In humanity's early days, we were much to occupied by the minutiae of survival - hunting, gathering, shelter building, seeking out water - to bother inventing games that would help us fill our spare time. However as modern farming and manufacturing methods took more and more of the onus off the individual to provide everything needed for survival, we found we had more free time to play with. Many of our old survival skills gradually turned into sports, which we played for fun and fitness. Parkour, for example, was originally invented by the French army as a method of moving through rough terrain. On this website, you'll find all sorts of fun sports facts as well as advice on getting started and tales of the more famous sports players.

Whether they realize it or not, everyone is involved in sport somehow. Some watch others play from the comfort of their living room couch. Others play to keep themselves amused, while still others use sports to keep in shape. There are even some people who push themselves daily to achieve new and more impressive feats, or make a living from playing sports. Which category do you belong in? Are you happy there, or would you like to upgrade? We can help give you the boost you need to step up.

There are literally hundreds of sports out there in the world. Some, like Australian Rules Football, are played only within a limited geographic region and are practically unknown to everyone else. Others, like running, have participants in every country and within every culture. The key to getting involved - and staying involved - in sports is to find one you love. There are so many sports out there that there's bound to be one for everyone. We'll introduce you to a wide variety of sports, from the popular to the obscure, to help you find your perfect match.

People play sports at a variety of levels, so you needn't worry about your poor performance when you're just starting out. If you wish to compete at sports, you can find leagues ranging from small community center intramurals where all you have to do is sign up to worldwide sporting associations that accept only the creme de la creme of athletes into their ranks. And of course, there are always clubs and associations devoted to fun and fitness that don't even keep score. Which level will you be comfortable at?

Between rules, equipment, arenas, skill sets, clothing, and strategy there's a lot to learn about a sport, and each one is different. You don't have to know everything starting out, but a few basic facts, such as the ones you can find here, will help. Even experienced sports players may find something here to improve their game. Browse our store of sports related articles by using the navigation bar at the top of the page and get started with your learning process. is sponsored by many supporting businesses, including

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