Sports Essays


Olympic Games Essay

Abstract As the Summer Olympic Games staged in Rio de Janeiro come to a close, the estimated $50 billion-plus spent on sporting venues has become the source of growing criticism by city residents who maintain that their needs were sacrificed for the political prestige that comes from hosting the Games. Unfortunately, this same scenario has played out in other host cities, but the problem is especially pronounced in developing countries that lack the infrastructure and financial resources required to contract massive sporting venues and support thousands of international athletes for just a 2-week period. In response, there have been increasing Continue Reading...

Espn and Nba Deal

ESPN-NBA Deal Media companies play a crucial role in the multibillion dollar sports industry. They help sports clubs and leagues broadcast their events to tens or hundreds of millions of viewers locally and internationally. ESPN is one of the major broadcasters of sports events. The company broadcasts diverse sports events including basketball, football, soccer, baseball, and cricket. It has particularly been a major broadcaster of National Basket Association (NBA) events since the early 2000s. NBA is the top and most popular men's professional basketball association not only in North America, but also worldwide. In… Continue Reading...

Jonathan Giver Scholarship

Sigma Alpha sorority. I hold two university club memberships: the Journalism Club and the Women's Soccer sports Club. I spend my evenings on a part-time job with the Aztec Book Store. I intend to become a filmmaker after graduating from university (SDSU, n.d). I was born in Lahore, Pakistan where I spent only the first three years of my life. From then on, my dad's job led us to different corners of the globe. I have resided in 6 countries up until now and had a hard time adjusting to different customs, languages and people. My minority status in… Continue Reading...

Possession Time As Indicator Of Basketball Team Efficiency

Basketball Statistics" by Kubatko, Oliver, Pelton and Rosenbaum (2007) Concept: Like almost all other sports, basketball is a game of numbers but there has been a dearth of peer reviewed research concerning the basic quantifiable variables such as per-minute statistics, offensive and defensive ratings, plays, true shooting percentage, pace adjustments, effective field goal percentage, and rebound rates, among others, that are used to measure player and team performance in terms of efficiency with the basketball. Based on the centrality of the amount of time players have possession of the basketball during games, Kubatko and his associates conducted a comprehensive analysis of… Continue Reading...

The Para Athletics Sports Classification

There are various criteria’s that are used to categorize athletes in sports. The same does apply when it comes to sport for people with disabilities. The classification system used for para-athletics is the basis for establishing who can compete in certain sports and in what class. The classification is done by the International Paralympic Committee. Individuals with vision, physical, and intellectual disabilities are eligible to compete in para-athletics. The classification system aims at dividing eligible athletes into sports classes with an aim of ensuring that each class consists of athletes with impairments that cause the same amount of… Continue Reading...

Music and Gym Workout

motion; all the above activities display potential utility in the areas of exercise and sports. One straightforward example entails human inclination to react to musical rhythms through movement pattern synchronization to tempo. Ergogenic influences are proven to be generated by synchronous music. Thus, exercisers or sportspersons who work out in accordance with musical tempo or rhythm display increased likelihood to strive harder for a longer time period (Terry and Karageorghis, 2006). Observation and implication: Music’s chief advantages – a better mood, improvement in capability acquisition, arousal control, increased productivity, decreased perceived toil, detachment from tiredness, pain and similar feelings… Continue Reading...

Sledge Hockey in Canada

local, provincial and national levels in Canada, it is one of the most popular sports for disabled athletes as it allows them to participate in a game that is essentially very similar to the national pastime (ice hockey). There are youth leagues, associations, and paths to training so that youths with disabilities or amputations can take part in the athletic games they love and enjoy. These include: Active Living Alliance for Canadians with a Disability, Canadian Amputee sports Association, Canadian Paralympic Committee, Canadian Wheelchair sports Association, Coaching Association of Canada, Special Olympics Canada, and many more. The Canadian Sport… Continue Reading...

Adidas Market Entry

founding Puma. Adidas has grown to become one of the leading designers and marketers of sports apparel, footballs, and other related items. The company operates globally, has revenues of nearly €20 billion, and profits of €0.72 billion in 2015 (Adidas 2015 Annual Report). Adidas competes against Nike, Reebok, Puma, and several other brands in this space. Major product lines include footwear, apparel, and footballs. Adidas sponsors a lot of athletes and athletic clubs as part of its marketing. Ultimately, this industry is characterized by incremental changes to basic product designs, a strategic emphasis on marketing spending, and distribution, and… Continue Reading...

The Vice Commission and Chicago in 1911

In 1911, the Vice Commission of Chicago published a report on the working conditions in department stores that lead female employees into prostitution. The source was created in order to evaluate the strain on the nervous system of girls working in department stores and how it pushes them into prostitution. From the modern perspective, it does seem a strange connection to make—but Chicago more than one hundred years ago was a much different place from what it is today, and people in society were much less used to the urban stressors and conditions at that time. The study identified it… Continue Reading...

Colonial Conflict in Africa

“while the British actively encouraged Zanzibaris to identify and organise along ethnic lines, with the emergence of African sports concern suddenly developed among the administration about the presence of 'racialism' in sport. This concern evolved into a panic during the early 1940s, when social and cultural organisations linked with the African Association began to organise protests against the distribution of war-rationed goods, particularly food and clothing, along racial lines” (p. 241). The rise of activism among the Africans was a serious blow to the colonial authorities’ desire to see their African subjects ruled as passive recipients of British codes… Continue Reading...