What Is Sports Coverage?
A sports movie is a movie genre that typically makes use of sports as the main theme of the movie. It’s a fictional production in which an athlete, sporting event, team, or follower of sports are heavily involved, and that rely heavily on sports to some extent for their story inspiration or resolution. In most cases, a movie about sports will center on a single sport or a handful of sports. The reason for this is to draw more attention towards the movie, to generate interest, and to ensure the movie resonates with the audience.
The first place to look when trying to determine what sports a movie is going to be about is the source of its inspiration. Most often, a movie about a sports enthusiast is going to take its influence from established sports leagues and events. There are various television channels, radio stations, magazines, even websites dedicated solely to discussing sports events. In these media, you are likely to find stories of young people competing at national or international competitions, or of athletes using extreme sports to improve their functionality and performance. This is often the best place to learn about what types of topics are covered by the reporting, since it gives a young person a sense of how important sports can be to society.
If a story is told with little regard for how the sport is influenced by the real world, it is likely to appeal to a younger audience than one that takes sports seriously. The athletic activity is usually at least a part of the story, whether or not the action takes place on a professional sports field. Stories that are meant to illustrate how sports improve or add another element to a person’s life are better able to hold the interest of a younger demographic. This holds true for children as well as adults.
There is an important distinction to be made between recreational and sports reporting. Sports coverage involves reporting about athletic activity, but does not incorporate the definition of “sports” itself. For example, a story about a troubled youth who excelled at football despite growing up in a violent neighborhood may be an interesting story. However, it would be viewed as somewhat inappropriate for a news outlet to profile this particular athlete while completely glossing over the actual definition of “sport”. A sports enthusiast would likely view such a story as featuring physical activities that enhance his or her motor skills and coordination rather than focusing on a specific sport or its overall definition.
The definition of sports itself actually has changed quite a bit since its conception and first implementation. Initially, it consisted simply of simple athletic activities that did not include contact or competitive intent. Today, any type of physical fitness can be considered sports related. Activities like weightlifting, rowing, skiing, bowling, and running are all considered athletic activities. The athletic ability must be applied to the activity itself to make it considered a sports event rather than merely a recreational pursuit.
Sports coverage is a general term that is used to describe the reporting of any event or physical feat that takes place during a sporting event. It can range from a simple competition to something more profound such as a marathon. However, the term sports is generally used to describe any type of athletic activity that people engage in. This includes track and field events, ski events, baseball/softball games, football games, basketball games, wrestling events, swimming matches and even swimming sprints.