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History Sports Final

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Erin Riley

on 15 January 2014

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Transcript of History Sports Final

4) Online Media
History Of Sports
My definition of sports
sports figure:
Arthur Ashe
First black player ever selected to the United States Davis Cup team
Only black man to win the singles title at Wimbledon, the US Open, and the Australian Open.
He is one of only two men of black African ancestry to win any Grand Slam singles title
1979- He suffered a heart attack
surprised the public because of his high level of fitness.
drew attention to the hereditary aspect of heart disease.
1979- Ashe underwent a quadruple bypass operation
1988- Hospitalized after experiencing paralysis in his right arm
Had toxoplasmosis, a parasitic disease that is commonly found in people infected with HIV.
Ashe was HIV positive.
Contracted the virus from blood transfusions he received during his second heart surgery
Worked to raise awareness about HIV &AIDS
Clear up many misconceptions
Founded the Arthur Ashe Foundation for the Defeat of AIDS
Founded the Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health
helped address issues of inadequate health care delivery
Awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Bill Clinton in 1993 (after death)
Breaking Barriers
as a hobby
Provide a way to stay healthy and active
reflect your personality and ideals
help you form your identity
Teach discipline and self control
Open up opportunities for economic and educational success
As Entertainment
Like a religion
Athletes are 'god-like'
Can lead the team and fans to the 'promised land'
Love redemption
Many denominations
Create divisions between people, but also bring them together
Many generations can appreciate the same sport
Racism falls short to the real fans
War is a commonly used word
Sports help regulate that violence
Athletes perform violently, so society doesn't
Limits to the violence
If the rules are violated, a penalty will be given depending on the severity
Separate leagues, eventually integration into baseball
Mid 1980s, sport inequality
Schools required to have equal male and female sports
How Times Change
Study of America
Economic backgrounds
American dream
Starting with nothing, making it big
Hard work will pay off
Today's Society
As our nation has refined ourselves, sports have too.
Violent Nation
Extension of local pride
Reflect regional identity
Different styles of sports in different regions
National pride
In olympics, watch sports we usually don't
Always cheer for United States
More refined
Bare knuckle Boxing
Savage and deadly
No time limits on rounds
Illegal in some states
Used to be illegal- now common on T.V
Jack Johnson faced racism during Jim Crow Era, showed white supremacy
Economic hardship-
Cinderella man shows how families were struggling during the great depression
Reflects Society
First sport to reflect American Dream
John Morrissey
Started as Irish street brawler and gang member
Won un-official boxing title
Invested money- became rich
State Senator and U.S Congressman
Taught me that sports reflect and affect society
The better the economy is, the more money people have
They have more free time.
People have more time for recreational activities
What i have learned
Origins of American sports
How to present biographies
How to do essay tests
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