What Are Sports?


Sports are activities that involve physical activity, skill and competition. They are very important to people as they are good for their mental health and can improve their overall fitness levels.

Various types of Sports exist that have different purposes, but all have the same goal: to challenge oneself or others in a competitive environment. In most cases, sports are organised and regulated in order to promote fair competition.

The term “Sport” is defined by the European Sports Charter as any form of physical activity that, through casual or organized participation, aims at expressing or improving physical fitness and mental well-being, forming social relationships or obtaining results in competition at all levels. It is used to describe both team and individual sports and can range from single contestants to those with hundreds of simultaneous participants.

Sport has been regarded as an art and an expression of culture by many philosophers. However, there is a significant amount of controversy as to whether or not sport can be seen as a legitimate form of art.

According to some, a virtuoso performance is a work of art regardless of who delivers it. This is called a ‘purist’ model of spectatorship, while others argue that there are more valuable forms of watching sport that do not take into account the identity of the person performing.

Generally, the best form of watching a game is to watch it as objectively as possible without partisanship. This can be done by ensuring that you have a TV streaming service that has access to all of the major channels and games.