Could Sports Ever Replace War? | Idea Channel | PBS Digital Studios

The recent excitement over the World Cup made us think: could a competitive sporting event ever replace war? It’s easy to see the similarity between games and warfare: both often involve strategy, cunning, and even (or especially) national pride. Plus, sports are not totally without value in terms of international relations: history has shown that politically charged soccer games and “ping-pong policy” can impact diplomacy. But could a match substitute true combat, and the results honored as definitive during global discord? Watch the episode and find out!

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Assets:

0:17
London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHpqYlLSMU8a

0:22

3:07
#GALAXY11: The Match Part 1
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ystoqYTciBI

5:44
NFL Hard Hits Night

5:46
Top Ten Worst, Stupidest and Craziest Red Cards!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BkF3MHKEQFM

6:56
Melting army men

7:15
Drunk History vol. 1 – Featuring Michael Cera

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MUSIC:

“Europe” by Roglok (http://www.roglok.net)
“Level 5” by Room for the Homeless (http://bit.ly/10N0Ykm)
“Bouncy Castle” by Roglok (http://www.roglok.net)
“:P” by Roglok (http://www.roglok.net)
“Squarehead” by Roglok (http://www.roglok.net)
“Number Cruncher” by Roglok (http://www.roglok.net)
“Little Birthday Acid” by Roglok (http://www.roglok.net)
“Topskore” by Roglok (http://www.roglok.net)
“Anti Vanishing Spray” by Roglok (http://www.roglok.net)
“Tarty Prash” by Roglok (http://www.roglok.net)
“Carry on Carillon” by Roglok (http://www.roglok.net)
“Uptown Tennis Club” by Roglok (http://www.roglok.net)
“Squarehead” by Roglok (http://www.roglok.net)
“Dream Of Autumn” by Night Shift Master
https://soundcloud.com/dj-darkmatter-frequency/08-dream-of-autumn-night-shift-master
“Insert Toy For Coin” by Eatme (http://eatme.pro/music/)
“Dizor” by Outsider
https://www.jamendo.com/en/artist/4402/outsider
“Lets go back to the rock” by Outsider
https://www.jamendo.com/en/artist/4402/outsider
“Something like this” by Outsider
https://www.jamendo.com/en/artist/4402/outsider

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