Sport is very popular inRussia and Great Britain. Millions of people in these countries attend sport clubs, play team games, go in for Physical Education at school. Each country has its own history of appearance and development of sport. This work is devoted to the study of popularity of sport in Great Britain and Russia. These countries pay great attention to the sports in school. The aim of our work is to bring to lightdifferences and similarities of popularity of sports in Russian and British schools. The objectives of our research are:
1. to find out which sports are the most popular in Russia and Great Britain.
2. to make into a whole the information about sports in Russian and British schools.
3. to figure which sports are popular among children in our school.
To achieve the objectives of thiswork we used the following methods of research: generalization of information, analysis, social questioning.
The 1st part of our work presents the most popular sports in Great Britain and Russia.
The 2nd one contains the comparison of sports in schools.
The 3rd part consists of the questioning of school children.
Sports play an important part in the life in Britain and is apopular leisure activity. The British are known to be great sport-loves, so when they are neither playing, nor watching games, they like to talk about them. In the 19-th century sport was organized at public schools so that young people could develop their physical abilities. But shortly afterwards the idea was borrowed by businessmen who started to organize football and other sports for theirworkers. From the 1960s commercial companies began to sponsor different British sports and activities. The national British sports are: football, golf, cricket, tennis, racing, darts. Like everyone else the British adore football. Moreover, the Englishmen invented it. Football is the most popular game. Football, or soccer, is an example of a professional game. There are many amateur soccer players inBritain who play the game on Saturday or Sunday afternoon. Almost every school has its football team and every boy in Britain knows a lot about the game.
Rugby is another popular British sport which is played in other countries. It is also called rugby football. The story is told that in 1823 boys at Rugby school in England were playing football in the normal way, when suddenly one boy picked theball up and ran with it. That was how a new game was born. There are two forms of rugby football: the amateur game and the professional game. The two games have different rules.
Another traditional British game is cricket. Unlike football cricket is not widely spread outside the British Isles. Cricket is a summer game, it is played in schools, colleges, universities. Cricket is a very long and avery slow game. There are two teams. Each team consists of eleven men. The "bowler" throws the ball, and a "batsman" hits it with his bat.
Lawn tennis was first played in Britain in the late 19th century. Two different games that do not have much in common bear the name of tennis - lawn tennis and table tennis. Every summer, in June, the biggest tournament in the world takes place at Wimbledon.This world centre of lawn tennis is located in a suburb of London. Millions of people watch the Wimbledon Championship on TV. Table tennis originated in England in 1880. But the British players are not lucky in table tennis international championships.
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