Sports are generally governed by some kind of codes or laws, that ensure fair play, and enable consistent adjudication of the outcome. In most organized sports, records of past performance are often maintained, and this data can be widely reported or announced in sports news. In amateur sports the rules are generally more flexible. The same applies in martial arts, wrestling and boxing.
Sportsmanship is the code of conduct that governs athletic competitions, especially in contact sports such as gymnastics, boxing and sports. Sportsmanship can also encompass non-sport related activities like horse riding and canoeing. Sport can be used to specify rules in other areas such as business and politics. There are many ways in which the spirit of sportsmanship can be demonstrated. These can include treating opponents with respect, not using abusive language or gestures, treating opponents equitably, and showing concern for the health and safety of fellow competitors.
Physical Exertion refers to any physical exertion, whether muscular or mental exertion, undertaken to achieve a specific goal. Many sports refer to this term as ‘heartwork’, indicating the importance of artwork in maintaining good sportsmanship. In most sports the term refers to the total of all physical exertion, rather than including exercise. Some sports refer to particular types of physical exertion, for example, volleyball players are required to wear a certain uniform, known as a jersey, that covers their entire body and is worn during each point in a match.
Physical Downtime is when a sportsman is idle and waiting to be called out. It is a common pitfall in all sports because teams are usually expected to win, even if they are below par, so players are always thinking of winning rather than resting well-being and their bodies. A great athlete, one who commands the respect of everyone because of his or her physical prowess, should never be found idle. Similarly, a person competing in a sport where they are not happy with their physical performance, or if the sport makes them sad or unhappy, they should consider taking time off. Not only will this give them an opportunity to rest and refresh themselves, it will improve their team performance as well.
Participation in an Athletic Activity refers to engaging in a structured sporting activity in order to meet a defined goal. In recent years, many people play sports as a way to relax, compete, and meet new people. Most schools now encourage students to participate in athletic activities, as the benefits include better health, socialization, physical education, and self-confidence. There are many advantages to participating in an athletic activity, including improved cardiovascular health, better bone density, improved neuromuscular health, increased agility and speed, better muscle mass, enhanced flexibility and strength, reduced fat intake, increased lung capacity, increased endurance, better eyesight, better hearing, improved concentration, better balance, improved balance, decreased illness from illness, more friends, more social interaction, and improved immune system. For these reasons, the popularity of sports participation continues to grow.
As was stated earlier, there are many different sports that people can participate in, but they can also be divided into different sports. A few examples of sports that involve physical contact are contact sports such as wrestling, boxing, softball, basketball, skiing, gymnastics, motorcross, sailing, cycling, and aerobics/walking/jogging. These sports typically require little skill in order to participate; the competition is based strictly on muscle power. Some sports that don’t involve actual physical contact are swimming, sailing, football, ice hockey, tennis, cheerleading, gymnastics, fencing, racing, karate, fencing, table tennis, motor-bicycle racing, snowboarding, surfing, skiing, motor-boat racing, bicycle racing, and weightlifting. A full list of additional sports that people can participate in is quite extensive, including track and field, badminton, tennis, cricket, swimming, boxing, golf, sailing, tennis, windsurfing, figure skating, bicycling, motor-bike racing, rugby, bowling, fencing, rowing, snooker, surfing, skateboarding, sailing, ski-ing, horseback riding, surfing, and much more.