, I started seeing San Franciso fans holding up card board signs that said: "DEON WHO?" And of course, befo...
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Sports essays / Personal Statement
Hmmm………What shall I tell you about me? You, the person who will decide my fate, my fate as to whether I would go to CU-Boulder, go live in Colorado, go snowboarding in the mountains, meet lots of interesting people, and have the most wonderful experience…I better make myself sound worthy. First off, I want you to know that I'm an unparalleled individual, whose outlook on life is ...
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Sports essays / Snowboarding Saftey
One of the newest and fastest spreading sports is snowboarding. As this sport has come along, several clich s have been formed. One outstanding one is that all snowboarders are reckless teenagers who should go home. Well, it is true for the most part, but there are also exceptions. The safe ones. The key to snowboarding is safety. A good rider is a safe rider. A boarder must always follow...
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RIDING SMART – ADVICE FOR SAFE SNOWBOARDING Preventing injuries will allow us to focus on fun, teamwork, and achieving individual goals. The most common injuries in snowboarding are to the wrist, shoulder, and head. Here are a few simple tips that I follow to reduce my risk of injury.  Follow Your Responsibility Code.  Wear a protective gear such as a helmet, wris...
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Snowboarding: From Rags to Riches One snowy Christmas day in Muskegon, Michigan, a young girl by the name of Wendy Poppen tried to stand up on her sled while sliding down the hill. Seeing this, her father Sherman ran into the garage and bolted a pair of skies together with wood to ""act as foot stops"" (Crane). While watching Wendy use the contraption, some of the local kids ran up to Sh...
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Sports essays / Snowboarding
One snowy Christmas day in Muskegon, Michigan, a young girl by the name of Wendy Poppen tried to stand up on her sled while sliding down the hill. Seeing this, her father Sherman ran into the garage and bolted a pair of skies together with wood to ""act as foot stops"" (Crane). While watching Wendy use the contraption, some of the local kids ran up to Sherman and asked him to build one for each ...
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Ancient Egypt conjures up thoughts of a great civilization, one very advanced for its time. The Ancient Egyptians invented all different forms of literature, including poetry and short stories, and they were extremely advanced as far as art, medicine, science, and religion went. One of the more mysterious aspects to Ancient Egyptian civilization was their use of hieroglyphics. Very few peop...
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Sports essays / Arts & Entertainment
The Guide to High Performance Programs We invite you to visit our new subject area -- High Performance Programs -- for those who enjoy the challenge of learning a new skill. You'll find detailed descriptions of programs that include automobile racing, bridge & chess, caving, climbing & mountaineering, cycling, dancing, dogsledding, equestrian skills, farming & ranching, gymnastics, ic...
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Sports essays / Elizabethan England
The age of Shakespeare was a great time in English history. The reign of Elizabeth (1558 - 1603) saw England emerge as the leading naval and commercial power of the Western world. Elizabeth I's England consolidated its position with the defeat of the Spanish Armada in 1588, and firmly established the Church of England (begun by her father, Henry VIII, after a dispute with the Pope). Sir Humphrey...
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Battle of the Mountain Snowboarding and Skiing are common and different in the subjects of culture, technique, and equipment. There are similarities on and off the mountain as well as major differences. Snowboarding was influenced in the beginning by skiing and it is now growing rapidly. Skiing has been taking part in the boarding culture to regain some ground hey lost to the boarding cr...
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Sports essays / Snowboarding
Snowboarding is the world s fastest growing winter sport and is set to become even more popular than skiing. It is still a young sport and there are many people eager to learn more about the enjoyment the sport has to offer. Without going to a mountain and taking a few lessons it is hard to fully appreciate what the sport really is, and the sensation that riding a snowboard gives. Hopefully, my...
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Sports essays / Mustang Or Camero
MUSTANG OR CAMERO? Ever since the General Motors company built the first vehicle to compete with Henry Ford and the ford motor company, consumers have argued over which was better. Back in those days the better car was the one that fell apart last and was the cheapest. Today consumer values have changed, and with that change comes a want for more options and a good value for those options. Cre...
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The seasons change and a new sport comes. Like many states in northern United States, Minnesota’s seasons are drastically different. Being from Minnesota myself, I can attest to all the seasons. With winter comes snow skiing. Water skiing, on the other hand, comes in the spring and summer. Depending on the water temperature and how ambitious a person is, reflect the water skiing seaso...
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Raymond A. Farland WR30 Process Essay Carving a Pumpkin. The Art of Carving a Pumpkin Have you ever wondered how someone begins carving a pumpkin? Well, if you really want to do a great carving, there are only a few simple rules to follow. First, you have to have a pumpkin! To find that perfectly grown pumpkin, you can shop around the great many grocery stores or roadside farm...
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Brian Lopes: The best Downhill Dual Slalom Racer Ever Downhill dual slalom mountain biking is a combination of BMX racing, Downhill Mountain biking, and freestyle dirt jumping. The course is like that of a slalom course for skiing, but instead of one racer racing against the best time, there are two racers who race head to head on the same course. Dual slalom is one of the fastest growing, and ...
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Sports essays / Slalom Skiing
Slalom skiing is a fun and challenging sport. Many years ago I was boating with some friends when one of them pulled out something new to me, a double booted water ski. In the past I had tried water-skiing and kneeboarding, but until then I had never dreamed of being able to execute the precise movements of the slalom, or even be able to get up one ski. But I proved myself wrong and haven't pic...
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In The Great Gatsby, written by Francis Scott Fitzgerald, Jordan Baker was portrayed as being reckless and dishonest, having the arrogant attitude of many of the people of her time, but also having the characteristics of modern-day women. This classic novel was written on the glitz and glamour of the Jazz Age, on the wealth and greed of the people during the Jazz Age, and also on the American ...
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Sports essays / Jordan Does It All
JORDAN DOES IT ALL Everyone who reads the sports section of the daily news knows about Michael Jordan. Although the name is not uncommon, there is only one Michael Jordan. He is the fundamental sports hero that has not been plagued by scandal. Jordan appears on all kinds of commercials. Some of those commercials are for Nike, Wheaties cereal, Hanes underwear, Rayovac batteries, MCI phone...
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Jordan: The Man That Is the Legend Everyone in western civilization knows who Michael Jordan is and what he is known for. His name is known worldwide but most prominently in these United States of America. His skills as a basketball player have thrilled, entertained, and amazed us all. Jordan’s most well known accomplishments are that he has six championships to his name, ten scori...
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Sports essays / Jordan
The early years. Michael Jordan was one of five children born to James and Delores Jordan. He was born February 17, 1963 in Brooklyn. The Jordans' felt that the streets of Brooklyn were unsafe to raise a young family of five children. Instead of trying to endure the streets of Brooklyn, the Jordan family moved to Wilmington, North Carolina. James got a job in Wilmington as a mechani...
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Sports essays / Michael Jordan
The early years. Michael Jordan was one of five children born to James and Delores Jordan. He was born February 17, 1963 in Brooklyn. The Jordans' felt that the streets of Brooklyn were unsafe to raise a young family of five children. Instead of trying to endure the streets of Brooklyn, the Jordan family moved to Wilmington, North Carolina. James got a job in Wilmington as a mechanic a...
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Sports essays / Michael Jordan
Michael Jordan: The early years. Michael Jordan was one of five children born to James and Delores Jordan. He was born February 17, 1963 in Brooklyn. The Jordans' felt that the streets of Brooklyn were unsafe to raise a young family of five children. Instead of trying to endure the streets of Brooklyn, the Jordan family moved to Wilmington, North Carolina. James got a job in Wilmington a...
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Sports essays / Michael Jordan
Michael Jordan Michael Jeffery Jordan! When people hear his name they think of him as a role model or a star. Maybe just a great basketball player, but to all the basketball fans who know who he is, they think of him as a dream. Michael was born on February 17, 1963, in Brooklyn New York. It all started on the playground and home court where Michael Jordan learned the game of bas...
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Sports essays / The Great Gatsby
Michael Jordan’s Life and Achievements Michael Jeffrey Jordan is known by many people as the best basketball player ever to play the game. Jordan played for the Chicago Bulls, helping them obtained six championship titles in eight years. Now remembered for being the best and the most popular athlete in the sports world. He had a great influence on the people. “Jordan was just...
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Sports essays / Michael Jordan 2
Michael Jordan is the best ever. There shouldn t be any question in anyone s mind. There are no ifs, ands or buts about it. He broke the mold. There is no one remotely close to him, Nate Thurmond says. Look at all the finals, he always carried his team. He willed them to another title each year. His greatness was well shown off and off the court. He follows up by saying it s his mental ...
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Sports essays / Leaders In Their Field
There is an old saying that history repeats itself. Well if this adage is true, then it means that some of the actions taken by the heroes, leaders, activists, mirror that of their predecessors. There are many fields to choose from if one wants to prove his or her point. Instead of getting extremely complicated by digging into old political or philosophical categories, this proverb can be...
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Sports essays / Michael Jordan
Look at Michael Jordan and what do you see? The most amazing athlete of our day? The man who made himself and Chicago Bulls famous worldwide? The NBA basketball player who filled stadiums with tens of thousands and commanded the attention of tens of millions more on television? A media icon who s mere image with their products enriches the likes of Nike, Hanes and Mac Donalds. Look again and yo...
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Sports essays / Felipe Lopez
Felipe Lopez There are a lot of Latin Americans in the United States. Most just blend in with everyone else and get normal jobs, and live a normal American life. On the other hand, there are sometimes those special people that make it big and become famous because of a talent of theirs. Felipe Lopez is a professional basketball player who plays for the Vancouver Grizzlies. He has had a very s...
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Sports essays / Colby Bryant
Colby Bryant In a Philadelphia high school, a small secret wasdiscovered. An eighteen year old kid, a honor roll studentwas found. Though his intellect was awesome, he was foundby reasons of his athletic prowess. I m a big Lakers fanand was really excited when finding out they drafted a sixfoot seven shooting guard form high school. Kobe Bryant was plucked from high school and th...
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Sports essays / Micheal Jordan
Michael Jordans Professional Sports Career Michael Jordan is a phenomenal athlete with a unique combination of grace, power, and outstanding ability. Michael Jordan has single-handedly redefined the NBA superstar. He is the most recognizable athlete in the world. He is not only the top player of his era, but possibly the best player to ever play in the NBA. Jordan is said to be a legend on ...
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In today's society athletes are inevitably compared to one another, especially basketball players. It seems that every time a young player enters the NBA and demonstrates above average talent or has one spectacular game he is dubbed the next Michael Jordan. Vince Carter is one such athlete, however his comparisons to Michael have some validity. There are numerous similarities between Cart...
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Sports essays / Micheal Jordan
Michael Jordan Michael Jordan was one of five children born to James and Delores Jordan. He was born February 17, 1963 in Brooklyn. His parents felt that the streets of Brooklyn were unsafe to raise a young family. So instead of trying to endure the streets of Brooklyn, the Jordan family moved to Wilmington, North Carolina. Michael s father, James, got a job in Wilmington as a mechanic and his ...
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Sports essays / Michael Jordan
Michael Jordan, was one of the best known athletes in the world, he was a leading scorer in the National Basketball Association, and led the Chicago Bulls to many NBA championships. He is, by far, and will be for a time to come, the best basketball player in the history of the game. Jordan was born in Brooklyn, New York, and raised in Wilmington, North Carolina. Cut from his high school varsit...
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Sports essays / Rolemodels
Stephen Johnson Good Role Models Today teenagers are very impressionable and need good role models. A role model is a person who exhibits leadership, spirituality, and good behavior. Three sports heroes that have these traits are Steve Young , Shaquille O Neal, and Michael Jordan. Steve Young is a good role model because he has endured persistant injuries, and always came back. He was...
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Sports essays / Michael Jordan
When someone says the name Michael Jordan, the first thing that comes to mind is basketball, The Chicago Bulls and Nike shoes. Through the years, Michael Jordan has proved time and time again that he is the greatest basketball player ever, and by performing in this rapidly expanding sporting field, he has gained tremendous popularity throughout the world. People of all ages and from all n...
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Sports essays / Michael Jordan
When someone says the name Michael Jordan, the first thing that comes to mind is basketball, The Chicago Bulls and Nike shoes. Through the years, Michael Jordan has proved time and time again that he is the greatest basketball player ever, and by performing in this rapidly expanding sporting field, he has gained tremendous popularity throughout the world. People of all ages and from all national...
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Sports essays / Jordan Life
COMPARE AND CONTRAST JORDAN AND BIRD Now that Michael Jordan has retired (again), it's time to re-examine what was once a heated debate in basketball circles: "Who is better, Michael Jordan or Larry Bird?". There was a time that this was as talked about an issue as "Is professional wrestling real or staged?". Much like the wrestling question, debate over the greatest player in NBA hist...
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Michael Jordan: King of the Court When I began my report I didn t know much about Michael Jordan, but I did know that he was undoubtedly the greatest player in the history of the NBA ( Michael Air Jordan 1). It seemed like every time I heard the word basketball I also heard the name Michael Jordan. There s just no avoiding him. If you are watching television you might see him playing basket...
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Sports essays / Michael Jordan
Michael Jeffrey Jordan was born on February 17, 1963 in Brooklyn, New York. Michael Jordan was born with a nosebleed, which made the parents, James and Deloris Jordan, very worried as well as some of the doctors. He was kept in the hospital for several days until everyone realized it was very minor and had no effect on his health. His childhood was very tough growing up in a poor North Caroli...
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Sports essays / Michael Jordan
Jordan, Michael (1963- ) American professional basketball player, a leading scorer in the National Basketball Association (NBA), who led the Chicago Bulls to three consecutive National Basketball Association (NBA) championships (1991-1993). Jordan was born in Brooklyn, New York, and raised in Wilmington, North Carolina. He accepted a basketball scholarship from the University of North Carolina ...
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Sports essays / Wages
How would you like to be paid twenty-three million dollars a year ? It is obvious to say that everyone would more than love it. This figure is only one of the many outrageous wages athletes are being paid today. True, not all twenty-three million dollars goes directly to the athlete because of Uncle Sam. Still these figures are too extreme regardless of the sport, baseball, football or ba...
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For The Love of The Game by Michael Jordan Everyone has a hero. Every kid has a dream, and if you ask 10 kids what their dreams are and who their hero is, more than half of them would say Michael Jordan. He is a true role model not just for little kids, but for everyone around the world. I have read Michael Jordan’s latest biography called For the Love of the Game, and it w...
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Sports essays / A Fire From Within
Michael Jordan: An Eternal Fire From Within Michael Jordan…Need I say more? Standing 6’6” and weighing 220 pounds, this man is the undisputed greatest basketball player of all time. In fact, he has one of the most recognizable faces on this planet; only to be topped by Jesus Christ and Adolph Hitler! He led the University of North Carolina to a National championship, a...
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Sports essays / Pee-Wee
Playing peewee football had always been something that I wanted to do when I was younger. I thoroughly enjoyed throwing the pigskin in the backyard with my dad, but I had never played football competitively. When I was around ten or eleven I decided to sign up for the peewee league. A major incentive for me to do this was the fact that I was a little on the chubby side, and instead of sli...
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High School Baseball In CanadaBaseball is a sport enjoyed by millions year after year. Unfortunately it is unavailable in Canadian high schools. It is about time baseball is made available to Canadian high school students. Although you may think of baseball as an American pastime, it is popular all over the world. Professional baseball leagues are popping up all over the world. We have ...
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A Brief Overview of Title IX and how it effects both Men and Women Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is the “Federal law which prohibits sex discrimination against the students and employees of any educational agency that receives Federal financial assistance”(Mathews I-1). From June 23, 1972 all the way up until today, there has been a constant struggle as to what gende...
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Sports essays / Title Ix
Title IX In 1972 Congress passed the Educational Amendments. One section of this law, Title IX, prohibits discrimination against girls and women in federally funded education, including in athletics programs. Title IX is the most controversial subject facing intercollegiate and high school athletics today. There is a great emphasis on enforcing the twenty-five year old legislation due to the f...

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