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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.…

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    SPORTS AND TOURNAMENT

    Most of us know enough about the meaning of sports to talk about them with others. However, when we study sports, it helps to precisely define our topic. For example, is it a sport when young people choose team and play football in the streets or when people of various ages spend an afternoon learning and performing tricks in a river? These activities are different from what happens at FIFA World Cup and Olympic Games. These difference become significant when parents ask if playing sports builds the character of their children, when community leaders ask if they should use tax revenue to fund sports, and when school management ask if…

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    LEADERSHIP IN SPORTS

    A significant reason for inability to better understand leadership in sports arises from a failure to consider the topic more critical. A thoughtful definition of leadership is an intelligent, purposeful activities that creates the conditions for cultural growth. Accordingly, anyone who intentionally act to create conditions for a culture and its members to realize growth is engaging in leadership. Acts of leadership therefore requires both an understanding and appreciation of the dominant values inner rating a culture, as well as an ability to creatively re-conceptualize ideas to transform the culture’s moral ideas. Leadership acts in sports must create the conditions for growth longitudinally within a group or culture, as well…

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    SPORTS IN OUR SOCIETY

    People around the world discusses, analyses, and argue about sports with family, friends, colleagues, acquaintances, and even strangers, on the street, at home, at work, in bar, on campuses, and on social media (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and so on). Relationships often revolve around sports. People identify with team and athletes so clearly that the outcomes of the games influences their moods, identities and sense of well-being. In a general sense, sports create opportunities for conversations that enable people to form and nurture relationships and even enhance their personal status as they analyses and critique games, teams, athletes, coaches and competitions/events. When people use sports this way, they often broaden…

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    THINKING ABOUT SPORTS

    Sports are generally governed by a set of rules or customs, which serve to ensure fair competition and allow consistent adjudication of the winner. It can be primarily physical (such as ball sports, boxing), primarily mind (such as chess), predominantly motorized (such as formula 1), primarily coordinating (such as billiard sports) or animal supported (such as equestrian sports). What separate sports from other leisure activities are; element of competition, in no way harmful to any living creature, not rely on equipment provided by a single supplier (excluding proprietary games such as arena football), and not rely on any “luck” element specifically designed into the sport. Conceptual analysis and interrogation of…