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The Two Escobars Essay

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Class Activity – The Two Escobars
The primary focus of the film was to illustrate the culture in Colombia in terms of drug use during this time. Drug use in Colombia has become very prominent and there has been a rise in the use of drugs recently. Andres Escobar, the soccer player who scored in his own goal in the 1994 World Cup game against the United States, made it very clear how involved powerful drug lords were with professional soccer in Columbia.
The aspect of the film about international athletics that really captured my attention was the 1994 World Cup. The world, as usual, came together to watch this game and everyone from the players to coaches to fans cheered on their team in the tournament. This captured my attention because I thought it was cool how everyone trains so hard for this one game and then the entire ...view middle of the document...

As a result of this, teams rivaled each other because of their drug lord team owners both in the drug industry and on the soccer field. This is different then how other countries soccer teams are made up. For most countries, teams are made up based on the players with the best skills rather than who can make the drug lord more money. Obviously in Columbia players were based on skill but there was much more to it in terms of drugs and such.
This film hasn’t changed my view on international sports. I knew that international sports were flawed and that they varied country to country in terms of rules, structure, and ownership of teams. Also, geography, finances, government, and politics play a major role in international sports from country to country.
This film did not change my beliefs about international sports either. As previously mentioned I know how flawed some countries sports are, therefore, I understand how unfair some games between certain countries can be. When a wealthy first world country plays a third world country that can’t afford anything obviously the first world country has unbelievable advantages. Also, players from third world countries tend to be involved in the sport because of wealthy owners recruiting them such as drug lords. This system, however, can potentially endangers players when they are headed by drug lords as seen in Escobars’ case. As a result of his error in a game and drug lords losing money on bets he was murdered.
I think the biggest and most heinous sports scandal that comes to mind for me is the Lance Armstrong doping scandal. I believe this is the case because Lance Armstrong was an American hero who was so well respected by many. He had such a dominant role in the cancer charities from Livestrong and was such a public figure that it was such a shock to the world when this scandal surfaced. It was amazing to see how such an idolized individual was stripped of all of his winnings because he had been cheating his whole career.

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