Sports and games

Sports are one of the most popular leisure time activities.This is mainly due to the fact that they help one to keep fit both physicaly and mentally.Such a form of relaxation as sports is refreshing, can help také off some weight, and makes use of one’s skills and strenght.Last, but no least, during sports events one can meet a lot of new people and see how it feels to be winner or a loser.
Usually all sports and games are further differentiated into two groups according to where they can be practised.Indoor sports inculde for example gymnastic, karate, boxing, voleyball etc.On the other hand, among outdoor sports are hiking, rock climbing, golf, windsurfing etc.But most sports and almost all games can be done both indoors and outdoors.Meetings in all the track and field events take place in summer stadiums as well as in athletic halls.England was the first home of many popular modern games.Among these, football is the most wide spread.As is commonly known, in this collective gave two teams of 11 members play with a ball on a grass playing field.The purpose is to kick the ball so as to get it into the opposite goal.Football is played all around the world.In the United States it is called soccer ( derived from the name Association Football ).Rugby footbal is also very popular.Rugby is of England origin, because this game was first played at Rugby school in England.In this game ball is oval.Cricet was and still remains an English national game.I think this game is very, very boring, because it’s knowen one game can be played 3 days.In the USA most sports and games have been to a great extent commercionalized.The four foremost proffesional games there are American football, baseball, basketball and ice-hockey
Our country has produced many sportsmen who have achieved succes in top international competitions.
In our town there are a lot of sports facilities available.We can visit swiming pool in Ostrava-Poruba where we can swim or go to fitness centre.In our town there are a lot of playgrounds, footbal pitches tennis courts etc.You can choose your favourite sport.
The Olympic games ( also called Olympic ) were already held in ancient Greece.At that time they put emphasis on the ideal of an all-round developed person.The Olympic were renewed by Pierre de Coubertin about a hundret years ago and today as weel as in ancient times they take place every four years.Since 1924 Olympic are divided into two parts – the winter part and summer part – which alternate once every two years.
Sports and games have always played an important role in my life and even now they are my number one hobby.Since my early childhood I was keen on such sports as basketball, voleyball, football and field hockey.I used to play just for the sake of plaing and it was great fun.I began to play football about 12 years ago.Since then football is my most favourite sport and since then I play i a team.I also played basketball in team, but it was very time consuming, so I stopped it.When I was small my parents gave me oportunity to cycling, swiming, play ball games etc.I used to go with my parents almost every winter to the mountains.But, unfortunately my parents don’t like downhill, they like cross-country skiing, but I rather don’t like it.I like downhill, and I think I’m a quite good skier, but I didn’t get a good oportunity to do it regularly..I’m not good skater too.I was quite good skater, when I was small, but now.I got new skating about 5 years ago and I used it only twice.In winter I prefer football, squosh, basketbal or voleyball in a gym.
I think physical training lesson at schools is very important, because children need to do something useful.It’s a perfect way to be fit and healthy.
Now Let us mention about violence, especially soccer violence.Some fans are very dangerous.They are also called vandals, hooligans or trouble makers.They go to football match not to watch it, but only because they want to do troubles.I think it’s because alcohol, so I think it should be forbiden to sell the alcohol on the football matches.But these trouble makers can buy alcohol before match.Sometimes they broke something or hurt somebody.They should be arrested and pay a big penalty or they should be send to prison.

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