Sports and games

Sports are very good for active relaxation and are important for our physical and mental health.
There are lots of types of sports and games. We can do outdoor or indoor sports in, under or above water, wind and the earth. Shortly-anywhere we want. Outdoor sports are as follows: golf, skiing, sledding, windsurfing, fishing, climbing, hiking (tourism), mountaineering, horse riding or ralleys. Indoor sports include: table tennis, gymnastics, chess. Ball games athletics (sprint, long and high jump, javelin throw and so one) tennis, shooting, skateboarding and skating (roller, speed or figure) may be practised both outdoor and indoor. There are also aquatic sports-water skiing, swimming, diving, water polo, yachting, canoeing, rowing.
People all around the world participate in for sport. Ball games are popular all around the world-basketball, volleyball, popular football (called soccer in America), tennis, handball. Many people go to the hills or mountains-where they are adapted slopes and down-hill runs for skiing. During Autumn American Football rugby and especially baseball are very popular in America. Millions of people like to attend matches, watch them on TV or listen to them on the radio to cross their fingers for their favourite team.
Many sports have their origins in Britain, that is why Britain is sometimes called the cradle of sport. Two types of rugby, modern game of hockey, cricket, darts, tennis or boxing were invented in Britain. Golf, also called the sport of rich people, has its origins in Scotland.
Here are the major sports events in Britain- Wimbledon (the Grand Slam Tennis Tournament), The British Open Golf Championship, The Grand National (it is the best known horse-race steeplechase, in the Czech republic is one similar, the Velká Pardubická.
There are other very important sports events. The Olympic Games (the Olympics) are the most famous-they are held every four years, they have their summer and winter parts which change once every two years. Some other important sports events are the World and European Championships and Cups in various sports.
Students of the Czech Republic have two or tree hours of physical training (PT) lessons. When the weather is good, students can go out to the stadium where they can play football, softball, baseball or practise athletics. During the winter we usually go to a sports hall or a gym where we practise gymnastics, volleyball or table tennis.
So- lets go to do some sport! Stand up from your favourite seat and take a walk. Be sure, its good for your health!

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  Zuzana Štěpaníková
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