Sport today is turning into a business, with many companies involved and ever growing prize money for the sportsmen. Do you think it’s a positive or negative development?
Sport today is turning into a business, with many companies involved and ever growing prize money for the sportsmen. Do you think it’s a positive or negative development? These days, with growing numbers of companies being involved and with the increase of prize for sportsmen, the traditional sports have been developed into a business. When some people doubt the change of the essence of sports, I, however, would claim this trend to be a positive development for the following reasons. Taking sports as a business increases people’s attention and concern on sports, and thus can gain more benefits in the duration. To run the business more successfully, publicity of the sports will be conducted more vigorously, which will surely attract more people to take part in. In addition, this indicates that, as other economic activities, investment in sports can also generate profits, so that more money can be put into this field to promote its development. This encourages more gifted people to participate in sports to develop it to a higher level. Attracted by being the focus of so many people and encouraged by the high prize through winning in sports, more geniuses in this field can be stimulated to display their talent. Also, to achieve the aim to realize their dreams in life, competitions for the winners will be fiercer, which helps to tap their potential to the most. Admittedly, being too commercialized in sports may, in the meanwhile, generate some problems and even deviate it from the essence to fortify people’s health. However, it is the degree of control in the business, rather than the matter of taking it as a business itself. The principle of business in seeking profits will surely guide it to develop healthily to free us of the worries. To sum up, developing sports as a business not only benefit more people but also develop sports itself. With a clear understanding of this and continual effort in the field, sports can bring us more benefits in the future.