People all over the world are very fond of sports and games. That is one
of the things in which people of every nationality and class are
The most popular outdoor winter sports are shooting, hunting,
hockey and, in the countries where the weather is frosty and there is
much snow — skating, skiing and tobogganing. It's so nice to go to the
skating-rink on a frosty sunny day. Some people prefer to be out of town
in such weather and to sledge or to ski in the woods. Many people
greatly enjoy figure-skating and ski-jumping.
Summer affords excellent opportunities for swimming, boating,
yachting, cycling, gliding and many other sports. Among outdoor games
football takes the first place in public interests; this game is played
in all the countries of the world. The other games that have firmly
established themselves in favour in different countries are cricket,
volley-ball, basketball, and so on. Badminton is also very popular both
with young and old.
All the year round many people indulge in boxing, wrestling,
gymnastics and track and field events. Scores of young girls and women
go in for callisthenics. Over the last few years aerobics has become
popular with young girls and women. Aerobics helps them to be slim,
healthy and strong.
Among indoor games which one can go in for all the year round are
billiards, table tennis, draughts, chess, of course. The results of
chess tournamets are studied and discussed by enthusiasts in different
So we have all grounds to say that sport is one of the things that makes people kin.