Sports (or sports) has been around since we can remember. It’s a great way to exercise and stay in shape and at the same time have fun doing it. In recent times, sports has become a big part of corporate events, team building exercises and fitness regime, health and well-being programs, Olympics and sportsman’s week. Sports (or sporting) is any forms of regularly organized and competitive physical activity that, through organised or casual participation, attempt to utilize, develop or improve certain physical capabilities and skills, and at the same time provide entertainment for participants, and sometimes, spectators.
Although most people know what sports mean, not everyone is able to participate in sports as frequently as they’d like. Participation in sports requires physical exertion and skill, especially since sports involve the exertion of energy against an opposing opponent or group of opponents. Some common sports activities include boxing, fencing, field hockey, golf, tennis, motor ball, wrestling, track and field, rugby, swimming and sailing. All these require a lot of exertion and skill because the sport itself requires exertion of the body, particularly the legs and lungs.
Sports can be broadly classified into two: competitive and non-competitive. Competitive sports include athletics, which includes soccer, softball, baseball, basketball, softball, football, tennis, polo, skiing, surfing and track and field, the British Open and the Miss Universe Pageant. Non-competitive sports include horse riding, paintball, karting, canoeing, camping and hiking. The first two are more popular than the last, although the Miss Universe and the Olympics have helped to increase interest in the latter.