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Posted on April 29, 2011 In Debate Blog

I would like to stop hearing the following phrases in debates, please. Thank you.

Posted on April 29, 2011 In Debate Blog

Seven little things I want to grip about in debate…. in no particular order…

Posted on April 29, 2011 In Debate Blog

Argument and Counter-Argument form the basis for competitive debate.

Posted on April 29, 2011 In Debate Blog

Some pet peeves of mine have been showing up again when I last judged debates. So, dear debaters, I humbly ask that…

Posted on April 29, 2011 In Debate Blog

Went back to Singapore recently and as always went down to judge some debates.

Posted on April 28, 2011 In Debate Articles

This guest post has been kindly contributed by my dearest friend, Miss Rohini Singh, who is one of the best debaters and coaches I know.

Sport – Are its ideals dead?


By Rohini Shashikiran Singh

About this Pamphlet

In a world where the interaction between so many influencing forces has increased at an alarming rate, it has become difficult to find any one entity which remains pristine and untouched. This is especially true in the sports arena where it often seems that the original ideals of sport have been sacrificed at the altar of commercialism, politicisation and professionalism. Some people feel that these new gods are benign ones that elevate the principles of sport; others feel that sport is better off without them. This pamphlet aims to examine whether sport as we know it today is a travesty  of its original goals or whether it truly is what the founder of the modern Olympic games hoped it would be: “A festival of human unity, celebrating the triumph of human endeavour.”