Where results make sense
About us   |   Why use us?   |   Reviews   |   PR   |   Contact us  

Topic: List of violent spectator incidents in sports

Related Topics

In the News (Fri 19 Jul 19)

  Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Spectator sport
A spectator sport is a sport that is characterized by the presence of spectators, or watchers, at its matches.
For instance, basketball and baseball are spectator sports, while hunting or underwater hockey typically are not.
Spectator sports may be professional sports or amateur sports.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/Spectator_sport   (170 words)

  Spectator sport - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A spectator sport is a sport that is characterized by the presence of spectators, or watchers, at its matches.
For instance, basketball and baseball are spectator sports, while hunting or underwater hockey typically are not.
Spectator sports may be professional sports or amateur sports.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Spectator_sport   (182 words)

 Event Sports
Event (sports) - In Olympic terminology, an event is one competition for which one set of medals is given, such as men's 100m run or women's volleyball.
Sports Rodeo Event Canada - Sports Rodeo Event Canada Brian McFarlane's History of Hockey Here is the heart sports rodeo event canada and soul of hockey-the story of more than a century of the world`s fastest sport.
Sports broadcasting has evolved within a unique regulatory culture and this book provides an accessible, detailed introduction to all aspects of the most valuable forms of broadcast entertainment, throughout the world.
mo85.macaw-tools.com /eventsports.html   (1256 words)

 BBC SPORT | SPORTS TALK | Should boxing be banned?
To say that we are a civilised society not warranting this sport is ludicrous when the sports was invented for the so called civilised gentry in the days when family and social values were at their most strict.
Even sports such as motor racing (which is always mentioned by the pro boxing lobby) the object is not to deliberately run your competitors off the road and try to inflict as much physical damage on them as possible.
Certainly, this incident in Ghana was repulsive and shameful and worthy of fair amounts of criticism, however, it is totally unfair to "write-off" the entire African continent from World cup contention due to the behaviour of some fans in one country.
news.bbc.co.uk /sport1/low/sports_talk/1076050.stm   (5921 words)

 Codes of Conduct
Abusive or obscene language, violent play, violent conduct, use of drugs or alcohol, including tobacco, or other behavior detrimental to the game or players will not be tolerated.
Explain to parents that, however the officials may appear, he or she is trained in the rules of the game, and is almost always better positioned than a spectator to see what actually happened.
I will demand a sports environment for my child that is free from drugs, tobacco and alcohol and will refrain from their use at all youth sports events.
www.obyfcl.org /conduct.htm   (959 words)

 The American Spectator
While All-Star Weekend reminded many of the incident in 2004 involving Ron Artest (who was recently arrested again for domestic violence), the presence of Jones was a useful reminder that the problems are not confined to basketball.
Sport's once-uplifting imagery is more and more challenged by the crass garbage that surrounds it, whether it is another preening, tattooed, superstar felon or the compulsive noise and flashing lights that seem to accompany every big NFL and NBA game.
My preferred sport remains baseball, which I grew up with and which happens to have much less of a problem with violent crime, though that may be changing (and the crime of pharmaceutical cheating is a different problem, maybe worse, but I'll leave that for another time).
www.spectator.org /dsp_article.asp?art_id=11225   (1336 words)

 SignOnSanDiego.com > Sports > High Schools -- Brawl bearings
For the remainder of the basketball and soccer seasons, including the playoffs, any coach, player, team attendant or spectator ejected for any reason from any contest will be suspended indefinitely until a meeting can take place among the school administration, coach, player, parents and section staff members.
The La Jolla-Scripps Ranch incident, Ackerman said, came in the wake of a junior varsity soccer game in which five players from one team were ejected after ganging up on an opposing player.
After a number of altercations occurred in the sports of football and boys water polo last year, Ackerman proposed suspending any athlete who was involved in a fight for a period of three games.
www.signonsandiego.com /sports/preps/20050215-9999-1s15p-prept.html   (1644 words)

 Conflict and Sports: A bibliography
Sporting events foster perceived or real superiority around teams that allow observers to feel as if their team represents them.
The article is about the violent and abusive behavior by parents towards their children's other athletes, referees, and coaches.
Sports are trans-cultural and allow participants the opportunity to interact with the "enemy," so to speak, in a cooperative way, which eventually can break down certain barriers and actually contribute to the building of mutual respect.
www.mediationworks.com /mti/certconf/bib-sports.htm   (864 words)

 Kids First Soccer: Violence in Sport
Since violent injurious conduct is so "natural" to the game process, it is perceived as an unavoidable part of the game, and as such is regarded by many as a legitimate game strategy (intimidation--roughing up the quarterback is as a game strategy in football or shaking up the forward as a game strategy in soccer).
In their comparative study of moral growth among athletes and nonathletes, Bredemeier and Shields (1986a) found that the close-skilled noncontact collegiate sport athletes (e.g., swimmers) were superior to the open-skilled contact sport participants (e.g., basketball players) and equal to the nonathletes in moral reasoning.
In sports such as football, soccer, or basketball the chances of being injured by an opponent during the game are much greater than in sports such as tennis or track and field.
www.kidsfirstsoccer.com /violence.htm   (3397 words)

 Press Freedom 2006
Journalists are regularly harassed and violently attacked by a range of actors including organized crime groups, political parties and their supporters, government authorities, and leftist and Islamist militant groups.
Although this list was potentially offensive and insulting, the punishments of imprisonment and exorbitant fines that were handed out were disproportionate to the crimes committed.
After an incident at the beginning of the year in which Jorge Molina, a reporter for the online daily El Mostrador, was forced from his job after posting the names of former torturers, there were no further reported government restrictions on the internet in 2006.
www.worldaudit.org /presstext.htm   (19858 words)

 Inside Terrorism
The opposite approach, where identification with the victim determines the classification of a violent act as terrorism, is evident in the conclusions of a parliamentary working group of NATO (an organization comprised of long-established, status quo Western states).
Terrorism is as much about the threat of violence as the violent act itself and, accordingly, is deliberately conceived to have far-reaching psychological repercussions beyond the actual target of the act among a wider, watching, `target' audience.
The terrorist is fundamentally a violent intellectual, prepared to use and indeed committed to using force in the attainment of his goals.
partners.nytimes.com /books/first/h/hoffman-terrorism.html   (9079 words)

 U-WIRE.com/Racial tensions flare up at Ivy League schools across the country   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-15)
This year, several college campuses have dealt with incidents, from a stabbing at Cornell University to the alleged rape of a student from North Carolina Central University by the Duke University lacrosse team.
Though varying in severity, race-related incidents and crimes at colleges across the country have set off student protests on issues of race and tolerance on campus, often resulting in a dialogue between students and administrators about how to resolve the issues.
The students' initial demands included a zero-tolerance policy for hate crimes, a better means of communicating violent crimes to students, and the addition of a diversity requirement to the curriculum.
www.uwire.com /content/topnews042706001.html   (1131 words)

 Violence in sports - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Competitive sports, such as football, basketball, and baseball may involve aggressive tactics, but actual violence is considered to fall outside the boundaries of good sportsmanship.
Contact sports such as American football, ice hockey, rugby football, boxing, wrestling, and water polo involve certain levels of physical violence, but include restrictions and penalties for excessive and dangerous acts of force.
Violence in sports may include threats, or physical harm and may be carried out by athletes, coaches, fans, spectators, or the parents of young athletes.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Violence_in_sports   (2209 words)

 CNNSI.com - Soccer - World: Simao ruled out of Portugal's friendlies - Wednesday October 09, 2002 05:56 PM
A federation spokeswoman said the incidents at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan in the southern city of Seville Sunday were deemed serious enough to merit a closure of between four matches and a year.
In other incidents, a spectator ran onto the field eight minutes into the match and lunged at Betis goalkeeper Toni Prats.
The incidents in Seville came after the government's approval last week of legislation that envisions tougher sanctions against sports institutions that are deemed lax in preventing violence at competitions.
sportsillustrated.cnn.com /soccer/news/2002/10/09/int_rdp   (2028 words)

 [No title]
The incident sparked violence around the country in which thousands were killed.
Also on the list were Murli Manohar Joshi, the former chief minister of Maharashtra, and Bal Thackeray, the leader of the Shiv Sena.
The term "scheduled tribes" refers to a list of indigenous tribal populations who are entitled to much of the same compensatory treatment as scheduled castes.
www.hrw.org /reports/1999/indiachr/christians8-03.htm   (5029 words)

 Spectator Sport Encyclopedia Article @ Challenze.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-15)
They often are distinguished from participant sports, which are more recreational; golf can be either.
Automobile racing is one of the most popular spectator sports in the world.
More Spectator Sport Page Titles on this Site
www.challenze.com /encyclopedia/Spectator_sport   (275 words)

 Nationalist Party USA - Building a Better America
Blacks are vastly more violent than whites but liberals would gasp at the idea of making it more difficult for fls than whites to own guns.
Listed on the deed as co-owner was Bernice Edwards, a 40-year-old convicted embezzler whom Rev. Lyons had hired to work for the church.
In addition to his most famous drunk-driving incident in 1991, in which he was beaten but not otherwise punished, he has also been caught for soliciting prostitutes, trying to run over a policeman with a car, and yet more drunk driving.
www.nationalistpartyusa.org /Why_Race_Matters.html   (10546 words)

 Violence in sports   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-15)
Violence in sports may include threats, verbal abuse, or physical harm and may be carried out by athletes, coaches, fans, spectators, or the parents of young athletes.
In boxing, unruly or extremely violent behaviour by one of the contestants often results in the fighter breaking the rules being penalized with points taken off, or, in extreme cases, disqualification.
In the 6th century, rivalry between supporters of the Blue and Green chariot-racing teams in Constantinople, led to 30,000 deaths in the week of the Nika riots in 532.
www.info-pedia.net /about/violence_in_sports   (2340 words)

 FR Doc 04-18467
Violent television programming content has been a matter of private and governmental concern and discussion from at least the early 1950s.
In addition, a number of research efforts report that exposure to media violence is correlated with increased acceptance of violent behavior in others, as well as an exaggerated perception of the amount of violence in society.
Most researchers and investigators agree that exposure to media violence alone does not cause a child to commit a violent act, and that it is not the sole, or even necessarily the most important, factor contributing to youth aggression, anti-social attitudes, and violence.
a257.g.akamaitech.net /7/257/2422/06jun20041800/edocket.access.gpo.gov/2004/04-18467.htm   (4297 words)

 List of violent spectator incidents in sports - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Before the "demolition", many fans began throwing their records, as well as fireworks and debris.
Referees as well as players on both teams were struck by debris [6].
This list is incomplete; you can help by expanding it.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/List_of_violent_spectator_incidents_in_sports   (1954 words)

 The Slovak Spectator - Slovakia's English Language Newspaper
Mind you, he too had to supply his own toilet paper, but in both these incidents, on a personal basis the medical staff of doctors and nurses proved to be the equal of Canada - maybe not always perfect (one definitely not), but for the most part well-meaning and diligent.
Waiting lists were simple sighn-up sheets stuck to a wall - the concept of calling ahead to book an appointment was unheard of.
to get your name on a list, you could expect to wait for hours, and even then to be "bumped" by someone with a few korun or some chocolate to slip into someone's hand under the table.
www.slovakspectator.sk /clanok_koment.asp?cl=17252   (4730 words)

 Suppressing Freedom of Thought in a Democracy
Then, to protect this exceptionally violent suppression of freedom and democracy by imperial-centers-of-capital, the Mighty Wurlitzers of those imperial nations created the image to the world that these primarily nonviolent, patriotic, and courageous people were terrorists and a threat to the world.
However, when the threat of loss of power and wealth is high, meaning imperial injustices and unequal trades are being placed on the table for discussion on the periphery of empire, Western cultures engage in massive propaganda and covert destabilizations (both internally and externally), which is exactly what we are taught is done in dictatorships.
The violent and powerful who carry out corporate policies, such as described in Chapters seven and eight, are good citizens, good neighbors, good husbands, and good parents who kiss their children when they put them to bed.
www.ied.info /books/ed/freedom.html   (15987 words)

 Why Arent U.S. Sports Fans More Violent? - Freakonomics - Opinion - New York Times Blog
For other sports, even for finals or derbies, I have never seen a lot of policemen and despite their absence (or discretion), people don’t fight or break everything they find at arms length.
American Sports Justice: I was at a Yankee game where a fan ran on the field, evaded the cops and did a rather spectacular slide into second before being dragged off the field behind the left field wall.
Sports aren’t politicized here the way soccer is in Europe, and in America rooting for a team doesn’t align you with a certain ethnic/social/religious class.
freakonomics.blogs.nytimes.com /2007/02/09/why-arent-us-sports-fans-more-violent   (10219 words)

 KPE 370 -- Unit 7: Aggression in Sport
The purpose of Unit #7 is to develop an in depth understanding of the attitudes and causes that surround violent behavior in sports.
The moral and social implications of player and spectator aggression in and around sports settings are the focus of this probe.
Berkowitz (1972), Goranson (1970), and Leith (1982)--In these studies subjects that watched violent films were willing to deliver electic shock of higher magnitude to an accomplice as compared to controls that were exposed to non-violent films.
instructional1.calstatela.edu /dfrankl/CURR/kin370/pe370u7.htm   (2872 words)

Omission of Trotsky's name from a list of the honorary presidents of a meeting, the removal of his portrait from an office, denunciation on all occasions of his "errors" or "bourgeois heresies," might serve to strengthen a man's position or advance his career.
Although not a single spectator was misled by these proceedings, Party loyalty forbade making fun of the spectacle, and even the Opposition treated with respect the new ritual, fully developed for the first time.
The "discussion" was limited to the ruling clique, amidst the mute consternation of the communist rank and file, the unhealthy curiosity of a public greedy for scandal, and the satisfaction of the counter-revolutionaries.
www.marxists.org /history/etol/writers/souvar/works/stalin/ch08.htm   (19134 words)

 CBC Sports Online: Top 10: Fans vs athletes: 10 ugly incidents
Sixteen players and three coaches were suspended a total of 76 games for the incident, although seven of those suspensions were overturned on appeal.
Instead, the race took a bizarre and tragic turn when a spectator grabbed the race leader, Vanderlei de Lima of Brazil, with just five kilometres to go and pulled him into the crowd watching the race.
Horan, known for disrupting sporting events, was given a fine and a suspended sentence.
www.cbc.ca /sports/columns/top10/fan_violence.html   (1840 words)

 Hamilton Spectator - News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-15)
At least four people were killed and 13 wounded when a pair of roadside bombs went off in quick succession in the southern Dora district of Baghdad yesterday.
They became active after this incident," said Majid Abu Sara, 43, a Sunni resident of al-Amil, who asked that his full name not be used because he feared for his safety.
He was referring to the February bombing of a Shiite shrine in Samarra, about 65 miles north of Baghdad, that triggered cycles of sect-based revenge killings.
www.hamiltonspectator.com /NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=hamilton/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1171926613091&call_pageid=1020420665036&col=1014656511815   (1360 words)

 [No title]
And let's see if this incident involving *foreign nationals* is used as another excuse to expand the war on so-called "domestic terrorism", Clinton's # 1 "hot button" issue whenever he wants to undermine and dismantle more freedoms and to take away more precious rights (the rkba) which are supposed to be inalienable.
Internal estimates by the charity's officers and confirmed by the British Field Sports Society indicate that a pro-hunt challenge to its anti-hunting policy from within is gathering pace.
The incident left employees stunned and in tears, and Ron Clay, the mayor of Orofino--whose documents were also seized in similar fashion--angry and resentful.
www.xmission.com /pub/lists/roc/archive/roc.9708   (17556 words)

Try your search on: Qwika (all wikis)

  About us   |   Why use us?   |   Reviews   |   Press   |   Contact us  
Copyright © 2005-2007 www.factbites.com Usage implies agreement with terms.