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Copa America

Chile 2015

After an exciting and mind-boggling year of premier league competitions and un-expected comebacks by teams to win the leagues which even their die-hard fans couldn’t expect. The craze for watching football late in the nights with intense pressure on the viewers whether their football heroes who they are supporting are going to lift the cup which determines the continental champions of South America.Copa-America-2015Host Chile will kick off the 44th edition of the Copa America this Thursday taking on Ecuador. The host country is looking forward to end one of the most depressing and embarrassing records of not being the continental champions even once, when even Bolivia, Paraguay, Colombia and Peru- hardly known powerhouses of football have at least one trophy in their name, but still can get the respect of ending up being runners up four times, with the last time being runners up in 1987. The captain and goalkeeper of the host country canonized that the pressure is on those countries who have lifted the trophy most often. read more

Originally posted 2015-06-18 13:45:49. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

 
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Narcotics in Sports | Doping

We say that one must be fair in sports, but how fair does one really play? ‘Doping’ refers to the use of banned performance-enhancing drugs by sportsmen. This is not a new culture but something which has its roots way back in history. In ancient Rome, chariot race became a really trendy sport, to get an edge the participants used to consume drinks made up of herbs which gave them extra strength. The usage of drugs and steroids is considered to be unethical by many organizations as it gives an upper hand to the player who has consumed it and a disadvantage for others. It is considered to be hampering with the ‘’spirit of sports’’. International Olympic Committee has been regulating the use of stimulants to avoid any health risks and inequality of opportunity for other players. read more

Originally posted 2015-04-07 10:17:19. Republished by Blog Post Promoter