Is Sport A Real Language?
In practical terms’ sport has been generally defined by its strong social interpretation and its association with sporting activity and competition, especially with its association with professional sport. Activities undertaken for the purpose of pleasure, health and fitness, or purely for the purpose of exercise, and even social events with the sole motive of entertainment, are involved in the concept of sport. The concept also includes activities like gymnastics, racing, sailing, handball and swimming. These games and activities are considered to be part of the sporting activities.
As regards to the definition of sport, there are a number of governmental organizations which have framed sport policies, and there are numerous sporting associations. These associations define the rules under which competitions are held and various other matters related to the regulation of sport. It is to these governing bodies that most of the communication lines with sport activities are transmitted, so that they may be properly monitored and controlled.
Professional sport is generally associated with a level of skill or prowess beyond what can be possessed by the normal individual. This skill or prowess must be demonstrated during competition in order to qualify as a winner and to be awarded the championship. The game is usually organized so that the winner can be clearly defined. Competitions in the field of professional sports span various categories and include boxing, wrestling, golf, hockey, tennis, polo, cricket, horse-riding, track and field, swimming and sailing. The object of the contest is to win and the criteria used are not very clear. However it is agreed that one should aim to hit the ball further than the opponent or to carry out a set of specific physical actions in a sequence or pattern recognized as an event.
Many people argue that it is not possible to label something as ‘sport’ without having a certain degree of skill necessary for performing it and without being able to apply certain movements or techniques in conjunction with other activities. For example, many people do not consider cricket a ‘sport’ because of the nature of the ball and the point system by which runs are scored. Cricket can also be considered a team sport because each of the players must possess the same skills to succeed in that position. If a batsman tries to hit the ball with a bat, he must also have the ability to run and the ability to throw the bat. He cannot use his own bat to hit the ball.
Many people also claim that mind sports are just as much subject to the decisions of the governing bodies as any other kind of athletic competition. This is true because there are many governing bodies responsible for the safety and well being of people participating in different competitions. These governing bodies are usually made up of volunteer members from a wide variety of walks of life. They are therefore often more concerned about the interests of the sport itself than about any form of personal success that people might gain through participating in it.
Sport itself can be both good and bad and it all depends on how you look at it. The problem is that most people only consider ‘sport’ as a physical activity and they fail to realize that sports can be a source of enjoyment and even mental stimulation. A sport is something that you enjoy doing and if you take part in it you will also enjoy your performance. So don’t try to define sport because it’s not really useful in doing that.