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  • Sports
    263 words
    "When surfing Waimea it is essential to have the proper crazed attitude that implies a certain reckless disregard for your personal safety. If you paddle out thinking you are going to get hurt, you will. If you think you can't make the drop, you won't. If you begin to wonder what in the world you " re doing out among those menacing waves, it's time to be thankful you " re still alive and head for the beach". This is the kind of thrill seeking and addiction to big waves riding that revolutionized...
  • Competition In Group Sports Bonds Team Members
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    THE SPIRIT OF COMPETITION In the sixteenth century, competition, mainly in sports, was a huge phenomenon. On the surface, many of those activities, such as running, archery, and horse-racing appear rather inconsequential. Nowadays, when psychologists take a closer look at the effects of competition, more controversy is surfacing; for instance, whether competition is beneficial or unhealthy to children and adults. Authors, such as Alfie Kohn, have put forward a radical case against rivalry. In hi...
  • Typical American Culture
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    091300 SOCA 102-02 On American Culture To a typical foreign anthropologist American culture could be seen very competitive and individualistic. While other countries only play 1 or 2 sports throughout their nation, North America is involved in a vast variety of competitive sports. From Basketball to Golf and Tennis, to our treasured past time favorites such as Baseball and Football. To better explain and demonstrate culture to you the researcher I will be taking you to the home of the New York G...
  • Extreme Sport
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    Life is Full of Choices, Why Not Go EXTREME?" Extreme sports have boomed since the early '90s" (Pet recca 16). It is hard to believe that such activities as sky diving, snowboarding, bungee jumping, and the up and coming razor scooter have been labeled as so-called "extreme sports". What characteristics must a sport have to labeled extreme? Perhaps it is the lack of safety, or the inability to create specific rules for these sports. Maybe it is the fact that these sports are just recently becomi...
  • Personal Achievement And Sport Officials
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    The Issue of Sport The material I have studied for the Issue of Sport has helped me understand more about living in our contemporary world. The film and the screenplay 'StrictlyBallroom' along with newspaper articles and the television documentary on Sport made me understand why sport is important in our society. Sport involves many things such as competition, dirty tactics, personal achievement and sport officials. Firstly, whenever there is sport, there is competition. There is competition for...
  • Sport Without Competition
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    Yes, it is to a certain extent. Competition is good for us as it challenges each individual. Without competition, there would be no standards and we would not know how to improve on areas we lack. In addition, we may not know where we stand, be it mentally, physically and academically. Different kinds of competition challenge us in different aspects and helps us to progress and move with times. For example, a sports competition may challenge us mentally and physically. Reason being, a sport invo...
  • First Badminton Club In America
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    Many Americans play baseball, basketball, soccer, or tennis. Many of them watch these sports on TV, and many buy tickets to their games and matches. But the average American has never even heard of competitive badminton, let alone gone to see a match. As a player myself, I can assure you that the common misconception that badminton is merely a backyard sport couldn't be farther from the truth. Badminton began as a leisurely backyard sport and evolved to competitive sport ranging to Olympic level...
  • Fall On One's Opponent
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    Just as in modern times, ancient civilization's combat sports played a large role in the entertainment of its societies. And although modern times and the ancient world may differ in terms of its means of combat sports, they can also at times appear to be very similar. In Michael B. Poliakoff's book "Combat Sports in the Ancient World", the author discusses both of these topics, as well as the origin and rules of combat sport in ancient Greece, Rome, and the Near East. Poliakoff defines sport as...
  • Surf Board Relay Race Championship
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    Within the lifesaving movement in Australia, competition not only takes place on the sporting beach but also for recognition to be the ultimate sponsor for a well known event. Surf lifesaving has certainly changed especially since 1989 from a simple service for troubled swimmers, to a national wide competition for the best club or iron man / woman. Many changes have taken place throughout the history of Surf Lifesaving Australia (SLSA) and it is the media, in particular television which has chan...
  • My Family Plays Sports
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    I love every sports you can think of. Didn't say i was good at all but i sure do luv em. Theres nothing really to explain luv for sports or why u love them, you just do i guess. Without sports everyone would be over weight and be lazy and die of boredom. i surely wouldn't wanna become fat and lazy like alot of peeps these days are that are not involved in sports. welp thats about all i have to say about sports. You can find sports from school activities to out of school activites like hiking, bi...
  • Mind Games
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    As I became older, I continued to covet the black-and-white struggles of sport. Even now, at the ripe and mature age of sixteen, I still play the same David and Goliath mind-games. For example, when I go on a training run in Central Park, I envision myself taking the baton as the anchor leg of the 4 x 800 relay at Madison Square Garden with three men to catch and chasing them all down, while 10,000 spectators are cheering, ! ^0 Go Seamus, Go!! +/- These games are more evident on the soccer field...
  • Stand Aggression In Sport A Psychologist
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    In what ways can a Sport Psychologist understand aggression in sport? Aggression is present in many sports across the world, which as a result of this has been of interest to psychologists for a long time. Aggression can be seen in all aspects of sport from professionals to armatures. One reason why aggression is apart of most sports is because it is a natural instinct when the body is aroused and in close competitive contact sports, for the competitor to show signs of aggression. Sporting activ...
  • Snowboarding Business After Burton
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    How Snowboarding Became Popular Snowboarding is a new sport that is very challenging and is attracting new fans all around the world. Snowboarding has really changed since it was first invented. It has become one of the fastest growing sports in America and the world. People everywhere including me are waiting for the snow to get a chance to go snowboarding. Snowboarding is the cross between surfing and skateboarding. (cohen) Snowboarding has evolved into a great new sport but when it was first ...
  • Sports As Children
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    Sports and Children: a good combination. Since the creation of man, sports have played a huge part in the way people live their lives. From the time we are born, until the time we die, most of us are involved in some way with sports. Whether it be a scrimmage game of soccer at recess in elementary school, or playing on the varsity athletic team, or simply watching the Olympics on TV, sports has an influential role in our everyday lives. We are taught at a young age that sports are fun, exciting ...
  • Sport Of Surf Life Saving
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    There are few aspects of Australian culture that have been as distinctive in relation to other nations, as the relation to the beach (Daly, 2002). Due to our geography, our habitable areas are predominantly coastal, and like AFL, the Sydney Opera House and kangaroos the beach helps to define our cultural identity. Australia has therefore provided the ideal setting to develop, nurture and flourish the sport of Surf Life Saving. Surf Life Saving's suitability to Australian conditions has led it to...
  • Thai Boxing And Western Boxing
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    Outline Compare: Thai Boxing and Western Boxing are both called "Boxing" and "the art of fighting" Contrast: Premier Purposes, constituents and rules of Thai Boxing divide two sports to be completely different. Though both sports are called as "boxing" and "the art of fighting", Western boxing and Muay Thai (Thai Boxing) are totally different. Both sports were originated since up to thousand years ago. Informer without rules or principles, Western boxing and Muay Thai could be brutal contests in...
  • Gymnastics A Sport
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    These days sports are a big part of our lives. Although many sports are given more attention then others such as hockey, basketball, and soccer. These sports are usually shown on TV and can be played indoors and outdoors. One of the sports that we hardly ever hear or view is Gymnastics. Many people do not even consider gymnastics a sport. Gymnastics is the oldest sport and was first played in the Olympics. Even though people know about gymnastics, it isn't as popular as it used to be when it fir...

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