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I am not a sporty girl though I understand that a certain amount of exercise is necessary to keep your body in good shape. It’s not surprising that sport is given a great deal of attention all over the world as it helps to bring up strong and healthy people. It creates, so to speak, a healthy body for a healthy mind. It also makes people more self-organized and better disciplined.

An important attraction of sport is also its competitive and challenging nature. Men have always wanted to prove who is the strongest, the quickest, the highest. The roots of men’s desire to display their physical health and beauty go back to ancient times when the idea of the Olympic Games first appeared. In ancient Greece the Olympic Games were held every four years. The winner was given a branch of wild olive and that was the greatest honour. After nearly 300 Olympiads they were stopped by the Roman emperor of the time. 1500 years had passed and the Games started again in Greece in 1896.