Essays Tagged: "athletes"

Ancient Greek Olympics

Reporting today's Olympic games is like a technological masterpiece.The athletes compete in many events, their times and scores are tallied andsent worldwide by satellites ... t Elis, and were tested for the Games. The ten-month training was the most valuable preparation the athletes could undergo. For ten months they lived in the gymnasium, they practiced all day, and all ... out Greece during the month of the Olympics.This period of time was called the Hieromenia.The first athletes of the Olympics were sprinters. Twenty sprinters lined up on a straight track, the bugle so ...

(20 pages) 193 0 3.7 Mar/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

Athletes and Domestic Abuse

Athletes and Domestic ViolenceA lady calls 911 and cries that her husband is beating her. She wants ... isco Giant, Barry Bonds. Like the wives of other famous players, she was a victim of spousal abuse. Athletes are praised as heroes for what they do on the playing field, but what they do off the field ... As a disappointed sports fan, I want to draw attention to the domestic violence cases that involve athletes.Athletes have been abusing their spouses since sports were created, but not until the OJ Si ...

(6 pages) 112 0 4.1 Nov/1996

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights > Women's Studies

Wages in sport

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 athle ... 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 earth. The only problem is so ...

(2 pages) 76 0 3.4 Nov/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sports

Winning isn't evrything

"Winning isn't the most important thing. It'sthe only thing" is unfortunately the motto of too many athletes today.Although winning is important and sports are, and should be taken seriously, byfar, w ... ropped out of a 10K due to it's intense strain. I was on hand towitness the race and saw many great athletes finish the race with great times. These arerunners who put every day into running and run e ...

(2 pages) 122 2 4.3 Sep/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sports

Drugs: Hurt Players and Sports

ound in sports. Cocaine is described this way, "It makes you feel like you can do anything, and for athletes who long to be in control all the time, that's a strong temptation" (Coffey 1). Anabolic-an ... . Through Favre's painkillers, Strawberry's and Maradona's cocaine, one can see that drugs hurt the athletes as well as the sport.First Brett Favre, who was the Most Valuable Player in the National Fo ...

(4 pages) 170 0 4.8 Nov/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sports

Gender In Sports

strongly demonstrated to the students. They see the rewards and accolades given to the accomplished athletes, not only at these levels, but at the collegiate and professional levels as well. While mos ... e basis that most schools simply do not have a football team dedicated solely to the women football athletes. This lack of recognition for female athletes only becomes more frequent as one progresses ...

(5 pages) 216 0 4.6 Dec/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sports

Sport Psychology

gy is one of the most up and coming sciences of the present time. This practice focuses on training athletes to use their mental capacities along with their physical talent to reach what is known as p ... talent to reach what is known as peak performance. Sports Psychologists analyze the performance of athletes and use motivational, cognitive, and behavioral principles to teach them peak performance l ...

(5 pages) 159 0 5.0 Dec/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sports


Social Problems in SportSponsors and SportsIn the world of sports, everything from the cups the athletes drink from to the stadiums they play in is up for grabs. The four major sports are a playin ... and the National Hockey League all generate millions of dollars from sponsors each year. Individual athletes themselves command large endorsement contracts that in many cases exceed their own salaries ...

(5 pages) 288 2 4.4 Dec/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sports


WHY ATLETES ARE GOOD ROLE MODELS!Ever since the ancient years, we have admired athletes and the hard work that they do toachieve their goal of winning. We idolize them and wish we ... alization sinks in that they are human too and that some of them doget greedy and selfish? A lot of athletes are model citizens that you should really look up to, butthere are also some bad apples in ... should really look up to, butthere are also some bad apples in the bunch that ruin it for everyone. Athletes can inspire youngpeople to work hard so that their efforts can pay off, but no one is pure ...

(6 pages) 169 1 4.8 Apr/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sports

Creatine: Advantages Versus Disadvantages

The highly competitive attitude of athletes today motivates many athletes to work hard to improve their ability. When their ability has ... r bodies. Although the human body produces creatine and it is found in many foods that we eat, many athletes still feel the desire for this supplement. The biggest reason for this may be that animal m ... eate ATP and the better the ability to train muscles to their maximum potential (Sahelian).Although athletes are experimenting with many different supplements, creatine seems to have become the most p ...

(6 pages) 160 1 4.5 Mar/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Steroid use of steroids by atheletes

Anabolic steroids have many effects on the athletes that use them, some of which are desirable and some of which are not. The main reason why m ... ome things such as steroids are usually too good to be true. After the use of steroids, many famous athletes may have faced many side effects that they did not know were coming to them. Steroids shoul ... es an unfair advantage for the person that is using it and the side effects are too great to ignore.Athletes take anabolic steroids when they compete with the idea that taking it will make them win. T ...

(4 pages) 326 0 4.3 Mar/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sports

Should steroids be banned from society?

Should steroids be bannedfrom society?It's amazing what athletes will do to achieve higher levels of performance and to get an edge on the rivaled competiti ... life. This resembles the obvious phenomenon with steroids. Steroids became a spreading exposure to athletes in the Olympics and other major sporting events during the 1950's. This use of steroids amo ... So how are steroids any different? Some people may state that the wide spread use of steroids among athletes is forcing young upcoming athletes to use steroids, even though it's against their morals. ...

(7 pages) 332 2 4.6 Dec/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Paper on sport and facility management

FROM JOE CAMEL TO HIP, FIT GIRLS! In this article they talk about athletes and adolescent smoking, how cool it is to smoke or is it? The notorious Joe Camel demonstra ... or Disease Control, and the United States Surgeon General got together to fight Joe Camel using the athletes. Some of the athletes were the U.S. soccer stars Shannon MacMillan, Tiffany Millbrett, Lori ... e the U.S. soccer stars Shannon MacMillan, Tiffany Millbrett, Lori Fair, and Danielle Slaton. These athletes tried to demonstrate that soccer was "the perfect antidote to teen smoking" (p 336). ...

(2 pages) 144 3 3.5 Apr/2002

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management

Rotator cuff

283 rotation, and I think I will never forget it for the rest of my life. Coach Kriener demands the athletes to be the best students-athletes that they can be. I believe this is one reason no senior h ... the field, where someone going for a foul does not trip over a baseball or a helmet. I do not think athletes really think in such terms until someone actually gets hurt.One thing that I always kept my ...

(3 pages) 28 0 4.3 Jan/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sports


STEROIDS'I just wanted to boost my performance.' These are the words spoken by numerous athletes who have been captured using steroids. The continuous stress and pressure on athletes to pe ... orm well has caused some to breakdown and take steroids as an easy way to bulk up. Steroids amongst athletes is not the only problem. Other reasons for taking steroids may be to heal injury, improve a ... tic world. Body builders in Eastern Europe were taking testosterone in various forms. In the 1950s, athletes used the anabolic steroids to improve their performance in international competition. With ...

(4 pages) 140 0 5.0 Dec/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sports

Do Athletes Deserve Soaring Salaries?

He will also risk the chance of getting injured in any game, which may cause him his career. So do athletes such as Kevin Garnett deserve to get paid high dollar amounts? I believe so. Athletes do de ... isk of health, exploitation of public image, as well as their contribution to fan satisfaction.Most athletes are based on game-by-game basis while athletes such as golfers and tennis players are paid ...

(3 pages) 108 0 4.8 Apr/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sports

Robert Boyle

cohol was very common in the early years of the twentieth century.It might be argued that the first athletes to use drugs to enhance theirperformance were, in fact, cheating. We need to remember that ... theirperformance were, in fact, cheating. We need to remember that drug use is not new.East Germany athletes used drugs to enhance their performance. Soviet Unionwas also involved in drug experimentat ...

(3 pages) 33 0 4.6 Feb/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sports

Psychologial Motivation

hout competition, there would be no motive to excel beyond previous established norms. For example, athletes would have to compete in sports such as running, swimming, climbing and hiking where there ... ht of this, we should take time to consider how trivial competition actually is today. Professional athletes compete for millions of dollars a year and it doesn't matter if they win or lose. I think c ...

(4 pages) 200 0 3.0 Oct/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

The problems with athletes turning pro early.......its an documented argument essay. This essay is six pages long

Athletes Turning Professional EarlyFor years college athletics has been a place for athletes to impr ... owever, this aspect has been drastically changing over the last ten years. Many people believe that athletes should be able to leave school whenever they choose. Although it is the athlete's choice th ... their decision. This controversy is fueled by athlete's merely foregoing college altogether. These athletes feel that by participating in college athletics they would be wasting their talent. However ...

(8 pages) 362 3 3.4 May/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Current Issues

David Letterman

very popular. He stated, ' I remember standing around. . . with the other losers, watching all the athletes play sports. All we could do is make fun and ridicule them.' He was never good at anything ...

(4 pages) 47 0 4.7 Jan/1996

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies