A sports film is an interesting film genre which makes use of sports to an extent for the story’s purpose. It’s a fictional production where a sports event, sport, player, or fan of sport are heavily involved, and that rely on sports to some extent for their main plot resolution or inspiration. It could be about a certain player, team, competition, or race. Sports films are made for a number of different reasons. Some are made with the specific intention of attracting a big audience and create a viral sensation about a certain sport.
The most common scenario for this type of fictional film is that it is made as an entertaining watch to let people enjoy some thrilling sports action. Sports can be divided into two main categories. There’s the “physical” sport and the “non-physical” sport.
“Physical” sports relate to a competition, and the rules that govern them. Physical competitions can be in the form of wrestling, boxing, gymnastics, aerobics, weightlifting, swimming, tennis, football, etc. These are normally associated with one or more “athletic disciplines”. Most people take part in these sports for the purpose of improving their overall physical fitness. Many athletes in the US participate in such competitions regularly.
Non-physical sports can also include, but aren’t limited to, fencing, tennis, field hockey, badminton, table tennis, swimming, track and field, soccer, horse racing, etc. Non-physical competitions usually have a defined set of rules which govern the action itself, rather than defining rules for the participation. In other words, one could say that this definition includes any game which has as its objective the performance of skills rather than physical contact. This doesn’t necessarily mean, however, that the activities can’t be competitive or even competitively enjoyable. Competitions in these sports can be determined by skill, strategy, athleticism, persistence, or endurance, among other things.
The definitions of sports vary widely between countries, even within nations. For example, the UK has certain definitions of what constitutes a game, while the USA has no clear standards. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) defines the games in terms of physical activity and the spirit of sportsmanship. If you wish to compete in Olympic sports, you must meet the standard that is defined by the Olympic committee. There are also various governing bodies for international sports which determine the level of skill and competence for each sport.
In most cases, sports which are predominantly played by men are considered to be men’s sports, while sports which are predominantly played by women are considered to be women’s sports. Some sports have both men and women, but are more commonly played by one gender. These include swimming, diving, basketball, baseball, tennis, softball, golf, soccer, and gymnastics.