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Competitive ethic is caused by:

Freedom: 'the land of the free' makes anyone believe they can achieve success 

Capitalism: The economic sytem that means that anyone can control their own wealth. This creates a competitive environment which is reflected in sport.

Opportunity: The capitalist approach gives individuals the opportunity to be competitive.

Frontier spirit: Competitive ethic developed by settelers on frontier reflected in sport.


Amateur ethic in Britain delayed commercialism.

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