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A formal contest in which, on the basis of shared understanding and procedures, a winner emerges. In sport, the matching of opponents is essential for a fair or balanced contest, giving rise to the phrase ‘a competitive encounter’. More generically, competition is an activity or a dynamic in which an individual seeks to establish a position of recognized superiority over the other. In sport development and associated professional fields, important and controversial debates have considered the effects of too much competition on young children, given sport's dependence upon principles of cooperation.

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