World games quiz

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World games
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Give 2 examples of a single-sport World
Games
Give 3 examples of a multi-sport World
Games
State 4 characteristics of World Games
What impact can World Games have on
performers?
Why might individuals not reach an elite level
despite having the ability?
What impact does international sport have
on the country – cultural, social & economic
effects. state 4.
7. Name 2 difficulties of hosting an international
sports event
8. What impact can world games have on the
government?
9. Name 4 barriers of progression for elite
performers based on discrimination
10. What social or cultural factors may influence a
talented individuals progression to elite-level
status?
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Football – FIFA world cup, Rugby – the Heineken
European Rugby Cup
Olympic games, Paralympic games, common
wealth games
Involve elite performers, require pre-event
qualification, shop window for city/country holding
event, significant infrastructure development,
development of sport facilities, involve large
number of spectators
Wish to be the best 0 become highly motivated,
wish to fulfil their potential, gain pride & satisfaction
from representing their country
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5. Lack self-discipline, not sufficient motivation, not
receive financial, coaching or technical support,
suffer a career ending injury, choose another
career path
6. Cultural – those who do well become national
heroes – part of the national character – devoted
resources to success
Social – help unify a country – national pride
Economic – ‘shop window’ effect – inward financial
investment – beneficial effect on tourism – increase
levels of participation in sport – stimulus for the
development of sports facilities
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7. Cost of the event can exceed the revenue – legacy
facilities are not always in the right location or the right
design – if construction delays then bad press in the run up
to event – if event not well ran then damaging press
coverage
8. Political future can be influenced when a country wins the
right to hold an event – if planning of the event causes
disruption to the lives of local residents or costs overrun
significantly & have to be paid through local taxes then the
support from the government will drop
9. Sex or gender – ethnic differences – some form of
disability – social class
10. Family/country/community support – sport not viewed as
high status by family or community – financial resources –
infrastructure for elite- performer development (talent ID
programme) – amount fo media exposure of that sport -
Add up your scores….
Sport development continuum
World class performance pathway
(UK High performance pathway)
World
class
podium
World class
development
Talent recruitment
Home country talent
development system
Exam questions
What social and cultural factors may account for a
talented individual’s choice of sport?
(3 marks)
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Even though an individual may possess the right personal
qualities, they may still fail to reach an elite standard. A
high proportion of the England football and athletic squads
come from an ethnic minority group, yet in rugby and
cricket the proportions are much lower. Discuss the factors
that may account for this difference.
(4 marks)
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The successful bid to host the 2012 Olympic games in
London will have a major impact on sport in the UK.
‘We have got a great chance now to develop sport in our
country and to have a fantastic Olympic games and then to
leave a legacy for the future.’ Tony Blair – prime minister, 2005.
All sports have to develop elite performers. How can a national
governing Body ensure that they help develop elite
performers?
(5 marks)
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