What is sport?

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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Sport - Issues and Considerations - Politics
... citations for verification Main article Politics and sports Sports and politics can influence each other greatly ... When apartheid was the official policy in South Africa, many sports people, particularly in rugby union, adopted the conscientious approach that they should not appear in competitive sports there ... In the history of Ireland, Gaelic sports were connected with cultural nationalism ...
2002–03 In Scottish Football - Scottish Clubs in Europe - Aberdeen
... Pittodrie, Aberdeen (H) Nistru Otaci 1–0 Darren Mackie BBC Sport 29 August Stadionul Călărăşăuca, Otaci (A) Nistru Otaci 0–0 BBC Sport UEFA Cup First round 17 ...
2001–02 In Scottish Football - Scotland National Team
... Report 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 ...
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 cycling along the many miles of ...
2004–05 In Scottish Football - Scotland National Team
... Scotland scorer(s) Report 18 August Hampden Park, 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 ...

More definitions of "sport":

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

Famous quotes containing the word sport:

    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)

    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)

    What sport shall we devise here in this garden
    To drive away the heavy thought of care?
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)