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Ryder positive test raises questions

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Jesse Ryder's positive drug test raises uncomfortable and recurring questions for New Zealand sport bosses.
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Commodification and Commercialization

Sports are a prime example of an activity that has, at its higher levels, become a highly commercialized commodity. Commodification is the process by which a product or activity that once ex

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Muhammad Ali vs Bruce Lee, who would win? And other sporting questions

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Why do cyclists shave their legs?
In the 1979 comedy Breaking Away, the hero's father is horrified to discover that his son shaves his legs. Fortunately, there is an innocent, heterosexual explana

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Twitter / Xanthe_S: Great snapshot of what critical ...

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RT @Xanthe_S: Great snapshot of what critical thinking is for our students http://t.co/kxsd1sqbSj
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Twitter and Kiwi athletes: Tweeting unites fans, media and players - Sport - NZ Herald News

Twitter and Kiwi athletes: Tweeting unites fans, media and players - Sport - NZ Herald News | Scholarship Resources and Readings | Scoop.it
It's 6.58 on an unremarkable Tuesday night in Mt Wellington, and influential sports jock Andrew Mulligan is about to go live on air.
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The science of sport: Exploring ways to be better, faster and stronger - Sport - NZ Herald News

The science of sport: Exploring ways to be better, faster and stronger - Sport - NZ Herald News | Scholarship Resources and Readings | Scoop.it
The young cyclist pumps her legs upon the pedals of the ergometer, her face turning red and wet within a few short seconds.
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Science of the Summer Olympics

Science of the Summer Olympics | Scholarship Resources and Readings | Scoop.it
NBC Learn and NBC Sports, in partnership with the National Science Foundation, explore the engineering and technology helping athletes maximize their performance at the 2012 London Games. Check back in August 2012 for lesson plans by NSTA.
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Julian Savulescu: Time to rethink case for legalised doping - Sport - NZ Herald News

Julian Savulescu: Time to rethink case for legalised doping - Sport - NZ Herald News | Scholarship Resources and Readings | Scoop.it
Sport, at international and national levels, seems to constantly be in a doping crisis. It may be time to consider legalising performance enhancers because zero tolerance is clearly
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How Mind Maps Can Inspire Collaborative Learning - Edudemic

How Mind Maps Can Inspire Collaborative Learning - Edudemic | Scholarship Resources and Readings | Scoop.it
Some of the most popular tools that are revolutionizing the educational field and not only are the so called “collaborative learning tools”.
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Coca-Cola comes clean on obesity - Life & Style - NZ Herald News

Coca-Cola comes clean on obesity - Life & Style - NZ Herald News | Scholarship Resources and Readings | Scoop.it
Drinks giant Coca-Cola will today address New Zealand's obesity problem with a new campaign.
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The Commercialization of Sport

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The commercialization of sports is that aspect of the sports enterprise that involves the sale, display, or use of sport or some aspect of sport so as to produce income. Some experts prefer the term “commodification of sport” as a label for the...

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Should Doping in Sports Be Considered Cheating? | Gear Diary

Should Doping in Sports Be Considered Cheating? | Gear Diary | Scholarship Resources and Readings | Scoop.it
But they are not paragons of virtue, and even if they were, young people who follow them and organize their own naive ambitions around theirs will eventually run into the rock hard reality that drugs are to sport what Twitter is ...

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Sally the (PE) Educator and lifelong learner | Wix.com

Sally the (PE) Educator and lifelong learner  | Wix.com | Scholarship Resources and Readings | Scoop.it
, Sally the Educatorl, , Home , , "Each day I think of a new creative activity that our kids can try out. It's all about keeping it fresh!
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Top 10 Pros and Cons - Sports and Drugs - ProCon.org

Top 10 Pros and Cons - Sports and Drugs - ProCon.org | Scholarship Resources and Readings | Scoop.it
Pro and con quotes related to the core question: Should performance enhancing drugs (such as steroids) be accepted in sports? Read sourced pros and cons from top experts, government officials, scholars, pundits, and more.
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Great resource for doping in sports

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The 4-Step Guide To Critical Thinking Skills - Edudemic

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Here is a guide to critical thinking skills complete with four (count 'em, 4!) steps accompanied by fill-in-the-blank questions designed to pique your interest and illustrate how each step works.
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Origin 'a product, not a role model'

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Video: Phil Gould wants everyone to realise that Origin football is a product, not a role model.
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Herald on Sunday editorial: School for learning, not rugby - National - NZ Herald News

Herald on Sunday editorial: School for learning, not rugby - National - NZ Herald News | Scholarship Resources and Readings | Scoop.it
Schoolboy rugby has never had a higher profile in this country. As much has been recognised by Sky TV, leading to an exposure which, in itself, has heightened its popularity further
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