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What If……Performance Enhancing Drugs Were Legal?

Drug Testing Drug testing was formally introduced to the modern Olympic Games in 1968 in Mexico City. Since that time, thousands of athletes have been exposed as drug cheats across numerous levels of sport. While performance enhancing drugs have been outlawed to maintain a level playing field at all times, there is also strong evidence that demonstrates the damage that performance enhancing drugs can cause ...

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Top 5 Biggest And Shocking Olympic Failures Of All Time

1. Paula Radcliffe She is without question the best female distance runner the United Kingdom has ever produced, and perhaps the greatest of all time given that she still holds the marathon world record almost 10 years after setting it. Unfortunately, success at the Olympic Games has not been easy to come by for Radcliffe. Specific failures came at Sydney 2000, when having led comfortably for most of the 10 ...

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Will Usain Bolt Land A Hat-Trick Of Gold At London 2012?

Form Coming In It would be fair to say that in the last year or so Usain Bolt has not been the imperious, high performing athlete that he is known across the world for being. This has been particularly evident since he shockingly blew his chances of gold in last year’s World Championships, when he inexplicably false started and was disqualified from the 100 metres final. He responded in kind with a dominant ...

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You Couldn’t Make It Up: Egypt Supplies Fake Kit To Athletes!

Really? To be honest, I had to read this two or three times before it really began to sink in. However, it is reported at numerous outlets and has even been confirmed by an Egyptian athlete who is in London for the Olympic Games. Yes, Egypt supplied its athletes with fake “Nike” kits for the Olympic Games.   That almost defies belief, doesn’t it? How did this happen? Dangers of Outsourcing Outsourcing ...

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Olympians Hurdle Over Scandals And Get Back On Track

After past doping scandals, two of the fastest men in the world were redeemed in the U.S. Olympic trials held in Eugene, Oregon on June 24. In unrelated cases, U.S. runners Justin Gatlin and LaShawn Merritt had tested positive for banned substances. Justin Gatlin was banned from competing for four years after testing positive for supplemental testosterone in 2006. LaShawn Merritt recently completed a 21-mon ...

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Thermarest’s Throwback To An Earlier Age

It started back in the early 1970s – and now to celebrate the 40th anniversary of bringing new levels of comfort to the camping and backpacking world, Thermarest have brought back their original self-inflating mattress.   In a throwback to their earliest self-inflating sleeping mat, the 2012 40th Anniversary Edition looks just like the original, with the same colour scheme, design and logo…but boasting ...

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How To Use Time Management For Your Sports Training

Most athletes count repetitions and use a stopwatch to time themselves while running, but there are many other time management techniques you can use while training for sports. One is to plan your workouts for the time of day that you have the most energy. It is also important to make short-term and long-term goals. Planning light workouts for days that you have other things going on in your life will help ...

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Brett Gardner: What To Do For Fantasy Baseball Keeper Leagues?

New York Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner was not supposed to be out that long when he got hurt on April 17. He suffered a bone bruise diving for a ball that day, and was supposed to only be out of the game where he got hurt in. Then he was supposed to miss one game. It’s been over three months now, and he has yet to play another game for the Yankees. Gardner still out Three times Gardner was supposed to ...

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5 Sports Made Better With A Helmet Camera

There are a number of sports that can be made all the better and more enjoyable from watching them afterwards. Fortunately, it’s possible to watch such events unfold in real time again and again, thanks to helmet cameras. These cameras simply sit on the top of the helmet and then film all the goings on and happenings. One of the most commonly used areas for these cameras is the adventure and extreme sports ...

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Getting The Snowboard You Need

Although an excellent way to lose weight and keep fit and healthy during the cold winter months, snowboarding is a hobby that many people like to enjoy when they head off on vacation to the mountains. Some people will choose to rent the equipment that they use here, while other, more frequent snowboarders will take every chance they have and therefore use their own equipment. When finding the right snowboar ...

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