The history of sportprobably extends as farback as the existence of ...More
The history of sportprobably extends as farback as the existence ofpeople as purposivesportive and activebeings. Sport has been auseful way for people toincrease their mastery ofnature and theenvironment. The historyof sport can teach us agreat deal about socialchanges and about thenature of sport itself.Sport seems to involvebasic human skills beingdeveloped and exercisedfor their own sake, inparallel with beingexercised for theirusefulness. Less
The history of sport probably extends as far back as the existence of people as purposive sportive and active beings. Sport has been a useful way for people to increase their mastery of nature and the environment. The history of sport can teach us a great deal about social changes and about the nature of sport itself. Sport seems to involve basic human skills being developed and exercised for their own sake, in parallel with being exercised for their usefulness.