Is Sportsmanship Just a Term?

Sports (or sports), as an accepted term, refers to any form of usually strenuous physical activity that, through organised or casual participation, aims to use, build or hone athletic ability and skills, while also providing enjoyment to participants, and sometimes, spectators as well. Some forms of sports are more popular than others, with football being one of the most popular sports around the world. Football is a game that have developed across many countries, but the game has a unique history and identity.


The history of football can be traced back to the 19th Century and can trace its roots even further back into Ancient Greece. As it evolved from being something more for amusement, to what we know it today as a contact sport, sports competitions and rules also changed and became more defined. Today, there is usually a clear set of rules and regulations for sports competitions, but these rules and regulations were first created so that the participants would have a fair chance of winning, without having to take part in any unnecessary risk. In many ways, the very idea of a “fair competition” is subjective. But sports competitions still often take place and are regularly monitored by several sports governing bodies and organizations.

A major part of sports competition is its level of participation: how many players participate in a given game? This section needs to cover detailed data about how many people took part, and their performance levels. While this data may not always be easy to gather and analyze, it is nonetheless a necessary element of any competitive game. The data needs to be collected and analyzed objectively so as to provide accurate and unbiased results.

Other elements that need to be considered are the sports itself and the level of skill that players show. The games that regularly feature athletes at the highest level of play are the ones that tend to attract the largest audience and participate rate. These games also tend to be the ones that tend to garner the most awards and recognition from international sports competitions and governing bodies. The Olympic Games, for example, is judged by an international jury and was chosen based on the level of participation and achievements, with particular emphasis placed on sportsmanship, sports technology, athleticism and physical strength.

The Olympic Games, just like other competitive sports, is built on merit rather than on talent. They reward hard work and dedication, both of which can only be learned through consistent training and experience. For this reason, it’s hard to argue with the general consensus that the Olympic Games are, in part, a test of will. While skill and physical fitness are certainly important components of any sport, it is talent and determination that set individual events apart. And there are few sports that offer the kind of emotional and mental experience that the Olympic experience provides its participants – a sense of achievement unmatched by any other form of physical activity.

At the heart of every fair play debate, sportsmanship and community spirit are claimed to be at the root of most debates regarding sports. However, it has long been agreed upon that it is the sport itself, rather than its participant, that should bear the main responsibility for any negative repercussions. By definition, sports can be both ‘fair’ and ‘unfair’, but it is those elements of fairness and unfairness that are considered to be the root of the problem. So rather than look for blame in a situation where one would rather not take part in an activity, it is better to try and prevent something bad from happening in the first place.