Sports are the common activity of participating in an event of either physical competition or physical struggle with an aim of winning some prize or other consequences. Sports are generally played by individuals and are often played at various levels from youth to adults and at all ages can play them. They are usually played as a leisure activity or as a part of a competition. There are several types of sports that are common such as running, weightlifting, tennis, badminton, cricket and basketball and many others. Most sports are usually associated with a particular sport and are normally played between unrelated individuals for entertainment and as an attempt to win a prize, which is why sportsmanship is a major factor in many sports activities.
Some sports are recognized internationally and have their own professional governing body, for example the Fencing Association. Fencing is a game played between people who are equipped with different sharp-edged weapons and are trying to hit each other with them. Fencing can also be an Olympic sport, with sportsmanship being one of its key principles. Fencing can also be played by professionally trained athletes, and it is now widely accepted as a sport.
In terms of how much you can earn from sports, it depends on how dedicated you are and how skilled you are. Many sports can attract large audiences and are covered by several national and international television stations and the earnings from sports betting are quite high. Other sports, such as horse racing, are also widely watched and attract a huge following. If you want to become a professional athlete then this can help you greatly in earning money from sports.