All about sport

Sports define us...

Sports form the backbone of a healthy society. Indulging in our favorite sports brings us immense joy and an active and healthy physique. Sports inculcate the spirit of fair competition among us, and also make us strong and physically fit to promote a healthy and happy mind. If we were to literally define the meaning of sports in words, sports would include all types of physical activity that involves fair competition between participants in a casual or organised way, to improve ability and skills of the participants while offering good entertainment for the viewers.


Apart from the physical and mental benefits of sports, there are tangible benefits related to sports as well, which are also contributing to their popularity among the masses. Excellence in a particular discipline of sport can also make you eligible for a sport scholarships in school or college, which could be extremely helpful in pursuing higher studies.

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Nearly 750 disciplines and counting...

According to Wikipedia, there are nearly 750 sports disciplines played around the world at present. While some sports are played worldwide, there are several others which are only played in particular countries and regions. In UK, a total of 18 sporting disciplines are played at present, out of which 5 actually originated here. These are cricket, football, lawn tennis, golf and rugby. Apart from these 5 major disciplines, Netball, Basketball, Golf, Horse Racing, Polo, Badminton, Table Tennis, University Boat Race, Angling, Bowls, Boxing, Swimming, Squash, Martial Arts and Darts are the other sporting disciplines played around this country.


Sports encompass age, gender and race...

People of all ages love to participate in a sport according to their preference and ability. Except for those who are either too old and weak or physically or mentally incapacitated to take part, this is one discipline that attracts maximum participation worldwide due to its recreational value. The best part about this amazing discipline is that it can be pursued by anyone, even if that person does not have the resources to buy the gear required to play the sport.


If we look at the figures in UK, the total number of 16 years and more youngsters indulging in their favorite sport once a week had risen to a record 15.6 million, which was a 1.7 million jump from the figures obtained in 2005. These figures clearly indicate the rising popularity of sports among youth in UK, which really augurs well for the coming generations of this country.


Achieving excellence in sports...

People indulge in sports due to various reasons. Some do it in an amateur way just for the fun element involved with playing their favorite sport, while some do it at a professional level to achieve top honors in their chosen discipline and bring money and fame in the process. However, the road to achieving excellence in a chosen sport is not easy to achieve. It requires years of dedication and hard work in mastering the skills required to play the sport at the highest level. That's why; sportsperson who represent their country at International events, and win medals in the process are regarded very highly everywhere.