Sport is probably as the humanity itself. All over the world
people of different ages are very fond of sports and games. Sport not only
helps people to become strong and to develop physically but also makes them
more organized and better disciplined in their daily activities. It makes a
healthy mind in a healthy body. Sports help people to keep in good health.
We all need to exercise. Even if you don't plan to make a
career in sport you still have to practice. Regular exercises give you more
energy. That is why many people who suffer from general tiredness should take
more exercise than more rest. Exercise makes you feel and look better. The best
exercise is one of which involves in repeated movements, those are: walking,
jogging or swimming. Bending and stretching will add flexibility and feeling of
Among the sports popular in our country are football,
basketball, swimming, volleyball, ice hockey, tennis, gymnastics, figure
skating. A person can choose sports and games for any seasons, for any taste.
The world's greatest international sports games are known as
the Olympic Games.
The Olympic idea means friendship, fraternity and
cooperation among the people of the world. The Olympic Movement proves that real
peace can be achieved through sport. The Olympic emblem is five interlinked rings:
blue, yellow, black, green and red. Any national flag contains at least one of
The original Olympic Games began in ancient Greece in 776
B.C. The games were for men only. Greek women were forbidden not only to
participate but also to watch the Olympics.
The first modern Olympic Games were held in Athens in 1896.
Then they were resumed in London after the Second World War. Since then the Olympics
are held every fourth year in different countries.
The ancient Greeks had no winter sports. Only in 1924 the
first Winter Olympic Games were held in France. Now they are being held
The History of the Olympic Games
Long ago Greeks often waged wars. The ruler of such a small
state, Elis, wanted to live in peace with all neighbours. He was a good
diplomat because his negotiations were successful and Elis was recognized a
neutral state. To celebrate this achievement, he organized athletic games.
The games were held every four years in Olympia on the
territory of Elis. The first games which later were called the Olympic Games
were held about a thousand years before our era.
Winners were called "olympionics", they were
awarded olive wreaths and cups of olive oil. The olympionics of ancient Grees
became very popular. Best craftsmen were chosen to make honourary cups, many
poets wrote and recited in public poems about the best athletics.
Only men could take part in the Olympic Games. Women were
not allowed even to watch the competitions at the stadium under the fear of
Magnificent strong bodies inspired artists and sculptors.
They painted wall pictures and made statues of marble and bronze.
The Olympic Games had been held for about eleven hundred
years, until the emperor Theodosius banned them for religious reasons in 394 A.
D. The revival of the Olympic Games began long time afterwards, in 1892. On the
23rd of June 1894 the International Congress of amateur sportsmen made an
important decision: to revive the Olympic Games and to establish the
International Olympics Committee which would be responsible for the
administration of the modern Olympic Games.
Sport in my life
People all over the world are fond of sports and games.
Sport makes people healthy, keeps them fit, more organized and better
disciplined. It unit people of different classes and nationalities.
Many people do sports on their personal initiative. They go
in for skiing, skating, table tennis, swimming, volley-ball, football, etc.
facilities are provided for them: stadiums, sport ground, swimming pools,
skating rinks, football fields.
Sports in my school
We have fine teams at our school and different kinds of
competition take place there. The boys of my school are crazy about football,
they play football and the girls are football fans.
And now a few words about our physical training lessons. In
winter our Physical training lessons are held out-of-doors. We play different
team games such as basket-ball or volley-ball. Besides we have some training in
gymnastics. I like my P.T. Lessons!
Summer and winter sports
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.
excellent opportunities for swimming, boating, yachting, cycling, gliding and
many others sports. Among outdoor games football takes place in public
interests; this game is played in all the countries of the world. The other
games in different countries are cricket, volley-ball, basket-ball, and so on.
Badminton is also popular both with young and old. Over the last few years
aerobics has become popular with young girls and women. Aerobics helps them to
be slim, healthy and strong.
My favorite sports and my favorite sportsmen
I like sport. I like tennis, swimming, figure skating, football,
valley-ball. But my favorite sport is soccer. I buy the sports magazines and
newspapers, for example: "Sport Exspress", or "World
soccer". I like football in our country, because i live in Russia, but
Italian series A I like more. I think that this game is very strict and thick.
There are many popular football-players, for example: Paolo Maldini, Pirlo - they
are playing in Milan; Konovaro is playing in Parma; Nesto is playing in Lazio;
Baggio is playing in Breshia; Totti, Toldo, Ronaldo, Vieri are playing in
Inter. My favorite football-player is Ronaldo. Many people don't like him, but
He was born in Rio (Brazil). He hadn't any money, but he
wanted to play football. When he was sixteen he started playing in "Gruzeiro",
then he went to the World Cup in USA. Then he played in "Barcelona",
then he went to Milan in "Inter". He was the best football-player in
Europe. He is very rich now. He has a very beautiful wife and son. All people
call him Fonomenon. I wish him good luck in World Cup 2002!
important sport event of this year is the World football championship which is
held in Japan and South Korea. I'm a great football fan so I'm really upset
that our teem lost the match against Belgium and Italian teem lost the match
against Korea. And left the competition I agree with Onopko's words: “I still
thought we could get the draw, and when Dmitri Sychev scored I believed it
would happen. I really thought we would equalise.” And I think that D. Sychev
is hope our football: Only 18 years of age, Sychov already has eight goals to
his name in the Russian Premier League. He has appeared in 12 games for Spartak
Moscow. Though a regular on the under-18 national team, Sychov has three
appearances and a goal under his belt for the full Russia squad.
Also My favorite Russian football-player is Valery Karpin.
is one of Russia's highest profile players. The midfielder was a star at
Spartak Moscow in the early 1990s when the club won three league titles and two
Cups of the Commonwealth of Independent States. Karpin moved to Spain and
played for Real Sociedad and Valencia CF before settling at Celta de Vigo. He
made his debut in the Russia squad in 1992 and scored a goal in his first match
from the penalty spot against Mexico. He was part of the Russian team at the
1994 FIFA World Cup™.
Now, I'm supporting the Brazilian teem, because I'm
convinced that they will be champions.
Well, I like
tennis. I'm a fan of Marat Safin and Dimentieva.
I like hochey so much. I like to watch NHL games on TV.
I like figure-skating. I like special Marina Anisina and
Gvendal Pesera, evgeny Plushenko and Alexei Yagudin. I like Irina Slutskaya so
All of them are very beautiful and talented sportsmen. I
Sports are very important in our life - in my life. So we
have all grounds to say that sport is one of the things that makes people kin.
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- Gurina T. ( "Drofa" M. 2000)
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