Sport Essays

2008 Summer Olympics

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Team Sports

Organized sport’s is often promoted as a character-building activity for the young. Participating in team sports helps to develop good character because sports involve team work, gaining of social experiences and helps relieve stress. Working toward a common goal is an integral part of the sports experience for athletes. It is through this experience that some grow into leaders and others into strong supporters, both of which a team will need to be successful. Finding their role on a team…

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American Football and Good Sportsmanship

“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…

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Two Handed Bowling and Sandbagging

Sandbagging is a term used in many sports to define someone that is intentionally playing the sport bad in order to better themselves with handicap. There are people that completely agree with this and use the handicap as an advantage. On the other hand, you have the people that are for all intentional purposes trying to do their best every week and try to keep their average high. There are two sides to every story and finding out the cheating…

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Diversity in Sports

Diversity in sports simply means equal opportunities for every athlete irregardless of gender, color, race, or origin. This is what the true spirit of competition should be all about. Sports should not only involve the white race, Americans, or men but also other races and sex(Jackson 2007). Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr. , in his report to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, said that in recent years, diversity in sports has become very evident. In the world of American…

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Story of Cricket

At Old Trafford in 1956 Jim Laker produced one of the most famous individual performances ever in a Test Match, and one which will surely never be repeated. It was hardly surprising then, following that 19 for 90 in the Ashes deciding fourth Test, that publishers rushed to sign up the man who had enthralled the nation, and it was Frederick Muller Limited who secured the rights to publish Laker’s autobiography. In the 1950’s Mullers were one of the leading…

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Boston Red Sox Spring Training Stadium

Figure 1 the center of gravity model According to the requirement from City Council Members, the weighted of important places (included the Population Center) had ranked in the table above. The highest weight mean the important of that location. Therefore, according to the center gravity model, the best result of the training stadium site is the red dot in the figure 1. 2) Weighted Scoring Model Table 2 Calculation of Weight Scoring Model (Considering the Cost) According to table, the…

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Sports and Nationalism

When sports fans from the same nation come together every weekend in stadiums, or in front of a screen, they suddenly have two distinct things in common—their love for the sport and their loyalty and pride in their nation. Every nation, whether it is Australia or the United States of America, has their set of sports and sporting events that they take pride in. Back in the United States, we pride ourselves on our sports. In Boston, sports fans religiously…

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Sport Events

Sports have always been an integral part of human lifestyle. The Olympics today is no longer exclusive to the Greeks alone after their revival in the 20th century. Today major sporting events such as the Olympics and World Cup are being held around the world. Hence to accommodate international athletes, such sporting events have to be organized in large cities having state-of-art facilities. Hosting sports events certainly benefits the host nations which is evident by the intense bidding to bag…

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Violence & Sport

With the evolution of sports over the years, whether due to the increased intensity of competition, the stakes at hand or the generally violent nature of society, few would argue that sports have become more violent with time, especially on the professional level. With this in mind, this research will discuss the civil liability involved in violent acts-Tort Law (Feinman, 2000) in general terms as well as how Tort Law could possibly apply to sport. General Tort Law in Regard…

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Lessons from the Locker Room

A new chapter began in my life on the first day of ninth grade. That day, I went to my first day of freshman football practice. Although I knew a little about the game, I had never played football before, so I was somewhat apprehensive about what might happen. The coaches guided us through a series of tests designed to place us into the appropriate positions, although most of the guys already knew where they would be playing. I did…

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Sports Development Continuum

Sports development continuum: this is a four stage pyramid that explains the stages of becoming an athlete. An athlete will start at the bottom and work their way up by placing motivation and consistency into the sport that the player is using. it is an explanation of how participation and ability can be quanitfied in sport and is typically illustrated with a triangle shape: foundation at the bottom having the largest participation, less taking part in participation, then performance and…

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Nfl Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is a part of worldwide, everyday life to some people. Rather if it is being a witness, the person who is doing the action, or the one receiving the action. Domestic violence, specifically in the NFL, has become a major recent topic in America. Although domestic violence has a more focused appalling view, it has also caused benefits in making change in our society with the involvement of NFL’s players. In the NFL, the relative arrest rate for…

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Fair Play Means Using Sport to Make a Better World

To be successful in sport, you need to have the right attitude. Honesty, dignity, fair play, respect, teamwork, commitment and courage are essential to lead a memorable sporting performance. All of these indispensible values can be summed up in the term ‘fair play’. Through various sporting events, the values of fair play can be put into practice in order to help make the world a better place. Hence, sport can be powerful by allowing young aspiring athletes to emulate their…

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The Impact of Modern Technology on Sports

Outline  Modern technologies – especially the Internet and mobile phones – have made sports information easily accessible to sports fans.  Advances in medical science have also benefited athletes by making it easier for them to maintain good health.  Disabled people are able to participate in sports too, thanks to modern technology.  Moreover, the sports industry seems to be profiting a great deal through advances in technology.  For example, the sports website industry is spending a lot of money to help…

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