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Doping, more tolerance is fair?

Since January 1st of this year, an athlete caught using drugs (cocaine, heroin, ecstasy, cannabis) after a control risks a disqualification of only three months, which can be reduced to 30 days if he/she shows regret and participates in a rehabilitation program. For WADA it is important that the drug has not altered the result of the performance.

But shouldn’t sport have an educational role? Wasn’t it supposed to keep young people away from drugs? Wasn’t it supposed to be an example of healthy living and wellness? Wasn’t it supposed to teach how to live frustrations and difficulties in a constructive way? Wasn’t it supposed to teach responsibility and work ethic? Okay, it failed!!!

Tolerate the frustration to win

Tennis is a sport in which the winning player is who tolerate better the frustration of mistake. In fac, it’s a game in which approximately every 30 seconds one point is allocated to one of two players and this is repeated for at least 100 times in a match, and often even more. Therefore, every 30 seconds a player is satisfied for the point in his favor while the other is frustrated to have sent out his shots or not to have been able to respond to the opponent’s shot. This situation is repeated for a long period of time, not less than 90 minutes and often much more. You can win while committing many mistakes, some not forced by the opponent. Who does not learn to tolerate the discomfort caused by the error is likely to lose the game.

The frustration comes from not having put in one ball despite many hours of training … Is that wrong in having this mood? Absolutely nothing. Therefore, we must not fight this feeling, we must be aware without fear and to tolerate it. It’s obvious that no one is happy to be wrong … but the players has to know that she can win in court while wrong, tennis is not a sport of precision, but the match goes to the player who commits fewer errors than the opponent … therefore a deep breath and go play next point, confident in training that has been conducted.

The  must not play the point as if it were your last, because in this way the competitive pressure increases and you play with the fear of making mistakes (the arm of the tennis player). We must accept to be afraid, tolerate their mistakes even though it is annoying, use the mind to show on the field behaviors that transmit themselves conviction and retain the opponent under pressure though was in the lead.

Tennis is a fast game based on the physical and mental shape and the player’s game quality  … but it is also a game requiring patience and  not to think have have won or lost the match after half an hour of play, knowing it will be much longer. Only who combines these skills is bound to have a successful career.

He’s patient  only who after a mistake does not acceletare his game  to recover timmediately the disadvantage or otherwise slows it down with the intention to take fewer risks. It will show the patient only who accepts the frustration derived from error, reporting immediately the mind on how to play effectively the next point, basing this belief on what she learned in training and competition.

The tennis player is a man or woman of action that in the pauses between points is transformed for a few moments in a thinker who has to solve the problem of the next game.

The female football

The spread of the Italian women’s football does not take off because whoever organizes it continues to hold raise the barriers of entry instead of lowering them. First, it continues to be widespread belief that football is a sport for males only: swollen calves girls and is unsightly to look at. Therefore, only the women-men could play and not women-women. Second, for girls are preferred non-contact sports or graceful sports. Third, parents are so convinced of these ideas leading to the football schools only sons, also for the reason they can become rich while for girls there is not an award so important. Today these ideas cannot longer stand the test of facts, made up of millions of girls happily playing football in the world but unfortunately in Italy they continue to be dominant. Keeping raised barriers as in Italy means continuing to feed three aspects: do not invest economically, in organization and people, not to search for talented girls and show intolerance and lack of respect towards the demand and the choice of a women’s football.
Football is not very attractive to the girls themselves to us because they do not see women or children teams playing in the fields. Let us remember that in Italy the boom in women’s volleyball came when the Japanese cartoons, that all the girls watched on television, showed for the first time stories about the daily life of girl volleyball players, as well as their games. In Germany, however, the barriers have been lowered, the German federation has invested and 5486 were born female football clubs (compared to the 300 that we have in Italy). Moreover, the greater empowerment of women in a country, the greater the tolerance / respect to the choice of a sport, football, which until recently was first practiced almost exclusively by males only. It is no coincidence that a certain point in time, in almost all the countries of Northern Europe, the girls were no longer discriminated against. This means that the barriers to entry have been opened and human capital was valued regardless of their gender. We have not arrived yet.

Not only zero tolerance for footbal

Nel calcio si chiede di non avere tolleranza verso chi ha truffato ma è necessario sviluppare un modo diverso di vivere il calcio, perché i risultati combinati fra le squadre a fine campionato, i giocatori che hanno il vizio del gioco (anche se legale), la sudditanza nei confronti dei tifosi sono le situazioni su cui le organizzazioni illegali trovano un terreno culturale predisposto a fare il salto nel mondo della truffa. Bisogna insomma comprendere gli scandali del calcio scommesse sono come il doping, distruggono lo sport e con esso le regole della convivenza civile. Il calcio, lo più praticato e popolare, ha questa responsabilità e le associazioni di categoria( allenatori, calciatori e arbitri) non possono più continuare con la solita routine o affidarsi solo alla magistratura. Devono essere attive nel proporre il cambiamento necessario, altrimenti tutto continuerà come prima, uno scandalo via l’altro.