In Latin it is where we find the etymological origin of the word sport and in particular it is found in the verb I will deport That can be translated as deport. Seeing it this way, it is difficult for us to understand what this verb has in common and the concept at hand, however, we have to say that evolution will determine the connection.
And it is that for the Romans that said verbal form had two meanings, on the one hand the one of transport and on the other the one that made reference to celebrations of triumphant type (deportae lauream) in which the generals carried honors to Jupiter and carried a Laurel wreath.
On the basis of all this, the concept of deportation that was also used as a synonym for taking something, taking it away, ... was evolving like going out to the field, breathing fresh air and exercising. An expression of the latter that is already perfectly suited to the meaning we give today to the term sport.
The practice of a sport It can be developed for health, leisure or professional reasons. A sport, after all, is some kind of physical exercise or game which, in its development, is competitive and demands respect for certain norms and rules.
For example: "Every Friday I play sports in the morning," "The pediatrician suggested that my son play sports to improve his physical condition," "The sport moves millions of dollars worldwide."
The ability and physical response of the athlete are very important for the final result of the competition, although other factors are also vital, such as equipment of the competitor or his intelligence . It should be noted that, beyond competition and the desire to win, sport provides entertainment to those who practice and see it.
Although sometimes the concepts of sport and physical activity , these are not synonyms. Physical activity is a simple practice, while sport implies a competition that always yields a result.
Thus, for example, among the most important sports or those with the greatest following throughout the world would be football, basketball, tennis, golf, athletics ... We could even underline that in many places football is known as King sport for being the one that manages to arouse more interest.
In this way, it is frequent that in many publications of a specialized nature it is said: Messi is one of the great myths of the king sport, of football, because nobody like him has the scoring ability and the quality of destabilizing the defense of the rival team.
Various archaeological finds show that, in the year 4,000 BC , sports were already practiced in various regions of China . At Ancient Egypt On the other hand, fishing competitions, javelin throwing, swimming and fighting were held. Also in the Ancient persia sports existed, as is the case with certain martial arts.
With the increase in the popularity of sports and the number of fans who came to see the sports practice of athletes, added to the rise of media such as television or radio and as much time as people can devote to leisure compared to other times, sports went on to professionalize . In this way, athletes began to receive money for training and competing.
The popularity of sports varies by country. Meanwhile in Latin America and in Europe he soccer wake up passion in U.S they prefer the baseball and the football .