it is greek and means a pastime.
The origin of sport is from the Greek language and actually means pastime. The word sport first appeared in the English language in the 15th century.
The Native Americans were the first to play the sport of lacrosse.
the Incas and the Mayans used to play a soccer type of sport.
It was introduced as a sport for women, an alternate to basketball, and was created by the inventor of basketball :)
Hockey is a very old sport. Very little is known about its origin.
most sports we know today were from greek, rome and eastern origin
i think to understand everything in sport students have to know the origin first
Every idiom has its own origin. You need to ask a more specific question to get a specific answer.The answer to this one is - sports idioms come from playing sports.
I'm thinking is is from the sport of Hawking, using a bird of prey to catch other birds...