Π’ΠΎΠΏΠΈΠΊ Π‘ΠΏΠΎΡΡ Π² Π‘Π¨Π ΠΎΡΠ΅Π½Ρ ΠΈΠ½ΡΠ΅ΡΠ΅ΡΠ½ΠΎ ΡΠ°ΡΡΠΊΠ°Π·ΡΠ²Π°Π΅Ρ ΠΎ ΡΠΎΠΌ, ΠΊΠ°ΠΊΠΎΠ΅ Π·Π½Π°ΡΠ΅Π½ΠΈΠ΅ ΠΏΡΠΈΠ΄Π°Π΅ΡΡΡ ΡΠΏΠΎΡΡΡ Π² ΠΠΌΠ΅ΡΠΈΠΊΠ΅. Π ΡΠ΅ΠΌΡΡΡ Π±ΡΠΊΠ²Π°Π»ΡΠ½ΠΎ ΡΠ°ΡΡΡΠ²ΡΠ΅Ρ ΠΊΡΠ»ΡΡ ΡΠΏΠΎΡΡΠ° ΠΈ Π·Π΄ΠΎΡΠΎΠ²ΡΡ, Π½Π°ΡΠΈΠ½Π°Ρ Ρ ΡΡΡΠ΅Π½Π½Π΅ΠΉ ΠΏΡΠΎΠ±Π΅ΠΆΠΊΠΈ ΠΈ Π·Π°ΠΊΠ°Π½ΡΠΈΠ²Π°Ρ ΠΏΠΎΡΡΡΠΏΠ»Π΅Π½ΠΈΠ΅ΠΌ Π² ΠΊΠΎΠ»Π»Π΅Π΄ΠΆ, Π΅ΡΠ»ΠΈ ΡΡ β Π»ΡΡΡΠΈΠΉ ΡΠΏΠΎΡΡΡΠΌΠ΅Π½. Π’Π°ΠΊΠΎΠ³ΠΎ Π½Π΅Ρ Π½ΠΈΠ³Π΄Π΅ Π² ΠΌΠΈΡΠ΅. Π ΡΠ°ΠΌΡΠ΅ ΠΏΠΎΠΏΡΠ»ΡΡΠ½ΡΠ΅ Π°ΠΌΠ΅ΡΠΈΠΊΠ°Π½ΡΠΊΠΈΠ΅ Π²ΠΈΠ΄Ρ ΡΠΏΠΎΡΡΠ°: Π±Π΅ΠΉΡΠ±ΠΎΠ» ΠΈ Π°ΠΌΠ΅ΡΠΈΠΊΠ°Π½ΡΠΊΠΈΠΉ ΡΡΡΠ±ΠΎΠ» β ΠΈΠ³ΡΡ, Π² ΠΊΠΎΡΠΎΡΡΠ΅ ΠΏΠΎΡΡΠΈ Π½Π΅ ΠΈΠ³ΡΠ°ΡΡ Π² Π΄ΡΡΠ³ΠΈΡ ΡΡΡΠ°Π½Π°Ρ . ΠΠΌΠ΅ΡΠΈΠΊΠ°Π½ΡΡ ΠΌΠΎΠ³ΡΡ Π·Π°ΡΠ°Π½Π΅Π΅ ΠΏΠ»Π°Π½ΠΈΡΠΎΠ²Π°ΡΡ Π²ΡΠ΅Π²ΠΎΠ·ΠΌΠΎΠΆΠ½ΡΠ΅ ΡΠ΅ΠΌΠ΅ΠΉΠ½ΡΠ΅ ΠΏΠΎΡ ΠΎΠ΄Ρ, Π½Π΅ ΡΡΠΈΡΠ°ΡΡΡ ΡΠΎ Π²ΡΠ΅ΠΌΠ΅Π½Π΅ΠΌ, ΡΠ°ΠΊ ΠΊΠ°ΠΊ ΠΎΠ½ΠΈ ΡΡΠΈΡΠ°ΡΡ, ΡΡΠΎ ΡΡΠΎ Π²ΠΊΠ»Π°Π΄ Π² ΠΈΡ Π·Π΄ΠΎΡΠΎΠ²ΡΠ΅. ΠΠΎΡ, Π½Π°Π²Π΅ΡΠ½ΠΎΠ΅, ΠΏΠΎΡΠ΅ΠΌΡ Π°ΠΌΠ΅ΡΠΈΠΊΠ°Π½ΡΠ΅Π² ΡΡΠΈΡΠ°ΡΡ ΡΠ°ΠΌΠΎΠΉ Π·Π΄ΠΎΡΠΎΠ²ΠΎΠΉ Π½Π°ΡΠΈΠ΅ΠΉ.
Americans’ interest in sports seems excessive to many foreign visitors. Television networks spend millions of dollars arranging to telecast sports events. Publications about sports sell widely. In the US professional athletes can become national heroes.
Sports are associated with educational institutions in a way is unique. High schools have coaches as faculty members, and school teams compete with each other. Nowhere else in the world are sports associated with colleges and universities in the way they are in the States. College sports, especially football, are conducted in an atmosphere of intense excitement and pageantry. Games between teams attract nationwide television audiences. The sport that is most popular in most parts of the world – soccer – is not well known in the US. The most popular sports are American football and baseball, games that are not played in large number of countries. Sports play such an important role in American life that the sociology of sports, sports medicine, and sports psychology have become respectable specializations. Many Americans jog every day, or play tennis or bridge two or three times a week. They go on ski trips and hunting expeditions that require weeks of planning and organizing. In the Americans’ view, all these activities are worth the discomfort they may cause because they contribute to health and physical fitness. That is probably why Americans are known as a healthy nation.