Controversy Over Competitive Sports

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Competitive sports are a hotly discussed topic around the world. Some people in society think that everyone should feel like a winner while others believe the opposite. The media also seems to think that competitive sports are harmful and unnecessary. Although the media tends to influence others opinions, I think that competitive sports are beneficial. The reasons that I think competitive sports are beneficial are, that some pushing in competitive sports is good, you can learn valuable life lessons, and it can help with health/physical advantages.

First some pushing in competitive sports is good for kids/teens. According to Jacqueline Stenson “some 19- or 20-year-olds may wish their parents had pushed them more to stick with sports when they were younger rather than giving up…”. This shows me that pushing can be good because, it can force teens/kids to think about if they want to really quit a sport or keep going. That way if they choose to do the sport it is also part of their choice not just the parents. Another piece of evidence would be an example from my experience that some pushing is good. The experience is, that I am
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The first piece of evidence is that it can help prevent obesity (Sarah Davis). Helping with preventing obesity is definitely a big point that in my opinion should be discussed on the news just as often as the ‘negative points of competitive sports’. Second piece of evidence is that it definitely gives you physical advantages (Kirk Mango), for example like the gym and cardio room at school. This can encourage players to work out more often to help them play better and have a healthier lifestyle. The third piece to this would be if you walk/ride your bike to school to get to the practices you can get a lot of exercises from just doing that (Anahad O'connor). This is pretty self explanatory, this also kind of ties into helping with preventing

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