Culture & Sport Assessment Task

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History & Sport Origins: In 1815, a major development took place that made soccer popular in Universities, Colleges and Schools. The popular English School and Eton College came forth with a set of rules, known as the Cambridge Rules. Football was segregated into two groups; some colleges and schools opted for Rugby rules that allowed tripping, shin kicking and also carrying the ball. These rules were exclusively prohibited as per the Cambridge rules.
Promotion & Government Policy: While the sport was widely played by young adolescents all over England, it was banned in schools because of its fierceness. Lack of rules governing player conduct often resulted in injuries and chaos. This prompted the clubs in the 19th Century to create rules that will ensure fair and honest play. These rules are the foundation of the football rules we now follow. In the 19th Century clubs felt the urge of creating rules. So they gathered together and formed the Football Association. In the United States, the sport became known as soccer.
Socio-Economic Conditions & Gender: Women’s sports of lesser popularity such as golf are out-earning more mainstream men’s sports such as soccer. In a culture where sexism in sports is still a heatedly debatable topic; this figure speaks volumes about the value of men’s soccer in society.
Women's football still lags behind its male counterparts in terms of funding, media interest and crowd turnout. The record high salaries of male Premiere League players have no equivalent in the women's game. In Sweden, a former player Susanne Erlandsson is the vice-president of the country's FA – a situation not replicated in England where the hierarchy is male-dominated.
Media & Other aspects of Culture:
 Soccer is regarded a...

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...ketball player and arguably the Philippines’ most popular player of the professional era. He represents the country in numerous international tournaments and one of the last Filipino basketball players to play in the World Championship and in the Olympic Games.
Carlos Loyzaga the greatest international Filipino basketball player in the history. He led the Philippines in four consecutive Asian Games gold medals and three Asian championship titles. His biggest achievement was leading the country into third place and captured the bronze medal in the 1954 FIBA World Championship, the best finished by an Asian country in the World Championships. He was named later in the all-tournament mythical five selections after finishing third leading scorer of the tournament.
Other aspects of Culture: Basketball in the Philippines is considered as one of the most popular sports.

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