About Sports

Text read by Mary Peters

Lucas (15) did some research on sports and then wrote this article. He did everything in English.

In the Lascaux caves in France, you can see paintings showing sports activities. They are about 15,000 years old. Archaeologists also discovered paintings depicting sports scenes in a cave in the Bayankhongor Province of Mongolia.  In Wadi Sura in Egypt, there are paintings of swimmers in a cave. They are about 10,000 years old. Sports started with the skills of hunters. As people learnt to farm, they did not need to hunt. To stay active, hunters, competed with each other. That is the creation of sports.

Sports is good for health because it relaxes, it makes you feel good. It also gives a lot of energy. It also makes people feel happy and allows them to sleep well.  Sport brings the world together with the Olympics, for example. The Olympics is a competition where people from around the world came to compete for their country. In my text, I will show you the positive points of sports.


Sport helps to lose weight. My English teacher needs to lose weight. Sport burns fat and makes muscles.  The more muscular people are, the more the body needs energy. Later, people lose weight when energy causes the body to burn fat during physical exertion. I think that everybody should do sports because it is vital for our health.

Sports can improve your mood. When I do not have a good day, I do sport to calm down. I run, or I cycle in my village or the forest.  A bad day for me is when I have a conflict with my friend. I feel frustrated, angry. I go out for one hour, and then I feel better.

Sports can improve your concentration. After sports, I do my homework better because I concentrate more. Or when I have a lot of it, I take a break for one hour, and I do sports. I do the same when I’m stressed.

Sports for confidence. Sports improves my confidence because, in the beginning, I run slowly and with time, my performance goes up, and my confidence also increases.

That is the reason why sports are good.


Sports brings the world together with international competition. The Olympics or the football world cup are such examples. People from a country compete against a country to win. People represent their country. People go to another city or another country to encourage their team. They get an impression of the city or the country they are visiting. I went to Strasbourg to watch a football match, and this was impressive. And sport also battles racism. I think that doing sport helps to work as a group because it finds that sport can bring everyone together. The benefits of sport are cohesion, and it also allows you to let off steam and therefore calm down.

Different sports.

At home.

We can do a lot of sports at home with machines. The advantage to doing sports at home is the proximity, and we can do sports when we want. My family and I have four trainers, an exercise bike, an abdomen trainer, weights lifters and a running machine. I use this one time per week and my parents 3 or 4 times per week.

At school

In my school, we have 3 hours of sport per week. We do a lot of things such as badminton, football, basketball, or volleyball. We do sport with the classes. The teacher explains the rules, and we play. We have two grades per term.

Science and Sports.

In sports, we do a lot of research to improve performance or to improve health. It serves to increase the knowledge about our bodies.

About football

Football is a game where two teams of 11 players play against each other. The goal is to score as many goals as possible and to have scored more than the opponent. I like the team spirit in football.  I do not like the players who fake it.  I think the most popular sport is football. The most popular sport in my country is also football. My favourite athlete is Kylian Mbappé because he plays football well.

Sports and me.

I do not do club sport, but I do a lot of cycling. The sport I would like to try is badminton. I do not think there is one sport that is better than another because it depends on the person. The sports I do not like are dancing and gymnastics. I am not flexible enough, and I cannot do them.


Sport is vital for our health and our society. There are many different types of sports.  Football and basketball are good examples. We can do sports anywhere, at home or outside. Sports can improve mood, health, and concentration.