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The sport all over the world

Athletic sports include running, boxing, rowing, jumping, fencing, diving, swimming, weightlifting, putting-the-shot, skating, wrestling, etc. To become proficient in these sports one must practise constanly. They are encouraged in schools, universities and clubs all over the world.
Other popular outdoor sports (field sports) are hunting, shooting, fishing, horse-racing, motor racing and mountain climbing (mountaineering).
The most popular outdoor games are football, cricket, hockey and tennis. Indoor games include billiards, card games, chess, draughts and backgammon.
England is the home of sport. Many of games now played all over the world originated in Britain. They have a proverb, „All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.” They do not think that play is more important than work; they think that Jack will do his work better if he plays as well, so he is encouraged to do both. Most people in England are engaged in sedentary occupations; they would feel that life was hardly worth living if they were unable in the evenings, or at the week-ends, to pursue their favourite sport. Certainly, in ordinary times, the average man is more interested in games and sport than in politics. The average schoolboy may not be able to tell you the name of the Foreign Minister, but he is able to tell you which team won the football championchip last year and who is the present boxing champion.
What is a sportsman? He is one who is interested in sport. But that is only one meaning of the...

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