Sport

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Sport includes all forms of competitive physical activity or games which, through casual or organised participation, at least in part aim to use, maintain or improve physical ability and skills while providing enjoyment to participants, and in some cases, entertainment for spectators.wikipedia
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Racing

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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.
In sport, racing is a competition of speed, against an objective criterion, usually a clock or to a specific point.

Tournament

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A number of contests may be arranged in a tournament producing a champion.

Season (sports)

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Many sports leagues make an annual champion by arranging games in a regular sports season, followed in some cases by playoffs.
In an organized sports league, a typical season is the portion of one year in which regulated games of the sport are in session: for example, in Major League Baseball the season lasts approximately from the last week of March to the last week of September.

Sports league

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Many sports leagues make an annual champion by arranging games in a regular sports season, followed in some cases by playoffs.
A sports league is a group of sports teams that compete against each other in a specific sport.

Tiebreaker

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Some sports allow a "tie" or "draw", in which there is no single winner; others provide tie-breaking methods to ensure one winner and one loser.
In games and sports, a tiebreaker or tiebreak is used to determine a winner from among players or teams that are tied at the end of a contest, or a set of contests.

Athletics (physical culture)

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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, and other organisations such as the Council of Europe using definitions precluding activities without a physical element from classification as sports.
Athletics is a term encompassing the human competitive sports and games requiring physical skill, and the systems of training that prepare athletes for competition performance.

Goal (sports)

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Winning can be determined by physical events such as scoring goals or crossing a line first.
In sport, a goal is a physical structure or area where an attacking team must send the ball or puck in order to score points.

Sports journalism

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Records of performance are often kept, and for popular sports, this information may be widely announced or reported in sport news.
Sports journalism is a form of writing that reports on matters pertaining to sporting topics and competitions.

Broadcasting of sports events

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Sport is also a major source of entertainment for non-participants, with spectator sport drawing large crowds to sport venues, and reaching wider audiences through broadcasting.
The broadcasting of sports events (also known as a sportscast) is the live coverage of sports as a television program, on radio, and other broadcasting media.

Sports betting

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Sport betting is in some cases severely regulated, and in some cases is central to the sport.
Sports betting is the activity of predicting sports results and placing a wager on the outcome.

Sports venue

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Sport is also a major source of entertainment for non-participants, with spectator sport drawing large crowds to sport venues, and reaching wider audiences through broadcasting.
A sports venue is a building, structure, or place in which a sporting competition is held.

Spectator sport

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Sport is also a major source of entertainment for non-participants, with spectator sport drawing large crowds to sport venues, and reaching wider audiences through broadcasting.
A spectator sport is a sport that is characterized by the presence of spectators, or watchers, at its competitions.

Sport of athletics

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The closest to an international agreement on a definition is provided by SportAccord, which is the association for all the largest international sports federations (including association football, athletics, cycling, tennis, equestrian sports, and more), and is therefore the de facto representative of international sport. They also recognise that sport can be primarily physical (such as rugby or athletics), primarily mind (such as chess or Go), predominantly motorised (such as Formula 1 or powerboating), primarily co-ordination (such as billiard sports), or primarily animal-supported (such as equestrian sport).
Athletics is a collection of sporting events that involve competitive running, jumping, throwing, and walking.

Regulation of sport

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Sport is usually governed by a set of rules or customs, which serve to ensure fair competition, and allow consistent adjudication of the winner.
The regulation of sport is usually done by a sport governing body for each sport, resulting in a core of relatively invariant, agreed rules.

Cycling

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The closest to an international agreement on a definition is provided by SportAccord, which is the association for all the largest international sports federations (including association football, athletics, cycling, tennis, equestrian sports, and more), and is therefore the de facto representative of international sport.
Cycling, also called biking or bicycling, is the use of bicycles for transport, recreation, exercise or sport.

List of equestrian sports

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They also recognise that sport can be primarily physical (such as rugby or athletics), primarily mind (such as chess or Go), predominantly motorised (such as Formula 1 or powerboating), primarily co-ordination (such as billiard sports), or primarily animal-supported (such as equestrian sport).
Equestrian Sports are sports that use horses as a main part of the sport.

Professional sports

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There are opposing views on the necessity of competition as a defining element of a sport, with almost all professional sport involving competition, and governing bodies requiring competition as a prerequisite of recognition by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) or SportAccord.
Professional sports, as opposed to amateur sports, are sports in which athletes receive payment for their performance.

Diving (sport)

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In gymnastics or diving the result is decided by a panel of judges, and therefore subjective.
Diving is the sport of jumping or falling into water from a platform or springboard, usually while performing acrobatics.

Sports day

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In order to widen participation, and reduce the impact of losing on less able participants, there has been an introduction of non-competitive physical activity to traditionally competitive events such as school sports days, although moves like this are often controversial.
Sports days (British English) or field days (American English) are events staged by many schools and offices in which people participate in competitive sporting activities, often with the aim of winning trophies or prizes.

Match fixing

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The widespread existence of gambling on the results of sports fixtures creates a motivation for match fixing, where a participant or participants deliberately work to ensure a given outcome rather than simply playing to win.
In organized sports, match fixing occurs as a match is played to a completely or partially pre-determined result, violating the rules of the game and often the law.

Team

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Hundreds of sports exist, from those between single contestants, through to those with hundreds of simultaneous participants, either in teams or competing as individuals.
A sports team is a group of people which play sports (often team sports) together.

Violence in sports

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Violence in sports involves crossing the line between fair competition and intentional aggressive violence.
Violence in sports usually refers to violent and often unnecessarily harmful intentional physical acts committed during, or motivated by, a sports game, often in relation to contact sports such as American football, ice hockey, rugby football, lacrosse, association football, boxing, mixed martial arts, wrestling, and water polo and, when referring to the players themselves, often involving excessively violent or potentially illegal physical contact beyond the normal levels of contact expected while playing the sport.

Game

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Sport includes all forms of competitive physical activity or games which, through casual or organised participation, at least in part aim to use, maintain or improve physical ability and skills while providing enjoyment to participants, and in some cases, entertainment for spectators.
Games can take a variety of forms, from competitive sports to board games and video games.

Hooliganism

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Rioting or hooliganism by fans in particular is a problem at some national and international sporting contests.
Hooliganism is disruptive or unlawful behavior such as rioting, bullying, and vandalism, usually in connection with crowds at sporting events.

Athletic scholarship

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Youth sport presents children with opportunities for fun, socialisation, forming peer relationships, physical fitness, and athletic scholarships.
An athletic scholarship is a form of scholarship to attend a college or university or a private high school awarded to an individual based predominantly on his or her ability to play in a sport.