1. Create your own definition of Internationalism (small paragraph).
Internationalism is a thing that two nations come together and collaborate. Also Internationalism makes nations, forget that they are different nations. I think that internationalism is a huge power. It can connect two nations, that are far apart in one moment.
2. Create your own definition of Sporting Spirit (small paragraph).
Sporting spirit is a spirit shown during sports. It is a spirit to respect the opponents, referee, and fans. It is a spirit that gentlemen have. Sporting spirit is something to be proud of as a person and as a person playing sport.
3. What role do you think sport plays in building internationalism and spirit (small paragraph)?
I think that sport connects nations by giving excitement. By sharing the same excitement that sport gives I think that it is able to connect nations. Also sport builds spirit by all of the people who play the sport is able to give respect to the other people who connect with the sport. I think that this is really a important role that sport plays. Also I think that excitement leads to sporting spirit, and the same thing from sporting spirit.
4. With internationalism and sporting spirit in mind , what are some more benefits of the world coming together through sport?
There are a lot of benefits of the world coming together and playing a sport. One of the benefits that the world playing together is that countries can get other ideas of tactics. By the world getting ideas from other countries the level of the sport will become higher and higher. For another example from the attractiveness of the sport a lot of people would come to watch. By a lot of people coming, the side who prepared for the sport would gain a lot of money. And also by a lot of people coming to one place, sponsors would think that it would be one of the best spots to advertise, and the side who prepared the event would gain more amounts of money. And lastly I think that the world comes together and play sports because, it would be one moment where the world comes together. I think this is really important because I think there needs to be some kind of moment that the world thinks or feels the same thing, excitement.
5. Describe an example (and show it if you like) that you have found of an international sporting event where internationalism / spirit was evident.
This video shows the fans doing a standing ovation to one player called Ballack. Ballack is playing for a team in Germany, his home country, called Bayer 04 Leverkusen. He used to play in a team in England called Chelsea. The 2 teams played in a match called the UEFA champions league. When Ballack was changing with another player, the fans of both teams did a standing ovation, and showed respect to Ballack. I think that this shows internationalism because even though Germany and England is at the same continent, I think that these 2 countries do not really respect each others favorite sport. I think that this shows how sport could connect 2 countries.
6. Do you think internationalism/spirit is the main reason why people watch sport? Why why not?
I think that sporting spirit is not the main reason why people watch sports. But also, I think that sporting spirit is one of the reasons why people watch sport. But I think that the main reasons why people watch sport is because people want excitement, and another reason why people watch sport is sport is more than something. I think that sport gives excitement, because sport is unpredictable. There is always something in your mind, “something might happen”. This feeling makes sport one of the best things to watch. Also I think that sport is something that it can not be explained. I think sport is something more than a game.
7. Millions of dollars are spent on international sporting events. Do you think it is wise for a country to spend this amount of money on sport? Why why not?
I think that it is wise that the countries spend money on sporting events. For example, the soccer FIFA world cup is prepared with a lot of money, but is really worth it. For example the last world cup held at South Africa made a huge influence to the country itself and the perspective toward soccer. Before the FIFA world cup South Africa was a dangerous country and also they weren’t so much into soccer. But after the FIFA world cup throughout the money the country got from tourism the economy, I think that it became safer for people to visit. Also by fans seeing the world cup, soccer is now more popular sport at South Africa.
8. Concluding paragraph:Why does the world play?
There a lot of reasons why the world plays. Throughout playing sports the level of the sport would be higher and higher and would become more and more entertaining. By a sport becoming a higher level new tactics would come out, and would make it watch sport fun at any generation. Also another reason why the world plays sport is because a lot of money will be put into sporting events. But I think the main reason that people play sport is because it is fun.
9. Complete the A, C and D reflections (Give yourself a level plus one or two sentences explaining why)
I would give my self a 7. I think that I understand Internationalism and sporting spirit well.
I would give my self a 7 again. I think that I have a great attitude, but I sometimes get selfish when playing.
I think I would give myself a 9. I think my handball and my kicking skills at are a good level, but my moving skills are not good as much. I think I sometimes get lazy.