Carl Lewis

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  • Performance Enhancing Drugs In Sports

    Since the beginning of sports competition, athletes have always wanted to get a better edge over their competitors and will do anything necessary to do so. They go as far as to injecting themselves with drugs and taking supplements to make them bigger, faster, and stronger. A method otherwise known as doping; a process in which athletes use prohibited drugs or training methods to surpass their competitors. These athletes; steaming from all sports, have been misusing these drugs, not wanting to spend the crucial time and effort others are willing to do. They desire a quick and easy route to these achievements through the use of the said drugs. These substances; better known as performance enhancing drugs, are widely used in sports, the most common and widely known being steroids. Using these drugs have changed the public’s view on sports, making them question the authenticity and honesty of each and every athlete displaying extraordinary abilities. Highly educated people; ranking from college professors down to common sports fans, argue that these drugs should have higher restrictive policies as they undermine the integrity of the sport, threaten the health of the athletes, and result in adverse public relations that threaten the very being of sports. However, do performance enhancing drugs cause that much of a harm to the athlete, or let alone damage the sport? The thought of legalizing these drugs has been surfacing in recent years, but the controversy remains, should they?…

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  • Math IA Internal Assessment: Men's Height And High Jump In Commonwealth Games

    Math IA Internal Assessment Men’s Height and High Jump Introduction: The high jump is a track and field event in which competitors must jump unaided over a horizontal bar placed at measured heights without dislodging it. High Jump is an event which used to be famous in early years and now it has reached some great heights in Commonwealth Games. In Today’s world High Jump has been introduced in a-lot of schools and there is a-lot of competitions which are held every year. I personally chose…

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  • Louie Zamperini: War Survivor

    Louie Zamperini, a WWII US prisoner of war survivor, inspired millions of people around the world. Zamperini was not only a U.S soldier, but a track star as well, qualifying for the 1936 Berlin Olympics at age nineteen. He finished in 8th place at the Olympic Games 5000m in 14:46.8 with a final lap of under sixty seconds. Louie was sent to war in 1942, where his plane crashed in the middle of the ocean. Along with two other survivors, they were stranded in the middle of the ocean for 47 days…

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  • Jimmy Euell: The Innovator

    Coach, McCarthy was my track coach in high school. He was also my sophomore biology teacher. While I was there, he received his share of ridicule and at times was controversial in an unorthodox way, like the time he named a sophomore, Jimmy Euell, to be a co-captain of the track team. I remember shortly thereafter a Norwich Bulletin sports writer crucifying him for that decision and calling him the “Innovator” in a rather derogatory manner. It didn’t bother me or my teammates one bit as we all…

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  • Wilma Rudolph's Accomplishments

    The 1956 Olympics Wilma Rudolph a 16 year old won a bronze medal in the 4x100 meter relay, this achievement was even more remarkable considering that she had polio as a child and wore braces on her legs until the age of nine. She began running and no one could stop her, in high school she never lost a meet. After triumphing in the 1956 Olympics she did even better in the 1960 Olympic games, winning gold medals in the 100 meter, 200 meter, and 4x100 meter relay. She became the first american…

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  • Personal Narrative: Jamaican Bolt

    On a sweaty, sticky night in the Bird's Nest, Bolt was out of the blocks quicker and opened up an unassailable lead over the first 100m before coming away down the straight and jabbing his thumbs at his chest as he crossed the line. His 19.55 seconds was the fastest in the world this year, his speed and peerless championship class too good for American Gatlin, whose 19.74 was well outside his season's best. Jamaican Bolt, who will also compete in the 4x100m relay, said: "It means a lot to…

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  • Analysis Of Jesse Owens: An American Life

    The book Jesse Owens: An American Life encompasses the true meaning of persevering and prevailing in the face of adversity, oppression, and misfortune. The story of Jesse Owens and his climb to becoming arguably one of the greatest athletes and Olympians of all time invokes feelings of disgust caused by how humans can treat another, yet feelings of triumph caused by the incredible nature of the human spirit and the will to overcome circumstances. William Baker captures the rich history behind…

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  • Jesse Owens Thesis

    Imagine having to go through racism, academic complications and health problems, Jesse Owens did and he was still able to fight his way to the top. Jesse Owens is a track runner and a legendary Olympian. In the 1936 Berlin Olympics Jesse Owens and Luz Long ( German Aryan athlete) friendship proved that even through a time of racial tension the love of their sport allowed them to break racial barriers and be an example for others to follow. Jesse Owens was born James Cleveland Owens on September…

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  • John Baxter Taylor: Strong And Intelligent Young Man

    John Baxter Taylor Black Runner John Baxter Taylor was a noble, strong, and intelligent young man who was famous for being the first black man to ever win an Olympic gold medal. However, it took time for John to accomplish this. It all started when John Taylor was born in Washington, D.C, on November 3, 1882. His parents’ names were Sarah Thomas and John Baxter. John’s family moved from Washington to Philadelphia in his childhood. From there he attended a central high school and soon joined…

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  • Deadmau5: The Making Of Electronic Music

    One of the best music producers in business has to be the one and only Deadmau5. Deadmau5 is very good at making electronic music not only because of more than 10 years of practice, but also due to how much is music can impact. He can change moods with his music, he has very emotional songs and very crazy ones to. Deadmau5 became famous due to how much he practiced. It wasn’t really natural talent, it took him a long time to make his hit track “Ghost ‘n’ Stuff” . Others will say that Deadmau5…

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