• Sports

    HOW CAN SPORTS BE DEFINED?

    Jogging, double-dutch, weight-lifting, hunting, scuba diving, darts, auto racing, chess, pokers, skateboarding, and so on. Should these be refer to as sports? Some refers to sports as physical activities that involves challenges or competitive contests. They are usually organized so that participants can assess their performances and compare them to the performances of others or to their own performance from one situation to another. However, the organization, meaning, and purpose of sports often vary from one cultural context to another. Some sports are organized to emphasize free-flowing, playful action and exist primarily for the pleasure of the participants. Examples includes skateboarding in the street or local stake park. In contrast,…

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    ARE SPORTS FUNNY?

    The following are the main of humorous situations: Any breach of the usual order of events, as wearing an unusual costume. Any breach of usual order of events that is also felt to break a rule, whether of morality or etiquette, the miser, the drunkard are all stock figure of comedy on stage and elsewhere. Anything masquerading as something it is not. Small misfortunes, like those provided by the banana skin. Wordplay, of which puns are the most obvious, but not of course the example. Indecency, has a different flavor from comic vice, just as comic has a different flavor from mere novelty and oddity. Veiled insults. And the likes.…

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    SPORTS DOPING: YEA OR NAY

    One of the prevailing controversies in sports involves the use of performance-enhancing drugs (PED), the best known of which are probably anabolic steroids by athletes. This brings about a fundamental question that, should they be banned? If yes or no, on what ground or grounds? Most people have argued that they ought to be banned on several grounds. The main objections to their use have been, danger to health, the issue of fairness (cheating), and the problem of coercion. The position of many athletes is that high dose of these coupled with strenuous training will build significant muscle mass and therefore enhance the abilities. There is some evidence, however, that…

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    WHAT IS THE ESSENCE OF SPORTS

    The issue of winning is clearly related to the larger problem of competition itself, which has led to dialogue over whether competition in athletics inevitably causes alienation. To clarify this problem, the concepts of gamesmanship, and sportsmanship should not be twisted. For gamesmanship, athletes are encourage to bend the rules whenever possible, in order to gain a competitive advantages over opponents, and to pay less attention to the safety and welfare of the competition. While sportsmanship is a means of cultivating personal honour, virtue, and character. It is to pursue victory with honour by giving one’s best efforts to buy following the established rules. Winning is a goal of every…

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    WHAT IS FAIR-PLAY

    The concept of fair play means equal and honest treatment of others, especially in accepted rules, In other words, it is a just and honourable treatment, action, or conduct. Triumph must be measured by fair means and just play which requires competing on equal terms, practicing sport within a sound ethical framework is important if you aim to be a true champion which is about each other as they are well aware that they could not be where they are without having been cared for by others which is as a result of support for each other and share feelings, aims and dreams. Most importantly, it is often encouraged and…

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    VALUES IN SPORTS

    Issues that are relevant to the well-being of sporting communities are moral issues in sports, three perspectives can be adopted on such issues: perspective of purpose or utility of actions, duty to act, and striking the balance between the extremes. The perspective of actions based on utility or purpose, which justify actions according to their yielding the most favourable and least unfavourable consequences. The dominant strand of thinking here is “utilitarianism” which comes in a variety of shapes and sizes but is based upon the maximizing of ‘utility’ or good. There are very few sustained efforts at utilitarian thinking in sports but to defend Maradona’s infamous ‘Hand of God’ incident.…