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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Sports
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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Box Girl
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Started in the slums of Nairobi, Kenya, Box Girls Kenya is an organization that looks to improve girls living in the slums’ confidence and leadership abilities through boxing. Th...

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Bigger, Stronger, Faster
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In the 1980s, filmmaker Christopher Bell, a former staffer at Venice’s Gold’s Gym and his mother became bodybuilders deriving their inspiration from icons like Hulk Hogan, Sylv...

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Andy Murray: The Man Behind the Racquet
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"US Open, Olympic champion and now 2013 Wimbledon Mens Champion Andy Murray is the focus of this documentary by the BBC. The film reveals what it takes to be a tennis superstar. Fr...

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Always a Fire
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ALWAYS A FIRE is a short documentary film on former New York Giant CHAD JONES—a star athlete from LSU whose promising professional career was put on hold by a tragic car accident...

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Allen Iverson: The Answer Documentary
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"The full length documentary on one of the most prolific NBA basketball players, Allen Iverson.As one of the smallest (6 feet tall) NBA players, and overcoming a number of obstacle...

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