Sport facts for kids
A sport is commonly defined as an athletic activity or skill and involves a degree of competition, such as baseball, soccer, bowling, or basketball. Many people play sports with their friends. Sportsmen need coaches to teach or train teams or individuals how to do better. Sports can be played indoors or outdoors and by individuals or teams.
Some people like to watch other people play sports. Those who watch others playing sports are called fans. While some fans watch sports on television, others actually go to stadiums or other places where people pay to watch them in person. These fans are called spectators.
People engage in many kinds of sports, for example:
- Figure skating
- Motor sports
- Healthy lifestyle
- List of water sports
- Physical fitness
- Sports commentator
- Strength training
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The International Olympic Committee recognizes some board games as sports including chess.
Roman bronze reduction of Myron's Discobolos, 2nd century AD.
Motorized sports have appeared since the advent of the modern age
Electronic sports are a recent development.
Fernanda Brito of Chile playing women's doubles tennis at Wimbledon in 2010.
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