The History and Diversity of Sports


In the 20th century, Sports evolved from a purely physical activity to a social and spatial phenomenon, as women, African Americans, and Australian Aboriginals all won the right to compete in sports. In South Africa, “Cape Coloureds” won the right to participate in sports as well, and women also began to play masculine sports. Today, Women’s Sports are a major part of the Olympic program. This article will explore the history and diversity of Sports, and what makes it important for everyone.

The term sport denotes physical activities that compete, usually with rules to ensure fairness. A consistent adjudication of the winner is often a part of sport news. The sport also provides entertainment to spectators. Spectator sports draw large crowds to sporting events, and many are televised to reach a wider audience. For these reasons, sport is an important source of recreation and entertainment. If you’re not playing, you can still follow the action from the comfort of your own home or at a public event.

Sports are often characterized by emotion. Athletes’ emotions are a reflection of how they perceive their performance, and how they are judged by others. Some feelings are anticipatory, while others occur during or immediately after a performance. Athletes’ emotions are regulated by rules and customs within the sport’s subculture, which includes rules of behaviour, particularly during national anthems and post-game celebrations.