Sports (or sports) can be broadly categorized into two – physical and mental activity. Physical activities involve exercises that create or maintain health and physical fitness while mental activities are those that create or affect mental health and well-being. Sports can include any form of physically demanding activity that requires the manipulation of the body. Sports can also include games such as gymnastics, tennis, table tennis, handball, swimming, basketball, track and field, hockey, golf, rugby, baseball, softball and football.
In the international sports scene, the term sport has a much broader meaning, instead of just referring to physical competition. The word sport can also be used to describe any outdoor, intercollegiate or intramural athletic activity that utilizes one or more of the listed sports, where the participants utilize physical dexterity, athletic strength, speed, technique, and/or any combination thereof, for the purpose of achieving a specific goal. Some common examples of sports that utilize these different aspects of sportsmanship include sprinting to the finish line in track and field races, baseball, softball, basketball, softball, soccer, tennis, soccer, golf, sailing and surfing.
International sports competitions occur annually with the Olympic Games being the most popular international event. Most of the current World Cup tournaments have been held in places like Germany, Russia, Spain, USA, Brazil, Canada and China. However, non-Olympic international events have also produced a variety of successful sports competitors, including canoeing, fencing, badminton, table tennis, golf and boxing.