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"Sport has become business". Give arguments to support or reject this claim

Autor /Kajetan Dodano /11.11.2011

Sport is known from centuries. In old Egypt people were playing many games like something like football or volleyball. There were chariot races and first Olympic games in Greece and in Rome. People were playing football, basketball, they were running long and short races. They were also throwing javelin and iron balls.

In our times sport has become business. Many sport clubs and teams are producing hats, T-shirts, jackets and scarfs and selling them to fans with high profits. Also selling tickets to sport events are very high. For example ticket to Finals of World Cup or to Champion League are from 200 dollars to about 15000 from scalpers. Selling food and other things like balloons or big hands is profitable too. Prices of TV transmission of big sport events are very high and can reach even couple of millions. Athletes also get big fees for representing country or club. Their fees can sometimes reach about 2 or more millions

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