A Comparison Between Spectator Sport Administration
Sports are any physical activities that involve physical contact sports. They range widely in their scope from activity to non-contact sport but essentially all involve some form of competition between 2 or more competitors. In modern terms it can be taken one step further and include any contact sport such as wrestling, boxing, wrestling, martial arts or mixed martial arts. But these are far from the only sports. There are lots of other sports, many of which have become hugely popular in recent years.
A number of governing bodies deal with sport activities seriously. The International Olympic committee for sports (IOCS) regulates most, if not all, sporting events in the world. The IFSA, or International Federation of Sports Sciences, is a global governing body for professional sports. The NFL, or National Football League, is the governing body for professional American football. In both cases it is necessary to consult with experts on how to best develop the sport and keep it within the larger framework of sporting activity.
The IEA or International Association of Professional Engineers regulates many aspects of physical activity through publishing a series of standards, guidelines and assessments. The IEA was formed in 1923 to standardise the engineering of sports, particularly athletics. Since then there have been several major revisions to the standards, and in some cases new sections have been added to the IEA manual. The IEA works closely with the UFC, or Ultimate Fighting Championships, to ensure the competitions are as fair as possible.
Other governing bodies deal with particular sports in different ways. The NCAA, or National Collegiate Athletic Association, governs intercollegiate athletic activities in almost all the colleges and universities in the US. Unlike the IEA, the NCAA does not set standards for its athletic activities. Rather it is the universities themselves that are responsible for maintaining the conditions that have governed the sport in place since its inception. The purpose of this association is to protect the interests of students and college athletes, and to set up rules and regulations that ensure the integrity of the game.
Another major governing body is the FIFA, or Football Association of Europe. Its responsibility is to arrange and regulate competitions and tournaments for football, which are held throughout the world. The association football takes a very active role in maintaining standards in sports and trying to encourage the development of sports. Unlike the IEA, the FIFA does not attempt to set standards for athletic activities. It just tries to ensure that the right laws and regulations are in place to ensure fair play.
Spectator sport and gambling are by far the two most common legal sports activities in the world. It is impossible to separate the two completely from the governing bodies that attempt to maintain fair play in these areas. The World Cup, the Olympics and the Super Rugby fixtures are all examples of what can be considered a spectator sport, but each of these games is governed by the respective international and national sports organizations.