Knowing Your Favorite Sports
Sports are typically governed by some kind of rules or traditions, that serve to guarantee fair play, and enable consistent adjudication of the results. In popular sports, such as ice hockey, scoring is often governed by the sport’s rules. For less popular sports, such as American football, a unique form of play is often developed to create competitions, with predetermined results. The point system is the most important aspect of the game, since scoring involves money and gifts. Scores are usually posted on score boards at the game’s conclusion.
Sports that involve physical exertion are called “physical games.” These include soccer, American football, baseball, rugby, track and field, gymnastics, ice skating, swimming and softball. Many activities considered athletic in nature fall into this category, including basketball, tennis and field hockey, competitive cheerleading, fencing, table tennis and mixed martial arts. Some sports require special equipment or use specialized clothing, such as ski-ing, cycling, skiing and golf. Since some of these activities require a lot of running or strength training, they are often categorized as “aerobic” sports.
“Equestrian” sports refer to those activities that require great agility, balance and co-ordination, typically requiring helmets, boots, gloves, trousers and jackets. A number of equestrian events have developed over the past century, such as cross-country skiing, mountain biking, bardic dance, horse racing and figure skating. Other sports that fall into this category include fishing, bowling, badminton, beach volleyball, gymnastics, motorcycling, surfing, sailing and cycling. In the 20th century, many equestrian sports have developed their own dedicated discipline, such as climbing, sailing, track cycling, skating and bocce ball.
“Racing” includes a number of different types of competitive sports. Motorcar racing first became popular in Formula One races around the World in the 1920s. Since then, many countries have organized their own version of motorcar racing, such as the Formula One championship series. Track and endurance racing continue to be popular around the world, with the De GP WEC series growing in popularity each year. Racing bikes, on the other hand, can be found in several different styles, from the small, low profile sportbikes of Japan to the high-powered, professional road bikes of Europe.
Sport may refer to a particular kind of physical exertion. This includes such things as baseball, softball, basketball, swimming, tennis and track and field. Each sport requires its own unique set of skills. A sport may include games such as bowling, golf, tennis, soccer and track and field. The kinds of physical exertion a player or team must engage in depend on the sport in question.
There is no right or wrong when it comes to choosing a sport for oneself. As the most important factor, though, it’s important to know what kinds of activities will best fulfill your interests, whatever those interests may be. The important thing is that you know which kinds of activities are fun and which ones will get you moving and developing those skills you’ll need for your future sports careers and exploits.