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Physical Education

Sports

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Volleyball a game for two teams, usually of six players, in which a large ball is hit by hand over a high net, the aim being to score points by making the ball reach the ground on the opponent's side of the court.
Softball a modified form of baseball played on a smaller field with a larger ball, seven rather than nine innings, and underarm pitching. The game evolved during the late 19th century from a form of indoor baseball.
Basketball a game played between two teams of five players in which goals are scored by throwing a ball through a netted hoop fixed above each end of the court.
Golf game played on a large open-air course, in which a small hard ball is struck with a club into a series of small holes in the ground, the object being to use the fewest possible strokes to complete the course.
Tennis a game in which two or four players strike a ball with rackets over a net stretched across a court. The usual form (originally called lawn tennis ) is played with a felt-covered hollow rubber ball on a grass, clay, or artificial surface.
Tchoukball is an indoor team sport developed in the 1970s by Swiss biologist Hermann Brandt. The sport is usually played on an indoor court measuring 27 metres by 16 metres.
Badminton a game with rackets in which a shuttlecock is played back and forth across a net.
Football a form of team game played in North America with an oval ball on a field marked out as a gridiron.
Baseball a ball game played between two teams of nine on a field with a diamond-shaped circuit of four bases. It is played chiefly in the US, Canada, Latin America, and East Asia.
Lacrosse a team game, originally played by North American Indians, in which the ball is thrown, caught, and carried with a long-handled stick having a curved L-shaped or triangular frame at one end with a piece of shallow netting in the angle.
Water Polo a seven-a-side game played by swimmers in a pool, with a ball like a volleyball that is thrown into the opponent's net.
Field Hockey a game played between two teams of eleven players who use hooked sticks to drive a small hard ball toward goals at opposite ends of a field.
Hand Ball a game similar to squash in which a ball is hit with the hand in a walled court.
Ice Hockey a fast contact sport played on an ice rink between two teams of six skaters, who attempt to drive a small rubber disk (the puck) into the opposing goal with hooked or angled sticks. It developed in Canada in the 19th century.
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