A sport is commonly defined as an athletic activity that involves a degree of competition, such as netball or basketball. Some games and many kinds of racing are called sports. A professional at a sport is called an athlete. Many people play sports with their friends. They 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.
For children, sports play an extremely important part in their lives by providing all round development of the child, physically, mentally and emotionally. It also helps them to be fit and keep them healthy.
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
- Auto racing
- Sailing (sport)
- Healthy lifestyle
- List of water sports
- Physical fitness
- Sports commentator
- Strength training
Images for kids
100m race record holder Usain Bolt (in yellow) and other runners, Moscow, 2013.
Roman bronze reduction of Myron's Discobolos, 2nd century AD.
Motorised sports have appeared since the advent of the modern age.
These lights at the Melbourne Cricket Ground indicate the decision the third umpire makes following a review.
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