Sports

Sport is considered to be, in all of its forms, a competitive physical activity through individual or group participation. Other than personal satisfaction of victory, a sport is used also for entertainment from the point of the spectator. Sports are usually governed by a set of rules or customs, which serve to ensure fair competition, and allow consistent adjudication of the winner.

There are artifacts and structures that suggest that the Chinese engaged in sporting activities as early as 2000 BC. Monuments to the Pharaohs indicate that a number of sports, including swimming and fishing, were present in ancient Egypt. Ancient Persian sports such as the traditional Iranian martial art of Zourkhaneh had a close connection to the warfare skills.

To the present day numerous sport disciplines emerged, while the rules of the existing ones have adapted according to the evolution of the given discipline. It is estimated in 2013 that the global sport industry is worth over $620 billion.

When it comes to sports, there are several aspects to consider such as amateurism, professionalism, technology and politics. All of these aspects influence and define a certain path of a sports person. Sport can be undertaken on an amateur, professional or semi-professional basis, depending on whether participants are incentivized for participation, usually through payment in a form of a wage or salary.

The documentaries and video materials compiled in this category are concerned with various types of sport and the incredible stories of the athletes around the world.

Enter the world of Mixed Marshal Arts (MMA) and follow the story of two British women, both cage fighters, and their life beyond the cage. They are on their way to America and into the duel of their life.

We bring you the extraordinary story of Alain Robert, a man known as The Human Spider. He will attempt to climb the world`s tallest buildings such as the Jin Mao Tower in Shanghai and Debis Tower in Berlin without any climbing equipment.

Discover what it takes to be a tennis superstar. The BBC brings you the story of And Murray and his efforts on the road to the top of the tennis world.

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kushti wrestling
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For people outside India, wrestling in the mud might be just a sport. However, for people in India, Indian Mud Wrestling, or also called Kushti wrestling is a way of life. It requires dedication...

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Class of 92  - Out of Their League - Episode 1
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BBC Documentary. The ex-Manchester United stars known as the Class of '92 are going on a new adventure. They've bought a football club seven tiers down from the Premier League with a dream of taking i...

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Undefeated
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Undefeated (2011) is an inspirational story of Manassas Tigers football team and their coach Bill Courtney. To call it a football or sports film is unrewarding as it a story of social and political ci...

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Benji
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Benji is a 2012 narrative film about the short life and 1984 passing of Chicago South Side basketball player Ben Wilson who played for Simeon Career Academy. The film appeared at the Tribeca/ESPN Sp...

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Bobby Fischer: Against the World
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This is a documentary that is looking into the life of the late chess Grandmaster and eleventh World Champion Bobby Fischer. It consolidates interviews with chess players Anthony Saidy, Larry Evans,...

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The Other Dream Team
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The Other Dream Team is a narrative film directed by Marius A. Markevicius. It covers the uplifting story of the 1992 Lithuania national basketball team and their trip to the bronze award at the Summ...

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Closer To The Edge
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This is a British narrative film, a Richard de Aragues`s debut as a director, and it takes after the main riders in the 2010 race, most remarkably Guy Martin and Ian Hutchinson. ...

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We Ride: The Story of Snowboarding
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We Ride: The Story of Snowboarding is a documentary delivered by ‘Burn’, and recorded and altered by innovative organization called ‘Grain Media’. The film follows snowbo...

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Henry Benjamin Greenberg
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This documentary is written, directed and produced by Aviva Kempner. It is concerned with the life and career of Henry Benjamin Greenberg (January 1st, 1911 – September 4th, 19...

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Ayrton Senna da Silva
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Ayrton Senna da Silva was born on 21 March 1960 and died on 1 May 1994. He was a Brazilian racing driver who won three Formula One world championships. His life ended tragically ...

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Antwerp: The Street Football Culture
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The term street football encompasses a number of informal varieties of association football. These informal games do not necessarily follow the requirements of a formal game of foo...

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The Rise of the NOTORIOUS: The story of Conor McGregor
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Conor Anthony McGregor was born on July 14, 1988 in Dublin, Ireland. He is a mixed martial artist currently competing in the UFC's Featherweight division and this is his story.Bo...

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How Bruce Lee Changed the World
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The History Channel's How Bruce Lee Changed the World explores the amazing multitude of ways that Bruce Lee - the first international Asian superstar--has influenced pop culture. C...

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Bare Knuckle Boxing in Great Britain
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Enter the world of bare knuckle boxing in Great Britain. Follow the story of the people involved in this particular discipline. Among them is Andy Topliffe, an ex bare knuckler t...

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The Endless Summer
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‘The Endless Summer’ is a 1966 documentary film, made by the legendary bruce Brown, following a very simple yet powerful theme showing two champion California surfers, Mike Hyn...

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The Thriller in Manila
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Years removed from one of the most grueling fights of all time, the story of "The Thrilla in Manila" is re-told. This time however, it's Joe Frazier recounting his side of the figh...

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Pond Hockey
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Pond Hockey examines the changing culture of sports through insightful interviews with hockey stars, experts, journalists and local rink rats alike. More than just a celebration of...

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In The Hands Of The Gods
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In the Hands of the Gods is the true story of five young British freestyle footballers journey across the Americas to Argentina in the hope of meeting their hero, Diego Maradona. T...

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Touching the Void
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Mountain climbing can be an adventurous and fun sport. But not when it goes wrong. Touching the Void documents the story of two climbers, Joe Simpson and Simon Yates on a disastrou...

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Baby Faced Bodybuilders
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This gripping and engaging documentary follows the lives of the teenagers who are surpisingly obsessed about their bodies and go to extreme lengths to build up themselves to such a...

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Swansea City -The Fall and Rise
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Swansea City -The Fall and Rise tells the tale of its football team, from almost collapsing ten years ago to winning the League Cup in 2013. The local fans are named as the reason ...

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Muhammad Ali: Through the Eyes of the World
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‘Muhammad Ali: Through the Eyes of the World’ is a feature length documentary film tracing the life and career of Muhammad Ali through vintage footage and interviews with frien...

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Louis Theroux: Bodybuilding
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This documentary traces the paths taken by the not-so-conventional bodybuilder of the world, Louis Theroux. He travelled to California to try his luck at joining the esteemed group...

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Bruce Lee: In His Own Words
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Bruce Lee was born in San Francisco, California on 27th of November, 1940 and raised in Hong Kong. He was a versatile personality as is evident from the fact that he was a martial ...

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Hoop Dreams
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‘Hoop dreams’ is a much hyped and well known documentary from 1994, which Steve James directed and co-wrote with Frederick Marx.This particular film traces the lives of William...

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Riding Giants
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‘Riding Giants’ is a beautifully directed documentary presenting Laird Hamilton, who is considered to be a big reason for the sport’s popularity, as a towering hero and the s...

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Al Jazeera Correspondent : Isle of Man TT: A Dangerous Addiction
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The Isle of Man TT is described as the world’s most dangerous race, a complicated and unforgiving course. Yet every year more and more motorcycle enthusiasts come to this tiny Br...

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Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait
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Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait is a full-length feature made by Turner Prize-winning artist and filmmaker Douglas Gordon along with French artist Philippe Parren on with a very in...

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When We Were Kings
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‘When We Were Kings’ is a much acclaimed documentary directed by Leon Gast, accounting one of the most well known Boxing match between George Foreman and Muhammad Ali in the Wo...

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The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters
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Billy Mitchell turned into a legend when he set a Donkey Kong record in the early 1980s that remained unchallenged for almost 25 years, until Steve Wiebe, a teacher by profession t...

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Pumping Iron
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This documentary helps viewers get up, close and personal with Arnold Schwarzenegger.This film was shot when he was training for his sixth victory in the Mr. Olympia contest after ...

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Once Brothers
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‘Once brothers’ is a humbling and heart-wrenching story of two friends, Drazen Petrovic and Vlade Divac, who grew up together and later lifted the Yugoslavian National Basketba...

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Jose Mourinho – 2012 Documentary
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The new documentary about Jose Mourinho profiles the career of the former Chelsea manager, and features plenty of previously unseen footage and interviews. The documentary also fea...

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World Cup’s Most Shocking Moments
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This documentary takes a look at the 50 greatest shocks in the history of the World Cup. Richard Bacon and Peter Crouch take a witty take on these incidents, which include the famo...

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Women Cage Fighting
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Cage Fighting, or Mixed Marshal Arts (MMA), is a sport that is skyrocketing in its popularity, gaining millions of fans around the world each year. When people thing of MMA, they t...

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Vespas To Africa: Budapest-Bamako 2012
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This hour adventure documentary follows the world’s largest amateur rally, the Budapest-Bamako. Teams lusting for adventure set out from the Hungarian capital to reach West Afric...

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The Whirl is Not Enough
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Footbag, also known as Hacky Sack, is a game where you control a small, bean- or sand-filled bag with your feet, constantly trying to keep it up in the air.Join four friends and fo...

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The Referee
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This documentary portrays the humane aspects of the perspectives on what it means to be a referee as a way of engaging in a more tranquil set of reflection about the meaning of jus...

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The Jackal
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A short documentary profiling the life of former Canadian Kickboxing Champion Ian “The Jackal” Jacklin. His incredible life story including his rise to kickboxing champion is n...

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The Fit Finlays – Irish Wrestling
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Documentary featuring Ireland’s most famous wrestling family The Fit Finlays. The Finlays from Carrickfergus have kept traditional wrestling in Ireland alive for three generation...

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The Beauty of the Irrational
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The Beauty of the Irrational follows Ryan Sandes, a South African Ultra-Runner, as he makes his way to the Fish River Canyon to run the 5 day, 84km, Fish River Canyon Hiking Trail ...

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Thai Boxing: A Fighting Chance
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This film follows the lives of three boxers as they prepare to compete in muay thai tournament. The boxers featured in this documentary include a 27 year old Harvard graduate looki...

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Step Into Liquid
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Bruce Brown had made ‘The Endless Summer’, a classic surfing film and his son, Writer-Director Dana Brown follows up on him and makes “Step into Liquid”, which takes a mode...

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Sonicsgate: Requiem for a Team
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This documentary, created by Sonics fans with additional footage provided by local news organizations, was awarded the winning trophy in the 2010 Webby Awards for being the Best Sp...

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Solo: Lost at Sea
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This documentary chronicles Andrew’s journey Solo: Lost at sea by incorporating video footage which survived in his camera’s memory stick and including interviews eith his team...

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Sochi 2014: Paralympic Champions
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These people may be a little different from the familiar image of Olympic champions. They are disabled, but it does not stop them from winning medals, training hard and becoming th...

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Skyliners
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A short film about the passionate people who go to extremes of highlining, walking tight lines between mountain peaks. Filmed at 4074 meters above sea level, these adventurers test...

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Revolution One: A Story of Off-Road Unicycling
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Filmmaker Dan Heaton brings a unique look at an activity that many people don’t know exist: Off-road unicycling. This film explores the history of the sport over the past 30, tal...

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Pinfall: A Professional Wrestling Documentary
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Join Adam Pacitti as he ventures into the unpredictable subculture of professional wrestling. With just one month to train, the crew follow Adam’s entire journey, meeting his fam...

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Long Treks on Skate Decks
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This documentary gives an adrenaline-rushing account of the adventures of Paul Kent, a world record holder, Adam Colton, world famous for his freestyle riding and Aaron Enevoldsen,...

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