Sports (UK) or sport (United States) are generally forms of competitive physical activities or games, or organized participation, aim to use, maintain or improve physical fitness, offering participants and, in some cases, for the spectators. Usually, the competition or the game is between the two parties, each trying to pass each other. Some sports allow a draw; Others provide tie methods, in order to ensure a winner and a loser. A number of these bilateral aid can be arranged in a tournament to produce a sample. Many sports leagues make an annual sample of organizing the games in a regular season, followed in some cases by playoffs. Hundreds of sports exist, those of competitors only for those with hundreds of simultaneous participants, either in teams or competing as individuals. In some sports such as running, many competitors able to compete, one against the other, with a winner.
The sport is generally recognized as a system of activities based on physical athleticism or physical dexterity, the greatest competitions such as the Olympics only admitting sporting event this definition and other organizations such as the Council of Europe, classified as physical sport element. However, a number of competitive activities, but not physical, claim recognition as a mental sport. The International Olympic Committee (through ARISF) recognizes both chess and bridge as bona fide sports, and SportAccord, the international sports association, recognizes five non-physical sports: bridge, chess, many mind games that can be admitted as a sport .
Sports are usually governed by a set of rules or customs, which serve to ensure fair competition and allow for a uniform system of the winner. The victory can be determined by natural events such as having goals or crossing a line first. It can also be determined by judges who mark the elements of athletic performance, including objective or subjective measures, such as technical services or artistic impression.
Performance records are often maintained, and for the popular sports, this information may be widely announced or reported in sports news. Sport is also a great source of fun for the non-participants, spectators sport attracting large crowds in sports areas and expanding the public through the broadcast. Sports betting is highly regulated in some cases and in some cases is the sports center.
According to AT Kearney, a consulting firm, the global sports industry is worth up to $ 620 billion in 2013. The world is the most accessible and popular sport is running, while the Football Association’s most popular spectator of this sport.