This in an excerpt from this book
Sportsis marked with an ocean of historical moments when it transformed the world and made audiences hold their breath. Men have enjoyed indulging in sports since eons. We have looked for ways in which we can entertain ourselves. While ancient history tells us of board games and outdoor games which gradually evolved into the games that we see today, sports has been not just a mode of entertainment but also a way of keeping ourselves healthy.
Long ago, great warriors used to be exemplary sportsmen who excelled in more than one fields. Many renowned kings and leaders have also been known as unparalleled sportsmen who had the ability to defeat anyone in many different forms of sports that were prevalent in those days.
As sports gained mainstream and people began to choose sports as a mode of entertainment as well as a way of showcasing their skills, championships became commonplace too. Today we have numerous championships held across the world at different levels.
Since sports does not differentiate among people, today we have sports for people of different ages and people with different abilities as well. It has the ability to unite us in one spirit and wipes away social and racial dogmas. This is one reason why sports is one place where people are respected for their abilities in the sport they represent and not just for the country or background they have.
There are lots of historical events in sports that changed the relationship between countries, made audiences sway passionately as they witnessed exceptionally great events and even helped nations rise from their ashes. Sports provides a colourful and undeniably interesting part of history which can never be forgotten. Whether it is a huge championship or a small event, sports has the ability to bring a lot of changes. It can unite people and even help nations build stronger relationships with each other.
From Dwight Clark’s great moment in NFL history when he made a winning touchdown with just 51 seconds left in the game, to Rocky Marciano’s popular reputation of retiring undefeated at 49-0, sports has some wonderful moments that we can never forget. If offers an aspect of history which is vibrant, full of energy and enthusiasm. By setting aside the mundane and doing something inexplicable and amazing, many sportsmen have etched their names in the history of sports.
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