Falconry, fencing, field hockey, fin swimming, fishing, five pin bowling, floor hockey, floorball (innabandy), foot bag (hackey sack), footsal, football, fox hunting, free diving, frisbee tossing, frog racing, and front tennis are all sports. Also see Sports A to Z.
In Europe, falconry was popular until the 16th century. It later fell out of favor when dogs were used in place of hawks.
Football is the most popular sport in America. Baseball is number two. Basketball is number three. American sports fans like their games to have winners and losers, replays, and rules that can be interpreted differently by different judges. That's why these games have become so popular worldwide.
Footing has been used for fun and exercise since prehistoric times. It is believed that ancient Chinese athletes performed exercises while playing ball games such as jiankang (or "kickball") and weiqi (or "chess").
The first known written reference to football comes from England in 1823. It was called "association football." The word "football" became popular after many variations of it were developed in England. In 1875, an association named the Football Association was formed to regulate soccer matches. In 1913, this body changed its name to the present-day FA.
Association football (also known as soccer in North America and Oceania); gridiron football (specifically American football or Canadian football); Australian rules football; rugby football (either rugby union or rugby league); and Gaelic football are all sports that are commonly referred to as football.
In England, Ireland, and Scotland, people call all forms of the game "football". In North America, only association football is called "football" outside of these countries. However, in those regions football usually refers to association football rather than the other forms of the game.
The oldest evidence of ball games being played in Europe comes from Russia where a 9500-year-old ball made from animal skin was found. The first evidence of a ball being used in an international match comes from China where an 888 B.C. leather ball was used in a game between Chinese teams using a kicking technique similar to modern handball.
The modern game of football is believed to have evolved in England from various other games that were popular there. It is based on a kick-and-rush style of play that originated with a series of short passes used by English players to move the ball downfield. The word "soccer" is derived from the English term for this type of play, which was popular among British immigrants in North America: "association football."
Football has become popular throughout the world.
The following is a list of sports that begin with the letter "C." More information about sports that begin with the letter C may be found by clicking on the links below, which include the following: Camel Riding, Camogie, Camping, Canoeing, Canopying, Cave Diving, Cave Exploration, Cheerleading, Chess, Climbing, Cricket, Croquet, Curling, and Cycling are some of the activities available.
There are also games played with the ball called Cuju (or Kiu) which is the national sport of Korea. It is similar to soccer and is played on a field approximately 50 yards by 60 yards. The Korean word for soccer is euje, so Cuju is often referred to as "Korean soccer." There are also other games starting with the letter C such as Carrom, Ring Golf, Road Racing, and Scrabble.
They include Camping, Cycling, Chess, and Cricket.
Here is a list of 8 sports that you can do on your own:
Sports that do not include the use of a ball
|Golf, but not with a ball||Disc Golf|
|Played with an epee||Fencing|
|Chasing the checkered flag||Auto Racing|
|Uses a half-pipe and ramps||Skateboarding|