- Being selected to a national team is a great honor. National team members are invited and expected to represent their country in international competition. Because major international events do not always provide prize money or appearance fees, some athletes would rather attend a competition that pays for them for their work. Should athletes represent their country in competition for no money when compensation is available at a competition conducted elsewhere at the same time? (approximately 2 – 3 paragraphs is sufficient).
- If a city is bidding to host the Olympic Games, what factors does the organizing committee need to consider when considering to bid for the Olympics? (approximately 2 – 3 paragraphs is sufficient).
- In your own words (approximately 2 – 3 paragraphs) discuss some instances in bidding for sports that went corrupt for major sporting events such as the FIFA World Cup, the Olympic Games or another mega sporting event. Discuss why this bidding and awarding was unethical and why.
- In your own words (approximately 2 – 3 paragraphs) explain what “Sport For All” is? “Sport For All” is. This is also sometimes called “Sports For Development.”
In British India, the notion of cultural superiority dominated the company’s mindset from the beginning of 19th century where the period was marked by heightened sense of intolerance towards Indian customs and traditions. The feeling of intolerance was so prominent that the act of debasement of the company officials were blamed on the “native practices”, thus there was a dire need to make the administration “more honest, reliable, streamlined and ‘British’.” Utilitarianism was an influential system of thought in Britain and Lord William Bentinck was greatly influenced by utilitarian thinkers active in Britain and thus a lot of reforms took place under his governor generalship. This widely believed notion gave rise to something known as the ‘Age of reform’ in the Indian historiography which bore witness to the Company official’s intent to modernize India through the application of western practices and beliefs. This was achieved through the efforts of James Mill, and governor generals like William Bentinck and Lord Dalhousie who certainly “committed themselves to improving Indian society: the former through his efforts to stamp out Sati and thugee and his promotion of western education, the latter through his strategy of sweeping away the remaining Indian states and his encouragement of railways, telegraphs and irrigation schemes.” A general call to the Christian missionaries to India took place , who brought in a “heightened emphasis on western education since it was felt that a combination of enlightened despotism, Christianity and western science would liberate India from the shackles of what was increasingly viewed as its oppressive past.” This in turn led to the abolishment of Sati and the establishment of the Widow Remarriage act in 1829 and 1856 respectively. Here mention must be made of the Indian authorities like Ram Mohan Roy whose support was garnered by the British and were a byproduct of western education promoted by the Macaulay minute. They in turn came to be known as Babu which was a cultural representation of the western educated Bengali middle class and was crucial in reforming and modernizing India. The Macaulay minute on Indian education further promoted that English was to be the official language of the government and birth of an exclusive Indian intelligentsia was noticed. There was an evident strange synergy between imperialism and cultural superiority and evangelical religious beliefs which was noticed in British ideology in spreading wes>GET ANSWER