Some governments spend a lot of public money training individuals to be successful in international sporting events. Some people believe that this money should be spent on things that will benefit the general public instead. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Globalization, industrialization and evolution in technology has led to
exponential increase
Suggestion
an exponential increase
exponential increases
the exponential increase
in competition between individuals, corporations and countries. Each country aims to be the best in varied areas like economic development, trade, bilateral relations and so on. International sporting
events provide
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events, provide
countries a unique platform to display their supremacy in various indoor and outdoor games. A school of thought believes that spending taxpayer’s money in training
sportspersons
to win medals in competitions, should
instead
be diverted to improvement in infrastructure and public welfare schemes. I do not agree with
this
opinion. It is extremely difficult to be the best in areas like economic development, trade, etc.
This
is because countries are connected to each other closely
as a result
of globalization. Any negative event in one part of the world has an immediate cascading effect in another country. In times of recession,
this
becomes worse. Take the example of the global recession of 2008. United
States including
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States, including
countries across the world, whether it was Singapore (
i
refers to the speaker or writer
I
.e.
dramatic
Suggestion
Dramatic
decrease in exports) or Asian countries like India, Vietnam (
i
refers to the speaker or writer
I
.e.
fall
the lapse of mankind into sinfulness because of the sin of Adam and Eve
Fall
in software exports), etc.
faced
Suggestion
Faced
the brunt of
this
event. Let’s look at the recent example of a major fire breakout in China’s major shipping port.
This
destroyed several corporations’ goods, including those belonging to Jaguar Land Rover. Since, it is headquartered in the UK; the impact of the catastrophe was felt there in a big way. As stated earlier,
international sports competition
Suggestion
an international sports competition
like the Olympics, Commonwealth Games, etc.
provide
Suggestion
Provide
an arena where countries can display their might in physical fitness, agility. These events act like a glue; they bring all citizens of a country together in terms of patriotism. When
sportspersons
win, they bring fame to both themselves and to their respective countries. The recent example of the Cricket World Cup in 2011 was won by the Indian cricket team and led by Mahendra Singh Dhoni stupendously. Not only
he
that male; objective male pronoun
him
, but
also
the entire
team including
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team, including
its support staff and India received
tremendous name
Suggestion
a tremendous name
and fame. Based on the above facts, I believe that a government spending public money in training
sportspersons
for international sporting competitions is the right step indeed.
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