The World Of Sports Names
Sports (or sports) can be broadly classified into two types: Regular Physical Activities and Sports Aspects of Sport. In the former, athletes engaged in regular physical activities such as athletics; motor sports; sailing, bungee-jumping, track running, swimming; wrestling or gymnastics; or other sports that require specific motions to engage with the activity at hand, whereas in the latter, athletes engage in sports that focus on aspects of the game such as technique, speed, balance, or agility, or even competitive sports that require gymnastic moves in one form or another. There are also sports which don’t involve actual physical contact with opponents, although most sports will have some elements of it, such as wrestling, boxing, basketball, golf, tennis, soccer, track running, ice skating, swimming, wrestling, surfing, bicycling, or horse riding. It should be noted that most sports have been adapted from other pastimes and that some of the same names don’t always apply to every sport, though the majority of sports are based on a game of skill or sportmanship where competitors try to outsmart or outlast each other in competitions, generally for a prize or prizes being handed out, typically by the organizers or governing bodies of the sport itself.
There are many different sports names for different sports and competitions and even more for the variations of the same sports. Tennis is known as the game of kings, or spaniels, but in England the game is more commonly known as football or rugby. Track running was once called the “game of three,” while basketball and baseball are commonly called either “game of” or “ball” respectively. While cricket is known in the UK as” Cricket” (and sometimes “Cricket”) in India it’s otherwise known as “Babble” or “Tender.” Boxing is generally called “boxing” while soccer is referred to as “fussball” in the UK and “soccer” or “fussball” in the USA.
The point to note about most sports names is to highlight the association of the word with the sport. Games that involve throwing, hitting or wrestling rely on the use of your hands or some part of them, so they have obvious links to the sport of hand-to-hand combat or the taming of wild beasts. Throwing, hitting and wrestling all involve the use of your physical dexterity in a contest to knock down opponents or be the winner. That’s why you can find bruisers, maulers and bruising sports such as wrestling and boxing mentioned alongside their game names to give a clear idea of what the contest involves: because they require and involve skilled dexterity, athleticism and physical strength.