The word sport itself is from the Latin spectrum meaning “action of a kind.” The implication being that the activity involved belongs to a class of activity that includes athletics. Incorporated into its definition are various types of physical contact that contribute towards physiological well being, mental wellbeing and interpersonal interaction.
Sports refer generally to any physical activity that involves the use of a set of human muscles or other agents. The term sport refers to any of the many physical activities that people engage in for the purpose of amusement, exercise, competition, etc. This list could constantly expand since the scope of sport includes all types of activity. These could include: outdoor recreational sports like gardening, gymnastics, swimming, cycling, hunting, fishing, mountain climbing, skating, basketball, soccer, motorcross, track running and other similar activities; indoor activities like fitness training, weightlifting, martial arts and dance; recreational sports like football, rugby, baseball and softball; and competitive sports like horse racing, ice skating and swimming.
The modern sporting event takes its roots in ancient Greece, when athletes would gather to demonstrate their prowess in athletic prowess. Ancient Olympics was an ancient Olympic sport that began in Greece around 1900 BC and it was eventually developed by Romans and Chinese. This event grew to popularity and eventually encompassed most of the known world, as it became a major international event. The modern Summer Olympics are an international event now, but the original Olympics were once held in Greece.
Sport also refers to a set of physical activities or exercises that are designed to enhance one’s skill on a particular activity. This can be compared to a sport like golf, which is mainly intended to improve one’s swing. It is not intended to have any particular end result, except to help you enjoy the sport and hopefully teach you something new. A lot of people assume that all sports are about competition and this is not always the case. There are many things that can be considered to be in sports and the list goes on from golf to horse riding, swimming, kayaking and many others.
Darts is another popular sport that some people enjoy. There are various levels of play and it is not just a question of who can throw the ball the furthest. The point system was invented by Billiards and it has now spread all over the world and is enjoyed by many people of any age group. The beauty of darts is that there is no physical activity required apart from placing your dart into a dartboard and then hoping that you hit it.
One of the smallest known sports is called Tagam-Usui Tagam, also known as Usui Village Golf and is held in Japan. The rules of this game is very simple and it involves four players that are each given 20 meters of rope with a net at the centre. The winner is the one who hits the ball the farthest and with the least amount of strokes. There is a lot of skill involved but the winner is the person who completes the most courses without hitting any balls. There are no rules to play this game and players do not need to wear any protective equipment like protection gears or head gear.