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For other uses, see Sport (disambiguation).

Sport in childhood. Association football, shown above, is a team sport which also provides opportunities to nurture physical fitness and social interaction skills.

Sport (British English) or sports (American English) includes all forms of competitive physical activity or games which,[1] through casual or organised participation, aim to use, maintain or improve physical ability and skills while providing enjoyment to participants, and in some cases, entertainment for spectators.[2] Hundreds of sports exist, from those between single contestants, through to those with hundreds of simultaneous participants, either in teams or competing as individuals. In certain sports such as racing, many contestants may compete, simultaneously or consecutively, with one winner; in others, the contest (a match) is between two sides, each attempting to exceed the other. Some sports allow a tie game; others provide tie-breaking methods to ensure one winner and one loser. A number of contests may be arranged in a tournament producing a champion. Many sports leagues make an annual champion by arranging games in a regular sports season, followed in some cases by playoffs.

Sport is generally recognised as system of activities which are based in physical athleticism or physical dexterity, with the largest major competitions such as the Olympic Games admitting only sports meeting this definition,[3] and other organisations such as the Council of Europe using definitions precluding activities without a physical element from classification as sports.[2] However, a number of competitive, but non-physical, activities claim recognition as mind sports. The International Olympic Committee (through ARISF) recognises both chess and bridge as bona fide sports, and SportAccord, the international sports federation association, recognises five non-physical sports: bridge, chess, draughts (checkers), Go and xiangqi,[4][5] and limits the number of mind games which can be admitted as sports.[1]

Sport is usually governed by a set of rules or customs, which serve to ensure fair competition, and allow consistent adjudication of the winner. Winning can be determined by physical events such as scoring goals or crossing a line first. It can also be determined by judges who are scoring elements of the sporting performance, including objective or subjective measures such as technical performance or artistic impression.


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Sport is an organised or unorganised recreation. Today it usually implies competition, usually implies following a specific set of rules, and often means competitive sports and games. Originally in English, sport is leisure, as in hunting or fishing wildlife for entertainment rather than for subsistence or for the market. See sport, etymology and meaning.


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In biology

  • A macromutation, traditionally called a sport, notably by Charles Darwin
  • Sport (botany), a part of a plant that shows morphological differences from the rest of the plant, typically as a result of somatic mutation
  • A naturally occurring genetic mutation or a bud sport

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Other uses

  • Airwave Sport, an Austrian paraglider design
  • Sport (camera), a Soviet 35 mm SLR camera launched in 1937
  • Sportcoat or sports coat, a type of jacket that originated for men's wear in shooting among other outdoor sports
  • Sky Polarization Observatory (SPOrt), a cancelled Italian space observatory
  • Used as a trim for vehicles more-likely having black painted wheels, a spoiler, higher output engine, etc.

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Dewey Decimal 796
Library of Congress GV
Universal Decimal 796/799
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The main article for this category is Sport.

See also: Category:Games.

A sport consists of a physical activity or skill carried out under a publicly agreed set of rules, and with a recreational purpose: for competition, for self-enjoyment, to attain excellence, for the development of skill, or some combination of these. The difference of purpose is what characterises sport, combined with the notion of individual (or team) skill or prowess.

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