In the past, sporting champions used to be motivated primarily by the desire to win a match or to break world records. These days, they are more likely to be motivated by prize money and the opportunity to be famous.
What message does this send to young people and how does this attitude to sport affect the sports themselves?
Give reasons for your answers.
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As the rapid development of economic development, over-commercialization results directly in the change of individuals' values. Athletes nowadays are motivated by cash reward as well as the accompanied opportunity to be famous, instead of the simple desire to win or break world records. Along with the prevalence of sport competition, this behaviour not only changes the values of young generation, but also exerts a profound influence on sports themselves.
There is no lack for evidences to prove that the values changes of the whole society, especially the young individuals. It is not uncommon nowadays to see that the excellent scientists who make enormous contributions, the sporting champions who have won medals are rewarded of a large number of money for their enormous contributions; even singers who are invited to give a performance on scene need to be paid a high wage. Not to mentioned that a 7 years old child asks cash from his parents for a high test scores in school.
In terms of sports themselves, this attitude to sport will pose a threat to the development of sporting cause in the long run. No denying that it will stimulate personal competition to some extent; however, the disadvantages hidden in its back should not be neglected. First of all, it will damage the sporting cause of a country. For example, if an athlete is in extreme pursuit of money, it is probable that he could be bribed money for giving up competition with others. Secondly, if an athlete has earned enough money so that he/she do not need and do want to earn money any more, will he or she give up participating the sports competition? No matter which motivation they harbour, only if they are motivated by prize money or to be a celebrity, the ultimate result are the one we do not expect to see.
To conclusion, it is time to change the current over- materialized value, including the individuals' values on money and celebrity, only in this way, will it be possible for our society to create a healthy and harmonious atmosphere for ourselves and the young generation.