A Look at Sport

Sport (or physical sport) is any form of regularly competitive physical activity that, through organised or casual engagement, aim to utilize, enhance or improve certain physical ability and abilities while also providing entertainment for participants, and sometimes, spectators. There are many different types of sport, from American football, ice hockey, cricket, softball, rugby, Australian football, motorball, Australian rules football, basketball and track running to name a few. Each of these sports has a particular type of competition associated with it and the participants usually compete either for prize money or to see which team or player wins a particular event. Some events may also be organized for particular sports or as part of a larger sports competition.


Sport involves both physical skill and mental or emotional energy. The type of skill involved may be athletic, musical, literary, sporting or any combination thereof. However, all sports require exertion and the purpose of sport is to exercise and sharpen existing skills through competition.

Sport can have many different effects on people. In general, playing sport requires a lot of exertion and physical activity and therefore may be a good source of exercise. On the other hand, because it is a physical activity, many people find sport difficult or impossible to participate in because of the demands put upon the body. For example, basketball requires tremendous power and speed, soccer requires large muscles, cricket requires stamina and endurance and tennis requires skill, timing and body movement. Therefore, if you find yourself unable to participate in any of the above sports for whatever reason, you may wish to try to take up something else, such as gardening, cycling, swimming, walking or even taking up skiing. As there is such a huge variety of sports to choose from, there’s no reason why anyone should not be able to find a sport that they’ll enjoy and that they’ll be able to stick with over the long term.