THE IDEALS OF SPORTS

Defining Sports

There is no full and complete definition, but in general it has been taken to be competitive and skillful physical exertion between individuals or teams for recreation and entertainment. The physical activity under this heading covers a vast plethora of human activities, which engage different areas or all of the body. For example, in Soccer only the lower limbs are used to manipulate the globe or ball on a marked field of grass, while the rest of the body supports the foot activity. These activities can be divided into a number of types, such as Adventure, Canoeing, and Kayaking and so on. Next are the most popular games based on the ball. These in turn are divided into three areas such as the ball only like Football, Soccer, Balling and Handball and so on. Next, is the ball with a hand held stick or bat such as Cricket, Hockey and Baseball. Lastly, there is the ball over the net, such as Lawn Tennis, Table Tennis, and Volleyball and so on. Next is Aquatic, which includes general and Olympic Swimming, Body Boarding and so on. Mountain activities follow next like Climbing and Cross Country Cycling. Strength and agility includes Gymnastics, Aerobics, Karate, Jiu Jitsu and Aikido. Then there is the Motorized version such as Formula Racing, Drifting and Cross Country Racing. Last but not the least, there are the Extreme activities such as Base Jumping, Abseiling and so on. Organized Sports is now a primary activity of human society internationally.

Interesting Facts About Sports

Interesting Facts About Sports

Boxing is considered to be the hardest competitive organized physical activity up to the present. No other such activity inflicts the same degree of punishment on the human body, and the damage can be long term. While rules exist to make this as safe as possible for the individual combatants, the long term attrition rate can be heavy. This is therefore reckoned to be the most difficult of all such activities. Chess on the other hand is sometimes considered a game and sometimes accepted as Sports. Being a board game, Chess is not yet a part of the official Olympic itinerary. As regards Ice Skating, it was included in the first Winter Olympic Games in London in 1908. Some of the most deadly such activities are Base Jumping, with the highest number of deaths and the highest odds of dying. Next is Sky Diving, followed by Swimming, Cycling and Running. The FITT (Frequency, Intensity, Time, and Type) formula is a universally used training program for competitors in all branches of such activity. The highest paid sportsmen in the world come from the game of Basketball, followed by Major League Baseball. Premier League Soccer is only fifth in the standings.