1. Create your own definition of Internationalism (small paragraph).
Internationalism means that two or more nations cooperate in a specific event, becoming international, such as cooperating each other to share their culture, economy, and other traditional things. Also, to help another country. For instance, a moment of silence; in Question 6, there is a video about Stoke City doing the moment of silence to Japan; the Stoke City became international.
2. Create your own definition of Sporting Spirit (small paragraph).
Sporting Spirit is a positive characteristic of a sports player. For instance, respecting the opponents, and behaving politely, and playing fairly. A good sporting spirit is when a person hurt their leg and you have the ball, you kick it out, so the medical staff can go and treat people (based on the story what Mr. Thomas said to us)
3. What role do you think sport plays in building internationalism and spirit (small paragraph)?
I think sports helps build internationalism because the world comes together to play a certain sport, and the teams that fight each other will learn each other’s culture. Sport also helps build sporting spirit by players being kind to the opponent team. If one person in a team hurt someone from the opposing team, they can’t just leave that person there and walk away, which shows no sporting spirit. Then, the player that hurt the person will feel bad. So the player must be nice and give the hurt player’s team a start off after the player finished being treated.
4. With internationalism and sporting spirit in mind , what are some more benefits of the world coming together through sport?
The benefits of the world coming together through sport is that when there is a sport event in some country that involves the world to participate, the place where the sport event is hosted will get money because a lot of people will go there to see a lot of sport events and the country will develop more in such as culture, infrastructure, etc. Also, different countries will share their culture to each other, including the hosting country.
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 is a youtube video about Stoke City, one of the teams in the England Premier League, having a moment of silence for the Great East Japan Earthquake (東日本大震災). I think this is one of the sporting event where internationalism and sporting spirit is evident, because the video shows that even the Britain, which is not close to Japan, prayed their (Japanese) soul may rest in peace.
6. Do you think internationalism/spirit is the main reason why people watch sport? Why why not?
My opinion is that internationalism and sporting spirit is half the main reason why people watch sport, and half not the main reason why people watch sport. It is because some people do watch sport to see internationalism and sporting spirit from the players, but some people watching sports will be not watching the player’s internationalism, and sporting spirit. Instead, they might be interested about the other country’s culture. But I think mainly people watch sport because they have a team that they support, and just cheer for them.
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?
Well, I think it is very wise to spend millions of dollars for a country to spend this amount of money on sport. It is because the hosting country will get a considerable amount of money, since a lot of people from all around the world visit the place to see a lot of sports. Also the hosting place will be known very well so a lot of tourists will come to see famous place in the country, etc. Also, the country will develop more at infrastructure and agriculture, and get better economy.
8. Concluding paragraph:
Why does the world play?
The world plays to know each other better, like their culture. Also by the world coming together and compete, the countries can get money. For example if there was a sporting event in a certain place, that certain place will earn a lot of money because a lot of people from around the world will come and see the game. They will get a better economy and develop more than before because tourists will come.
Another reason why the world plays is because to get to know each other more. To know other people from other countries, you’ll know maybe the individuals and make new friends from around the world.
9. Complete the A, C and D reflections (Give yourself a level plus one or two sentences explaining why)
I think I would give myself 7/8 in Criterion A, 8/10 in Criterion C, and 5/8 in Criterion D. I gave myself 7/8 in Criterion A, because I think I used appropriate examples for the assessment, such as the video about the moment of silence, and the story from Mr. Thomas. I gave myself 8/10 in Criterion C, since I think I did a good job at hand-balling, and movement under pressure, in open play. I also gave myself 5/8, which is a middle score, in Criterion D, as the fact that I think i didn’t show good attitude and energy to do international football (Australian Football + Gaelic Football).
To Summarize, I learned a lot of things about internationalism and sporting spirit, and even can do the basic skills of International Football.