What is sport?

  • (noun): The occupation of athletes who compete for pay.
    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
... 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 ...
Sport - Issues and Considerations - Politics
... This section needs additional citations for verification Main article Politics and sports Sports and politics can influence each other greatly ... 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
... UEFA Cup Qualifying round 15 August 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 ...
Derbyshire - Sport
... 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 disused rail ...
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 ...

More definitions of "sport":

  • (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
  • (noun): An active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition.
    Synonyms: athletics
  • (noun): (Maine colloquial) temporary summer resident of inland Maine.
  • (noun): (biology) an organism that has characteristics resulting from chromosomal alteration.
    Synonyms: mutant, mutation, variation

Famous quotes containing the word sport:

    Sweet Auburn, loveliest village of the plain,
    Where health and plenty cheered the labouring swain,
    Where smiling spring its earliest visit paid,
    And parting summer’s lingering blooms delayed,
    Dear lovely bowers of innocence and ease,
    Seats of my youth, when every sport could please,
    How often have I loitered o’er the green,
    Where humble happiness endeared each scene.
    Oliver Goldsmith (1730?–1774)

    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)

    The sport of digging the bait is nearly equal to that of catching the fish, when one’s appetite is not too keen.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)