Sports are competitive physical activities and games. These fulfill the human need for play, physical activity and competition. All sports are potentially competitive. This is the key difference between sports and leisure, recreation or entertainment. As a venue for competition, sports can build life skills. For example, winning may build confidence and losing may build personal resilience. Sports can also build a sense of sportsmanship, camaraderie, shared experience and community. The process of improving at sports such as knowledge of performance and knowledge of results can be applied to any pursuit. The following are examples of common sports.
Capture the Flag
Dragon Boat Racing
Footbag (Hacky Sack)
Hide and Seek
Track & Field
NotesSports may be conducted in a non-competitive way such as a runner who only seeks enjoyment from a run.Some sports are viewed as a form of adventure, exploration and calculated risk taking.Spectator sports are a form of entertainment.
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