Does sports merit the vast sums of money that was spent on it?

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Does sports merit the vast sums of money that was spent on it? by Mind Map: Does sports merit the vast sums of money that was spent on it?

1. Physical education in schools

2. Definitions

2.1. Sport

2.1.1. Competitive

2.1.2. Non-Competitive

2.1.2.1. Relaxation

2.1.2.2. Fun

2.1.3. Individual Games

2.1.3.1. Boxing

2.1.3.2. Hunger Games

2.1.4. Team Games

2.1.4.1. Soccer

2.1.4.2. Basketball

2.1.4.3. Kabaddi

2.1.5. Physical Activity

2.2. Merit

2.2.1. Does Sport deserve the vast sums of money

2.2.2. Should sport enjoy the vast sums of money

2.3. Vast Sums of Money

2.3.1. Infrastructure

2.3.1.1. Stadiums

2.3.1.2. Swimming Pools

2.3.1.3. Gymnasiums

2.3.2. Organisation Costs

2.3.3. Prizes, Trophies

2.3.4. Sponsorship

2.3.4.1. Message tt is being sent to youths watching events tt are sponsored by tobacco/alcohol companies

2.3.5. Salaries of Sportsmen

2.3.6. Transfer Fees for Players

2.3.7. Advertisments

2.3.7.1. Effects of tobacco/alcohol advertisments during sporting events

3. No, sports does not merit the vast sums of money spent on it

3.1. Importance of Sports compared to other sectors

3.1.1. Healthcare

3.1.1.1. Sports does not merit vast sums of money if other areas of the country are not developed

3.1.2. Transport Systems

3.1.3. Education

3.1.4. Defense

3.1.4.1. Global military expenditure stands at over $1.6 trillion in annual expenditure at current prices for 2010 (or $1.56 trillion dollars at constant 2009 prices), and has been rising in recent years.

3.2. Cost of Sporting Events too high

3.2.1. Athens 2004: 15Billion Cost

3.2.1.1. Had to borrow 145Billion from its European counterparts to stay solvent

3.2.1.2. Abandoned development of the city facilities

3.2.2. stuff about the summer and winter olympics and YOG:)The original estimated costs for running the Games were US$30 million for the Summer and $15 million to $20 million for Winter Games, these costs do not include infrastructure improvements for venue construction. The IOC has stipulated that costs for infrastructure and venues is to be paid by the host city. The IOC will pay travel costs to the host city and room and board for the athletes and judges, estimated at $11 million. The funding will come from IOC funds and not revenues. The budgets for the final two bids for the inaugural Summer Games came in at $90 million, much higher than the estimated costs. The cost of the first games in Singapore escalated to an estimated S$387 million ($284 million). Sponsors have been slow to sign on for the YOG, due to the fact that it is a new initiative and corporations are not sure what level of exposure they will get. The budget for the inaugural Winter Games to be held in Innsbruck has been estimated at $22.5 million, which does not include infrastructure improvements and venue construction.[19

3.2.3. something about how much americans spend on sports per year (a lot) http://answers.yourdictionary.com/answers/sports/how-much-do-americans-spend-on-sports-each-year.html

3.2.4. Sporting Events formulates most of its revenue not through creation of new revenue, but through taking it from other Entertainment venues

3.2.4.1. http://economics.about.com/cs/sportseconomics/l/aa021403a.htm

3.3. Aim of Sports?

3.3.1. Ethos of sporting events well covered by the Olympic Virtues

3.3.1.1. Due to 'commercialization of sports, central ethos of sports ruined

3.3.1.1.1. Sporting events no longer run for their own sake and for enjoyment, but for money

3.3.1.2. Competitiveness of sporting events very high, leading to a small amount of cultural exchange/transfer of information

3.4. Some possible -ve impacts of sports

3.4.1. Injuries sustained from sports

3.4.2. Some sports, such as parkor, might teach participants skills that can be used to commit crimes. By increasing government subsidy on such sports, the cost to pick up such sports is reduced, Thus, there will be an incerase in number of people picking up such sports. This increases the risk of certain participants using their newly acquired skills to commit crimes.

4. Yes, sports does merit the vast sums of money spent on it

4.1. It benefits peoples' health

4.1.1. Convenient and up to date facilities provides an incentive to people to exercise

4.1.1.1. Eg. Public pools in every major neighbourhood, makes it convenient

4.1.2. Psychologically

4.1.2.1. Boost self-esteem of participants

4.1.2.1.1. Studies have shown that girls who participate in physical activity such as sports are more likely to have more positive feelings of self-esteem, than girls who are not very physically active.

4.1.2.2. Physical activity in many cases goes along with academic performance

4.1.2.2.1. Various studies have shown that children and youth who participate in regular physical activity have greater academic performances than children and youth who are not physically active.

4.1.2.3. High quality sports programs in public housing locations can significantly reduce the number of behavioral and emotional disorders in the children and teens that live there.

4.1.2.3.1. Participation in sports help emotionally disturbed teens become more confident, more expressive, and more independent.

4.2. The people want more to be spent on sports that can achieve big participation.

4.2.1. By doing this it would create a more active, healthy society and boost the sports that reflect our national identity.

4.2.2. More kids want to play sports such as football and basketball so as to be like their sports stars that they see through the media

4.2.2.1. Improves the attractiveness of sports to youths and promotes an active sporty lifestyle

4.3. Important aspect that helps to build Character

4.3.1. Olympic Virtues: Citius, Fortius, Altius

4.3.2. Learn to cooperate with others

4.3.3. work together for a common goal

4.3.4. Learning to respond appropriately to victory and defeat

4.3.4.1. Idea of sportsmanship

4.3.5. Teaching people to grow in virtues

4.3.5.1. Courage

4.3.5.2. Humility

4.3.5.3. Patience

4.3.5.4. Perserverance

4.4. Enables people to reach a greater understanding of each others' culture.

4.4.1. International events such as the FIFA World Cup and The Olympics enables people from all walks of life to interact and forge friendships.

4.5. Revenue from Sports Events offsets that that is spent on it