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- 100 Best Female Athletes (Sports Illustrated)
Provides biographies of Sports Illustrated's opinion regarding top female athletes. 12-02
- -07-29-08 Preventing Sudden Death in Young Athletes (USA Today)
"Since 1985, the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation has collected information about more than 600 sudden deaths in young athletes, mostly due to hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a thickening of the heart muscle that can block blood flow."
"One useful addition to the routine sports physical examination would be a 5-minute echocardiogram, which uses ultrasound to look at the heart, University of Wisconsin researchers write in the July issue of the Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography." 07-08
- Eight Great Athletes (NBCOlympics.com)
"Eight is an auspicious number in Chinese culture. Thus, what better way to assess the forthcoming 2008 Beijing Olympics than with eight essential storylines to keep in mind as the Games get under way on Aug. 8 and unfold over the 16 days that follow." 08-08
- 100 Olympic Athletes to Watch (Time.com)
Provides a picture and article on 100 top athletes competing in the 2008 Olympics. 08-08
- China's Top 5 Athletes (NBC Olympics)
Provides highlights of China's favorites for gold. 08-08
- -03-27-09 Female Athletes Have More Concussions (ABC News)
"In sports played by both women and men, women sustain more concussions. The girls' concussion rate in high school soccer is 68 percent higher than for boys. And it's nearly triple the boys' rate in high school basketball, according to research by scientists at Ohio State, Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, and the NCAA. Other studies reveal similar differences between softball and baseball, in college sports as well as high school. Yet researchers, including Brooks, find that female athletes get less information than males about concussions from all sources, including coaches, trainers and the media. Generally, women athletes don't consider concussions a serious phenomenon." 03-09
- Dead Athletes' Brains Show Damage from Concussions (CNN News)
"Until recently, the best medical definition for concussion was a jarring blow to the head that temporarily stunned the senses, occasionally leading to unconsciousness. It has been considered an invisible injury, impossible to test -- no MRI, no CT scan can detect it."
"But today, using tissue from retired NFL athletes culled posthumously, the Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy (CSTE), at the Boston University School of Medicine, is shedding light on what concussions look like in the brain. The findings are stunning. Far from innocuous, invisible injuries, concussions confer tremendous brain damage. That damage has a name: chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE)." 03-09
- -08-08-09 Lessons for Over-35 Athletes From Olympic Swimmer (U.S. News)
" 'They want to know about the abs and the arms,' says 42-year-old swimmer Dara Torres, the five-time Olympian—most recently last summer in Beijing, where she won three silver medals. They want to know about how she trains, what she eats, how she managed to compete in last week's world championships against people less than half her age—and, yes, how she has that body after giving birth to a child."
"The answer to that last question: strength-training, mostly using her own body weight, and focusing particularly on her core stomach, back, and pelvic muscles." 07-09
- Sports Biographies (H. W. Wilson)
Provides biographies of outstanding achievers by sport and alphabetic by last name.
- Basketball Biographies (HW Wilson Company)
Provides short descriptions of some of the best known competitors, such as Charles Barkley, Larry Brown, Chuck Daly, Clyde Drexler, Patrick Ewing, Phil Jackson, K. C. Jones, Michael Jordan, Bob Knight, John Lucas, Karl Malone, Moses Malone, Tom McMillen, Reggie Miller, Hakeem Olajuwon, Shaquille O'Neal, Scottie Pippen, Pat Riley, David Robinson, Dean Smith, David Stern, John Stockton, Sheryl Swoopes, Isiah Thomas, John Thompson, Lenny Wilkens, and Dominique Wilkins. 8-00
- Tennis Biographies (HW Wilson)
Provides short descriptions of some of the best known competitors, including Andre Agassi, Boris Becker, Stefan Edberg, Steffi Graf, Ivan Lendl, Hana Mandlikova, Noah Yannick, Gabriela Sabatini, Pete Sampras, and Monica Seles. 8-00
- History - 70 Years of Olympics History for the USA (Washington Post)
Provides highlights of the Winter Olympics for American athletes over the past 70 years. 8-00
- Strength or Endurance (National Geographic - Triveda)
Provides results of a study to find if athletes are good at speed are poor at endurance and visa versa. 07-12
- Gymnastics - International Teams (USA Gymnastics Online)
Provides brief profiles of achievements of some key athletes who have competed in the USA. 6-02
- 2004 Armstrong Wins the Tour de France (USA Today)
"Lance Armstrong rode into history Sunday, winning a record sixth Tour de France and cementing his place as one of the greatest athletes of all time."
"Never in its 101-year history has the Tour had a winner like Armstrong — who just eight years ago was given less than a 50% chance of overcoming testicular cancer that spread to his lungs and brain." 7-04
- Biographies (Information Please)
Provides biographies of People in the News, Recent Deaths, World Rulers, Presidents, Vice Presidents, Supreme Court Justices, Business Leaders, Roman Rulers, American Indians, African Americans, Asian Pacific Americans, Hispanic Americans, Notable Women, Athletes, Artists, Architects, Explorers, Scientists, Poets, Writers, Filmmakers, and Entertainers.
- -11-09-05 Presidential Medal of Freedom Awards Bestowed (CBS News)
"Boxer Muhammad Ali led the roster of those honored by President Bush today with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the U.S. government's highest civilian award."
"The honorees included entertainers, athletes, authors, and hotelier Paul Rusesabagina, whose courage and compassion in sheltering people at the hotel he managed during the 1994 Rwandan genocide was depicted in the movie 'Hotel Rwanda.' " 11-05
- Campus Crusade for Christ (Reference.com)
"Campus Crusade for Christ is a interdenominational Christian mission organization, focusing on evangelism and discipleship in over 190 countries around the world. Started in 1951 at the University of California, Los Angeles by Bill Bright, Campus Crusade has now branched out to many different universities and many other fields of ministry. Its mission is 'to seek to show people how to know and experience God's love and plan for their lives.' The parent organisation is known as Campus Crusade for Christ International, and the fields of ministry include the military, high schools, families, and athletes. In many parts of Europe it is known as Agape Europe. http://agapeeurope.org.In other countries the university ministry is known under different names. For example in Poland, New Zealand and Australia, the ministry is known as Student Life." 01-06
- Olympics News 2006 Torino (USOlympicTeam.com)
Provides news. "Torino gave a heartfelt 'benvenuto' Friday night to the Olympic Winter Games, a fiery opening ceremony dedicated to passion and to igniting the competitive spirits of more than 2,500 of the world's best athletes." Associated with Turin. 02-06
- -04-20-06 Program to Support Nonviolence in Colleges (ABC News)
"Don McPherson, a former star quarterback at Syracuse University and NFL player, knows a thing or two about the behavior of athletes. And despite public perception, he said the athletes of today are better behaved than ever before."
"And to help make sure athletes and other students understand acceptable behavior, McPherson works with young people across the country as executive director of the Sports Leadership Institute at Adelphi University in Garden City, N.Y." 04-06
- Train Like an Olympic Candidate (MSNBC News)
"Despite all the corporate grandstanding, the saccharine profiles, and the cheesy music, we're still drawn to the Olympic Games because they promise a glimpse of athletic perfection — that sinuous state of being when the outer boundaries of raw physical ability are reached and then exceeded ever so slightly."
"But the fact that such boundaries are breached raises a question: How can each generation of athletes become faster, stronger, and quicker ... without doping?"
"The answer is simple: They train with coaches on the absolute cutting edge of exercise science, coaches whose tips will help you build muscle, burn stubborn fat, and even recover in record time." 07-12
- -08-07-08 High Hopes for Yao Ming (MSNBC News)
"In the National Basketball Association, Yao Ming is a strong player in a star-studded league. Averaging 19 points per game during his six-year career with Houston, the Chinese center is often overshadowed by LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and others, who are flashier on and off the court.'
"But as the summer Olympics open in Beijing, among thousands of athletes from around the world, Yao is the biggest star on his home stage of China." 08-08
- Bolt, One of the Greatest (NBC Olympics)
"Usain Bolt of Jamaica etched his name into history Wednesday as one of the Olympic greats, indeed one of the greatest athletes of all time."
"And while no evidence of any sort has surfaced to suggest he's not, it's naïve not to wonder how Bolt is able to run so fast. Because no one in the history of human beings, from the first primitive soul desperately trying to outrun a saber-toothed tiger to the sophisticated races of our times, has ever run as fast as Usain Bolt has run at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games." 08-08
- Hollywood and 'Coming Out of the Closet' (CNN News)
"There are still many performers and industry notables, he says, who threaten to sue if their sexuality is revealed. Others live gay social lives but don't talk about their sexuality -- the so-called 'glass closet.' And, as Bragman notes, gay stars are generally from the second tier: 'There are still no A-list movie stars out of the closet, there are still no superstar athletes,' he said." 09-08
- Study: Kids Returning to Sports Too Soon After Concussion (Time.com)
"Too many kids are returning to the playing field too soon after a concussion. How many? According to an alarming new study, from 2005 to 2008, 41% of concussed athletes in 100 high schools across the U.S. returned to play too soon, under guidelines set out by the American Academy of Neurology. The 11-year-old guidelines say, for example, that if an athlete's concussion symptoms, such as dizziness or nausea, last longer than 15 minutes, he should be benched until he's been symptom-free for a week. The most startling data point--uncovered by the same researchers who in 2007 brought to light the fact that girls have a higher incidence of concussion than boys--is that 16% of high school football players who lost consciousness during a concussion returned to the field the same day." 03-09
- Fitness Program for Over 40 (U.S. News)
"You're fully aware that you ought to develop a regular workout routine, you really mean to...and yet life gets away from you, another year goes by, and you still don't exercise. For those who would like to lay the groundwork for a sustainable, lifelong fitness habit, we're here to help with an easy-to-follow 10-week workout routine designed for grown-ups by Vonda Wright, M.D., an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in sports medicine and directs PRIMA: the Performance and Research Initiative for Masters Athletes. The workout program, adapted from her book Fitness After 40: How to Stay Strong at Any Age, will introduce you to the four components of a regular exercise routine, which address flexibility, aerobic fitness, load-carrying exercise, and equilibrium." 04-09
- Transgender and Androgen-Insensitivity Syndrome (Time.com)
"In his paper 'Intersex and the Olympic Games,' Rob Ritchie, a urological surgeon at Oxford University, notes that in the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta — the last Games in which all female athletes were subjected to gender testing — eight female athletes were found to be genetically male. Seven of them had androgen-insensitivity syndrome (AIS), a condition in which a genetic male is resistant to androgens, the male sex hormones that include testosterone." 11-09
- A Look at the World's Fastest Track (USA Today)
"An in-depth look at the Whistler Sliding Center, where bobsled, luge and skeleton athletes are expected to set speed records." 02-10
- Peggy Fleming (WomensHistory.About.com)
"In 1994, Sports Illustrated featured Peggy Fleming as one of the most important athletes in a forty year period." 02-10
- New Way of Treating Concussions in Youth (USA Today)
"Athletes at the 25 public high schools in Fairfax County, an affluent suburb of Washington, take baseline tests like the ones used by NFL players. The ImPACT tests are one tool doctors and athletic trainers can use to tell when it is safe to return to the field. That's crucial because a second concussion when not fully healed from a first one is dangerous." 05-11
- Competitive Cheerleading (CNN News)
"The 16-year-old high school student knows that to win gold, everything has to be perfect, from her technique to her health to her coordination."
"The ultimate goal: leading her team to a world championship. She works out just about every day in the weeks leading up to the competition, and some practices last three hours."
"Mikayla, a rising cross-country star, isn't preparing for a race. She's getting ready to compete with 19 other girls for a world championship in all-star cheerleading."
"More than 200,000 athletes take part in competitive cheerleading where high-flying stunts, powerful tumbling and tight synchronization yield winning scores in a growing network of competitions." 07-11
- -Carl Lewis, Great Athlete of the 20th Century (Wikipedia.org)
"Carl Lewis is one of the greatest athletes in the world. He is known for his world records in running as well as his records in the long jump." 08-12
- Why Leader Cheat (Time.com)
"Of course powerful men are smart enough to be aware of consequences, but the charmed ride they’ve enjoyed for so long leads them to believe — viscerally if not rationally — that those rules somehow won’t apply to them. One of the reasons young, professional athletes so often get into trouble for DWI or domestic battery or weapons possession is that they truly have grown up outside of the rules — passing classes they never attend, graduating from fine colleges despite poor grades, receiving $10 million signing bonuses before throwing a pitch or taking a snap. For most famous men, the ride starts later but the lesson of invulnerability is just as powerfully learned." 11-12
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