Sport is a form of physical activity, in which individuals engage in contests or games that foster a competitive nature and conflict between competitors. Often, sport is defined by a particular set of rules or customs and the results are decided by judges who score elements of the sporting performance.
The European Sports Charter defines sport as “all forms of physical activities that aim at expressing or improving physical fitness and mental well-being, forming social relationships or obtaining results in competition at all levels”. The World Association for Sports Science (AASP) follows this definition.
A Sport is a physical activity governed by a set of rules or customs that ensure fair competition and consistent adjudication. The outcome of a sporting event is determined by physical events or by judges who score elements of the sporting performance, including objective and subjective measures such as technical performance or artistic impression.
There are many different types of sports, with some involving physical feats and others not. For example, some sports involve a lot of running and sprinting, while other involve little movement or no contact.
These differences make it difficult for sport scientists to know what they are talking about when describing sport. This can lead to a great deal of confusion and misunderstandings between researchers.
It is important to understand what a sport is before beginning any research on it. In addition, it is helpful to have a clear understanding of the terminology and concepts used within the field. This will help to keep research consistent and logical.