What Is a Sports Competition?
A sports film is essentially a fictional film genre which makes use of sports as the main theme of the movie. It’s usually a dramatic production in which an athlete, sporting event, sport member, or fan of particular sport are heavily involved, and that depend heavily on sports to some extent for their story inspiration or resolution. Often times, sports movies are produced simply to cash in on the popularity of a certain team or player, or to create a money-making venture for the director or the studio. However, many times the movie itself doesn’t seem to have any real rooting cause behind it. It just happens that the main characters are some type of sports fanatics.
The definition of a sport can vary from person to person, even when it comes to describing what sport is. Many people believe that it can be defined as any physical contact sports which involve at least two people, where the winner is one who gets most of the points or “kicks.” The original definition of sport was in Greek, meaning “contact”. Another group of people believed that sport could only be defined as physical contest conducted with a physical element. This definition excludes competitions that have no physical element; however, this definition also does not include games such as bowling, golf, tennis, squash, and swimming.
Sports which fall into this category include boxing, softball, badminton, field hockey, ice hockey, rugby, soccer, track and field, and indoor soccer. Other sports which qualify as sports include motorball/volleyball, motorbikes/scooters, surfing, motor-boat racing, skiing, and climbing. This is by no means an exhaustive list of all sports which can be categorized as sports. Even if someone were to compile a comprehensive list based solely on this definition, it would still fail to capture the full scope of the term.
Many people argue that there is a difference between games of chance and those which are played for real competition, thus arguing that there are three separate sports: motor sports, professional sports, and sports which don’t make it to the main article. For the purposes of this article, the main article includes games which don’t make it to the main article because they were part of a contest or exhibition, were a single set of competitors won, or were part of a mixed competition. It should also be noted that many sports which make it to the main article contain sports which are considered amateur sports by the majority of the population. This definition includes competitive matches that are played by members of a school or club.
If one were to divide the definition of a sports event into two categories, then it would be either a physical activity or a competition. Physical activities are those which require strenuous activity and can be classified as activities done with a physical component. Examples of such sports include track and field, tennis, swimming, cheerleading, baseball, basketball, wrestling, ice skating, motor-boat racing, bicycling, mountain climbing, fencing, and weight-lifting. Competitions, on the other hand, are those competitions where the participants do not have any physical components, instead relying on their mental or logical skills. An example of this type of competition is the Olympic Games.
Regardless of whether the event is played physically or not, all sports, including sports which make it to the main article, require discipline, athleticism, skill, and good sportsmanship. This is why sports competitions exist and are held to determine which are the best athletes or teams in a particular sport. Without these traits, it would be impossible to crown an athlete as a winner. The definition of a sport can change from country to country, but the spirit behind it remains the same, and that is for the individuals participating to put their all into their performance and for the spectators to enjoy the sport.