Liabilities in long distance endurance sports.

Essay by keonman78University, Bachelor's March 2004

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Sport, recreation, exercise and fitness activities operate important role in the lives of recent world. However, in any kinds of sports and physical activities there are possibility of inherent risks to both participants and spectators. As long as participants want to get involved in sporting activity, either in professional or amateur level, participants in sport has to accept the potential risk as part and parcel of the activity. Although there existence of risk in sport activity to both participants and spectator, there is no need of guarantee of absolute safety. Because, participants owe legal duties of care to each other, but also organizers of event have same duties. As sports are becoming more serious influences on people and society, following risks have been increased rapidly in last decade. This increased growth of sport-related businesses, as well as an increase in the frequency of laws involving sports participation in both professionals and amateur level.

Certain level of legal liability will follow in any kind of sporting event and activity. The basic of duty of care in all kind of sport is to avoid foreseeable risk during the process. Legal liability will be estimated and evaluated against a person or organization when laws clarify them to have caused injury or damage to another party by being negligent, a nuisance, or breach of a contract. If participants injured in standard process of playing, it cannot be issued, but when participants injured from somebody's fault, then they are ready for the claim. Negligence, the most common liability arising in sport ground, has been described as conduct that falls below the standard regarded as normal or desirable in a belonging society. Negligence does not involve an intentional act or omission, but is behavior that fails to meet the standard of acceptable behavior. For compensation...