Hint: An introduction referring to sports and its importance. Defining sports and sportsmanship. What is the importance of sportsmanship? How do sports and sportsmanship relate to one another? What happens with positive sportsmanship? Discussing
Sport (or sports) refers to all types of typically competitive physical activity that tend to use, sustain, or develop physical capacity and skills while entertaining participants and, in some cases, spectators through casual or organized participation. Sports play an important role in the overall development of humans. There are sports that enrich our intellectual and cognitive skills as well as our motor skills. Sports are bifurcated into two types: one where we play inside the four walls called the indoor games; and the other one where we play in grounds or outdoor places called the outdoor games.
Discipline gained in sports is beneficial to the player's future life. International matches and fixtures, such as those held during the Olympic Games, have a broader level of competition. Sports are really popular in today's world. Sports, other than enriching our skills, also help in developing competitive attitude, team work spirit, hard working attitude and sportsmanship.
Talking of sportsmanship, it can be defined as the behaviour to play a fair, competitive and polite game during the performance of a sport. As defined by Webster Dictionary, “One who plays sports fairly and loses gracefully.” A real sportsman is one who follows all of the rules in life that he has been trained to follow in games. A sportsman is someone who has gained talent or proficiency in games but does not learn to apply the concepts of sports to life in general. A sportsman, on the other hand, is a man who demonstrates a sporting spirit in games. Those that participate in sports usually grow into exemplary individuals as a result of the training they receive on the field. It implies honesty. We can take examples from some of the established names in sport such as Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, Bhaichung Bhutia etc. Sportsmanship entails operating in complete cooperation with others. Cooperation is, therefore, a source of power. Wherever a shared goal brings a group of people together, they must demonstrate sportsmanship by cooperating without friction or reciprocal jealousy.
As Mark Twain said in his words, “It’s good sportsmanship to not pick up lost golf balls while they are still rolling.”
Note: Talk to the point rather than beating the bush. Try to cover what sports is, how is it important, followed by the definition of sportsmanship and elaborating it. You can also add examples of players who showed good sports and sportsmanship.