スポーツにおける反則/Violations in Sports


The Winter Olympic Games have begun and the competition is heating up, and I hope that all the athletes will be able to show off their abilities to the fullest in this once-every-four-years event. That’s all I can say. I believe that all the athletes who are participating in the Olympics have put in unimaginable efforts. I believe the same is true for the coaches and other people involved.


In this Beijing Olympics, there seems to be a noticeable confusion over judging. Considering the four years of preparation and effort of the athletes, I hope that the confusion over judging will be minimized as much as possible. On the other hand, I am sure that the judges who make the decisions are also aware of this and are under tremendous pressure to make their decisions.


Needless to say, all sports have rules, and there are winners, losers, and rankings based on the rules. The rules themselves are changing quite frequently.


I’ve heard that basketball referees are difficult. I think it is also quite difficult to referee field hockey, which I used to play. I think it is really difficult to referee a sport like soccer, where the opponents are fighting for the ball. Compared to this, I think there is less pressure on referees in sports such as badminton, tennis, and table tennis, where players hit each other over a net.


Now, let’s take soccer, the most popular sport in the world, as an example. In soccer, most offenses result in a free kick being awarded to the opponent. Penalty kicks are awarded for penalties inside the penalty area, and there can be decisions that can decide the winner. When you watch the World Cup, there seems to be a big argument over a decision at least once a game. A yellow or red card is given for a bad foul, and the player who committed the foul may be removed from the game. Naturally, the number of players will be reduced, so they will be at a disadvantage, but since points are not automatically given, I don’t think that the team can actually be fatally damaged even in the case of a very vicious foul.


In the mixed ski jumping team, as many as five athletes were disqualified because their suits were too big. Considering their long and bloody efforts, disqualification should have been avoided at all costs. I think it is also true that they made a last-minute choice to increase their flight distance. However, the rules are so strict that if you are disqualified, you get no points at all. I think this is a problem for the team and ultimately the coach who hands the suit to the player. As a result, five players were disqualified, and we cannot deny the possibility that something different from the usual standards was applied. I’m sure the truth will be investigated and the rules will be changed more clearly. However, if this is the case, I think that something was sloppy or that such things were not prepared before the Olympics. It’s really a shame.

Published by freerthanbird/鳥よりも自由

旅行、サイクリング、ゴルフ、ダイビング、ドローンなどを勝手気ままに楽しんでいます。フィリピンの企業に勤め、フィリピンで生活しています。 I enjoy traveling, cycling, golf, diving, and drones at will. I am a Japanese, work for a company in the Philippines and live in the Philippines.

5 thoughts on “スポーツにおける反則/Violations in Sports

  1. サッカー、アイスホッケー、ラグビーなど接触プレーがあるスポーツで試合中に行われる「反則」と、ウエアの規定違反やドーピングなどの「反則」では、明らかに違反の種類が違いますよね。

      1. まさにそうですね!!


      2. 全く一緒です。佐藤選手が飛んだタイミングで失格を知り、そのあとの懸命な追い上げなどを見逃してしまいました。まさかそのあと5人も失格になっていたとも思いませんでした。どう考えても4年に1度の大会ではあってはならない不手際だったと思います。誰を責めるべきなのか分かりませんが。

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