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:

2002–03 In Scottish Football - Scottish Clubs in Europe - 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 Hampden Park ...
Sport - Issues and Considerations - Politics
... 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 ... In the history of Ireland, Gaelic sports were connected with cultural nationalism ...
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 ...
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 Rub ...

More definitions of "sport":

  • (noun): An active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition.
    Synonyms: athletics
  • (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): (Maine colloquial) temporary summer resident of inland Maine.

Famous quotes containing the word sport:

    Every American travelling in England gets his own individual sport out of the toy passenger and freight trains and the tiny locomotives, with their faint, indignant, tiny whistle. Especially in western England one wonders how the business of a nation can possibly be carried on by means so insufficient.
    Willa Cather (1876–1947)

    “Justice” was done, and the President of the Immortals, in Æschylean phrase, had ended his sport with Tess. And the d’Urberville knights and dames slept on in their tombs unknowing. The two speechless gazers bent themselves down to the earth, as if in prayer, and remained thus a long time, absolutely motionless: the flag continued to wave silently. As soon as they had strength they arose, joined hands again, and went on.
    The End
    Thomas Hardy (1840–1928)

    Drag racing is a sport of egos, and it’s all male egos.
    Shirley “Cha Cha” Muldowney (b. 1940)