Sports 02


The pros and cons of international sports events


◆ Pros
 Now that the world has many international sports events and although there are certain disadvantages too, I personally believe that the events are a good thing and now I would like to mention about the primary advantages of them.
 Firstly, international sports events are simply a great form of entertainment. The hosting country can enjoy the festive mood and people from many countries gather and have fun. This is a good thing especially in this modern world where there are a lot of negative things going on.
 Secondly, international sports events improve international relations. Psychology validates that people who have the same interest and share the same activity are likely to have affection for each other. This can be applied to countries too. Therefore international relations will be enhanced by many countries’ participating in sports events.
 Thirdly, people can learn a lot from athletes aiming for international sports events. Athletes have put tremendous effort for the events and play with all they have got. From watching this, people are impressed and receive encouragement and lessons about life.
 In conclusion, because of the aforementioned primary advantages, I personally believe that international sports events are a great thing.
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◆ Cons
 Although there are certain advantages of international sports events, I believe that the disadvantages outweigh the advantages for the three following reasons.
 The first reason is that international sports events seriously damage the environment. The construction of a lot of infrastructures and sports venues is done because of the sports events and consequently the environment is severely damaged. Since the earth has already been polluted seriously enough, this is an unjustifiable disadvantage.
 The second reason is that international sports events cost a lot of money. The world cannot afford to spend so much money on just sports events while many people are suffering from poverty. The money should be used to save these people first.
 The third reason is that international sports events can be an easy target of terrorism. There are actually cases that people were killed by terrorists at Olympics. Human lives should be the first priority. The disadvantage which can threaten human lives is too serious to overlook.
 In conclusion, because international sports events seriously damage the environment and cost a lot of money and can be an easy target of terrorism, I believe that the disadvantages outweigh the advantages.
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Date:July 26, 2012


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