The answer is yes.
What are they?
Read to find out.
The first one is compromise. I'll start with compromise in politics.
A long time ago, when the Constitution of the United States wasn't written yet, there were a few compromises between the 55 delegates at the Constitutional Convention.
The first compromise was, well, the Great Compromise. There was a fight between Rhode Island(who didn't have many citizens) and Virginia(who was the most populated state in the nation). Rhode Island said that all states, no matter what the population, should have the same number of members in congress. Virginia said exactly the opposite, that largly populated states should have more representatives. The result: a fight. Not, really, the result was a coompromise. It said that there would be two branches of congress, the Senate(how did they come up with that name?) and the House of Representatives. The Senate had the same number of representatives in each state, 2, but in the House of Representatives, the members from each state were decided by population(I don't know what the system is, so don't ask me.)
The other compromise was the Three-Fifths Compromise, which was about slaves. The Southern states said that slaves should be counted for population, so that they could have more members in congress, but not taxes. The Northern states said that they shouldn't be counted as either. The result was another compromise, that said that 60%(or Three-Fifths) of the slaves would be be counted for population and taxes.
How is this related to sports, though?
Trades are praticly compromise.
For example: The Suns gave up Shawn Marion and Marcus Banks for Shaquille O'Neal. The Heat gave up Shaquille O'Neal for Shawn Marion and Marcus Banks. That's compromise: giving up something for something else you want. Not exactly the same, but close enough.
Another comparison is competition.
You ask, how do politics compete?
If you did ask this question, where have you been this past half year? Politics campaign against each other, dig dirt up about the other candidate, make themselves look better, everything- all to win.
Now, we all know people in sports compete. I mean come on! WHy do you think they play games? To compete and win.
Oh, which brings me to another point- they both want to win.
Like I stated above, the only reason they compete is to win.
One last comparsons: voting.
Politics vote all the time.
In primaries, cacausses, mains, everything. Voting.
And, they want people to vote to win.
But- I had to think real hard to think of more than one instance when sports people vote.
Then it hit me.
They vote all the time.
In MVP, Rookie of the Year, Most Improved, Coach of the Year, General Manager of the Year, Coach of the Year, The ESPYs, Heisman, Naismith, Thorpe, and numerous other professional awards.
Sports people also vote on many other things: ESPN things like Ultimate Highlight, and even polls here on everyone's favorite website, FanNation.