A sport film is an independent film genre which makes use of sport as the central theme of the movie. It’s a fictional production where a sport, fan of sport, athlete, or following of sport are heavily involved, and that rely heavily on sport for their main plot inspiration or resolution. Some examples of this would be the moviemaking classic, The Game. This movie depicts a normal game played between some average high school kids, played out on a Friday night in a small southern town.
The story begins by introducing us to the players involved, all of whom somehow get selected from a nearby high school for a “gym tournament.” They compete against each other in order to earn a spot on the national team. The sport at this point is essentially a physical activity, as it’s expected that each team member, or player, will engage in some type of physical activity. This involves sprinting, lifting weights, dodging and blocking, wrestling, kicking, etc.
Throughout the movie, various different characters try to participate in this type of physical activity, but the bulk of the movie focuses on the athletic aspect of the game. The characters are engaged in physical contact, and are scored for their performance based on their physical actions. They often fail at the competition based on their lack of physical prowess, but this is just one example of how the scoring system in most sporting events works. Some of the other examples of popular sports which utilize scoring systems in this fashion include basketball, tennis, baseball, soccer, track, and so forth. These types of competitive sports have a built-in mechanism which encourages the participants to engage in a series of physical activities that require them to use their skills and physical prowess.
Another popular sport which has a popular scoring system is association football. Association football is played between teams of individuals, known as teams, that are representing different professional sports leagues. Many people view association football as a “contact sport” because of the contact that players take during the game. This contact can come in the form of hits, collisions, scratches, body-checks, etc. Therefore, it would be expected that every team member, or participant, will engage in some type of physical action during the course of an association football game.
When you look at it from this perspective, you’ll see that there are two different aspects to being a sport participant. First, you have your sport physical ability which is what you’re referring to when you discuss competitive sports. And second, there’s the element of participation, which includes the various strategies used to win the game. In this regard, it would make sense that the strategies used to win can be considered strategies used to increase the odds of one person scoring a goal, or one team scoring a goal, and so forth.
The definition of sport is a game that involves competition, where the outcome is based on the elements of natural laws and forces, rather than personal skill or strength. Accordingly, it would make sense to extend the definition of sport to include activities such as track and field events, weightlifting, rowing, swimming, or any other activity where the outcome depends on physical exertion rather than luck or chance. That definition of sport has a wide variety of applications, including youth and school athletic competitions, military exercises, and physical fitness activities, such as aerobics classes or yoga.