Amateurism in college athletics is an exploitation of the athletes who participate in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) sports. The amount of work that is done by these athletes to help their respective institutions generate millions of dollars in revenue, goes seemingly unnoticed when identifying the substantial amount of money flow in NCAA sports and the amount of people, from stakeholders to alumni, that benefit from this source. Amateurism, the foundation of NCAA sports, has been in place for over a century of time dating back to the early 1900s. Any athlete who is making money for work they’ve done outside of their institution is not being exploited, however, an athlete can easily be placed on the other end of the spectrum when he or she is withheld from recognizing the true monetary value of their talents and likeness that are being used for the profit of the school or others. The NCAA is understandably satisfied with the continuous growth of its’ revenue each year, yet the problem they face of having people accept that “student-athletes” are just amateurs is growing as well.
Furthermore, the economic impact of the games is also felt by the local population directly as many of the residents around the Olympic Village are relocated, and are not usually offered a fair compensation. Jules Boykoff who is an American academic, author, and former athlete mentions in one of his articles, "Organizers of the Beijing Olympics adopted the slogan, 'One World, One Dream, ' but the dreams of more than one million people who were displaced to make way for Olympic venues and infrastructure were hardly realized." Similar observances were made in the Rio Olympics when poor residents of the favelas were evicted from their residences. This highlights the disruption caused by the games in the daily lives of the local residents. The economic cost faced by the locals do not stop here; during the Olympics inflation rates are observed to become high in host cities making it difficult for locals to afford most goods and services.
Just imagine being in an event like the Olympics, man that would be something. It would be crazy competing in front of thousands of people from many different countries around the world. Most Olympic games have different stories or memories that are always embedded in people’s brains forever, yet nothing compared to the 1936 Berlin Olympics. In 1936, like I said, Berlin, Germany hosted the games in an attempt to create positive propaganda that promoted Adolf Hitler and his Aryan race. Conflict arose though when Jesse Owens, a black American athlete, swept a round of medals, proving that the Aryan race was not supreme.
Sports embrace a major role in American culture in the United States today. Many people come together to cheer their team to victory and gather with family and friends to socialize. Even individuals who do not hold an interest in sports engage often during important games. Sports are very important in the United States, as the sports industry has made its presence known by becoming a billion dollar industry. Although the sports industry does not condone gambling, gambling has existed alongside the sports industry for many years.
Andrew Carnegie was a great business man by the end of his life but there are some minor details of his earlier life that show his cons. The purpose of Carnegie Steel made it possible for the east and west to unite in the construction of more railroads and transportation of goods. During that time he led his workers into intense labor and decreased pay which encouraged them to stand up for themselves to a strike that ended in many fatalities. Although these corrupt actions were made during Carnegie’s life in the end he realized it was wrong and did philanthropic deeds; for instance he sold his business and gave his wealth away to libraries and charitable organizations. Andrew Carnegie made mass impact to the United States through vertical integration, implementing new technology to industry like the Bessemer process and later in life giving his wealth to the
The Olympic Games have served as a source of entertainment for centuries. The people are encouraged to take action and participate in these Games, after undergoing special training. Most of them find pride in representing their country, but the main objective is to be the best in the world, or at least one of the best. But not every country is able to participate, countries that don’t have a stable economy or countries that are in war don’t take part in the Olympics. Some countries often view themselves superior to other countries within the Olympics, but it sometimes leads to political superiority.
Throughout the years, different countries have organized the events for the universal game. From hosting, there are three considerable cons to hosting the Olympics in your country. The consequence of these controversies damages the country economically. The development of the Olympics have advanced traumatically since first the modern day game held in 1896. A copious amount of wealth have been invested into previous games.
Pro athletes all over our nation are paid millions of dollars just to play a simple sport, while there are other people are risking their lives constantly for the public, working for several hours a day to satisfy their bosses, and even they aren 't paid as much of a salary as an athlete altogether. Although entertainment is a big, popular genre of a job placement, there are others who work equally as hard just to even earn a small paycheck to maintain their lives normally, perhaps even more. The amount of money given to athletes could also be used for something more valuable and useful than for just one player. The millions of dollars could be funding different schools or giving pay to those who rightfully earn it. Athletes are ridiculously overpaid because there are jobs with people working even harder than athletes, they are only used for entertainment value overall, and athletes only make money due to their fanbase
Behind the prices and economic benefits of sports competitions, it exists the spirit and enthusiasm of sport, the good sense of competitiveness. Actually what moves masses and joins people in stadiums during the Olympics is the passion and the essence of the liberty and victory of sports. As reported by the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (2000), half of all recently surveyed Olympic athletes admitted that they would be willing to take a drug, no matter if that would kill them, as long as it would allow them to win an event that only happen five years in a row. This type of mentality to “win at any cost” makes athletes to consider illegal substances a tentative option. Nowadays politics and all the environment that surround humanity is destroyed by dishonesty and corruption, it is a deception to involve sports in a corrupted system with drugs when it is supposed to base in integrity and union.
Our society is captivated everyday by the shows and sports on television. Between these shows are advertisements that display ongoing issues around the world, asking for donations to help. Now think about that game between the Lakers and the Warriors you were just watching on ESPN, for an hour athletes were playing a game but earned millions in that short amount of time. Now just think, what could happen if we placed limits on how many assets can be diverted into professional athletes to ensure that more important needs can be met in our society. The sports market is so saturated today that if you want the very best you 'll have to pay the most.