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Sport Sport in Great Britain
The English enjoy doing sports. They have a proverb «All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy»
Contents What is sport in GB? What sport games are popular in GB? Football Rugby Cricket Horse-racing Golf Lawn tennis Boxing Interesting facts
What is sport in GB? Sport plays such a large part in British life that many idioms in the English language have come from the world of sport. For example, "that's not cricket" means "that's not fair" and "to play the game" means "to be fair".
What sport games are popular in GB? Football Rugby Cricket Golf Lawn tennis Basketball Ice hockey Boxing Hockey Darts Swimming Cycling Rowing Fox-hunting Horse-racing, etc.
Football The most popular sport in England is football. A lot of people support their local clubs at matches on Saturday afternoons or watch the matches on television. The football league in England and Wales has four divisions.
Football “Football is a game in which one side of the stadium wants to see eleven men killed, and the other side of the stadium wants to see eleven men killed.”
Rugby Rugby is another popular British sport which is played in other countries. It is also called rugby football.
Cricket Cricket is the favorite summer sport. Cricket is considered to be the English National game.
Horse-racing Horse racing is a popular spectator sport in Great Britain, and gambling on horse races is the cornerstone of the British betting industry.
Golf is the Scottish national game. It originated in the 15th century and the most famous golf course in the world, known as the Royal and Ancient Club, is at St. Andrew's. Golf
Lawn tennis was first played in Britain in the late 19th century. Lawn tennis
Boxing England played a key role in the evolution of modern boxing, with the codification of the rules of the sport known as the Queensberry Rules in the 19th century.
Interesting facts There are several places in Britain associated with a particular kind of sport. One of them is Wimbledon - a suburb to the South of London where All-England Lawn Tennis Championships have been held in July since 1877.The other one is Wimbles where international football matches, the Cup Finals have been taking place since 1923. The third one is Derby, the most famous flat race in the English racing calendar.
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