four square to become an olympic sport

four square to become an olympic sport

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Students Of King Middle, Berkeley

Four Square: An Olympic Sport

Four Square is a sport that brings people together while having fun and exercising, using minimal equipment. We believe that Four Square should be an Olympic Sport. This is because it is beloved around the world as a fun summer sport, it is cheap to maintain, it is easy to learn how to play, and has a good learning curve.


Four Square is a child’s game some might say. However, all around the world, people are participating in homemade tournaments, competing for fun, and for small cash prizes. However, the real prize is the people playing. While the rules of Four Square are simple, the learning curve is incredible. You must have the skill, the reactions, and the know-how and athleticism to compete. The rules are very simple, as they are just getting the ball out of your square and into the next while it only bouncing once, but they can be customized and added on to create an ideal sport that brings out the best in everyone.  This is ideal for the Olympics as well, as you need to be extremely athletic and because there will be times when you need to react fast.


Four Square is incredibly cheap. The Olympics are a very expensive set of competitions. From a pool that is almost a million dollars to giant tracks and stadiums that are built the Olympics can be costly. All Four Square needs is a court which has already been built for basketball. This will give an incentive for cities to host the Olympics because the cities would make more profit. Also, Four Square can be an inspiration to children all over the world, as children can just pick up a ball and play.


In conclusion, we believe that it should be an Olympic sport because of the cheapness of the sport, the love that it gets, and the extreme athleticism that is required.

 

Thank you.

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