Sportspersons become spoilt with the extravagant lifestyle as a result of their extremely high salaries. Reputations are often tarnished as a result of attention-seeking celebrity lifestyle which often brings indignity to sport. The less than exemplary lifestyle led by Tiger Woods, Wayne Rooney make them poor role models when sports stars have the potential to influence the masses.
For example, the City of New York has built a new stadium for the New York Yankees this season and Old Yankee Stadium is expected to be demolished this year even though it remains a perfectly good stadium.
what is important is not winning, but taking part. how realistic is this attitude in the world of sport today
Source of pride
a chance to advertise the country"s culture
competitive, national, School level, interschool competition, nationals, international, olympics, FIFA World cup, regional, ASEAN games, Commonwealth games
does sport deserve the vast sums of money?
should sport enjoy the vast sum of money?
Government- Tax Payers money
Spectators/Supporters-tickets and merchandise
Heavy endorsement of elite sportsmen, Lead to them
Diverts money away from other essential govt projects, the LDC should use the money spent on sports on areas like healthcare and education instead
Match fixing and betting, http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-17054150
Heavy endorsement of and astronomical salaries paid to elite sportsmen, Might become arrogant and convinced of their superior status, thinking that they can do whatever they want on and off the field., Tiger Woods sex scandal
Increase competition, Doping, illegal means to succeed in competition
improved relations between countries, e.g in Africa world cup, they spend large sum of money to improve their transport infrastructure., eg. South Korea/Japan joint hosts of the World Cup 2002 Despite history between these two countries (Japan's astrocities on South Korea), improve diplomatic relations.
forge stronger bonds between the citizens as one united country as they cheer together for their teams ( when watching the games between the countries), eg. 2002 FIFA world cup ( Hundreds of south koreans gathered at the Gwang-Hwa-moon Square to cheer the national team that managed to go until semifinals), Many cheered "Dae-Han-min-guk" together as one nation during the games which formed strong sense of belonging and national pride., These event gave a sense of shared history and shared memory to the nation, basic human need, this is most effectively and largely affected when such sporting events are held
enable us to pursue a healthy lifestyle, the sportsmen are role models and our idols, e.g Rafael Nadal from Spain
Sports personalities should be rewarded for their hard work and dedication, and some, such as Roger Federer, are positive role models as they are involved in charity causes.
the sportsmen are a source of inspiration eg. jeremy lin, under paraolympic, the disabled participate in the competition. they motivate those who are depress and give them a glimpse of hope., national pride
high level of stress in developed country, thus watching sports chanel allow us to relax our mind, e.g AXN sports channel or World Sports channel which screen different sports competition everyday
Commercialisation of sport leads to massive revenue as sport is profit-driven., Sport is a highly commercialized and profitable enterprise. The money spent on building state-of-the art stadiums and paying astronomical salaries to sports players can be recouped through advertising, ticket sales and sale of merchandise.
popular sports stars can in return earn vast sum of money
leading to better health, e.g. to welcome the 2008 China Olympics competitors with better air quality, China factories emission was reduced