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  • Lance Armstrong: A Fallen Hero

    Lance Armstrong and Bill Cosby were well noted by the public, because they were two outstanding men who represented determination and the importance of family. Lance Armstrong who was diagnosed with testicular cancer, became a hero to the people because he continued to compete in cycling after being diagnosed with testicular cancer. Bill Cosby was a groundbreaking black comedian, and was portrayed as a family man in his sitcom “The Cosby Show”. Although these two men seemed to live exemplary lives, they withheld secrets that make some question if they ever were heroes to the public eye. Entertainers like Bill Cosby and Lance Armstrong are considered “Fallen Heroes” and should be stripped of their honors and achievements because they misrepresented…

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  • Livestrong Mission Statement Analysis

    1997 by American cyclist Lance Armstrong and since that time has generated $580 million worth of funds, according to their website “livestrong.org”, to provide free services to help those affected by cancer. This includes people diagnosed with cancer, their families, friends, loved ones and the health care professionals who work with them. The Livestrong Foundation is an organization that is committed to helping people with any type of cancer, and at any stage of their treatment. The mission…

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  • Overcoming Autobiographies

    This year I studied four texts, two of which were autobiographies, and the other two were documentaries. The texts are “It’s not about the bike” written by Lance Armstrong with Sally Jenkins, “Open an Autobiography” written by Andre Agassi, “Kevin’s Sentence” presented by Bob Carty from the Canadian broadcasting company and “Over the edge” presented by Linden Macintyre from Canada’s Fifth Estate programme. All four of these texts share the significant theme of overcoming adversity which can…

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  • Lance Armstrong Case Study

    On January seventeenth and eighteenth of the year two thousand and fifteen, thousands of Americans tuned in to OWN (Oprah Interview Network) to watch the Lance Armstrong’s interview with Oprah Winfrey. The ninety minute interview was done in Mr. Armstrong’s home located in Austin, Texas. Winfrey conducted this interview with Armstrong to address the public U.S. reports of him using banned substances during his professional cyclist career. For years he denied the fact of ever using any type of…

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  • Lance Armstrong Facts And Summary

    On February 3rd, 2015 CBS News in Denver, Colorado posted an online story titled “Police: Lance Armstrong Given 2 Traffic Tickets After Hit-And-Run Accidents.” The news article states that former professional cyclist, Lance Armstrong, was issued the tickets for hitting two parked cars and then leaving the scene with his girlfriend, Anna Hansen. It appears that on the night of December 29th,2014 Armstrong’s SUV was involved in the accident and when the couple was first questioned Ms. Hansen…

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  • Essay On Performance Enhancing Drugs In Sports

    aircrews stay alert and combat fatigue. Amphetamines was used in abundance in professional cycling as the top cyclists soon found amphetamines necessary to remain competitive. The use of performance-enhancing drugs was first made illegal on June 1, 1965 and shortly to follow were the dismissal of several riders from races that year. Anabolic steroids were first used by the Soviet Union in the 1970s to encourage muscle growth in strength sports, but they had also found use among endurance…

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  • Rhetorical Analysis Of Nike, Inc.

    competitive athletes, with its origins rooted in selling athletic shoes, but eventually expanding to sell clothing and gear to athletes and non-athletes alike. Nike campaigns to reach its wide-ranged audience by sponsoring globally eminent athletes such as Lance Armstrong. Despite that cyclist are in the minority in sports, the campaigns involving Lance Armstrong have been persuasive, proving that though a viewer may not have direct athletic kinship to a celebrity endorser, he may still be…

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  • Lance Armstrong Research Paper

    a victory for the Greeks. Fast forward to 1999 when cyclist Lance Armstrong began his career, not only in cycling but also in drugs. The illegal drugs, PEDs, were used to give Armstrong an edge in his cycling career, despite getting caught in 2012. Some may wonder where this could possibly be going- these two worlds couldn’t possibly be related, could they? Turns out, when digging deeper, finding similarities between Lance Armstrong and numerous characters from the Trojan Horse, specifically…

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  • Persuasive Essay On Lance Armstrong

    The notorious seven time tour de France winner Lance Armstrong who doped throughout his seven wins in cycling’s most notable and prestigious event admitted that if he could start his cycling career over again he would still dope (reference 1). Possibly the biggest case of doping in not only the sport of cycling but world sport he had repeatedly said during his career that he did not take performance enhancing drugs but one of his most famous quotes that makes him look foolish now is “I have…

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  • Should Steroids Be Banned

    waste because someone chose to take the easy way out. To sum up everything, athletes should avoid the use of steroids because competition should be equal to all. Furthermore, the rules of the games now come into play. If someone in the Olympics, for example, is caught using steroids, they will be banned or disqualified from the games. One example of an athlete that experienced this was Lance Armstrong. He was a famous American cyclist that was caught doping in the Tour De France. The ABC News…

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