I think internationalism is a type of act where you show your respect to other countries. Because if you didn’t show your spirit and making them feel unwelcome, that is not good example of internationalism. By showing your respect, people will respect you back and consider you as good person to play sport against
5. Describe an example (and show it if you like) that you have found of an international sporting event where internationalism / spirit was evident.(obvious)
Opening ceremony parade of nations at the Olympic games are one of the best example of international sportsmenship. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KfIBT128fNM&feature=related
6. Do you think internationalism/spirit is the main reason why people watch sport? Why why not?
I would say yes. Because it’s really exciting to see your home country playing against another country, and you feel like you want to cheer and shout out you country’s name. For me, I would cheer for the U.S.A. whenever I see them compete in the Olympics- I always shout “U.S.A.! U.S.A.!” and go really crazy.
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 or why not?
It’s acceptable because the countries have a chance to make stonger bonds and tighten their friendships. But, on the other hand, undeveloped countries should use money not for the sports, but for the citizens who is suffering. The people comes first, then sports.
8. Concluding paragraph:
Why does the world play?
World plays because countries want to get along very well with eachother and get to know, respect eachother’s culture, tradition and rules. Without sportsmenship, each team from different places would play by their own rules, and might not respect other country’s way of playing the game. Because the world plays, nowadays, we get to know eachother better, and learn to play the sports game fair.
Also, when other country is in danger, those countries which is playing the tournament will have moment of silence. When humungous earthquake hit Japan, before sports team would play the game, they would have 1 or 2 minute silent treatment for people who was unfortunate and past away. And that is also the same for Haiti, and New Zealand’s earthquake.
9. Complete the A, C and D reflections (Give yourself a level plus one or two sentences explaining why)
A: Probably 6 or 7/8. Because I did use the word ‘Internationalism’, ‘Culture’ and ‘Spirit’ many times. And also, I looked throught the videos to show what I was talking about.
C: 6/8. Because I do respect and try to communicate with my team. Although, I do show my emotions of frustration and disappointment whenever my team mates doesn’t pass, or kicked the ball to me. So, I think I should hold my feelings behind and play on.
D: 5 or 6/10. I don’t do well on hand-balling and space-awareness. Although, I try to find an open space so that goalie or my team can pass the ball to me. And whenever I have a chance to get a ball from my team mates, I always try not to let that chance go. And when I pass the ball to my team, I tend to throw it normally. I think I should improve on that.