Sport pertains to any form of competitive physical activity or game that aims to use, maintain or improve physical ability and skills while providing enjoyment to participants and, in some cases, entertainment to spectators. Sports can, through casual or organized participation, improve one's physical health. Hundreds of sports exist, from those between single contestants, through to those with hundreds of simultaneous participants, either in teams or competing as individuals. 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. 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. A number of contests may be arranged in a tournament producing a champion. Many sports leagues make an annual champion by arranging games in a regular sports season, followed in some cases by playoffs.
Sport is generally recognised as system of activities based in physical athleticism or physical dexterity, with major competitions such as the Olympic Games admitting only sports meeting this definition. Other organisations, such as the Council of Europe, preclude activities without a physical element from classification as sports. However, a number of competitive, but non-physical, activities claim recognition as mind sports. The International Olympic Committee (through ARISF) recognises both chess and bridge as bona fide sports, and SportAccord, the international sports federation association, recognises five non-physical sports: bridge, chess, draughts (checkers), Go and xiangqi, and limits the number of mind games which can be admitted as sports.Sport is usually governed by a set of rules or customs, which serve to ensure fair competition, and allow consistent adjudication of the winner. Winning can be determined by physical events such as scoring goals or crossing a line first. It can also be determined by judges who are scoring elements of the sporting performance, including objective or subjective measures such as technical performance or artistic impression.
Records of performance are often kept, and for popular sports, this information may be widely announced or reported in sport news. 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. Sport betting is in some cases severely regulated, and in some cases is central to the sport.
According to A.T. Kearney, a consultancy, the global sporting industry is worth up to $620 billion as of 2013. The world's most accessible and practised sport is running, while association football is the most popular spectator sport.
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August 13, 2021
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July 27, 2021
Sports fans have a feast on their hands right now, and Julian Casablancas is right there at the table.
July 20, 2021
"A dream come true" The post Megan Thee Stallion celebrates becoming first rapper to cover Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit issue appeared first on NME.
July 20, 2021
Last night (July 19) saw crowds with no restrictions returning in the country as all legal COVID rules were scrapped The post Sports Team, Frank Turner and more play first full capacity gigs since England’s COVID restrictions lifted appeared first on NME.
July 19, 2021
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May 13, 2021
The event takes place in Norwich this October The post Sports Team, The Big Moon and Biig Piig to play Wild Paths 2021 appeared first on NME.
May 1, 2021
The show comes as part of the Heritage Live concert series The post Supergrass announce outdoor Reading show with Feeder and Sports Team appeared first on NME.
April 21, 2021
The group have described the new song as "a summer-of-hope-anthem" The post Watch Sports Team’s ‘Wicker Man’-themed video for new single ‘Happy (God’s Own Country)’ appeared first on NME.
April 20, 2021
New Sports Team music is on the way sometime tomorrow The post Sports Team look set to release new music tomorrow appeared first on NME.
February 17, 2021
Box set will include live recording of L.A. Sports Arena concert, DVD of "Slipstream" video, and track-by-track annotations from Ian Anderson