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Old 12-03-04, 01:35 PM
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reid2
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i agree that genetics play a part in someone's ability to succeed in a certain sport but i also believe that someone's geographic culture plays a large part in someone's success in sports. i know there are exceptions to the rule as with anything but i believe the culture is a huge motivating force. for instance, in the usa, soccer (or football to everyone but americans), is not a very popular sport like football or baseball. so when we lose in the world cup in soccer it's more of a good try guys maybe next time. however, when we lose basketball games in the olympics, people started moaning and groaning about our athletes dedication. the point i am trying to make is that cultural pressure is placed upon each group of athletes to perform well in their countries traditional strong sport.
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