Sport is an important part of today’s society

Sport is an important part of today’s society and plays a large role in many people’s lives. Now more than ever, sports dominate in newspapers headlines and athletes become national heroes and lowers. From a social point, sport plays a positive role in uniting people from different social backgrounds in support of their favorite team. This can aid people understanding and tolerance of each other. However, just as sport unites people so it can divide them, as it is often demonstrated by crowd violence at football matches. As far as education is concerned, sport is an important part of every child’s schooling, as it plays a big role in both physical and mental development. It teaches children how to work as a part of a group and cooperate with other, while at the same time improving their physical condition. From an economic point of view, sport can be very profitable as it attract a lot of sponsorship and advertising. On the one hand this creates revenue for the sporting industry, which allows for expansion and improvement. On the other hand, large sums of money are paid to event organizers to promote products such as cigarettes, which are harmful to our health.Talking about myself, I used to play professional basketball for 5 years. I have achieved lots when I was younger. My team was the first in Lithuania’s championship, I also took part in tournaments in Italy and Great Britain with national team. But after few knee and foot injuiries I wasn’t able to compete. So I was out. At the moment I am real fan of this sport. I go in to almost all basketball games, every time there is one in Kaunas. I do not sport professionally any more. But I still go to gym, sport at school, I even began to train tennis. To my mind sport gave me just healthy body , but also new friends, a away to run from routine and stress.

In my opinion, sport should be used as much as possible to encourage people and lead to a healthy and peaceful life. As a Greek proverb says: “healthy soul in a healthy body”