Price Of Paperwork Essay

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The Price of Paperwork John Shepard (4110335) American Military University Jennifer McCoy 06/19/2010 The Price of Paperwork Morgan Hamm born in 1982 is an American gymnast. Morgan has been competing in the international arena since 1999 at the age of 17. Morgan and his twin brother are the only twins to compete in gymnastics at the same Olympic games. Morgan’s most notable competitions have been the 2000 Sydney Olympic games (team fifth place), and the 2004 Athens Olympic games (team second place). Besides the Olympics Morgan has a string of impressive competition standings; 2001 World Championships 2nd, 2002 U.S. Championship Floor Exercise 1st all around 4th, 2003 U.S. Championships Floor Exercise 1st All around 4th, 2003 Worl Championships team 2nd, 2004 World Cup Horizontal bar 1st and Floor Exercise 2nd, and 2008 U.S. Championships Floor Exercise 1st, Vault and Horizontal bar 3rd. Morgan was named to serve on the 2008 Olympic team. On July 4th 2008 the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) issued a warning to Morgan after tested positive for triamcinolone acetonide, a cortisone-like steroid, on May 24th two days into the 2008 U.S. National Championships. Triamcinolone acetonide a “prohibited substance” by international and national committees and is only allowed to be administered by a physician with a therapeutic use exemption. Morgan failed to fill out the paperwork prior to receiving a shot for his injured ankle in May of 2008. Triamcinolone acetonide is a moderately effective and lasting anti-inflammatory steroid. A shot of triamcinolone acetonide can be used in a number of ways. It can be injected into the synovial fluid between muscles, bone and tendon to treat soft tissue swelling. Triamcinolone acetonide can also be administered into the tendon sheath to affect tendonitis. It is not uncommon for athletes in competing in

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