2019, Vol. 6, Issue 4, Part C
Sport at risk due to the growing wave of violenceAuthor(s):
André Souza Torreão da Costa, Founder Partner at Torreão da Costa, Eduardo Manuel Martins Catalão Cardoso, Filipe Carlos Branco Santa Bárbara Teixeira, José Miguel Silva Teixeira, Vítor Hugo Almeida Pereira and Maria José da Silva FariaAbstract:
Violence in sport is as old as the sporting phenomenon itself and, because of its severity, it is extremely complicated. Over time there has been violent behaviour among practitioners, referees and judges, fans and spectators, etc. This is contrary to the reason and essence of sport, which is based on fair play, solidarity, loyalty and friendship, so that the competition is true and fair.
The purpose of this article is to highlight the difference between forms of violence that occur around the world in different sports, their consequences and efforts to stop it. This study also aims to increase knowledge on the subject, understand the seriousness of the problem and know some of the factors that influence it in the sports environment.
For this purpose, we used a methodology based on a literature review of recent articles that discuss the study of violence in sport.
This article concluded that violence is greater in sports that are not as violent as football compared to rugby. It should be noted that violence can be both physical and verbal and in the latter way racism is an example of this violence. Also in e-sports it was noticed that the reality created around a computer game can influence certain violent and aggressive behaviors, especially in children and young people. In short, violence is transversal to sport, but its existence causes in sport its loss of natural essence that is to contribute to balance the physical and mental balance of the human being.Pages: 180-189 | 802 Views 56 DownloadsDownload Full Article:
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André Souza Torreão da Costa, Founder Partner at Torreão da Costa, Eduardo Manuel Martins Catalão Cardoso, Filipe Carlos Branco Santa Bárbara Teixeira, José Miguel Silva Teixeira, Vítor Hugo Almeida Pereira, Maria José da Silva Faria. Sport at risk due to the growing wave of violence. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2019;6(4):180-189.