Sport and Society


Sport and Society

The EBU lost their High Court case against the government on 7th July. They claimed that the word ‘sport’ in its normal and natural meaning was sufficient to cover all kinds of sporting activities. For many years the sport had been treated as an elitist category that had some unearned privilege. However this was not the case and the term sport was recognised as having general public interest. This view was challenged with the consultation of the House of Commons Select Committee on Sport and Wellness, which led to the inquiry into why the UK has not been able to set up a statutory regulation to protect sport and give it its rights and protection.

In the report by Lord Smith of Goldsmith the inquiry concluded that there were three main reasons for the failure of the UK to protect its many different types of sport. These were that sport was now seen as a form of leisure activity, it was not a commercial activity and as a result there was no regulation of its standards and ethics. These three reasons meant that the UK was now relatively backwards when compared to other European countries which placed greater emphasis on regulating sports. For instance the European Union has a vastly powerful and far-reaching regulatory body and sports bodies are governed and regulated according to strict sporting criteria. Other countries also have developed non-traditional sports such as fencing and tennis and as a result these types of non-traditional sports have become popular and there are now many television programmes which focus on these sports.

The last major issue was that sport was seen as a commercial activity and this meant that there was less funding for it. There are now however billions of pounds available every year from the UK government for the development of sporting activities. Sports can be described as a mixture of physical action and mental acuity that is engaged in to achieve particular goals. It is therefore no surprise that many people define sport as a form of mental and physical exercise that also provides great social and sporting benefits.

Sport is now acknowledged as an important contributor to a child’s development and has become regarded as a key area for educational provision. Sport can help to shape the social and emotional well-being of a young person and has been shown to improve academic performance in both boys and girls. The number of children taking part in organised sports has been steadily increasing in recent years with an increase in the number of governing bodies, allowing children to participate in sport.

Many non-specialist sports clubs have been set up and there are now many recognised international sports events including the World Cup and the Olympics. The World Rugby Cup and the Olympic Games have helped to boost interest in playing sport both as a participant and a spectator. The governing bodies and sporting organisations all across the globe have worked hard to ensure that sport delivers opportunities for everyone to participate in sport.

Sport, as a whole, has changed over time and the quality and quantity of skill that spectators can enjoy have increased considerably. The quality of athletes competing against each other has improved vastly in recent years and this has helped to raise the standard of the sport itself. Whether you choose to watch the Olympics, the World Cup or just the local college and university games, you can be sure that you will be entertained by the exciting action. You will always be able to look back and appreciate the fact that you had the opportunity to take part in one of the greatest sporting events of all time.

The Meaning of “Health” in Medical Terminology

When it comes to a person’s health, one’s overall well-being is usually considered a factor. It is the ability to be healthy in all aspects of life. However, the definition of health is a relative term that typically involves a person’s ability to function throughout their life. This also includes their capacity to enjoy life, whether this involves having a happy and fulfilling marriage, managing career and family, or even enjoying leisure time.


In the definition given by WHO, health is said to be “the absence of any disease, illness, impairment, or defect that affects the functioning of organs, tissues, muscles, emotions, or the physical capacity.” As a result, health is not just a state of being clean and well but it is an inclusive process that includes a person’s capacity to enjoy life. WHO goes on to define health as, “an adaptation to living in a society characterized by complete physical, emotional and social well-being.” This definition is important because it encourages people to seek treatment if they are diagnosed with a condition or disease that may affect their quality of life. By doing so, a person is recognizing that their condition is treatable and that their quality of life is capable of improvement. This is important because, as time goes on, diseases begin to progress and can cause more devastating consequences than before.

The second definition is slightly different from the first. It states that the absence of any disease or impairment does not necessarily mean a person is in perfect health. Rather, it is necessary to take into account the persons’ general health, which encompasses their capacity to live a regular and happy life. Because there are no absolute guarantees of a person’s health, the second definition is used to determine if a person has reached a level of disability that requires special consideration.

The third definition is a bit more controversial. According to this second definition, a person who dies suddenly or of any other cause does not meet the standards of health as defined by their health policy. Therefore, those who die of illnesses like cancer, AIDS, leukemia or other chronic conditions are considered to be unhealthy. The only exception to this rule is when the illness causes death due to negligence. This definition allows those who have experienced serious accidents or disabilities to be covered under their third definition of health.

This third definition of health is designed to allow for the existence of incurable or fatal diseases. In most cases, those who die of leukemia would fall under this category, because the disease often kills quickly without treatment. However, the definition does not state that all individuals who die of a disease are in a state of permanent disability. Depending upon a person’s age and health at the time of death, they could very well meet this third definition of health. This means that even though a patient may have advanced stages of cancer, they would still qualify for a coverage plan.

To sum it up, we have three definitions of health, each of which is associated with different degrees of disability and mortality. The definition associated with fatal diseases such as cancer is caused by their absence (terminal disease) and mortality (infection). The next most common definition is caused by their presence (incurable disease) and mortality. Lastly, the third, incurable definition, which represents those with incurable diseases, such as leukemia or AIDS.