Most of the animals play games, or climb,but only men play sports.Men have run ,climbed,swum and lifted throughout history.Children have wrestled and raced in their games since the .It is not exactly known when the sports started in terms of physical competition.

It is said that the primitive sports have begun in the BC 5000s among ancient Turks.The most common sports in the settled in Middle Asia are archery,riding,weight-lifting,sword games and wrestling.The first were started in 1868 with the establishment of High School in Ottaman .The first football team was set up in 1901 in İstanbul.Galatasaray sports club which was founded in 1905 was followed by Fenerbahçe,Vefa, and Beşiktaş clubs.Selim Sıtkı contributed significantly to improve modern sports.The was opened in 1974 in Ankara.