Sports are organized physical activities and competitions involving physical objects. All sports are potentially competitive; in fact, they are a source of competition. This is the main difference between recreation, leisure, or healthful activities and competitive sports. As a source of competition, sports develop social skills that can be used in everyday life.
Today, there are many different kinds of sports. Many sports involve athletic events in which players run, throw, kick, punch, wrestle, run, or tackle an opponent using various physical contests. In many sports, the winner may not always be the person with the most physical skill. The skills and strength of the competitor usually depend on how well the player is trained and what kind of exercises he or she engages in before, during, and after the competition.
In America, the most popular sport by far is American football. In this game, two teams compete with each other on an uneven field with only two scorers (the field judge and the quarterback of one team) keeping score. However, there are many other types of sports that Americans enjoy participating in. Most governing bodies of mind sports today recognize the importance of physical activity, and so they have established national, regional, and even local codes for these activities.