What Exactly Is A Sport Folly?
“Sport” refers to any type of physical activity, and as the UK has stipulated, includes “any form of artistic, social or recreational activity which provides entertainment, as well as exercise.” The dictionary definition is also an essential part of the UK law as it reads: “the sporting or competitive pursuit of an object or a group of objects through competitive or friendly competition.” Sport encompasses far more than just competitive athletics and is used in a very broad sense to describe any activity that can be broadly classified as sport, although there is often considerable overlap between sport and other activity categories. Sport therefore covers any activity whereby participants attempt to achieve some form of reward, such as obtaining some recreation or passing an exam.
Sport, according to Collins, is “an inclusive term and therefore includes everything which is done for fun, whether physically active or otherwise.” Sport, therefore, means any type of physical activity, and as such, includes “all types of intellectual, emotional, psychological, physical and social development”. Sport, therefore, aims to develop the senses, interpersonal relationships, social interaction and so on. Sport, therefore, is a pleasant pastime, and its development is usually promoted by governmental policies, because it makes people happy, improves their general health and can promote the economic welfare of a nation. Sport also teaches children important values, such as fair play, sportsmanship and patience, and develops their attitude to discipline and teamwork.
Sport is a great pastime for people of all ages, from children to grandparents, and is enjoyed by almost everybody who sets their eyes on it. The wide variety of sports from croquet to cricket to wheelchair rugby makes it interesting for people of all ages. As well as being a pleasurable pastime, many people choose to play sport for the benefits it gives them, for example, those involved in sport, especially competitive sport, learn important life skills such as discipline, motivation and perseverance, whilst they get some important exercise. Many have taken it up as a career, particularly in countries where the social significance of sport is not as great as it might be elsewhere.