What is sport?

  • (noun): An active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition.
    Synonyms: athletics
    See also — Additional definitions below

Sport

Sport (or, in the United States, sports) is all forms of competitive physical activity which, through casual or organised participation, aim to use, maintain or improve physical ability and provide entertainment to participants. Hundreds of sports exist, from those requiring only two participants, through to those with hundreds of simultaneous participants, either in teams or competing as individuals.

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Some articles on sport:

2004–05 In Scottish Football - Scotland National Team
... Glasgow (H) Hungary 0–3 Friendly BBC Sport 3 September Estadio Ciudad de Valencia, Valencia (A) Spain 1–1 Friendly Rubén Baraja (o.g.) / James McFadden BBC Sport 8 September Hampden Park, Glasgow (H ...
2001–02 In Scottish Football - Scotland National Team
1 September Hampden Park, Glasgow (H) Croatia 0–0 WCQG6 BBC Sport 5 September Stade Roi Baudouin, Brussels (A) Belgium 0–2 WCQG6 BBC Sport 6 October Hampden Park, Glasgow (H ...
Sport - Issues and Considerations - Politics
... verification Main article Politics and sports Sports and politics can influence each other greatly ... was the official policy in South Africa, many sports people, particularly in rugby union, adopted the conscientious approach that they should not ... In the history of Ireland, Gaelic sports were connected with cultural nationalism ...
Derbyshire - Sport
... The county is a popular area for a variety of recreational sports such as rock climbing, hill walking, hang gliding, caving, sailing on its many reservoirs, and ...
2002–03 In Scottish Football - Scottish Clubs in Europe - Aberdeen
... Cup Qualifying round 15 August Pittodrie, Aberdeen (H) Nistru Otaci 1–0 Darren Mackie BBC Sport 29 August Stadionul Călărăşăuca, Otaci (A) Nistru ...

More definitions of "sport":

  • (noun): (biology) an organism that has characteristics resulting from chromosomal alteration.
    Synonyms: mutant, mutation, variation
  • (noun): Verbal wit (often at another's expense but not to be taken seriously).
    Synonyms: fun, play
  • (verb): Wear or display in an ostentatious or proud manner.
    Synonyms: feature, boast
  • (noun): The occupation of athletes who compete for pay.
  • (noun): (Maine colloquial) temporary summer resident of inland Maine.

Famous quotes containing the word sport:

    Serious sport has nothing to do with fair play. It is bound up with hatred, jealousy, boastfulness, disregard of all rules and sadistic pleasure in witnessing violence: in other words it is war minus the shooting.

    George Orwell (1903–1950)

    Americans living in Latin American countries are often more snobbish than the Latins themselves. The typical American has quite a bit of money by Latin American standards, and he rarely sees a countryman who doesn’t. An American businessman who would think nothing of being seen in a sport shirt on the streets of his home town will be shocked and offended at a suggestion that he appear in Rio de Janeiro, for instance, in anything but a coat and tie.
    Hunter S. Thompson (b. 1939)

    How long, then, Catiline, while you abuse our patience? How long is this madness of yours to make sport of us?
    Marcus Tullius Cicero (106–43 B.C.)