Introduction to Sports
Introduction to Sports
A sports movie is a film genre which makes use of sports as the main theme of the movie. It’s a genre wherein a sports event, sport, player, or fan of certain sport are heavily involved, and that depend greatly on sport for their overall plot resolution or motivation. Sports movies can either be Tv sports movies or cinema sports movies. But generally, both these genres are made for the viewing audience, who wants to get all the glamour and excitement out of a sports activity, and the cinema audience, who mainly wants to get a good, entertaining action/adventure story from a sports movie.
As early as the late 19th century, sports has been associated with British culture. There was a renowned British writer, George Bernard Shaw, who wrote a number of humorous articles on different sports. One of them in particular included a spoof on cricket and its relationship with the British Royal Family. Shaw portrayed cricket as a romantic game and took great delight in describing the wild antics of bats and ball, as well as the slow-motion effect of a wicket taking away a life. He also described the royal family’s passion for cricket, with Queen Victoria taking an interest in a game that had been known for being a source of amusement for the poor.
In the 20th century, there have been numerous movies which have depicted physical skill contests, including baseball and basketball. However, one of the earliest sports movies that depicted this was The Kid. The Kid, which came out in 1955, is notable for its portrayal of a young man’s quest to achieve world record after world record, all while using only a wooden bat and a baseball glove. Although he does not actually hit a single home run, he is able to accomplish many other feats, such as running to first base, receiving a first base call, throwing out the first base runner, stealing second base, hitting a home run, and many other feats. Shaw also plays the role of a coach for the team. He provides the team with encouragement and hope and with this character, baseball becomes more than just a game.
Today, sports writers and commentators often describe such physical contests as autotelic sports, which involve sprinting, jumping, throwing, and catching. The definition of an autotelic sport may be traced back to a definition first proposed by the American Physical Therapy Association in 1947. According to this definition, autotelics is defined as any “contact sport that combines elements of both athletics and manual tension.”
Sports examples that fit this definition include sailing, snorkeling, diving, fencing, tennis, horseback riding, basket ball, gymnastics, rowing, racing, ice skating, surfing, aerobics, rock climbing, fencing, tennis, and snorkeling. Although these sports certainly fall under the realm of athletics, they differ from most sports in the fact that they involve competition between multiple entities, including machines. The inclusion of machines in these sports helps to define them as recreational activities rather than professional sports. Sports writers and commentators often refer to these games as a type of renaissance sports. Sports that fit into this category include badminton, karate, fencing, badminton, luge, sailing, tennis, horseback riding, fencing, badminton, track and field, ice skating, gymnastics, rowing, auto-cycling, and badminton. The Renaissance period, which is the middle ages of Europe, is when these sports gain prominence.
Modern sports have evolved into well-developed competitions with predetermined rules and parameters. For example, the World Cup Golf tournament in Brazil requires teams to abide by a dress code that allows only white clothing. The Olympic Games also have uniforms for the competing athletes. Throughout the years, sports competitions between nations have become more stylized and sporting events. As the modern sports continue to develop, it is likely that we will see even more changes in the definition of sports and what constitutes a sport.