Playing sports professionally requires:
Unfortunately, it is often connected with several negative sides. Top sportsmen and women try to be the best and it often leads to overtraining, and doping – taking steroids or growth hormones and it has a very negative impact on their health and career. Success in professional sport is nowadays connected with money and popularity, and for some people, it’s quite difficult to cope with being rich and famous.
POPULAR SPORTS IN SLOVAKIA, THE USA AND BRITAIN
It is the greatest holiday for all sportsmen, women and sport fans.
There are Summer and Winter Olympic Games which are held every four years in a different country. The first Olympics took place in ancient Greece nearly 3000 years ago. Only men could compete and they were naked and barefoot.
In 1894 a Frenchman Pierre de Coubertin started the modern Olympic games.
SYMBOL OF THE OLYMPICS
Five Olympic Rings in 5 different colours that represent the unity of the 5 continents:
MY ATTITUDE TO SPORT
Sports and games play an important role in my life, and they are one of my hobbies. Some people take sports very seriously, which means sport is very important to them. When they play team games, they are very competitive (they try hard and always want to win). As for me, I am the complete opposite. I only play for fun/ for pleasure.
When I was younger, I learned to swim, ride the bike and play badminton. Later I started various ball games such as volleyball and basketball. (I also tried…)These days I go cycling, swimming and hiking and in winter skiing and snowboarding. As for watching sports, I love watching tennis tournaments and the matches of our ice-hockey team. I must say that I prefer active sport to passive sport.
WHAT DOES MY PE LESSON LOOK LIKE?
We have our physical education only twice a week. Before the lesson starts, we change into sportswear in a dressing room. We put on T-shirt, shorts and sneakers/ trainers. If it is colder, we wear tracksuits and a sweatshirt. At the beginning of the lesson, we always do a little warm-up exercise. When the weather is good, we go out and run, jump into the sand or play games. Games are those sports in which at least two players are involved.
In winter or bad weather, we go to the gym, and there we do gymnastics, climb the rope or pole and play various games.
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