Many countries spend a huge amount of money on supporting their competitors to take part in some worldwide sports competitions. Others argue that it would be better if these countries can spend money on children to take part in sports. Discuss both sides and give your own opinion.
Some people think that the Olympic Games is an exciting event and can enhance communications between nations. Others, however, think that it is a waste of money. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.
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As the world has just witnessed a spectacular Olympic Games in London,which triggered a new round of ecstasy on global sports competitions, some experts, nevertheless, are once again expressing their harsh criticism against such extravagant investments of taxpayers’ money on this kind of events, especially amid a global financial crisis. Most of them propose the spending of this money in enhancing youngsters’ awareness of physical exercises on a regular basis. In my observation, such proposals are quite reasonable.
Admittedly, global sports contests not only provide audience worldwide with a perfect opportunity to enjoy the seamless performances of runners, swimmers and cyclists, but present host countries with a perfect chance to flex the economic muscle in front of global political and business leaders who are highly likely to either participate in such events as distinguished guests or watch live coverage of teams representing their countries via satellite relays. However, despite the above-mentioned benefits, money squandered in the opening ceremony, the building of infrastructures and the running cost of the whole events seems to bring little actual effect. This is even more true when young people in many countries, developed or developing, are being chronically deprived of their rights to daily exercise due to the lack of sufficient funds from the government.
Teenagers are at critical stages in life where the development of their immune systems and normal metabolism heavily depend on proper physical education and therefore it is essential to guarantee that sufficient flows of money shall be funneled to ensure that children can take advantage of sufficient sports facilities at their schools or city centers to stretch their bodies aiming to equip themselves with better physical conditions to embrace the future challenges. Moreover, with academic achievements being relentless pursuit by teachers as the most important criterion when it comes to judging the talents of students, the budgets have been severely slashed. Such underfunding, if left unchecked, will inevitably lead to a vicious loop with the potential to not just derail the endeavors of young boys and girls who are indulged themselves extremely in sports, but compromise the capability of the younger generation to defense invasions of diseases.
Having illustrated grim consequences of the failure to facilitate the popularity of practicing sports among youngsters, I am firmly convinced that the administration shall not hesitate to increase the distribution of its fiscal capacity towards this direction. The intense focus from all over the world during the period is definitely helpful when it comes to impressing the globe with an enduring image of a nation characterized by tenacity, unwavering determination and relentless pursuit of higher goals. But these qualities shall be able to transfer to our offspring.