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Sport In Society Essay

851 words - 4 pages

The material I have studied for the Issue of Sport has helped me understand more about living in our contemporary world. The film and the screenplay 'Strictly Ballroom' along with newspaper articles and the television documentary on Sport made me understand why sport is important in our society. Sport involves many things such as competition, dirty tactics, personal achievement and sport officials.Firstly, whenever there is sport, there is competition. There is competition for all levels of sport. Some people thive on competition while others are just testing their own limitations. Competition is both good and bad for our society; it brings out the best and the worst in people. If there is ...view middle of the document...

In 'Strictly Ballroom', Scott and Fran achieved some goals such as the time Fran asked Scott to dance with her and he eventually agreed. They showed their individuality and are very determined non- conformists. They dance for the enjoyment of it. Both of them have the same dreams. But Scott's personal achievement is different from Fran's. He grew up expecting to win the Pan Pacifics. Fran and Scott fulfilled their ambition and are satisfied by merely being able to dance their own steps.The newspaper article 'Strait into the record books' from The Sydney Morning Herald published on 6th Febrary 1996 demonstrated personal achievement of Tammy van Wisse, the first person to swim Bass Strait. Her individuality and determination kept her motivated to face the difficulties. She was testing her limitations and succeeded.Thirdly, Sports Official are very important to any organised sport.Officials help to keep the sport in order and for people to obey the rules. Sometimes officials misuse their power which causes corruption and loses supporters. There are many types of sport officials like coaches, umpire, judges and so on. Without them the game won't work. They're like the core of the activities. If officials do something wrong, it's not good for the sport and the officials reputation...

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