Sports 04

TOPIC

Should professional athletes be prohibited from taking part in the Olympics?

(上記TOPIC、英語で意見を論理的に述べる技術とトレーニング第7章より引用)

Essay

 I don’t think professional athletes should be prohibited from taking part in the Olympics for the three following reasons.
 The first reason is that it will reduce the economic value of the Olympics. Many people come to see professional athletes and the media pay a lot of attention to it because there are many professional athletes participating in it. Therefore, the exclusion of professional athletes from the Olympics will dramatically depreciate the economic value of the games.
 The second reason is that it will massively lower the quality and level of the events. The Olympics should be the highest level of a sporting event in the world and the prohibition of professional athletes from participation is tantamount to ruining the event.
 The third reason is that it will be against the basic principle of the Olympics. The basic principle is to improve international relationships through the fair sport games without any prejudice. Therefore, all the athletes, irrespective of whether they are professional or not, should have the right to take part in it.
 As I mentioned, for the aforementioned three reasons, I don’t think professional athletes should be prohibited from taking part in the Olympics.

メモ

プロ選手はオリンピック参加禁止にすべきか?です。
経済的価値を下げる事、イベントの質とレベルを下げる事、オリンピックの基本原則、差別のない平等で公平なスポーツイベント、に反する事、という3つの理由から、反対派の意見を書いてみました。