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commercialization of sports is the way

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Started: 8/15/2008 Category: Sports
Updated: 6 years ago Status: Voting Period
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fedex_rocks

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sports mean fun. commercialisation of sports has not only bought the game but also the sportsmen. all big multinational companies have a say in the functioning of the sports authorities. SPORTSMEN HAVE THEIR OWN BRAND ENDORSEMENT. seems that they need to do modelling rather than sports. take sania mirza for example- won a single event and everyone made her the apple of their eye. result- failure. doing advertisements had become her job rather than playing tennis. commercialization just disturbs the focused sportsmen.
Puck

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"sports mean fun."

Sport is competition. Fun is a value applied to those who may compete or view.

"commercialisation of sports has not only bought the game but also the sportsmen."

You cannot buy a game. You traditionally have a governing body or organisation that deals with structuring and rule management. Teams may buy sports players. It is a contractual clause. A salary for services rendered. Commercialisation however cannot buy sports professionals. A team may be sponsored which gives a team revenue that enables player buying. Obviously the ads themself cannot.

"all big multinational companies have a say in the functioning of the sports authorities."

All? Where did you pull this statistic from? Why would a revenue garnering company seek to change rules of a game? The game itself still gets played no matter the changes of rules.

"SPORTSMEN HAVE THEIR OWN BRAND ENDORSEMENT."

Apparently it is truer if it is capitalised. Yes sports professionals earn brand endorsement. Their skill is a tradeable asset in terms of salary and marketing, as is their affiliated team's renown. It is the individual's achievement that is rewarded. By striving to the top of their chosen field, they earn the ability to be marketable. It is a fair reward for years of training and success.

"seems that they need to do modelling rather than sports."

Some do both. Some model their own brands. Again, their success makes them marketable.

"take sania mirza for example- won a single event and everyone made her the apple of their eye. result- failure. doing advertisements had become her job rather than playing tennis. commercialization just disturbs the focused sportsmen."

A quick Google search shows your examples top ranking as 8th at the end of the 2007 tennis year. Her failure to win a singles tournament of high distinction indicates that brand marketing would be a wise career move before she becomes totally unmarketable. No one like to waste advertising money on someone of little renown. Brand sponsorship is a valid investment strategy for all professional athletes. Their careers tend to end earlier than other careers. Securing finances from those willing to legitimately pay them is hardly an issue. A claim of disturbed performance is rubbish. Those who win tournaments have equally or higher levels of sponsorship.

Commercialisation of sport allows sports teams to gain revenue. Revenue equals better equipment, training and coaches. It allows players to develop skills under professional tutelage. It makes the formation of leagues and tournaments profitable. It allows such leagues and tournaments to become standardised because they are held to a high degree of value. Commercialisation allows the broadcasting of sports. It makes sports profitable to support, to develop. It motivates the search for new talent because talent is definitely marketable. If you wish to see non-commercialised sport, then walk outside and find the closest street match of your game of choice. That is your alternative.
Debate Round No. 1
fedex_rocks

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fedex_rocks forfeited this round.
Puck

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Forfeits are less than enthralling.

Character Limits.
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Debate Round No. 2
fedex_rocks

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fedex_rocks forfeited this round.
Puck

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I'm shocked. Another forfeit. Ah I jest.
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Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by s0m31john 6 years ago
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Quick! Someone make a debate.IN so they stop coming here.
Posted by Rezzealaux 6 years ago
Rezzealaux
People with power define society.

If you don't like it, be more powerful than them.
Posted by PoeJoe 6 years ago
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