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

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

1. No

1.1. ECONOMIC: over-emphasis on profits may devalue the true meaning of sports and turn it into an enterprise

1.1.1. atheletes and members of the sporting arena may be too caught up with profits to concentrate on other issues such as sportsmanship or respect the values of sports

1.2. SOCIAL: The encouragement of spending exorbitant amounts of funds on sporting events may lead to a widening international income gap

1.2.1. Developed countries may have sufficient funds to host international sporting events that promote tourism and help them to earn greater amounts of money. However, developing countries may not have the means to host such large-scale events and thus are constantly unable to break out of their poverty cycle

1.3. SOCIAL: money spent on sports could have been channelled into other areas of society that are in greater need of funding

1.3.1. For example, subsidies on basic necessities or improvements in infrastructure

2. Yes

2.1. POLITICAL: Sports are a great way of connecting the world and allowing different countries to maintain cordial ties with one another, and is thus worth investing in

2.1.1. For example, the olympics hekl[ps top bring feuding countries together (e.g: North and South Korea) and promote peace among them

2.2. Spending on sports can help to encourage athletes to strive for greater sporting excellence

2.2.1. e.g: sponsorships/cash prizes help to encouragfe competitiveness among athlletes whio will be more compelled to excel in their field

2.3. ECONOMIC: Investments in sports promotes profits for organizations

2.3.1. For example, sports merchandise, ticketing fees for sporting events and tourism boosts for countries hosting international sporting events

3. DEFINITION

3.1. Sports

3.1.1. New node

3.2. merit

3.2.1. worthy/deserving/justifies

3.3. Vast sums of money

3.3.1. Huge amounts of money or funds