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In praise of sport.

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Sport doesn't promote violence. It brings people together. It helps to promote the importance of physical exercise and everyone is able to do something and are welcomed into it. The Paralympics allow disabled people to also take part in sport. This brings all types of people together from different places and backgrounds and allows them to understand people that are different from themselves. The Paralympics has an audience just as big on television as the Olympic Games. The passion is the same. Everyone is still standing up in the stands cheering everyone on, waiting to see who will win and take home the gold. It lets people understand and appreciate disabled people and show there is nothing wrong with them, they are normal people like themselves and helps prevent discrimination. So if anything it brings peace and unity. ...read more.


They are role models. They have determination and show that if you really want something, you can get it. They are modest people that just want their chance at a good career like everyone else. They teach valuable lessons about how physical exercise is good for you and you can have fun while doing it. You can keep in shape and you can do well without the aid of drugs. Surely these people are good role models for everyone? All the big names in sport give to charities and bring people together in other ways too. Fans that support different league teams, which are usually against each other, are brought together to support the national team. This gives the nation unity, which really spurs on the players to do well in their match. People in pubs, at the stadium etc, socialise and get to know all kinds of people and share their views and interests of the sport. ...read more.


These lessons stay with us for life and we are better people for it as we can achieve more than we can on our own. It teaches us to ask for help if we need it so things don't go wrong. It can help you in your jobs because you have to work as a team there too don't you? The lessons are a positive influence on us and our lives. Sport influences many good things in people and what they do. It makes people proud of their nation and of their own abilities. It brings the community together and brings them peace of mind when youngsters aren't out walking the streets. It makes everyone feel good and everyone can take part even if it's just spectating as that's what spurs people on. It is good for physical and mental health which can help in everyday life. Overall the influences are all good so how could sport possibly be considered bad? ...read more.

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