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THE UNSPORTING LIFE OF ECOTOPIA

In this chapter, Weston describes the Ecotopian concept of sports. They do not have football, baseball, basketball, wrestling, or boxing. He remarks that they do not even have hockey. Ecotopian sports revolve entirely around the participants, and are for their sole enjoyment. Healthy sports such as running, walking, swimming, rock climbing, and diving are popular, as are hunting and fishing and volley ball. Weston describes this as very dull for the American sports enthusiast.

While Weston does not approve of their idea of sports, he does admit that the general population is far more physically fit than the American population. They walk or ride a bike, or run pretty much everywhere they go. This coupled with their sports, which most citizens participate in, add up to make a very healthy populace. Weston feels that the Ecotopians take this as natural...

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