SOCIETY, SPORT AND ITS CONTRADICTIONS:
“THE PARADOXES OF CURRENT SPORT”
NAME AND SURNAMES: Ramón María Díaz-Cacho Díaz-Albo
TOPIC TO WORK: Policy and sports
CONCRETE TOPIC CHOSEN : Policy and Sports
Newspaper or website: Third Information
Publication date: 23-12-1013
HEADLINE: The policy in sport: a field of contradictions
Enric Rodrigo, in this opinion article, tells that as different
governments spend money on sports facilities for the celebration
of great sporting events such as Olympic Games, World Soccer…
while this government order people that they not to spend money.
Moreover, this author tells that the big businessmen are
benefiting from these events due to the advertising,
To finish this article, Enric tells the specific case that happen in
Brazil due to the World Soccer where the government spend
money in sport facilities while the people living in extreme
In my opinion, I agree with this author because the governments
tell us that all these sports facilities, sports events will improve
the economy but the reality is not that, because the benefits are
for the big companies while the society has to pay the costs of
this events in the future.
Moreover these sports events are a way to divert attention from
the big problems that have the country, as the ancient Romans
said: “Bread and Circuses”.
Also, this sports events causes arising in people sexists,
homophobic and racist attitudes.
For finish my opinion, I want to tell you a thing:
“The sports have the power to transform the world. It has the
power to inspire, to unite people as few other things… It has
more capacity than governments in breaking down social
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