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    Sports Psychology History Sports psychology was discovered in the 1920s at the Deutsche Sporthochschule in Berlin, Germany, by Carl Diem. It is a relatively new discipline within psychology. Other labs were opened in the mid-20s, one in Leningrad by A. Z. Puni and one at the University of Illinois by Coleman Griffith. He published the first book on the subject titled The Psychology of Coaching was published in 1926. Unfortunately, this lab closed in 1932 because of lack of money. There was little research done after the lab until a renewed interest in the 1960s. The International Society of Sport Psychology (ISSP) was established in 1965 and by the 1970s sports psychology courses were being offered throughout North America. Sports psychology became a scientific focus and it was used to improve athletic performance as well as how exercise could improve mental well-being and lower stress levels. Mental Skills Sports psychology training enhances performance in athletes. Mental proficiency helps ensure consistency in performance at a high level. As coaches invest in sports psychology, the result can be seen in the difference between high achievement and mediocrity for players. Mental skills help athletes control their minds efficiently and consistently as they press toward their…

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    The Most Gruesome Sports Injuries in History Sports injuries are never a good thing, but in some instances they're truly horrifying. The following professional sports injuries are among the most shocking and gruesome to have ever occurred. The results of these injuries range from an ended season, early retirement, and even death. They illustrate why you need to be careful whenever you participate in a sport. Basketball Player's Leg Break Ends Season During a U.S. National team scrimmage, Paul…

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    Sports History in 1910s Many things were happening in the 1910s. Many sports were becoming popular. Baseball was popular. Hockey was becoming known. Basketball was just starting out and becoming more and more popular every day. Some were even being created and played for the first time. This paper will talk about sports in the 1910s. First we will talk about the Olympic Games in the 1910s. Then we will talk about significant events in sports history. Next we will discuss new records set.…

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    One of the biggest scandals in sports history was in 2000 when the Paralympic Spanish basketball team competed posing as intellectually deficient players when in fact they were not, to fraud the Paralympics. From up until 1996, athletes who had learning disabilities were not able to participate in the Paralympics. There were campaigns in place that encouraged the committee to include these individuals, and eventually it gained massive recognition and led to the inclusion of these athletes.…

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    Drugs In Sports History

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    History of Drugs in the Olympics Drug use in sports has been suspected to have existed since the Roman times in which Gladiators would be given stimulants to stop fatigue and even their horses would be given hydromel, a substance which would enable them to run faster (Ramlan Abdul Aziz,2006). However the first documented case of drugs and stimulants being used in sports wasn’t until 1904 when marathon runner, Thomas Hicks, was injected twice with a substance called Strychnine, which is more…

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    Sports Authority is a sporting goods retailer offering footwear, apparel, fitness, team sports and outdoor recreation. Sports Authority is headquartered in Englewood, CO. Originally founded in Lauderdale Lakes, Florida, Sports Authority opened it’s first store in 1987. The company was acquired by Kmart in 1990 and by 1995 The Sports Authority expanded and spun off it’s parent company. Gart Sports merged with Sports Authority in 2003 and by May 2006, all stores operated under the Sports Authority…

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    Sports Bar History

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    ImageText Box MastheadLegends Sports Bar Japan, 〒106-0032 Tokyo, Minato, Roppongi, 3−16−33 青葉六本木ビル1F This bar is a legend in itself, despite its name a lot of famous sports players have came to Roppongi Japan to view and have a drink or two from their bar. Their bar is very wide known in Tokyo and millions of people visit the bar to have drjnks with their friends or families. Legends Sports Bar is a must go when in Roppongi Tokyo. Propaganda Image Japan, 〒106-0032 Tokyo, Minato, Roppongi,…

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    In the Beginning, Sports was Social One of America’s biggest exports to the world is the sport that it creates. This high demand and intrigue for our sports only creates dreams for many American’s to become the next biggest/greatest athlete of all time. My dear friend, Travis Brannon, was one of these kids that grew up desiring to be a great athlete. Travis grew up playing all different kinds of sports such as soccer, track, wrestling, baseball, basketball, swimming, and lastly thanks to…

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    all around the world having billions of followers and it’s one of the most popular sports in history. Origin of the Sport It was the 891st year of the 2nd millennium and the 91st year of the 19th century, when a physical educator, and sports innovator James Naismith invented the game of basketball. He first called it “peach basketball”, it came to him when he needed to find a game his students could play indoors during the winter. Naismith used peach baskets as the nets and set one at each…

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    Baseball’s Future Baseball is the greatest sport in human history, and that is not debatable. Baseball is most commonly referred to as America’s pastime baseball was established in 1839, ever since it has captured the minds of young boys and men with one goal in mind… that goal is being the best to play the game and making it to the major leagues. The best in history include: Babe Ruth, Barry Bonds, Cy Young, Bo Jackson, Ken Griffey, Ken Griffey Jr, Willie Mays, Jackie Robinson, Chipper Jones,…

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