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  • Tour De France Case Study Answers

    Question 1 The upcoming 2018 Tour De France race will be the 105th anniversary of the race and will begin on July 7, concluding on July 29. Throughout the race there will be 21 stages, where riders will have to face six mountain stages, three of six will be summit finishes, one independant time trial, one team trial and eight flat routes. All of the 21 stages total up to a staggering 3229 km, meaning preparation, training and nutritional requirements are key components if a cyclist is set on wearing the famous yellow jersey. The Tour de France is one of the most famous cycling races in the world. Many competitors embark on a gruelling 23 day cycling race which consist of an average of 4-6 hours of intense riding daily. All riders would be using both anaerobic and aerobic energy systems throughout the race…

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  • The Pyrenees Research Paper

    in Europe. Think about your kids getting a better knowledge about Europe. Dream about walking through the perfect tiny little villages and seeing all the different types of people. The Pyrenees was the mountain range that the Tour De France features. The Spain region is made up of six French departments and six Spanish provinces (The Pyrenees pg. 1). The chain is about about 270 miles from the Bay of Biscay. The chains maximum width is about 80 miles. The central section is the highest of the…

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  • Essay On Performance Enhancing Drugs In Sports

    in order to help 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…

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  • Analysis Of Seeing By Starlight: Celebrity Obsession

    staying strong, for he comes back to the NBA to earn his next three championship. Equally, we also have our struggles everyday, so celebrities like Michael Jordan can motivate people to muster their problem. This example demonstrates that famous star’s story can inspire others, and it can cause people to overcome their challenge. Fans would have learned from their famous celebrities, and they will not have worried about failure. For example, the author in the article points out, “Lance…

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  • Should Steroids Be Banned

    It shows that since steroids are working effectively, the fair contest is now broken. Moreover, if one uses PED, the rest of the competitors are now behind. Just think of all their great hard work go to 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…

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  • Rhetorical Analysis Of Nike, Inc.

    Nike, Inc. has traditionally been a brand suited for 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…

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  • Livestrong Mission Statement Analysis

    Before the scandal, Lance Armstrong was a beloved athlete, both in America and around the World, because of his struggles to overcome testicular cancer, all while winning seven consecutive Tour de France cycling titles. In 2012, the United States Anti-Doping Agency concluded that Lance Armstrong cheated by using performance-enhancing drugs over the course of his cycling career and had USADA CEO Travis Tygart state in his report, found at http://cyclinginvestigation.usada.org/, that Armstrong,…

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  • Steroid Argumentative Essay: Doping In Sports

    were described giving athletes “nutritional” supplements to enhance their athletic and physical ability. In addition, during the Olympic Games in the third century athletes tried to enhance their athletic ability by eating mushrooms also known as “shrooms”. There are many former professional athletes that have been caught doping and in some cases have been stripped of their titles. One example is Lance Armstrong. Lance Armstrong was a olympic bicyclist who was caught using illegal drugs. He was…

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  • Free Argumentative Essays: Is Doping In Sports OK?

    The penalty should have been worse, especially in an endurance based sport, where steroids would give a huge advantage to the user. “Doping, least of all in the form of anabolic steroids, has no place in sports – amateur or professional” (law.marquette.edu). Still, athletes continue to use steroids as the risk of being found does not compare to the consequences. Penalties need to be increased in order to stop the abuse of doping. Many other famous athletes have also been caught doping. An…

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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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