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.