Olympic Values and Popular Sports

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From the pen of, Noah elebiler, 7E. Finally, the Olympics is an event where teams from all over the world play each other. Spectators can learn about other countries through these sports and can watch them play at a level they would never have seen otherwise. After all, the Olympic teams play for glory and sportsmanship and not to win a million pounds and a cup! This makes the sport fun, sends a positive message, and makes more people want play.

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<ul><li><p>Tohaveorhavenot:ShouldwebespectatorsaspopularspectatorsportstakeovertheOlympics?</p><p>Ibelieveweshould.DespitewhatskepticssaywhentheydefendthespiritandvaluesoftheOlympicsagainstcommercialsports,Iwilldefendthepositionthatbigspectatorsports,suchasfootball,basketballandtennis,shouldbeapartoftheOlympicGames.Althoughsponsorshipandbigcompanieshavegotteninvolvedinthesesports,Ibelievethebenefitsofspectatorsportsoutweightheconsequencesofbigmoneybeinginvolved.Evenenemiescanjointogethertosupportthesameteam,forgettingtherepreviousdifferences.Forexample,thepeopleinSouthAfrica,theblackandwhite,unitedtosupporttheSpringboksrugbyteam.Sportwonoverpoliticaldifferencesandfear.Furthermoresports,includingbigspectatorsports,areagoodexampleofphysicalfitnessandmentaldisciplineinlinewiththeOlympicvalues.SpectatorsportsbydefinitionhavealargeaudiencewhichmeanstheseOlympicvaluesarebeingconveyedtomorepeople.Nowisntthatagoodthing?Finally,theOlympicsisaneventwhereteamsfromallovertheworldplayeachother.Spectatorscanlearnaboutothercountriesthroughthesesportsandcanwatchthemplayataleveltheywouldneverhaveseenotherwise.Afterall,theOlympicteamsplayforgloryandsportsmanshipandnottowinamillionpoundsandacup!Thismakesthesportfun,sendsapositivemessage,andmakesmorepeoplewantplay.ThereforeIthinkthatbigspectatorsportsdefinitelyneedtobepartoftheOlympicGames.OutwithskepticismandinwithamoreoptimisticandinclusivevisionofourOlympicvalues!Fromthepenof,Noahelebiler,7E. </p></li></ul>