Types of Sports
Sports (or sportsmanship) is any form of generally competitive physical activity that, through organised or casual competition, aim to employ, hone or enhance sporting ability and skill, and in some circumstances, the spectator’s enjoyment. It can be any activity in which the participants compete for prize money, including, but not limited to, boxing, tennis, hockey, golf, motor-bicycle racing, fencing, gymnastics, aerobics, surfing, rugby, snooker, skiing, sailing, cycling and swimming. The events may differ widely from one sport to another. For instance, ice hockey involves lot of skates and blades, football involves a lot of tackle and body weight, rugby involves a lot of scrums and running, while ice skating has got a lot of its own tricks and stunts.
The most popular sports around the world include soccer, Australian Football League, American Football Association, motor-car racing, fencing, gymnastics, swimming, sailing, hockey, boxing, tennis, hockey league, motor-bike racing, wrestling, and ice skating. Each of these sports attracts thousands of enthusiasts around the world and results in some level of participation by spectators. Some other popular sports around the world are tennis, badminton, horse racing, table tennis, wushu, cricket, soccer, polo and American football. The list is constantly growing day by day.
Some of the sports may have gained popularity over time because of their long history of being played for fun or for achieving some kind of physical dexterity or improvement. The growing concern of some parents and other people to develop healthy ways of living by physical exertion, have encouraged people to take up sports. There are different levels of physical abilities in different sports. The winners in most cases are considered to have acquired the most valuable gifts – bodily, mental and social strength.