Tagged With "SPORTS"

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Re: SPORTS VS ACADEMICS

Jordan Macharia (Thome) ·
I am eager to learn
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Re: Survey

That was a really enjoyable survey, Audrey. The questions made me think, but weren't too mentally demanding. I've definitely been guilty of asking really difficult questions, and I thought your own were very nicely balanced. Great job, and I'm excited to see the results!
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Re: Why do people enjoy playing sports even though it is a lot of work?

I have played sports for 10 years and I don't know why we enjoy playing them. It's a lot of work and athletes get many injuries. It's a very good question and I'm looking forward to find out the answer!
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Re: Why do people enjoy playing sports even though it is a lot of work?

Nice! This project has a lot of really cool potential, and I'm super excited to see where you take this! I wonder if you could look into both why people enjoy sports, and why some people don't enjoy sports. Here's are some cool videos I saw on the topic that you might want to check out. They're less to do with your question, and more to do with the science of sports - but I'm sure you could still get something out of watching them! Good luck!
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Re: Why do people enjoy playing sports even though it is a lot of work?

Desi Chek (Alumni-LFAS) ·
This is a really interesting inquiry. Personally, I don't really enjoy sports, but physical activity makes me really happy; maybe you can look into how physical activity affects the brain and releases endorphins.
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Re: Why do people enjoy playing sports even though it is a lot of work?

Paige Hunter (LFAS-Alumni) ·
When you say 'enjoy sports,' do you mean playing sports, watching sports, coaching sports, or something else? Like most of the other people from LFAS I don't know very much and am not involved in the world of team sports. Would you be looking more at team sports or one-man sports? They can have different time comitments, especially with things like soccer, where you have not only team practices but practices for yourself so that you can get better. This sounds like a cool project!
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Re: Why do people enjoy playing sports even though it is a lot of work?

Taylor Testini (Alumni) ·
When you mention "playing sports," do you mean the actual sports, or physical activity? Really interesting question, considering all of the not-so-pleasant parts of sports. For example, injuries. Why do we ignore the negative effects some sports have on our bodies? For example, football and rugby often result in broken bones and injured muscles, soccer can result in foot/knee injuries, dance can result in torn/strained muscles and hip problems. Why do the positive aspects or sports/exercise...
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Re: The Burn

Eunice Lui (Alumni) ·
Hearing of your sudden interest in athletics makes me really really really happy!!!! But ignore the whole idea of sports for a moment. Who wants to lose in life? Whether it's having the lowest score of the class or not qualifying for a competition. Losing is degrading over all. The way I see it, sports is a time to train people what it feels like to lose and work around their feelings.
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Re: The Burn

Hmm wow. That's a really interesting point. By phrasing it that way I realize that I am actually pretty competitive. When it comes to grades, I hate losing. If a close friend of mine does better in math or something, despite the fact I like them and were friends, I want to punch them in the face or something. Haha - maybe someday yet I'll actually be able to participate in the sports fan kingdom
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Re: The Burn

Former Member ·
To add to Eunice's and your point now that I look back, sports and academics is very simlar in a way that it can be competive. Example: Jessica studies very hard for her grades, but she got a mark which is below her expectation. She feels upset about her grades because she genuinely cares and that itself is proof that she can be competive about her academics. But on the other hand, if she were to be playing a sport which she disliked and happen to lose. Let's say she told herself she tried,...
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Re: SPORTS

Samuel Kariuki (Tigithi) ·
short races requires strong bodies to work toward strong air against their direction.Jamaicans are born of ancestors who are former slaves who occupied the Caribbean island.so the Jamaicans posses a gene of kinda strength in them of which they inherited from their ancestors.Kenyans who participate in long distance races live in The Rift Valley where they are exposed to tough weather conditions and things like hilly places,mountains and they also live in places where there is low oxygen...
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Re: Broaden Your Thinking

Samuel Kariuki (Tigithi) ·
Eunice,you see,when an athlete runs and wins,no one is hurt except the pavements.It comes along with fame for the best sportsmen.The price they get is earned and they deserve every bit of it.On the other hand,trophy hunting is for the rich who pays for the sport and earn a trophy(the poor animal)and some sort of "recognition'.The effect is felt.
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Re: Broaden Your Thinking

Ken Saibuli (Tigithi) ·
Some times people should focus more on conserving the wildlife at large than killing for money,the government should be responsible and look at the positive side and they should burn trophy hunting.
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Re: Broaden Your Thinking

Francis Wachira (Tigithi) ·
for Eunice this is like the government and an individual there is a great difference between the two,what the government can say an individual can not say no! since the government has than an individual,it is same to the billionaires who plays the game of trophy hunting the animals are killed for no purpose i think the government should burn trophy hunting, our nature is important than the money from the hunters .
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Re: Broaden Your Thinking

I like this idea, how you combined our questions. It is human nature to survive, and compete for their survival. People love competition, and winning. People that are athletes, or trophy hunters get a "rush" from these activities. When they achieve something such as winning a game, or a good kill they are proud of themselves, and want to do it again. People usually play a sport because of an ongoing good experience. Yes money can play a part, but that is some of what I found.
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Re: Broaden Your Thinking

Victor Mageto (Alumni) ·
This is where the idea of talent slims in,the sports people besides playing sports to generate income they also enjoy it as its their talent,when playing they feel better and good,and satisfied,this sports persons also end up getting addicted to their various sports,their fans also motivates them to play the games..others play the sport to gain popularity and become famous!
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Re: Broaden Your Thinking

Eunice Lui (Alumni) ·
I totally understand and agree with you guys. But at the same time, I'm just thinking about what these trophy hunters could be thinking. If that's what they grew up with, thinking killing animals for fun is okay, then they'll just continue on with it. And they honestly don't care enough to make changes. I know what's right and what's wrong. But I'm just trying to relate two similar ideas on opposite ends of a scale.
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Re: Sports vs Academies

Victor Mageto (Alumni) ·
This is really touching,hard to judge,but like i have always said,one should always be allowed to work with his or her passion and his or her talents,give room for any student to do any other activity besides inside the classroom work,this will help him or her coup well with people and know how to live with them,life need social creatures and not only academic oriented students,success can also come to people who realizes their talents earlier and work upon them to achieve,perhaps Jordan you...
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Re: Sports vs Academies

Fadhili Katana (Alumni) ·
For sure all this qualities are good but people get to misunderstand,in fact the most rich people in the world are the one who use their talent like the footballers,athletes and many more.some times parents make fake decision upon us we should deny them but not for bad,we tall them carefully to understand us.
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Re: Sports vs Academies

Samuel Kariuki (Tigithi) ·
I was reading a certain magazine of some of successful men around the world and i was shocked to see some of them.in fact many of them are sch/college drop out!Take for instance,Michael Dell,Steve Jobs,Richard Bradson and also Dr Dre!Interestingly,many of learning institutions depends with many of their products,for example,a campus student wont fill comfortable without an iphone or a dell laptop,products of college dropouts.Its high time parent understand we cant all fit in a class chasing...
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Re: Sports vs Academies

Juolin Lee (LFAS - Alumni) ·
I think this such a good question, I love it. Sadly I found not only parent but a lot of people tend to question non-academic talents as good career. Even I question it, when I'm thinking of becoming a professional dancer in the future. I think this have something to do with how our society is build up. Sport, art, ect... are just not something human need to survive or maintain our society directly, it's kind of like a luxury. More importantly for the non-academic career it need other...
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Re: Why do kids stop playing sports?

Fadhili Katana (Alumni) ·
You are right because some children play games without enjoying it.
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Re: Why do kids stop playing sports?

its true for me i can say they do stop because of getting too much involved in other things and also loosing intrest in which is mostly affecting teenegers also mybe in kenya but some stop playing because of pressure from palz like some will not want to be seen playing some games maybe they see they are grown ups but mostly loosing intrest
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Re: Why do kids stop playing sports?

Kaltuma Abdi ·
Many teens drop out of sports because of fear of getting injured and sometimes the shame of falling down while playing.They tend to feel they are grown ups and they cant go on playing.They have a mentality that sports are for kids.
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Re: Why do kids stop playing sports?

Eunice Lui (Alumni) ·
This is soooooo true. I had to drop out of a lot of things after several injuries and at one point, I got to the level where I couldn't get financial support to reach my maximum potential. Have you come to a conclusion as to why some people stay in sports even after all those issues? I think it would be pretty cool to explain why people can stay motivated or super hyped!
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Re: Why do kids stop playing sports?

This is very true! When I was younger I was involved in sports and I didn't really care if we won or lost. Now I play a higher level and I get very competitive and I really want to win. I have also had some very bad coaches in the past who chose favorites which really annoyed me. I wasn't enjoying the sport anymore and I wanted to quit, but I stayed with it until I was happy with a good team. These are some really good points and I'm looking forward to your further research!
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Re: Why do kids stop playing sports?

Anika Zak (Alumni) ·
Perfect paraphrasing of research! The paragraphs are delightfully sculpted. I remember reading an interesting article a while back about how image issues is a major contribution to girls dropping out of sports and activities of the sort. Just thought I'd share that with you, as it is of great curiosity to me.
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Re: Metamorphosis

I really enjoyed reading your research through-out this project! Its very interesting and I like what you have come up with. I think that it was very smart of you to have a survey for this question so you could find out other peoples thoughts on sports. Good luck with your next question!
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Re: Metamorphosis

Evan McFee (Alumni-LFAS) ·
Great analysis Audrey! I like how you gathered the research and looked past the obvious answers. The survey was well conducted, and I look forward to your next topic.
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Re: Broaden Your Thinking

maybe it may look like fun to most but loosing an animal for fun is not that much fun and i think this combination is superfluous and it is better to go to athletics than hunting in which in hunting we are slowly loosing our heritage mostly in Africa and in Kenya
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Re: Metamorphosis-Trophy Hunting: I wonder what motivates permit towar

Lauren Jang (Charles Best) ·
Hey Samuel I'm glad your very passionate about your project because I believe trophy hunting is a problem, but hearing both point of views has helped changed my mind. I agree that trophy hunting is still a form of killing, but on the other hand would you rather let the animal be poached? Sometimes, I think people just focus on the fact that you are killing animals when they should be looking into both sides of the argument. Also I like how your taking action by joining local and...
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Re: Research Round #4 - Cycle 2 - How Might Concussions Effect Teen's Brain Development?

Hi Lauren, It is very true that coaches have a big impact on the safety and responsibility of the players, it is like anything, while playing sports you have to be aware and educated on what you are doing. My question was, how would you minimize your chances of getting a concussion or any type of injury in sports where there is not a lot of equipment, such as, tennis or swimming? Great research!
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Re: Research Round #4 - Cycle 2 - How Might Concussions Effect Teen's Brain Development?

Hi Lauren, I really like your research this week as I find it informative and helpful. One very interesting thing that I agree with in your research is that many people do not properly wear protective equipment for sports because they want to 'be cool'. A lot of people also give themselves concussions by trying to do something to 'be cool' such as fully attempt a back-flip without any prior experience. I think that biggest reason many people get concussions is because they want to do things...
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Re: Research Round #4 - Cycle 2 - How Might Concussions Effect Teen's Brain Development?

Hey Lauren, I totally agree with the coaches responsibility towards their players as the coach is probably a big influence on most players. If our still going to be continuing with the sports subject regarding concussions, I found quite an interesting article (there's a video as well) that I think you'd like... http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/nfl-i...-concussions-1531869 Quick summary NFL investing $20m in new technology to prevent concussions The Univesity of Washington has developed a helmet that...
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Re: Broaden Your Thinking

I also thought of the same when i read your post. And i think ads can make one try lots things if not one or two. I play badminton i started playing it after a certain ad on my phone. I now love the game and always wait for more pop up ads and try them out. But playing extreme dangerous sports because of an ad may be too weird and not that fun at all. The best javelin thrower Julius Yego trained through internet after a pop up ad and he is now a star. The ad may be positive or negative...
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Re: Research Round 2.3- How are sports different in different parts of the world?

Tiana Andjelic (Charles Best) ·
Hey Payton! Nice research post; straight to the point but detailed. Something that I think would be interesting to look into is the history of IOC. Maybe you'll find information that will help your research. I'm looking forward to reading your future posts!
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Re: Research Round 2.3- How are sports different in different parts of the world?

Hi Payton, I find your research very interesting and I myself have often wondered how a sport becomes an Olympic sport. Originally, I thought that it was fully based on popularity and that if a sport was popular enough, it would become an Olympic sport. However, I realized that this is untrue as some popular sports are not Olympic sports and some Olympic sports are not very popular. Your post gave me more information and explained to me how the selection for Olympic sports works. One thing...
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Re: Research Round 2.3- How are sports different in different parts of the world?

Hi Payton There are different kinds of sport which are played in specific places depending on some factors like surrounding and background. I wonder whether it's possible to trace the origin of sports. Olympics is one of the international sports that gives people chances to exploit their skills and talents. It promotes international cohesion and social intergration between people across the globe. I therefore conclude sports is not only sports, there is more than what meets the eye. I wonder...
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Re: Research Round 2.3- How are sports different in different parts of the world?

https://www.olympic.org/the-ioc . Hope it will help you.
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Re: Research Round 2.3- How are sports different in different parts of the world?

Hi Payton! Its interesting to see how much more comes into play for a sport to be in the Olympics than just popularity. I thought you might be interested in seeing this article about the new events debuting in the 2018 winter Olympics. http://www.cbc.ca/sports/winte...s-for-2018-1.3104532
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Re: Research Round 2.3- How are sports different in different parts of the world?

Hi Hoping that you are fine. Was the site I sent to you work anything out?
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Re: Research Round 2.3- How are sports different in different parts of the world?

Hey Payton, This is nice i appreciate this concerning games(sport) since i like sport i am really impressed by this your research.Sport for sure have many benefits like here in our homeland high school sports usually give us a chance of socializing with others from different schools which i usually like above all. Then they are different sport in the world even the way they are called they really differ a lot,for example football is a game which is called soccer in other countries,i know...
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Re: Project Plan

Hi Payton, I think this will be an interesting topic to research. I know that one of my friends is hoping that ultimate frisbee will be added to the Olympics. I have also heard about a new sport called "pickleball" which is like a combination of badminton, tennis and table tennis. There are so many options and directions that you can take your project in. I look forward to seeing the rest.
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Re: Project Plan

Audrey Heath (Charles Best) ·
This is a really cool question, as you know I love playing sports. Are you going to look at how the rules are different for the same sport in different countries. Good Luck!
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Re: Project Plan

Newton Mwangi (Tigithi) ·
Hi Payton? for me I would like you to research and come out with your own form of sport and develop it,make rules on the sport .I want you to invent a new form of sport not only athletics or any other common sport but your own.Wish you good all the best.
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Re: Project Plan

Hi Payton! I believe that different sports are played in different parts of the world for several reasons. I believe that it's primarily because of the sports' histories; different sports were created in different parts of the world, to entertain royalty, to pass the time, or for some other reason. I think that the sports that excel in certain countries excel because their government has funded that sport more heavily than other countries. I hope that this was helpful somehow! Good luck!
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Re: Research 2- How are sports different in different parts of the world?

Audrey Heath (Charles Best) ·
This is really cool! To think some sports are so old we don't even know where or how they originated. In France the national spot is football (or as we know it as soccer) why is it that we call soccer, soccer and they call soccer, football and vice versa. Here is a link about their sport http://www.france-pub.com/esport.htm and here is how it originated http://www.athleticscholarship...-soccer-football.htm Good Luck can't wait to see what you find.
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Re: Research 2- How are sports different in different parts of the world?

Jessica Schmidt (Alumni-LFAS) ·
This was a really interesting post to read! It's crazy to think that if some of these kids or adults from the past didn't design the roots of these sports as they did, we might be cheering in stadiums for 'Treebop' instead of soccer. I'm excited to keep updated with your research!
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Re: Research 2- How are sports different in different parts of the world?

Juliana Nunes (Charles Best) ·
Hi Payton, My family is Brazilian and, as you may know, soccer is a very popular sport in Brazil. I thought that maybe you could talk about soccer in your next round of research if you wanted. There would probably be a huge history behind it, so I think that would be a good way to go (unless you've thought of it already). http://www.bluker.com/rtbrazil/spac.html http://www.brazil.org.za/football.html Hope this helps!
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Re: Research 2- How are sports different in different parts of the world?

Lauren Jang (Charles Best) ·
Hey Payton, After reading your post I was intrigued by cricket being invented in Australia. I've always thought that cricket was the sport of India. For one of your next rounds of researches I think it would be interesting if you looked into if some sports were created based off of another sport. For example Taekwondo and Karate are 2 totally different sports but they both teach students self defense. Maybe Karate was created by using the basic fundamentals of Taekwondo. I hope this was...
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