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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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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