Increased involvement in a sport as a consequence of television coverage, such as cycling as a result of the Tour de France or football as a result of World Cup coverage. Television money creates a lot of money for top-level athletes and makes a sport more desirable to sponsors.

The most famous example of this is probably Lance Armstrong. When he first started winning races, it was not very popular. There were doubts about his results but when he proved them right by winning the Tour de France five times in a row, it became one of the most popular sports in the world.

Nowadays, almost every sport has some type of coverage on television. This means that if you are interested in playing a particular sport, you can always find something to do even if it isn't popular where you live.

This is different from other forms of entertainment which may never come back after they have gone out of fashion. For example, if boxing had not been covered by television, there would be no reason for people to get involved in the sport.

Television also makes certain sports more accessible. For example, basketball is mostly played by men in America but women's basketball is much less popular so it cannot be seen everywhere. But since there is no television coverage of women's basketball, nobody knows how good American women's basketball players are compared to foreign ones.

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In reality, television was important for popularizing a variety of lesser-known sports among American audiences, including ice hockey, soccer, golf, tennis, and car racing. In consequence, television income have made many professional sports leagues, teams, and players extremely rich. The most famous example is probably Mike Tyson, who at one point was estimated to be worth $150 million.

Sports celebrities often appear in advertisements, which is why people know about certain products just because they saw their idol promote them. For example, Michael Jordan appeared in ads for Nike shoes, which caused sales to increase by more than 20 percent after his retirement from basketball.

Also, some athletes make a good living selling things like clothes, toys, or even food. For example, NFL quarterback Peyton Manning has announced that he will not play football anymore, but instead will focus on business activities such as founding a candy company, getting involved in energy projects, and writing a book about his life. He has already sold over 100 million dollars' worth of goods using his name alone as leverage.

Finally, some athletes get paid to travel around the world and compete in different games all year long. They are called "professional" athletes and usually make a lot of money. For example, LeBron James can make up to $100 million if he plays only six months a year with other professionals like him.


The advantages of sports engagement for the general population have been well demonstrated. Sports may offer people with the activity they need to improve their physical and mental health. Despite this, many people, like many others, are hesitant to begin a new sport for a variety of reasons.

The first thing that people should understand is that there is no such thing as "playing to lose." If you decide not to play the game or exercise regularly, then you are actually losing. Losing weight, getting in shape, and improving your health is important for your overall quality of life and can be achieved through participation in any number of sports.

There are many different types of sports out there for people to choose from. It's important to find one that fits your interests and abilities. Some popular options include soccer, basketball, baseball/softball, football, tennis, golf, and running. There are also many other activities available including dance, surfing, ice skating, etc. The only limit is your imagination!

In addition to having fun, another reason why so many people don't participate in sports is because they believe it is too expensive. However, this isn't true if you consider the long term benefits of participating vs. the short term costs.

About Article Author

Richard Borst

Richard Borst is an expert on sports and athletes. He loves to write about the athletes' lives off the field as well as their skills on it. Richard's favorite part of his job is meeting the players in person and getting to know them on a personal level, which allows him to write about them with accuracy and compassion.


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