The overwhelming majority of young children feel experiencing winning and losing in sport is important, a survey has revealed.
According to the 1,000 children and 1,000 parents quizzed by Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) and the Chance to Shine cricket charity:
- Some 39% feel their mothers and fathers would be less interested if there were no winners and losers and the end of the match.
- Just under one in four (22%) of the parents admitted they would be less interested in their son or daughter's school sports if there was no competition involved.
- However, pushy parents are still a feature on the sidelines of school sports, the quiz showed - 86% of youngsters and 97% of their parents said there are some mothers and fathers more concerned about winning than the children themselves.
More top news
Nearly 38,000 runners will hope to complete Sunday's London Marathon making it the biggest event in its 35-year history.
Rain across central Britain with longer, intense downpours with thunder in places this evening. A lucky few will stay sunny and dry.
Planning on going to the London Marathon tomorrow? Read our handy guide first!