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81: The Olympic Games
The Olympic Games The Olympic Games are an international sports festival that began in ancient Greece. The original Greek games were staged every fourth year for several hundred years, until they were abolished in the early Christian era. The revival of the Olympic Games took ... wrestling and a pentathlon consisting of running, jumping, spear throwing, discus throwing, and wrestling. Boxing was added at the 23rd Olympiad, and the games continued to expand, with the addition of chariot racing and other sports. In the 37th Olympiad the format was extended to five days of competition. The growth of the Games fostered "professionalism" among the competitors, and the Olympic ideals waned as royalty began to compete for personal ... the 1800s, but without lasting success. It was Baron de Coubertin's determination and organizational genius, however, that gave impetus to the modern Olympic movement. In 1892 he addressed a meeting of the Union des Sports Athletiques in Paris. Despite meager response he persisted, and an international sports congress eventually convened on June 16, 1894. With delegates from Belgium, Britain, France, Greece, Italy, Russia, Spain, Sweden, and the United States ...
82: Evolution Of The Corvette
... to 1955 the Corvette embodied the best characteristics of the MG, Jaguar, and Porsche. This helped the Corvette to succeed because people in America were just starting to understand the sporty style of the European sports cars. One of the strange ideas Chevy borrowed from the Europeans was that the Corvette didn’t have roll up windows, or door handles on the outside. The only thing people didn’t really like ... a six-cylinder engine producing around 150 horsepower. Fortunately this would be soon to change. In 1955 Chevy knew that they had to do something quick; mainly because of Fords release of the Thunderbird, their sports car. Chevy dropped a new engine into the Corvette, an eight cylinder with a Carter single four-barrel carburetor which was able to produce 195 horsepower, and shaved almost two seconds off the cars quarter ... more powerful engines the Corvette was truly not as fast as the 1957 models. In 1961 the Corvette was touched up with a little restyling which people thought brought back the true essence of the sports car that started it all. In 1962 with a new look people loved Chevy decided it was time to drop a new engine into this true sports car. This new engine pumped out around ...
83: Steroids and Their Affects On The Human Body
Steroids and Their Affects On The Human Body Drugs have been used in sports almost as long as sports themselves have been around. The ancient Incas discovered that the ashes from burned leaves of the Coca tree gave the people great stores of energy, and made sleep unnecessary for hours or even days, it ... discovered to be the stimulant cocaine. They would take it before long hunts, battles, and even found it useful in ancient sport competitions. It wasn't until 1886 that the first drug-related death in sports occurred. A bicyclist took a mixture of cocaine and heroine, called the "speedball," and died from it. Little were the doctors aware the epidemic that would follow in the next century. Anabolic steroids, developed ...
84: Performance Enhancing Drugs
Performance Enhancing Drugs There are many powerful forces in the world, but few are as powerful in sports as this. It is so powerful that 50% of athletes would keep using this knowing it would kill them. This force is so powerful that 40% of professional athletes use them (Bohan 21). This force ... track and field career. Another reason is many health risks, many not resulting in death though. These include stoppage of growth, loss of bodily functions, dehydration, and many more. Plus, these drugs are illegal in sports. Many are available only through a doctor’s prescription for certain diseases. The sport that sees the highest rate of competitors using performance enhancing drugs is bodybuilding. Many of these athletes were skinny and not ... the body, which improves muscle tone and subtracts weight from water in the body. Taking this drug can cause serious dehydration, sometimes resulting in death. I believe all performance enhancing drugs should be banned from sports. There are just too many risks to athletes taking them. But that is a very unlikely scenario, mainly because testing can’t keep up with the new drugs being produced. New drugs are created ...
85: High School Education In Japan And United States
... in a school activity after school. Students can join in only one activity. Most cultural activities such as art club, reading club, and game club, etc. have the activity at least once a week. Most sports team have to practice everyday including holiday, weekend, and most days of vacation. They play the same sports entire season until summer of senior year. However, in the United States, students can join cultural activities as many as they want to. For the sports teams, each teams play during their sports seasons, so students can play a few sports for a year. Most Japanese students quit playing sports on summer of senior year to concentrate studying for college. ...
86: Bias in the WNBA
... flannel skirts, and were confined to distinct court zones, as contemporary views about female physiology restricted women from "excessive running, close guarding, ball snatching, arm movement, and perspiration." (Pope, Steven. 1993. pg.327) Women's sports have changed in the last 25 years since the 1970's when women started challenging the traditionally men-only sports. Ann Meyers signed a one-year basketball contract with the Indiana Pacers. Jockey Diane Crump raced in the Kentucky Derby and Janet Guthrie raced in the Indianapolis 500. (Woodlum, Janet. 1992) This ramatic rise in attention to women's sports has led to rapid development of talented female athletes. (Widenhaus, Kevin. 1995) But biases are still prevalent in women's sports today such as women's basketball. One of the major areas of such ...
87: The History of General Motors
... planes; in the 1959 Cadillac Eldorado Seville, fins reached their controversial peak. Earl also designed a concept car which attracted so much attention that it was put into production. The Corvette remained America's premier sports car for decades. In 1957 Chevrolet gave some of its V-8s fuel injection and enlarged their engines to a 283-cubic-inch displacement. At 283 horsepower, with its long, smooth-sided look, the '57 ... CAR DESIGN GETS A WORKOUT Drivers followed the exuberance of the 1950s by demanding trimmer, leaner cars. The Chevrolet Corvair, GM's first compact, satisfied people looking for a sturdy, practical car. (The Corvair's sports car cousin, the Corvair Monza, was the basis of a series of exalted prototypes.) Other buyers found their appetites whetted for muscle cars like the Chevy Camaro and the Pontiac GTO. Combining lightweight bodies with ... Camaro--brought out in 1967--was partly computer designed. The 1963 Buick Riviera, the first personal luxury car, was a styling inspiration to the entire industry throughout the 1960s. Opel, Holden and Vauxhall experimented with sports cars and luxury sports cars. GM built its 100 millionth automobile in 1967. Meanwhile, GM was developing guidance and navigation systems that would take the Apollo II astronauts to the moon and back in ...
88: On The Short Story Phineas Com
... sport because he had never realized that a player had to work for years to master one completely coordinated movement, such as swinging a golf club."(103) This quotation shows how Phineas did well at sports. He was also unaware that it took so much work to be a good athlete because he was good at the first try. This shows how naturally athletic he is. Another example occurs in the hospital when he hurt himself and the doctor says that his sports are finished. "Sports are finished. As a friend you ought to help him face that and accept it. "(111) the quote shows that now he won't be able to play sports. The doctor says this because ...
89: Nutrition in Mountain Biking
... fluid heart beats 8 more times a minute 4. Before a long ride start hyperhydrating 1 day in advance 5. Do drinking strategies during your training II. Rehydrate 1. Drink alot after a ride 2. Sports drinks replenish the best 3. Eat alot of salty snacks A. Sodium makes your blood like a sponge B. meals contain more sodium naturally than sports bars III. Diet helps 1. 60% of your daily fluid comes from food 2. Fruit and vegatables are great fluid sources 3. Foods high in fat do not provide to much fluid IV. Equipment 1 ... or a race, start hyper hydrating twenty four hours in advance. Avoid drinks containing alcohol or caffeine because they both make the body excrete more water. If you can not meet your calorie needs, use sports drinks, recovery drinks or other liquid supplements. Try to step fluid lost to sweat, practice drinking strategies during your training. Determine how much sweat you lose by weighing yourself before and after your rides ...
90: Act Of Courage (jim Abbott)
... badly about him to others; what I did in some ways was much worse. I labeled him different. I saw him as inferior and thought that he needed some extra leeway in such activities as sports. However, Justin saw his handicap as a motivator, a reason to work harder and excel in all aspects of camp life. Camp Wayne was very competitive; the summer culminated with four days of intense sports competition called Color War. It was during Color War that my view of Justin changed. During Color War the whole camp is divided into two teams. The teams play each other in various competitions and sports for 4 days and at the end of the fourth day the points are tallied up to see who won. It was the last day of Color War, the day everything would be decided. ...

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