Moreover, sport teaches and requires discipline, training, and respect for the rules – valuable lessons in any society. Young rugby players are paralysed every year in scrums.
Scuba-diving accidents can lead to brain damage or death. Without some elements of risk or challenge, sport becomes meaningless. Without a wide range of sports, many people would feel trapped or limited.
Sport therefore is not just a physical phenomenon, but a mental and social one.
Challenging sport provides a healthy, largely safe, physical outlet for aggression.
Like all sports, there is an element of danger involved however we have the freedom to decide whether or not to take part in it.
One of the main arguments for boxing being banned is that serious medical injury can result from boxing due to continuous blows to the head.
454 words New developments in agriculture (short) New developments in agriculture include factory farming and the creation of new fruits and vegetables.
Many people believe, however, that huge industrial farms and genetically modified plants are dangerous and that we need to go back to smaller, more natural farming.
Some may say that tagging boxing a ‘voluntary’ sport is too simplistic a view.
However, I believe that this is not the case and it leads me to my next point.