Sports are human activities involving physical exertion and skill as the primary focus, with elements of competition or social participation. A number of different activities can fall into the category of sport, including golf, cheerleading, fishing and dancing.
The definition of’sport’ is highly controversial and is constantly evolving due to the influence of societal norms, trends and new directions. However, there is a general consensus that it must include physical exertion and performance measures in order to qualify as a sports activity.
A common method for defining sport is to draw upon the concept of “respect for the integrity of the game” (Butcher and Schneider, 1998). This approach suggests that games should be regarded as intrinsically valuable entities that deserve respect.
There is also a tendency to associate the term “sport” with the word “event” or “contest”. The terms may be used synonymously, but in a wider sense sport refers to a contest that is governed by rules and customs and which results in a winner or loser.
As well as being an exciting way to pass time, sporting events are a good form of exercise and can strengthen the heart and improve blood pressure. They also help reduce the level of sugar in the blood. Moreover, they are often educational and teach students to work together in a team. They also provide a sense of achievement and can be an excellent means of building self-esteem.