Preschool Sports Fast Facts

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A sport consists of a normal physical activity or skill carried out under a publicly agreed set of rules, and with a recreational purpose: for competition, for self-enjoyment, to attain excellence, for the development of skill, or some combination of these. The difference of purpose is what characterises sport, combined with the notion of individual (or team) skill or prowess.

Therefore swimming competitively in front of thousands in an indoor arena is considered a sport, whereas swimming in a pool or in the sea by oneself is seen simply as a recreation.

There are many kinds of sports, and they take up a substantial proportion of people's time, money and interest, if not as participants then as spectators.

A classification of sports
Main article: List of sports


Human-powered (Running, swimming,....)
Human-assisted (Cycling, rowing, canoeing, ...)
External power source (Motor racing, sailing, powerboating...)


Combat (Judo, karate, boxing, fencing...)
Court (Tennis, badminton, volleyball, squash...)
Team (Football, Rugby, ice hockey, field hockey, baseball, softball...)


Target (Archery, golf, shooting ...)
Display (Gymnastics, bodybuilding, equestrianism, diving...)
Strength (Weight-lifting, triple jump, shot put ...)

A combination of all categories

(Athletics) (Human-powered, Team, Strength, Paintball)

These fast facts were based off of a Wikipedia Document on Sports.

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