Definition of Sport

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Definition of Sport

Sport is part of a broad range of activities encompassed by the term leisure and undertaken in what we would describe as our leisure time. Defining leisure is a difficult thing to do since it depends to an extent on the perceptions of the individual participants. The same activity can be leisure to one person but not to another.

The European Sport for All Charter (Council of Europe, 1980) divided sport into four broad categories.

| | | | |1 |Competitive games and sport which are characterised by the acceptance of rules and |[pic] | | |responses to opposing challenge | | | |Click on picture to visit NFL website | | |2 |Outdoor pursuits in which participants seek to negotiate some particular terrain: |[pic] | | |the challenge derive from the manner of negotiation adopted and are modified by the | | | |particular terrain selected and the conditions of wind and weather prevailing | | | |Click on picture to visit PGA website | | |3 |Aesthetic movement which includes activities in the performance of which, the |[pic] | | |individual is not so much looking beyond themselves and is responding to the | | | |sensuous pleasure of patterned bodily movement, for example dance, figure skating, | | | |forms of rhythmic gymnastics and recreational swimming. | | | |Click on picture to visit National Ice Skating Association...
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