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Culture Culture is a distinctive prospective of a singular society that determines the limitations of knowledge that should be exercised and embraced by meritocracy and insular minds. Culture can influence the will of individuals to whether participate or not participate in sport. The influences are mainly protected and reinforced by social norms, therefore if I were to provide an example to illustrate my understanding I would use the episode of Muslim women that are not permitted religiously and socially to participate in basketball, swimming, or any sport that compromises the display of their physique. Culture can well be substantiated by history and morality. It would seem to me that culture is a particular way of living life and its immortality is perpetuated by human reproduction. I think it is fair to conclude that certain countries can only excel at certain sport activities due to the historical process of genetic development of a nation. The chief example of this cycle phenomena would England football team and its continuous consistent success to predictably fail to impress the world wide football spectators persistently. Nevertheless Brazil football team tend to perform very well in football competition, this distinction would clearly confirm the existence of cultural differences. The reasons behind the apparent dissimilarities would be the positive impact of the historical achievements and the victorious expectations by Brazilian nation. Gender: Gender in sport is deemed to be a sensitive issue in secular societies. Male domination in sport is a continuous cycle since the ancient times. It would seem that women's presence in sporting environment is modest. ...read more.


People tend to have work commitments, family duties, and lack of leisure time. However men statistically have more time as opposed to women to participate in sport. This indicates that women have more domestic roles in society which influence their participation in sport. Resources Resources can be a big issue for people who live in rural areas. It is proven that people in rural areas do not participate in sport as an urban person does. This is because of lack of facilities; equipments and transport in rural areas that affect the percentage of participation. However the government are instituting new policies to provide funds and different form of resources to reduce the barriers to participate in sport in rural areas. Fitness and ability Fitness and ability can discourage people from participating in sport. For instance over weight people would find it difficult to take part in group teams' activities due to their low level of fitness. In some cases people would be demotivated to participate in sport in fear of making themselves look inadequate and hopeless due to the quality of their abilities. Lifestyle influences Lifestyle influences can be determined by what sport you participate in, how much time you spend in leisure, where you live, and your income and age. Teenagers tend to have less duties and commitments and more leisure time to participate in sport. However employed people tend to have less leisure time and yet vast options to what sport they want to participated in due to financial adequacy. Nevertheless people over55 years old tend to be retired and have more time to take care of themselves by exercising three times a week. ...read more.


It is reportedly confirmed that spectators and participants of this sport has dramatically and gradually decreasing by 6.5% per year due to the negative reputation that is manufactured by drugs cyclists takers. The benefit of sport The benefits of sport are diverse and instrumental in society. Sport activities can help people to exercise and maintain a good health, therefore people will be physically inclined to work, and this will assist in promoting British economy. Sport courses are nowadays introduced to the national curriculum in order to engage young people in sport. This strategy has received a positive response due to its active part in involving young people in education and sport through encompassing sport qualifications and career opportunities. Sport can indirectly tackle crime and reduce it to certain extent by introducing sport into urban areas. This strategy of anti-crime and health initiative is actively producing good results in spreading the importance of a good health and better alternatives to exercising crime. These movements have managed to distract young people from taking part in illegal activities and alternatively provide young people an access to sporting facilities where they invest their leisure time in a healthy and amusing way. Achieving a healthy and active nation will subsequently decrease the large amount of money that the British government dedicate to NHS budget (�12 Billion) and alternatively invest the reduction in education and public facilities. Sport can well provide opportunities to escalate the social status or class by excelling at sport, thus sport can be a mean to experience different type of class. Engaging the nation in sport will also increase the odds to have quality sportsmen and therefore the country is more likely to perform well and potentially win global competitions and promote the image of England world wide. ...read more.

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