Sport is a very important part of life and it is becoming more and more popular. Doing sports keeps us healthy, relaxed, as well as maintains. All doctors recommend exercising, as prevention and convalescence of various ailments. There are two kinds of sport - amateur and professional. The amateur use every man for own health and joy. It can be swimming, cycling, running or so. Professional sports some people are so interested in sports that they want to make it their main livelihood. Sometimes they only get paid for their travels and equipment, but if they keep improving their results, there is a fair chance they could go to the world competitions, which improves their chances of earning more money. The highest achievement for sportsmen is usually to participate in the Olympic Games and win a gold medal. The Olympic Games are performed every four years, but not all the different kinds of sport which exist are represented there; however new disciplines are added every time to the Games. The Olympic Games are named after the city in Greece where it took place for the first time in the year 776 B.C. and it was held there every four years for a long period of time. The intentions of the games were to allow the best sportsmen in the country to compete, and their ideal was to promote perfect men both in body and soul (as the games at that time were only for men). Another idea of the games was to keep peace during the competitions, as there were often minor wars going on at the time. The contemporary tradition of the games started in 1896, in Athens. The initiator was Pierre de Coubertin. Since then, the event has taken place every four years, excepting during the world wars. Since 1924, a special winter Olympics has been held. The international Olympic Committee is now managing the games from its seat in Lausanne, Switzerland. The well-known symbol of the games is the five intertwined different colored circles on a white background. They symbolize the five continents. The most favorite sport in the Czech Republic is ice-hockey. The national team won in last five years 4gold medals, one in the Olympic Games in Nagano and others in the next three World championships. The Czech extra league is one of the best in Europe. The next favorite sport is football. The Czech football national team doesn’t be successful in the last years. Only in the 1996 was our team the second on the Europe championships. The Czech league is not as attractive as hockey league.
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