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1936 Nazi Olympics
1936 Nazi Olympics
1936 Nazi Olympics The 1936 Olympics have become a mere footnote in history, remembered mostly for the heroics of Jesse Owens. The events that followed in Germany, namely the Holocaust and World War II overshadowed the Berlin games. However, it is very important to note that a world gathering like the Olympics could take place in a country that was in the process of eliminating an entire race of people. These games were used by the Nazis as a huge propaganda effort for Germany to show to the res
Effects Of Gender On Education
Effects Of Gender On Education
Effects Of Gender On Education This topic is also well discussed in many of the standard textbooks, but a bit unevenly and a bit oddly. Thus Haralambos and Holborn (1990), or Barnard and Burgess (1996) have good sections specifically on gender and educational achievement. However, rather strangely, the section on education is treated almost entirely as a sort of empirical matter and not linked very well to the other admirable sections on gender generally, or gender in the family or work sections
Skating on Thin Ice
Skating on Thin Ice
Skating on Thin Ice Skating on Thin Ice The Olympic Games have been around for hundreds of years. They are something that people everywhere around the world look forward to all year long. Athlete or not, everyone knows what the Olympics are. With the extreme popularity comes extreme broadcasting. Millions of people turned on their televisions and radios, read newspapers and magazines, and searched the web to hear the results and news about the games this winter. Broadcasting feeds people. They c
Steriods...
Steriods...
Steriods... Steroids, what they are why people use them Mohammed Ghatala SEC # 3 03-21-00 What are anabolic steroids? Anabolic steroids are a group molecules that include the male sex hormone testosterone and synthetic analogs of testosterone (Taylor,1991) Anabolic steroids are used by many people in sports today due to the rapid increase in muscle mass. Anabolic steroids are made synthetically and are very powerful. Recent evidence suggests that there may be over 3,000,000 regular anabolic s
History of Basketball
History of Basketball
History of Basketball A man by the name of Dr. James Naismith was one day faced with the problem of finding a sport that was suitable to play inside during the cold winters. Naismith was in charge of the YMCA in Massachusetts and in 1891, he invented the game of basketball. Naismith wanted to create a game of skill for the students instead of one that relied solely on strength. He needed a game that could be played indoors in a relatively small space. The first game was played with a soccer ball
Busy Athletes
Busy Athletes
Busy Athletes Nathan Swanek Teacher? English 100 October ?,2000 Assiduous Athletes Not many people know the onus of being a student athlete in college. This burden set on them has caused the graduation rate of scholarship players to average at about fifty percent from 1995 to 1998. In order to be eligible to play, the athletes must be full-time students , which means taking at least twelve units a semester. Because these athletes are taking so many classes, they must make time for a considerable
History Of Swimming
History Of Swimming
History Of Swimming Swimming Swimming is the act of moving through the water by using the arms, legs, and body in motions called strokes. The most common strokes are the crawl, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly, and sidestroke. Some scientists believe that human beings are born with an instinctive ability to use their arms and legs to stay afloat. That instinct, however, disappears within a few months after birth. Later in life many children and adults learn to swim in order to be safe around
Sponsors And Sports
Sponsors And Sports
Sponsors And Sports Sponsors and Sports In 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 playing field for the teams as well as major companies hoping to influence the public. While there are some positives and negatives to sponsors, a line has to be drawn somewhere. The four major sports, Major League Baseball, the National Basketball Association, the National Football League, and the National Hock
Canada- Facts And Figures
Canada- Facts And Figures
Canada- Facts And Figures Education in Canada Education has two main goals: to give individuals the opportunity to develop themselves, and to provide society with the skills it needs to evolve in its best interests. Canada\'s educational system is based on finding a coordinated approach to the pursuit of these sometimes conflicting goals. Comprehensive, diversified, and available to everyone, the system reflects the Canadian belief in the importance of education. Education in Canada consists of
The History Of Bowling
The History Of Bowling
The History Of Bowling The sport of bowling has a lengthy history packed with an evolution that has comprehensive rules; and is an indoor activity that has become one of the most popular sports in the world. It can easily be said that over 50% of Americans have bowled once in their lifetime, whether it was for a birthday party or on a date. However, many people bowl routinely without knowing anything about the interesting history of the game. Oddly, one of the newest of professional sports, bowl
Social Male Behaviors On Sundays
Social Male Behaviors On Sundays
Social Male Behaviors On Sundays There are many misconceptions about Sundays and its effect on people. I\'m here to clear it up from the male\'s perspective, and to show women how to deal with these behaviors. Many women believe that Sunday is a sacred day, a time to be together with the one you love most and go to church . This is true, but Sunday is also the time for sports, testosterone driven activities, and for males to hang out with the other males. Sundays seems to bring out a primal inst
Commercialised Extreme Sports
Commercialised Extreme Sports
Commercialised Extreme Sports ESPN X Games: Commercialized Extreme Sports for the Masses Paul M. Pedersen Matthew L. Kelly The Florida State University ABSTRACT For 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 sp
The Olympic Games
The Olympic Games
The Olympic Games The Olympic Games are named for athletic contests held in ancient Greece for almost 12 centuries. . The purpose of the Olympic Games is to foster the ideal to promote friendship among nations. The Greek calendar was based on the Olympiad, the four-year period between games. The games were staged in the wooded valley of Olympia in Elis. This five-event competition consisted of running, wrestling, leaping, throwing the discus, and hurling the javelin. In time boxing, a chariot ra
The great gastsby
The great gastsby
The great gastsby Cleveland has an intriguing option at guard now that the Bears have released Rex Tucker, brother of Browns right tackle Ryan Tucker. The Browns don\'t have a pressing need after adding veterans Joe Andruzzi and Cosey Coleman in free agency, but guard has been a chronic problem for the franchise, and overall line depth is poor. We would entertain going to Cleveland, Rex Tucker\'s agent, Joe Coletta, told The Repository on Tuesday. There have been no discussions. Ryan and Rex
My life
My life
my life Every Sunday in America, there are millions of people glued to the TV set rooting for their hometown football team. One gets pride from his or her hometown that ignites a fire inside everyone\'s soul. Indeed, we are all Americans, but we are all different in little ways that help keep America a melting pot. Whether you are from the north, south, east, or west everyone is affected by his or her hometown in someway. My family originated in different parts of New England, and over the years
COMCAST
COMCAST
COMCAST COMCAST America\'s Leading Cable Provider By: Bruce Hinman Comcast Corporation, based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is the largest cable company in the United States. Comcast develops broadband cable networks and are involved in electronic retailing and television programming content. Comcast was founded in 1963 by Ralph J. Roberts, Daniel Aaron, and Julian A. Brodsky in Tupelo, Mississippi. Entrepreneurs who transformed Comcast from a small cable company to a massive corporation that
Theme-basketball (no Works Cited Because None Was
Theme-basketball (no Works Cited Because None Was
Theme-basketball (no Works Cited Because None Was Necessary) Just to let you know i got a 97 on this paper. Hoops Galore Filled with tension as I walked into the run-down gym, I arrived early for my first day of basketball practice. My first line of business was to stretch my muscles so I could get loose and ready to play. As more of my teammates came in, we started to converse about old teams and coaches. Our talk reminded me of my earlier years of life and made me grin. As we started to play,
On the Road to His Grave
On the Road to His Grave
JFK On the Road to His Grave By a razor-thin margin in the November 1960 election, John F. Kennedy was elected as the 35th president of the United States. Most Americans admired his winning personality, his charisma, and his assiduous energy. He won the hearts of the nation with his charm and youth. Tragically, an assassin\'s bullet cut short Kennedy\'s term as president. On November 22, 1963, the youthful was shot to death while riding in a motorcade in Dallas, Texas. John was born on May 29, 1
Communism
Communism
Communism The lure of easy women almost made me a spy and traitor to my country Sex Lead Me To Communism from Man to Man Vol. 2, No. 2, 1951 SEX, woman\'s most resistless weapon through the ages for the domination of the male, has proven one of the most successful and insidious devices in the secret arsenal of the Communists to recruit their unsavory army of spies, saboteurs and disruptionists in the grimly declared war on the United States and all decent mankind. In the relentless effort of the
Drug Use And Suicide
Drug Use And Suicide
Drug Use And Suicide Psychology Final Jan. 2000 Correlation Between Drug Use and Suicide America\'s on-going drug abuse epidemic continues into this millenium, and there are many social problems linked to drug use, including suicide. The disparity of daily life in suburbs or the inner cities are why many people have fallen into their reliance on drugs, including alcohol. Patros and Shamoo (1989) describe the abuse of drugs and alcohol as a slow form of suicide. But many drug abusers choose to
Digital Broadcasting
Digital Broadcasting
Digital Broadcasting Abstract This essay intends to discuss the following statement; Digital Broadcasting will have a fundamental effect on viewing patterns, popular culture and audience identity. This will be done firstly by looking at the history of the BBC and the original intention of Public Service Broadcasting. It will discuss how by John Reith\'s successful approach to broadcasting, the BBC became a National Institution creating popular culture and a National Identity. It will examine how
Rise of Professionalism in Sports
Rise of Professionalism in Sports
Rise of Professionalism in Sports Sports, in the context of our present day society, cover a vast range of activities, such as athletics, bowling, basketball, soccer, etc. Any game or competition that is designed to test physical skill is considered a sport; hence the list of sports can go on endlessly. In the past, all these were only very simple games, but they have evolved tremendously over the years and now, have become very professional sports, with many high-tech equipment to boost the spo
Diamonds Are My Best Friend
Diamonds Are My Best Friend
Diamonds Are My Best Friend \'It is designed to break your heart. The game begins in spring, when everything else begins again. And it blossoms in the summer, filling the afternoons and evenings. And then as soon as the chill rains come, it stops and leaves you to face the fall alone.\'; A. Bartlett Giamatti, the former commissioner of Major League Baseball. From the lush, green grass to the smell of an old leather glove, baseball is truly an extraordinary game. Let us look beyond the enormous s
History Of Soccer
History Of Soccer
History Of Soccer Soccer Soccer is a great sport that has influenced nations. Millions gather to watch skilled athletes compete in a game of soccer. It is an international sport, so popular that physical education programs have soccer integrated into their plans. Many local communities also have soccer organizations for youths. Soccer has an interesting history going back as far as ancient Rome and Greece. Some other interesting topics that deal with soccer are my personal feelings about the spo
Male and female relationships
Male and female relationships
male and female relationships Female vs. Male Friendships Male and female friendships are different and alike in many ways. They differ in how men and women can relate to each other both physically and emotionally. Men and women also differ in the communication aspect. In both friendships, there is a certain level of competitiveness, and the friends obviously will have the same interest in common. Friendships will differ from person to person because of the different personalities, but there wil
1919 Black Sox Scandal
1919 Black Sox Scandal
1919 Black Sox Scandal The 1919 Black Sox Scandal In 1919, eight of the Chicago White Sox allegedly threw the World Series. Charles Comiskey was the ruthless owner of the White Sox and was the main motive of the sox to throw the series. Chick Gandil was the first player to get involved and then he spread it to the other players on the team. The act by these players would be called the Black Sox Scandal. The Scandal nearly ruined America\'s pastime. The baseball commissioner, Judge Landis, banned
Advertising in Sports
Advertising in Sports
Advertising in Sports ADVERTISING IN SPORTS The main purpose of advertising is to sell a product or service to the consumer market. Advertising uses many different types of appeal and a number of media to achieve a variety of goals. Advertising is the most effective means to get the word out about products, services, events, charities, and just about anything else that one can think of. Where would sports be today without advertising? Advertising in sports has helped the sports world grow into o
Paintball
Paintball
Paintball Paintball is a fast and furious sport. It is played on both a social and serious level by over 16 million people around the world (Cooke,11). It is one of the fastest growing sports on the planet. Paintball\'s history, games, guns, and safety are all part of the fun. In 1970, James Hale, an engineer, invented and patented the first commercially successful paintball gun. Paintball guns were first used by the National Forest Association to mark trees that would be cut down. Then, it was
The contemporary Hollywood blockbuster is not so m
The contemporary Hollywood blockbuster is not so m
The contemporary Hollywood blockbuster is not so much a film as a dev I like ideas, especially movie ideas, that you can hold in your hand. If a person can tell me the idea in twenty-five words or less, its going to make a pretty good movie. Steven Spielberg.\' For this essay I intend to discuss how Hollywood as an industry has used the marketing strategies of blockbuster films to significant advantage in film merchandising. Along with the use of mass merchandising as a form of marketing film
Bombay
Bombay
Bombay The city of Bombay originally consisted of seven islands, namely Colaba, Mazagaon, Old Woman\'s Island, Wadala, Mahim, Parel, and Matunga-Sion. This group of islands, which have since been joined together by a series of reclamations, formed part of the kingdom of Ashoka, the famous Emperor of India. After his death, these islands passed into the hands of various Hindu rulers until 1343. In that year, the Mohammedans of Gujerat took possession and the Kings of that province of India ruled
Creatine & Andro
Creatine & Andro
Creatine & Andro Statement of the Problem In the passed few years there has been an increase in the popularity of performance-enhancing supplements that are used by athletes. Some of the most popular of these supplements are creatine and androstenedione. They are used by some very famous athletes in professional sports. There are many problems that go along with using these supplements that are not only health-wise, but also the message that is being sent to children involved in youth athletics.
Tougher punishment needed for steroids
Tougher punishment needed for steroids
Tougher punishment needed for steroids According to Merriam-Webster dictionary, an athlete is defined as a person who is trained or skilled in exercises, sports, or games requiring physical strength, agility, or stamina. Athletes train and practice year-round to prepare for the competition and challenges. At times during the preparation, injuries are sustained and fatigue is endured. To rid themselves of these obstacles, athletes take performance-enhancing drugs, which are also known as steroi
Persuasive Essay on Violence In Video Games
Persuasive Essay on Violence In Video Games
Persuasive Essay on Violence In Video Games Violent Video Games: How are they affecting our Youth? In this day and age it seems as if America?s youth is becoming more violent. Concern for those aspects in our society which influence violent acts has become an issue since the tragedy at Columbine High School on April 20, 1999. Many feel one aspect of today?s society affecting our nation?s youth in a negative manner is video games. Is this form of entertainment really a factor in teen violence? I
The Great Depression
The Great Depression
The Great Depression Cut wages, growing unemployment, poverty, and suffering were unforgettable experiences during the Great Depression of the thirties. Many people learned to face these hard times with the help of famous sports figures. They gave hope and to many people pride in what they stood for to them. One of these great sports figures who helped Americans was boxer Joe Louis. In 1936 he fought the world champion Max Schmeling and had his first lose. Max Schmeling was a German boxer and th
Ty Cobb
Ty Cobb
Ty Cobb Ty Cobb Baseball, Ty Cobb liked to say, is something like a war...Baseball is a red- blooded sport for red-blooded men. It\'s not pink tea, and mollycoddles had better stay out of it. It\'s...a struggle for supremacy, a survival of the fittest (Ward and Burns 64). Although Ty Cobb was possibly the greatest player in baseball history, many people would consider him its worst person. Tyrus Raymond Cobb was born December 18, 1886 in The Narrows, Georgia. His parents named him after the anci
Should College Athletes be Paid?
Should College Athletes be Paid?
Should College Athletes be Paid? Should College Athletes Get Paid To Play Should College Athletes Get Paid To Play Forget about the game-winning touchdown, forget about the cheerleader girlfriend, and forget the pageantry. What about the hard earned money college athletes will never see and earned? In the world of college sports its win or go home, and to the winners go the spoils. Most successful college sports teams rake in millions of dollars in revenue. Steve Spurrier, the coach for the Fl
Athletes Leaving College Early
Athletes Leaving College Early
Athletes Leaving College Early \'1 The story of Korleone Young is a saddening one. Korleone was one of the top high school basketball players in the nation while he was in high school. At all the summer basketball camps, he played above his high school peers. During his senior season he dominated all his team\'s competition. He had every major Division I basketball program wanting to give him a full scholarship. All of the national powerhouses like Duke, North Carolina, Michigan State, and many
Internet: A Medium Or A Message?
Internet: A Medium Or A Message?
Internet: A Medium Or A Message? a href= http://www.geocities.com/vaksam/ Sam Vaknin\'s Psychology, Philosophy, Economics and Foreign Affairs Web Sites The State of the Net: An Interim Report about the Future of the Internet Who are the participants who constitute the Internet? Users - connected to the net and interacting with it The communications lines and the communications equipment The intermediaries (e.g. the suppliers of on-line information or access providers). Hardware manufacturers Sof
Social Groups
Social Groups
Social Groups By: Meredith E-mail: [email protected] There are various social groups in our school and town. They form into different types of groups. Some of these are grouped by racial background, athletic abilities, hobbies, and intelligence. Usually racial groups, people of the same race stay together. There are a mediocre amount of athletic ability groups. Most of them are from schools and are organized gangs. They usually play games or some type of sport together. People who have the
Children and Gangs
Children and Gangs
Children and Gangs The problem of gangs is growing, and not only in major city centers. The Justice Department says there are now 30,000 gangs with more than 800,000 members. The National Youth Gang Centre (NYGC), which conducts an annual survey that is funded by the Justice Department, concedes that every town of 250,000 people now has a gang problem. Many young adults who join gangs may do it for the following reasons: - Gangs may offer kids a powerful group identity and a kind of recognition
Technology
Technology
technology KIDS AND TECHNOLOGY The sheer amount of technology the children of today are emersed in right now is unprecedented in history. I grew up with The Simpsons and Nintendo; My major here at Towson is Graphic Design (Computer Art). I\'m not anti-technology whatsoever. Of course there are limits. For parents, I think that it\'s the limits placed in computer, video games, and violent TV which should be the main concern, not the media itself. To be realistic, people can complain and prophes
Hockey, My Life
Hockey, My Life
Hockey, My Life The hockey game that I played three years ago for the championship has been one of the greatest events of my life. That game was one of the best achievements that I have reached in my life. Every single chair in the arena was taken. It was difficult to describe the noise; the cheering fans, couches talking to the players, players chatting to each other, etc. The arena was built to muffle the sound of 1000 people, but that afternoon it was like a sponge that couldn\'t absorb anymo
Psychology In Sports
Psychology In Sports
Psychology In Sports The mind-body connection is a very powerful one. For everything you think in your mind, your body has a reaction, regardless of whether it is real or imagined. For example, have you ever had a bad dream? Usually, you will wake up and your heart is racing, you are sweating and very agitated, even though all you were doing was sleeping. But, in your mind there was something bad going on and your body was reacting to it. Here\'s another example: if you are home alone and you he
Greed In Sports
Greed In Sports
Greed In Sports Greed Among Professional Athletes Due to the greediness of sports figures, professional athletes are not punished in the same manner as other professionals are. It is like they are in a completely different group that uses an entirely different set of morals. Team owners care more about making their money that they do about setting a good example for young kids and making professional sports fun again rather than a business. Three good examples of this greediness are Roberto Alom
Sports
Sports
sports Expert sources from Indiana University Editors: Sports violence is a research interest of both Edward R. Hirt, an associate professor of psychology at Indiana University Bloomington, and Lynn Jamieson, professor and chair of the Department of Recreation and Park Administration in IUB\'s School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation. Their expertise and perspectives could be useful in followup coverage of the Indiana Pacers-Detroit Pistons brawl and future issues of sports violence.
SHOULD COLLEGE ATHLETES BE PAID
SHOULD COLLEGE ATHLETES BE PAID
SHOULD COLLEGE ATHLETES BE PAID Athletes are dominated, managed, and controlled. They do not receive a wage compensation for their contribution to economic returns. Athletes are sometimes mistreated physically and mentally; and denied rights and freedoms of other citizens. The debate over whether or not to pay collegiate athletes, specifically Division 1, has increased greatly. Many people believe college athletic associations; such as the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Associations) treat c
History of Baseball
History of Baseball
History of Baseball Baseball seems always to have lived more in myth that in history. Children in England and the United States had been playing variants of the game for years such as rounders, one o\' cat, and base. In 1845, some young men in Manhattan organized themselves into the Knickerbockers BaseBall Club and wrote down the rules of the game they were playing. Twenty years later dozens of baseball clubs in New York and Brooklyn, and their journalist brethren, had made what they called the
Terrorism In The Olympics
Terrorism In The Olympics
Terrorism In The Olympics Terrorism and Security in the Olympics Security is a fundamental notion in sports. Nowadays athletes are viewed often through the media, therefore they are recognizable. In the Olympics security measures must be taken to protect the athletes. There are many different nationalities involved therefore security has to be taken in order to ensure that there aren\'t conflicting views that could possibly be damaging towards another team. But quite often it cannot be prevented
A Seperate Peace
A Seperate Peace
A Seperate Peace Nathan Gourley Pd2 4/25/00 In John Knowles book A Separate Peace he communicates how the war in him was taking its toll on him. He uses the characters in a complicated plot to show the destructive forces of war. The characters, Gene and Finny, are the opposing forces in a struggle between the reality of war (World War II) and a separate peace. A peace away from the real war and the awful things that come from it. Through their relationship, which is a struggle on both sides, Kno
Soccer
Soccer
Soccer Soccer is a popular sport played all over the world. Even though it has only been popular in the United States for the past 30 years, soccer has been a long time favorite most everywhere else. The sport dates back to the Egyptians, who played games involving the kicking of a ball. Now, the sport has grown to a global pastime, including men\'s and women\'s teams, and the World Cup (which is played every four years). Soccer originated with kicking games played by people in ancient civilizat