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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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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01:14:20

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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01:20:59

‘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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FIFA’s Dirty Secrets
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This documentary, hosted by Andrew Jenninngs, an investigative journalist, takes a closer look at some of the very serious allegations against FIFA, the world’s governing body of...

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Original Wing Chun
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This documentary takes a critical look at the origins of the Wing Chun art, a Chinese martial art that specializes in close-range combat by scavenging the rare and early days’ fo...

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Murderball
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Murderball is a film documenting the fierce competition between United States and Canada in the 2004 Paraolympics that was hosted by Greece.Filmmaker Henry Alex Rubin and journalis...

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Mixed Martial Arts in Pakistan
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"Mixed martial arts (MMA) is a full contact combat sport that allows the use of both striking and grappling techniques, both standing and on the ground, from a variety of other com...

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Mike Tyson: Beyond the Glory
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Mike Tyson – Beyond the Glory is a documentary feature on Mike Tyson. Mike Tyson was the most famous and successful boxer in the world. He was the youngest man ever to win a worl...

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Marathon Challenge
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In this documentary NOVA traces the lifestyle and an extensive fitness regime that 13 generally sedentary people with ages ranging from 22 to 60 and coming from various backgrounds...

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Life Cycles
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Life Cycles tells a striking tale of the bicycle, from its conception to its eventual death.An aesthetically sensational journeying, with idea arousing story, Living Cycles uses 4k...

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I Speak Soccer
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Soccer is by far the most international sport. It is a sport that crosses boundaries with its simplistic rules and the amount of sheer skill needed to play. Director Terry Kegal go...

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Heart of Stone
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It’s no secret that the Southeastern US has some of the best rock climbing in the country. Grassroots organizations like the Southeastern Climbers Coalition and the Carolina Clim...

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Golden Harvest in the Philippines
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Is a cinematic docudrama, about Chibi Moku and Wing Chun Kung Fu being presented in the Philippine Islands.Shot over a time of 2 week in Capital of the Philippines and Laguna. It i...

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Feel Free
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After traveling world-wide with a camera in-hand following the cycling culture in races and random rides, the team at Cycle Me Home brings you Feel Free. From fixed-gear races to c...

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Facing Goliath
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Facing Goliath is an inspiring documentary film that demonstrates how Ray Taylor, a man in his fifties, about to lose his eye-sight, transcends above the limitations of the corpore...

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"David Beckham had the chance to lead his team to win the World cup in Germany in 2006. This documentary by Tim Lovejoy for ITV1 takes the viewers up, close and personal with him a...

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Daredevils: The Human Spider Returns
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As the name suggests, The Human Spider refers to an extraordinary climber, who is known to everyone as Alain Robert.He is known as one of the world’s greatest ‘daredevils’ gi...

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