The material I have studied for the Issue of Sport has helped me understand more
about living in our contemporary world. The film and the screenplay "Strictly
Ballroom" along with newspaper articles and the television documentary on Sport
made me understand why sport is important in our society. Sport involves many
things such as competition, dirty tactics, personal achievement and sport
officials. Firstly, whenever there is sport, there is competition. There is
competition for all levels of sport. Some people thive on competition while
others are just testing their own limitations. Competition is both good and bad
for our society; it brings out the best and the worst in people. If there is
competition it makes people strive harder to do the best they can. But it can
also lead to dirty tactics, drugs or violence. In the screenplay "Strictly
Ballroom", dirty tactics were used due to the competitive pressure. At the State
Final Championship Scott and Liz were blocked by Ken Railings and Pam Short. It
was also unfair competition, Barry Fife (The Dance Ferderation President) was
being dishonest. Wayne overheard Barry setting it up so that Scott didn't win
the Pan Pacific Grand Prix.
The Sport weekly magazine article " Shirley knows her tables" printed on 14th
May, 1996 dicusses her determination and preparation for the competition in the
2000 Olympics game. Every game have different levels of competion and also the
bigger the prizes, the more competitive. Shirley trains very hard and knows it
is very competitive at the Olympics.
Secondly people can personal achievement from sport. Sportspersons are
satisfied that is they have performed to their expectations. Personal
achievement is doing the best you can or setting up goals and fulfilling them
by winning. It helps to lift the spirits and the motivation of a person's mind.
Family support is also important to a person's success. In "Strictly Ballroom",
Scott and Fran achieved some... [continues]
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