The History of Sports
Though no one can say for sure, the game of sports has always been an integral part of the play of children. Prehistoric art shows hunters chasing their prey with joy and abandon. It is not surprising, then, that sports have been a part of childhood for as long as humans have played. But how did sports develop into an important part of society? In the Middle Ages, ancient civilizations began to recognize their value as an end in themselves, and sporting events grew into a form of entertainment.
Games typically involve physical exertion or skill. Unlike board games, which are purely mental activities, sports often require physical exertion. Many types of games involve both mental and physical activities. Some of the most popular games include chess, Ludo, tag, hide and seek, and soccer. In addition to physical activities, some games also involve other elements of skill and knowledge, such as strategy or chance. Regardless of the game’s type, it involves both mental and bodily activity.
Sports can have a strong national element. In 1582, 50 Turks competed in Istanbul, Turkey, to celebrate the circumcision of their son. In India, wrestlers commit themselves to holy life and recite mantras while performing pushups. They must also follow strict rules in their diet, breathing, and urination. Traditionally, sports have been a source of pride and harmony for people from different cultures. However, it is not only popular for its social and economic benefits.