Sports and games, my attitudes
Sports are one of the most popular leisure time activities.Such a form of relaxation as sports is refreshing, can help take off some weight, and makes use of one´s skills and strength.Last but not least, one can meet a lot of new people and feels to be a winner or a loser.Sports are either indoor or outdoor.Indoor sports include for example gymnastic, table tennis, boxing, wrestling and so on.Outdoor sports are for example skiing(down-hill, cross-country, slalom, ski jump), sledding, hiking, rock climbing, horse riding, golf, and some aquatic sports such as rowing or windsurfing.But most sports can be done both indoors and outdoors.Meetings(in all the tracks and field events) such as sprints, middle and long distance runs, hurdling, high and long jump, pole vault, shot put, javelin and discuss throw take place in summer stadiums as well as in athletic halls.Winter sports such as skating or skiing can be done only on ice or snow.The most numerous group of games are the ball games.Among these, football is the most wide spread.Two teams of 11 members play with the ball on grass field.The purpose is to kick the ball into the opposite goal.This game is from England and there is a lot of football clubs(Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal, Aston Villa).In London, there is one of the biggest football stadiums – Wembley Arena.Football is played all over the world.In the USA, it is called soccer.Rugby is also very popular in Britain.This game was first played at Rugby(town) School in England.It is played with oval ball.English national game is cricet.Scotland – golf , Wales – rugby.Popular is also horse-racing.The best known steeple-chase is the Great National near Liverpool.There is famous university rowing race between Oxford and Cambridge on the river Thames and there is favourite Wimbledon tennis tournament in London.For relaxation squash is also played.
Sports in America are big bussines.The most popular sports are American football, baseball, basketball and ice-hockey.American football differs from European mainly in the shape of the ball(oval), the way in which is the ball carried(in the hand) and the form of scoring(touchdowns at field goals).Indiane game lacrosse and field hockey are also popular. The most popular games in our country are the ball games, especially football, basketball, volleyball, handball, and tennis.Besides this ice-hockey is played at a very high level here too.Czech republic has a lot of sportsmen in top international statistics(in athletics:javelin, decathlon or netgames:tennis, volleyball or ballgames:football, wintergames:ice-hockey).In our town we can visit ice-ring where everyone can skate, tennis and volleyball courts, football and handball playground.For indoor activites there are modern sports hall, swimming pool and fitness centers.Our physical training lessons are quite rare – only twice a week.Usually we wear sports wear such as T-shirts, shorts, track pants, sweatshirts and sneakers.When the weather is good our lessons are usually outside the school.When the weather is bad we go to the fully equipped gym.There are wallbars, horizontal bar, parallel bars, beam, rings, vaulting horse, mats, springboards, climbing rope and pole. Every four years are Olympic Games.They have two parts:summer and winter.