Modern Sports were born in the late 17th century in England. The concept of the sports record was conceived during the Restoration era, when the Puritans drove traditional pastimes underground. As a result, organized games took root. Under the leadership of the Marylebone Cricket Club, founded in 1787, sports were transformed into highly organized and rationalized contests. A century later, the term was used for all types of physical exercise, including cricket.
As well as helping to keep the body healthy, sports help to develop the character of children. Sports foster teamwork, analytical thinking, and positive attitudes. Sports have a social and racial benefit. Historically, sports have served as a social glue. Early Americans emphasized the benefits of physical exercise and promoted swimming and running as forms of exercise. American presidents even encouraged physical activity. Today, sports play a crucial role in helping to build a healthy, productive society.
Archery games were enjoyed by the bourgeoisie in the Middle Ages, but became secular in the 17th century after Czech educator John Amos Comenius began promoting physical education. During the fifteenth to sixteenth centuries, elites enjoyed dancing and geometric patterns of movement. Ballet was born in France during this period, and ballet choreographers trained horses to perform elegant movements. And as a result, the sport became an art form in the northern European continent.
As E-Sports have become popular and mainstream, the sport of poker is becoming a spectator’s favorite. However, despite the fact that poker requires considerable brain power, it does not involve a lot of physical exertion. Most people can shuffle decks and perform other daily tasks without requiring much physical effort. So, while E-Sports are not mainstream yet, they are certainly growing in popularity. So what is the future of spectator sports?