The Development of Modern Sports In The 20th Century
Sports are commonly defined as a sporting activity which involves some level of competitive activity, like basketball or netball. Many forms of competitive athletics and some games are also known as sports. An individual who is passionate about a particular sport can be called a sports enthusiast. A professional in a particular sport is also sometimes referred to as an athlete.
The physical contests involved in sports activities include contact sports like football, rugby, ice hockey, boxing, wrestling and mixed martial arts (MMA). Sports that require extreme physical strength, speed and agility include track and field, motor racing, mountain biking, swimming and sailing. Some sports also require an extraordinary mental capacity, which includes golf, rugby, hockey, basketball and tennis. Most sports which involve physical challenges and the application of strategic thinking are called sports, which require high levels of skill, tactics and physical endurance. Professional sports professionals usually compete in international games such as the Olympic Games, World Cup and the Olympic volleyball.
During the first part of the 20th century, sports had almost nothing to do with physical education. People were very active and they could get together with friends and play outdoor games and activities. It was a boys club, called a “stadium”, which first organized sports. After the Second World War, when the concept of the Olympics arose, sports started getting more attention and people began to take it seriously as a competitive discipline. Today there are many sports facilities and sports clubs which provide physical education, health, leisure and recreational opportunities for all children and young men in the United Kingdom. Sports have become so popular in the United Kingdom that nearly every child participates in some form of sports.