2) What sports are popular in your country and in our region?
There is no typical sport in Czech republic but the most popular ones are football and ice hockey. Tennis has become very popular recently but it is very expensive sport. There are many people in our country who go in for some sport especially young ones. All generations like to watch sports on television or at the stadiums, sports halls, swimming pools, All school children have chance to attend physical education (training) lessons which are compulsory and given in school gyms and fitness centres.
In Czech republic sport and physical training have a long tradition. The first physical training association SOKOL was founded in 1862. Today the responsible body is the Czech Union of Physical Training. It is a voluntary organisation founded at the beginning of 1957.
The British have always been nation of sport lovers. And it is sad, when British buy the newspaper and the first; he turns to, is sport. Many sports which nowadays are played all over the world. Grew up to their present day form in Britain: football, horse riding, golf, and lawn tennis.
The most popular sport in Britain is football. A lot of people support their local clubs at matches or watch the matches live on television. Other typical British sports are: golf, tennis, baseball, cricket and rugby. In the USA baseball used to play a leading role among sports but nowadays basketball and American football seems to be the most popular. Jogging loses its popularity as it is quite dangerous to walk or run alone. You can be robbed or hit by someone or you can collapse and no one is around to help you.
Every school in the USA has a school team that play baseball, basketball or football against other schools.