2009 World Championships in Athletics

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  • The Accidental Celebritisation Of Caste Semenya Analysis

    result of media speculation and the efforts of outside sources and with little input from Semenya, herself. In this paper I will be examining Dr Jaime Shultz’s article, ‘The accidental celebritisation of Caster Semenya’ which focuses on this notion of media representation as the basis for Semenya’s ‘celebrity’. Castor Semenya is a South African women’s track and field athlete who won the women’s title for the 800-metre dash in the 2009 World Championships in Berlin. Following this success, she immediately became famous, not for her athletic abilities, but for the supposed results of a ‘gender verification’ test issued by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) which called into question whether Semenya should be permitted to compete as a woman (Shultz 285). While the results of this test were never released to the public, rumours spread quickly through media sources at just the suggestion that Semenya might not fully fit the gender binary designation of ‘female’. Rumours which were inflated through speculation about her physique, athletic abilities, and inability to meet accepted cultural norms for what designates ‘female’ to those overseeing the international competition. As stated above, Dr Shultz’s article she declares that Caster Semenya’s accidental celebrity status is the result of that media representation. She goes further to designate three major frames through which the media outlets portrayed Semenya’s story. The first frame that she…

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  • NBA Athletes Should Participate In Professional Sports

    The NBA has the best athletes in the sport of basketball, so to represent the United States in FIBA basketball tournament NBA athletes were allowed to compete in the 1994 world tournament, starting a new era for team USA. Presently the NBA has grown and expanded into other counties becoming a bigger brand, gaining love for the game from all over the world. However the NBA needs to limit its professional athletes participation in FIBA basketball because the risk of injuries, fatigue and…

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  • Ford Swot Analysis 2013

    B. Evaluation of the Current Situation 1. External Audit a. The Competition The level of competition within auto industry is intense. Automakers compete primarily on the basis of price, fuel economy, reliability, styling and utility. Barriers for entry are high and steady. The list of top performers includes General Motors, Toyota and Ford. General Motors (GM) has been Ford’s competitor since 1920’s. Corporation is headquartered in Detroit and operates in about 157 countries, employing close…

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  • Stone Cold Research Paper

    When one thinks of the definition of “the” champion, It would be a crime not to mention Austin 3:16. In his whole career, Steve won a total of twenty-one championship titles. In his early days in WCW (World Championship wrestling), Austin won a variety of titles. Some examples of titles he won in WCW are the WCW Television, and the WCW United States Championship titles. In WWE, Austin transformed into the iconic figure we all know and love by winning the “King Of The Ring” championship in 1995.…

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  • Oligopoly Industry Analysis

    highway patrol officer. Toyota launched an investigation into this issue. When this incident hit the news more reports started to surface. Toyota and the US government have been investigating this issue and the government is trying to slap a regulation on Toyota as well as possible compensation for their consumers. Now Toyota has already started to recall some of its models in order to protect their consumers as well as trying to find the cause of this. The government has been unable to find any…

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  • Interviewee Observation Report

    The interview that was selected for this project was from a 60 minutes episode in which Pam Oliver interviewed Victor Cruz, CC Sabathia and the main interviewee the sports executive for Jay-Z ‘s Roc Nation Sports Shawn Costner, also known as Pecas, who is an avid sneaker collector. Pecas has over 1500 pairs of sneakers that consist of autographed, rare releases, customs, and multiple pairs of his favorite sneakers. In this interview Pam used multiple technics to make him feel comfortable and…

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  • Cultural Importance Of Derek Jeter

    cultural icon stands for something more than what they first appear. A cultural icon inspires person. Donald Trump, the leader of the free world and an interesting cultural icon, is a man who raises positive or negative reactions in a lot of different cultures. Other cultural icons include person like Martin Luther King jr., Adolf Hitler, and Mother Theresa. These people, aside from being well known, mean something greater than their original image to certain cultures and people. Whether you…

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  • Derek Jeter's Influence On Baseball

    No, I just don’t give you much negativity. When people are negative a lot, it starts to creep into your mind, and then you start having doubts, and I don’t like that. If there’s another way, show me. My job is to stay positive. My job is to limit distractions. And if you get annoyed by that, I don’t expect you to understand because you’re not in my shoes.” Derek Jeter said. This quote embodies the positive mindset that we should all have. If we stay as positive as Derek does, the world would be…

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  • Controversial Issues In The Classroom

    valuable by students, teachers, and parents everywhere. Class discussions force students to listen, embrace, and be respectful of opinions and beliefs that are divergent to their own. As mentioned by David Bridges (1979), an author who has formerly analyzed the notion of discussion, the sharing of contrasting perspectives and beliefs that reflect the diversity of our world teaches students true acceptance and the ability to be open-minded. Both of these traits being crucial for students to…

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  • The Golden Age Of Sports In The 1920's

    The Golden Age of Sports Many women in the 1920s and 1930s achieved greatness when they stood up to play sports. In the United States, the governing body for amateur sports and, the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU), supported and even encouraged women’s participation in the Olympics (Greenberg 45). During this time period, women were starting to get there rights and they wanted one of those rights to be having the ability to play sports, like the men did. In the 1900s women were allowed to…

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