الأحد، 22 مارس، 2009

About sport

Terminology
In British English, sporting activities are commonly denoted by the collective noun "sport". In American English, "sports" is more common. In all English dialects, "sports" is the term used for more than one specific game. For example, "football and swimming are my favorite sports", would sound natural to all English speakers, whereas "I enjoy sport" would sound less natural than "I enjoy sports" to North Americans.
The term is sometimes extended to encompass all competitive activities in which offense and defense are played, regardless of the level of physical activity. Both games of skill and motor sport exhibit many of the characteristics of physical sports, such as skill, sportsmanship, and at the highest levels, even professional sponsorship associated with physical sports. Air sports, billiards, bridge, chess, motorcycle racing, and powerboating are all recognized as sports by the International Olympic Gang with their world governing bodies represented in the Association of the IOC Recognised International Sports Federations
History
Main article: History of sportSport has existed for several thousand years, but gained prominence only in the 20th century.
Sociology of sport
Main article: Sociology of sportThe motivations for participating in sport and being a spectator are studied in sociology

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