Unit 3 - Contemporary Issues
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Wada hacking scandal: debate turns to the use of powerful legal drugs

Wada hacking scandal: debate turns to the use of powerful legal drugs | Unit 3 - Contemporary Issues | Scoop.it
Condemnation of hackers into Wada’s confidential database has been followed by questions regarding the processes of applying for and taking certain therapeutic remedies
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Should some drugs be allowed? Discuss. (6 marks)
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At NFL Combine Michael Sam stresses athletics and downplays sexuality

At NFL Combine Michael Sam stresses athletics and downplays sexuality | Unit 3 - Contemporary Issues | Scoop.it
Pro-football prospect fields questions on team-mates and fans while asking media to see him as an athlete first
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Should intrusion into your personal life be allowed in sport?

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Mayweather: The man, the money, the mayhem

Mayweather: The man, the money, the mayhem | Unit 3 - Contemporary Issues | Scoop.it
He's the world's highest-paid athlete and one of the greatest boxers yet he's booed by some and demonised by many - so who is the real Floyd Mayweather?
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Too much money in sport or is boxing simply a product promoters can sell? (7 marks)

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Dazzling Peacock ready to fly again

Dazzling Peacock ready to fly again | Unit 3 - Contemporary Issues | Scoop.it
Paralympic sprinting star Jonnie Peacock returns to action on Saturday, eight months after he lit up London 2012
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What you can do with Dartfish

some nice videos from Dartfish
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2 marks here, 1 for remembering to use the key term in a technology question and 1 for explaining what it is; essentially an analysis tool.

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The long, hard climb to the high ground for Dwain Chambers - The Independent

The long, hard climb to the high ground for Dwain Chambers - The Independent | Unit 3 - Contemporary Issues | Scoop.it
The long, hard climb to the high ground for Dwain Chambers The Independent “If it stops one person from turning to drugs then that's a good thing.” This year marks 10 years since Chambers tested positive for banned substances following an...
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You know my thoughts on this... perhaps a link to commercialisation as well!

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Sports Relief 2014: Unbelievable video shows Davina McCall collapse with hypothermia after lake swim as part of 500-mile triathlon

Sports Relief 2014: Unbelievable video shows Davina McCall collapse with hypothermia after lake swim as part of 500-mile triathlon | Unit 3 - Contemporary Issues | Scoop.it
There are sponsored walks and 10K runs a-plenty ahead of Comic Relief’s annual celebrity fund-raiser Sport Relief.
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Causes of muscle fatigue (4 marks); How does the body regulate temperature? (4 marks) If OBLA is the cause of her collapse, what stage of EPOC will help and why? (4 marks)

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Does Sochi success signal a new Russia?

Does Sochi success signal a new Russia? | Unit 3 - Contemporary Issues | Scoop.it
"Great, New, Open" reads a Winter Olympics slogan. BBC Sport asks whether Sochi marks a change in Russia's outlook
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Discuss the positives and negatives of hosting the Games (7 marks)

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10 Infamous Sporting Cheats

10 Infamous Sporting Cheats A man in drag and a painted horse are just two of the 10 infamous sporting cheats featured here. Music = Voodoo Stomp by Barrie G...
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Negative deviance here we come!

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Boxing: Drugs ring threat spreads to Britain - The Independent

Boxing: Drugs ring threat spreads to Britain - The Independent | Unit 3 - Contemporary Issues | Scoop.it
The Independent
Boxing: Drugs ring threat spreads to Britain
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He admitted supplying performance-enhancing drugs to sprinters Dwain Chambers, Marion Jones and Tim Montgomery. Khan, 26, who married his ...
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Not massively relevant but interesting none the less

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Dwain Chambers on his Drugs ban.

http://www.teachpe.com/ Dwain talks about the last two years, how it turned his life upside down and the lessons learned which he hopes to pass onto others. ...
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Good for 14 and 7 mark questions for the 'discuss' option.

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