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Sportsmanship is a thing of past?
Oct 16, 2007 21:52
  • LEONARDO
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With the growth of professionalism, money has played an important role in sports events. Many amateur administrators who run international sports events often complain that sportsmanship is a thing of the past. They put the blame for everything wrong with sport on the growth of professionalism. Today, many athletes view running as work and expected to be paid for what they do. When the modern Olympic began, atheletes felt that it was sufficient reward for them to compete. Today, money is the only stimulus for many atheletes to compete. Playing for money or love?
Oct 25, 2007 20:25
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  • JIMMYB
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To my knowledge, professionalism in sports is good. Thanks to it, we have the chance to see many exciting games. Take football for example, those footballers try their best to play on the pitch to win the bonus. For them, they can make money. For the football fans, they could see high-level football matches. Of course, professionalism has some disadvantages. Cheatings in the games usually happen. Juventus is a good example.
Oct 26, 2007 02:26
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Jimmyb,

Your words remind me of the notorious scandal happened in the circle of Italian football. It was a shame that Juventus bought over the referees. In face of the desire for money caused by professionalism, 'sportsmanship' is becoming vulnerable and fragile. Olympic spirit has been left behind by numerous athletes and their coaches.

The moral of many players have declined. For instance, many NBA bad boys committed the immoral things: had their arms or chests tattooed, finding prostitutes, fighting.
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