Valerie Adams/ViliValerie Kasinita Adams/Vili is a famous shot putter who was born on the 6th of October1984, in Rotorua, New Zealand. Valerie was very tall for her age when she was younger, soher friends thought she could take this to her advantage and try shot put, she did and wasvery good. Tracy Lemon her coach, qualiﬁed her into the regional championships for shotput. Valerie arrived and had two shots, both totaled 2m over the New Zealand worldrecord, set by Val Young and had stood for 20 years. Thats where her career started. In2000, the Sydney Olympics were held, and also Valerie’s mum, Lilika Ngauamo was inhospital dying of terminal cancer. The day of the ceremony of the Sydney olympics, Valeriedecided what she wanted to achieve in life- She wanted to be an olympian. The next dayafter the ceremony, Lilika passed away and Valerie put all her grief and pain into her sport.In all of Valerie’s achievements, she made it very clear that she achieved everything for hermother. In 2005 Valerie got a bronze medal in the world championships and in 2007 wongold in the world championships and became world champion. In the 2008 Beijingolympics her ﬁrst throw was 19.73m. Her next throw, was 2cm more than her personal best.She threw her hands up in the air with joy of breaking her personal best but little did sheknow, that she had won the gold medal in Beijing Olympics! But in the 2012 olympics shewon silver before Nadzeya Ostapchuck, but found that Nadzeya had taken a bannedsteroid. Soon after the IOC called Nadzeya’s country to give back the medal, so it could begiven to Valerie. But that will still be in a couple of months.I think VAlerie Adams has shown “Joy of Eﬀort” and “pursuit of Excellence”.
Nadzeya OstapchuckNadzeya Ostapchuck is a famous shot putter who was born on the 28th of October 1980, inBolshiye Orly, Stolin Raion, Brest oblast in Belarus. Nadzeya was initially interested in basketballbut there were no local teams she could part of so she tried shot put. Her ﬁrst title came in 1998 atthe Junior World Championships, when she was 17. Nadzeya is a lot better at the younger levels ofshot put and won in the European Athletics Junior Championships in 1999. Her best shot putthrows are:INDOOR: 21.70 M (2010)OUTDOOR: 21.58M (2012)In her ﬁrst Olympic games in Athens 2004 shecame fourth and had just missed a medal. But sheimproved, and became the world champion in 2005. But unluckily, was beaten in 2007 by ValerieAdams and Nadzeya came in second place. In 2008 olympics she came 3rd an received a bronzemedal. In the 2012 London olympics, she came 1st, but was later drug tested and had come outpositive and she was stripped of her gold medal. When Nadzeya got back to Belarus, she toldeveryone that Valerie had come out positive, which is not true because Valerie Adams has neverfailed a drug test in her life.Nadzeya has not shown fair play because she took drugs and told all of Belarus that Valerie hadcome out positive.
What is doping and how does it effect fair play?Doping is when athletes inject themselves or take drugs to make themselves fasteror stronger, so they can win a medal or be of the charts. People/athletes also injectmake their animals take drugs as well. But when athletes take these illegal/banneddrugs they are risking their lives. In the 1080s there were a few athletes who hadoverdosed and had, had to many drugs in their system and his could lead to heartfailure or other symptoms.Taking steroids eﬀects fair play by making it not fair, by enhancing your bodiesabilities and making it not fair for your opponents. It also can eﬀect other peoplebecause someone else could of taken their place and could of had a chance ofwinning a medal, or could of made a world record.
Timeline:1950s- Drug use seen in competitors- drug use controls begin.1060- Danish cyclist dies at Rome olympics- Drug use.1967- British cyclist dies at Tour De France- Amphetamine use.1972- Munich olympic games- First ‘formal’ testing- not oﬃcial1976-ﬁrst oﬃcial drug testing1979- All olympic winners and 400 random athletes are drug tested.1980- Moscow olympic games- no drug use detected1988-Seoul olympic games- no drug use detected1989- 5 Dutch died1990- 3 Belgians and 2 Dutch died1992- Barcelona olympic games- Several drugs detected2000- EPO- is still undetectable2002- Baseball player admits in using drugs in the National league in 1996
Timeline page 22003- High number of positive tests leads to MBL2004- President Bush signs the anabolic steroids act2005- Penalties for positive drug tests2006- President Bush sign law, banning Gene doping in sports.2007- WWE wrestler committee suicide after injecting steroids.2008- Track star Marion Jones sentenced to 6 months in prison because of lying in court.2009- LA dodger Manny Ramirez suspended for 50 games because of using steroids.2010- Floyd Landis admits to doping for most of his career2011- Manny Ramirez retires after failing another drug test.2012- Lance Armstrong stripped of his seventh Tour de France title after declining to doping charges.
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