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  • Example Of Bad Sportsmanship
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    'One who plays a sport fairly and loses gracefully' is how The Merriam Webster Dictionary defines sportsmanship. What is a sportsman? The definition seems to have undergone a big change over the years. If children follow the example set by today's athletes, the definition would equal a sore loser. High school sports should be a fun way to physically express yourself as an athlete, but at the same time learn some of life's lessons, like sportsmanship, discipline, and respect. In today's society, ...
  • Career Of Professional Athletes
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    It is the Stanley Cup final, the Toronto Maple Leafs are playing against the Buffalo Sabres. With one minute left in regulation time the game is tied at 1-1, the fans are cheering and the anticipation begins to rise as the time on the clock slowly decreases. Steve Thomas of the Toronto Maple Leafs, sees an opportunity and goes for the puck. He skates towards the net of the opposing team yet is slammed into the boards by Satan of the Buffalo Sabres. Steve Thomas slowly skates to the bench and it ...
  • Outrageous Wages Athletes
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    Wages of Sport Athletes How would you like to be paid twenty-three million dollars a year? Itis 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 basketball. The athletes here in the United States are without a doubt the greatest on ea...
  • Extremely Entertaining Winter X Games Sport
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    ESPN X Games: Commercialized Extreme Sports for the Masses Paul M. Pedersen & Matthew L. Kelly The Florida State UniversityABSTRACTFor years, extreme sports had little to nothing in common with each other except for high risk, and an appeal to women and men from the ages of 12 to 34. Entertainment Sports Programming Network (ESPN), realizing this age group was a prime viewing audience, brought together several extreme sports and created yet another commercialized sporting spectacle. Since 1995, ...
  • Winner Of An Olympic Event
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    History of the Olympics In 776 BC a foot race was run. The winner was the first Olympic hero ever. From that very first race to today, the Olympics have always been a way for nations to come together in friendly competition and international goodwill. The conditions of the first Olympics were not anything like they are today. The events were held in an open space in which a track had been paced off, areas for the javelin and discus had been laid out, etc. The spectators did not have stands to si...
  • Olympic Games Of Ancient Greece
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    Introduction No one can say when sports began. Since it is difficult to imagine a time when children did not spontaneously run races or wrestle, it is clear that children have always included sports in their play, but one can only speculate about the emergence of sports as auto telic physical contests for adults. Some historians see modern sport as distinctive in its secularism and its concern with quantification and records, but others see ancient and modern sport as part of a continuum, an end...
  • Most Important Thing In The Olympic Games
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    The Olympic Athlete I always have respected Olympic athletes, for they spend all their time training. Victorious athletes were professionals in the sense that they lived off the glory of their achievement ever afterwards. Their hometowns might reward them with: free meals for the rest of their lives, honorary appointments, or leadership positions in the community. The victors were memorialized in statues and also in victory songs, and commissioned from famous poets. Today, the Olympic Games are ...
  • Summer Games
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    INTERNATIONAL NEWS During this past summer in St. Louis Missouri the summer Olympics for 1904 took place. These summer games were only the third of its kind so far. The first two took place in 1896 in Athens then in 1900 in Paris. These games were not so much competitive but the athletes tried their hardest and would stop at nothing to win, even if it meant cheating or taking different substances. In these summer games mostly Americans and Canadians attended. Out of 681 athletes 525 of those wer...
  • Professional Cheerleaders
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    Dedication. It is the key to any success. Before you can succeed, you must be dedicated to achieve your goals and fulfill your dreams. Regardless of what you strive to do taking certain steps will help you excel. Some people dream of becoming a firefighter while others dream of becoming a professional athlete. Most football, baseball, soccer, and basketball players have the opportunity to fulfill their dream of becoming a professional athlete. However, professional cheerleaders are called just t...
  • Athletes Reason
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    In the whole event of the 14th Asian Games, reality woke us up. Our athletes looked greenhorn as they compete with the other Asian countries. And that was only Asia! We still have a long way to go to get our first Gold in the Olympics. As I watch their games these past two weeks, they strive hard to make it to the semifinals and even harder to get a medal. While the other contenders like China, Korea and Japan relax, enjoy the game and still get the gold. Although it showed that, Filipino athlet...
  • People From High Altitudes
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    Altitude And Its Effect On Matabolism Essay, Altitude And Its Effect On Matabolism What effect does altitude have on metabolism? Many studies have been conducted on the effect the altitude has on a persons metabolism, especially before, during and after the time of the 1968 Olympics, held in Mexico City situated at an altitude of 7710 ft or 2350 m. At the time that the Olympics were chosen to be held in Mexico City there was a lot of criticism from sporting groups. This was because they believed...
  • Olympic Games
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    Reporting today's Olympic games is like a technological masterpiece. The athletes compete in many events, their times and scores are tallied and sent worldwide by satellites and high-tech computers within seconds. Each event is carefully watched and recorded with a sense of history. There was no such sense of history or records when the first Games began in Ancient Greece. The first recorded champion in Greece was a sprinter, Coroebus, he was a cook in a near by Greek city called, Elis. He ran n...
  • High Salaries Of Professional Athletes
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    Athlete's Salaries Are professionalAthlete's Salaries Essay, Research Paper Are professional athlete's salaries well justified? Shoot a good game of hoops and grab a million bucks! Professional athletes play their favorite game and they are paid outrageous amounts of money. It seems almost unreal that people are paid anything at all to entertain the public by playing a game of golf or to running around on a football field. The high salaries of professional athletes are greatly unjustified becaus...

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