Horse racing is disappearing in South Africa

Sport or sports are all forms of usu­al­ly com­pet­i­tive phys­i­cal activ­i­ty or games which, through casu­al or organ­ised par­tic­i­pa­tion, aim to use, main­tain or improve phys­i­cal abil­i­ty and skills while pro­vid­ing enjoy­ment to par­tic­i­pants, and in some cas­es, enter­tain­ment for spec­ta­tors. Usu­al­ly the con­test or game is between two sides, each attempt­ing to exceed the oth­er. Some sports allow a tie game; oth­ers pro­vide tie-break­ing meth­ods, to ensure one win­ner and one los­er.

A num­ber of such two-sided con­tests may be arranged in a tour­na­ment pro­duc­ing a cham­pi­on. Many sports leagues make an annu­al cham­pi­on by arrang­ing games in a reg­u­lar sports sea­son, fol­lowed in some cas­es by play­offs. Hun­dreds of sports exist, from those between sin­gle con­tes­tants, through to those with hun­dreds of simul­ta­ne­ous par­tic­i­pants, either in teams or com­pet­ing as indi­vid­u­als. In cer­tain sports such as rac­ing, many con­tes­tants may com­pete, each against all with one win­ner.

Records of per­for­mance are often kept, and for pop­u­lar sports, this infor­ma­tion may be wide­ly announced or report­ed in sport news. Sport is also a major source of enter­tain­ment for non-par­tic­i­pants, with spec­ta­tor sport draw­ing large crowds to sport venues, and reach­ing wider audi­ences through broad­cast­ing. Sports bet­ting is in some cas­es severe­ly reg­u­lat­ed, and in some cas­es is cen­tral to the sport.

Accord­ing to A.T. Kear­ney, a con­sul­tan­cy, the glob­al sport­ing indus­try is worth up to $620 bil­lion as of 2013. The world’s most acces­si­ble and prac­tised sport is run­ning, while asso­ci­a­tion foot­ball is its most pop­u­lar spec­ta­tor sport.

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