In a CNN report Pearson (2012) writes that “Nike, which initially stood by Armstrong, dropped him October 17, 2012 with a terse statement citing what it called seemingly insurmountable evidence that he participated in doping.” Pearson has chosen only to give partial information throughout his report about Lance Armstrong. At no time during the article does Pearson ever mention what Lance has done for the community and for the world of cycling, if it was not for Lance and his Seven Tour titles the youth cycling organizations of the United States would not have any dreams to follow. Reporters are not the only individuals that have tarnished Lance Armstrong’s
In this paragraph i'm going to talk about how Lance Armstrong impacted the American Society socially. In 2010 the United States Anti-doping Agency (USADA) started an investigation against Lance, which he constantly denied. After many months of investigation, Armstrong announced on August 23, 2012 that he would end his fight against these charges. But yet he still insisted that he was innocent of all doping violations. Immediately after the USADA announced that they would strip armstrong of his seven tour de france and the bronze medal he won at the 2000 Summer Olympic Games and was banned from cycling for life.
This has lead to rumors and various sponsors of his; such as Nike, Anheuser-Busch, and Trek Bicycle Corp. to drop him as an endorser of their products. He now has lost his career, millions of dollars, and many of his fans, but it’s only going to get worse. He is already battling numerous lawsuits, so the road ahead for Armstrong seems bumpier than ever. Substance Abuse To begin, his career which was as inspiring as they get has lost its appeal. An athlete who battles cancer, and comes back to win 7 consecutive “Tour de Frances” isn’t as special if in fact he was on illegal substances that enhance performance.
Many people believe we win wars, when in actuality, no one does, especially those who serve in the armed forces (Suicide Wall, 11-10-2000). The Vietnam and other wars have mentally and sometimes physically dismembered many veterans. Another factor that plays a role in a war-related suicide is the addition of many on-site diseases such as defoliants, Agent Orange in particular. Made up of equal parts N-Butyl Ester 2,4,-D and N-Butyl Ester 2,4,5,-T, Agent Orange made many Vietnam soldiers go insane (Vietnam Veterans, 11-10-2000). This atrocious chemical lead and still today leads to death, deformation, and diabetes.
His famous conspiracy of death “to be or no to be”, was a questionable outsource for a lot of people. Hamlet faced relative problems, as he followed his beliefs which took him to the murder of his uncle who had a sexual affair with Hamlet’s mother and who is a widow after her husband’s death. Therefore, all of this occurred only but for recognition, his words and quotes were spoken for no reason with no imagery and without any sense. He spoke for the rights of innocent people and gave his life for his freedom of speech. Was imprisoned for 27 years, till he got out and took over the leadership of his country.
It isn't right to take up arms without adequate reason. Adequate reason unquestionably incorporates self-protection against a demonstration of hostility, however, what else may give admirable motivation to a war is hard to recognize. The barrier of others against an attacker country may well be adequate defence for war. It is less evident whether pre-emptive strikes against a country that could possibly represent a danger meet this condition. Proper Authority The second condition is that war must be proclaimed by a legitimate specialist, a delegate of a country.
In 1997, Armstrong founded the Lance Armstrong Foundation later renamed Livestrong Foundation. Although he retired from racing in 2005 on a high note, he returned to cycling and other athletic competitions until 2011. In 2011, the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) charged Armstrong with having used illicit performance-enhancing drugs and he was disgracefully disqualified from the Tour de France races and banned from competitive cycling for life. Consequently, this led to the USADA stripping Armstrong of his seven Tour de France medals in 2012. Although Armstrong persistently denied allegations of doping, even stating he was the most tested athlete in the world and suing accusers of libel, he finally admitted to doping in a television interview conducted by Oprah Winfrey in 2012.
Have you ever had a great amount of animosity towards pro athletes that make more then they need? In this case, professional caddies for top golfer can fall under this category as well. Why should an individual get paid thousands of dollars to hold a bag full of clubs and say a few things during a match? After the meltdown of Tiger Woods after the “Thanksgiving car crash” in 2009, he showed no signs of improvement of dominance with his once consistent caddy Steve Williams. To make a long story short, the whole caddy thing did not work out and they went there separate ways later down the road.
They may possibly see other Americans get killed. They give up being with their families during holidays. They have to go through long hours of training before they go into combat. When my neighbor was fighting in Iraq he hurt his back in a small explosion, he’s okay now. Veterans are more likely to graduate high school than most americans.
Conflict resolution skills have always been important necessity throughout my life. Most of my stress and tension come from unresolved issues and unhealthy arguments, whether at work or at my personal space. I am working on developing my leadership skills, and I have identified decision making as one of the improvement area. Achieving the courage to take risks without the fear of failure