Sports – Physical Skill VS Intellectual Skill
Sports are generally governed by a governing body or a set of guidelines, which ensure fair play, and enable consistent adjudication of the outcome. In professional sport, reports of outcomes are regularly made, and for less popular sports, this data can be freely reported or announced in sports news. Most sports competitions aim to maintain a certain level of dispute, such that the results, particularly in competitive games, tend to reflect accurately the skill, effort and innovation of the people playing. The rules of most sports competitions are written out and regularly followed, in order to provide an accurate and fair playing field. However, there is occasionally the need for administrative or judicial decisions to be made regarding matters not concerning the sporting aspect of a game.
Judgments made regarding any type of sporting activity are known as sanctions. When a sanction is awarded, it is generally due to a finding of a breach of one or more of the standards of play, usually either physical or technical. Many of the sports that require a lot of physical dexterity, such as table tennis, golf, squash and so forth, are governed by very rigid sets of rules that govern the manner in which players must play. A typical set of standard rules would include an expected number of hits; the amount of parry or throw in a hit; and the manner in which a stroke must be taken. Without the presence of a standard list of standards, it would be very difficult for judges to apply a set level of play that matches that of competitors around the world.
Some sports rely on the use of a lot of physical strength, but rely heavily on the application of skill. One type of sport that falls into this category is the sport of rugby. It has a history almost as long as that of American football, and traces its roots back even further to the ancient Greek Olympics. Because of the nature of the game and the physical demands placed on participants, rugby has developed some pretty strict rules regarding how people play the sport. Its most famous competitor would probably have to be Vincent van Gogh, who was a very skilled player, who became well known because of his “stunning” skills with a brush. Today, people all over the world continue to try to surpass that of Vincent van Gogh.