Sports (or sportsmanship) is any type of generally competitive physical activity that, though not specifically Aimed at the improvement of physical prowess, attempt to employ, use or develop specific physical prowess and abilities while offering entertainment to participants, and occasionally, spectators. The main types of sports include contact sports like rugby, tennis, swimming, basketball, football, baseball, golf, horse-riding, weightlifting, hockey and motor-bicycle racing. Sports can also cover recreational activities such as hunting, fishing, hiking and camping, shooting, gymnastics and martial arts, athletic events including track and field, swimming and sailing. All types of sports can be competitive or non-competitive. The most popular team sports include American football, ice skating, Australian football, rugby, cricket, basketball, tennis, motor-car racing and motor-boat racing. There are many different levels of play ranging from beginner play to professional play.
While most people associate recreational sports with children, they are by no means obsolete. In the United States alone, millions of people take part in athletic activity in a variety of recreational and competitive sports. Competitive sports are ideal for individuals of all ages, since they allow you to exercise while getting in touch with your competitive and social side. This way, you can constantly be entertained without ever considering whether your performance is up to scratch. For example, children can engage in swimming without the risk of injury or lifelong pain by taking part in swim tournaments.
Today, there are numerous ways to participate in and watch recreational sports. You can purchase sports equipment and get involved in various team sports such as American football, soccer, motor-bike racing, softball, baseball, basketball and softball. Some of these teams may engage in real-life athletic activity such as auto racing, beach volleyball, track and field, ice skating, football and softball. You can even watch live sport over the Internet via live streaming video services such as YouTube.