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How would you

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
...define a 'sport'?

You've got synchronised swimming (which we at the site are all clearly great fans of) fencing, rhythmic gymnastics etc.

Is darts a sport? what about pool?

Are there guidelines?
Who decides what is considered a sport?

Comments

  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I think anything that doesn't have subjective scores (judges), is a sport.

    If an athlete has a time, team has certain number of points, goals, etc..
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    a sport is an activity for pleasure, competition or exercise, which is widely accepted as a sport
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Darts and snooker are classed as sports, as are things like clay shooting, rifle shooting.

    As far as I know pool isn't classed as a sport but as a hobby. All sports will have a proper governing body that has a set of rules along with ways of making sure people adhere to these (e.g. referees, umpires etc)

    However some hobbies have these aswell so it isn't quite as clear-cut as that
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