List of sports


List of sports

The following is a list of sports, divided by category. There are many more sports to be added. This system has a disadvantage because some sports may fit in more than one category.Soccer is currently the most watched and played sport in the world.

Physical Sports By Family

Aquatics

Ball sports

*Underwater rugby
*Water polounderwater soccer

Competitive Swimming

*Backstroke
*Breaststroke
*Butterfly stroke
*Freestyle swimming
*Individual Medley
*Synchronized swimming

Underwater hockey

*Underwater hockey

Underwater Diving

*Free-diving
*Scuba Diving
*Snorkeling

Archery

*Clout archery
*Field archery
*Flight archery
*Kyūdō
*Popinjay (sport)
*Target archery

Auto racing

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*Autocross
*Autograss
*Banger racing
*Board track racing
*Demolition derby
*Dirt speedway racing
*Dirt track racing
*Drag racing
*Drifting
*Folkrace
*Hillclimbing
*Ice racing
*Kart racing
*Legends car racing
*Midget car racing
*Off-road racing
*Open wheel racing
*Production car racing
*Rallycross
*Rallying
*Road racing
*Short track motor racing
*Slalom
*Sports car racing
*Sprint car racing
*Sprinting
*Street racing
*Time Attack
*Touring car racing
*Truck racing

Bat-and-ball

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*Baseball
*Brännboll
*Cricket
**Test cricket
**First-class cricket
**Blind cricket
**Catchy Shubby
**Club cricket
**French cricket
**Gilli-danda
**Kilikiti
**One Day International
**Kwik cricket
**List A cricket
**Pro40
**Limited overs cricket
**Short form cricket
**Single Wicket
**Twenty20
*Lapta
*Oina
*Old Cat
*Pesäpallo
*Podex
*Rounders
*Softball
*T-Ball

* K-Ball
* Jocke.s
* Ludde Smyg ru*k

Boardsports

Sports that are played with some sort of board as the primary equipment.columns-list|2
* Bodyboarding
** Riverboarding
* Mountainboarding
** Kite landboarding
* Skateboarding
** Freeboarding
** Longboarding
** Streetboarding
* Skysurfing
* Streetluge
* Snowboarding
** Sandboarding
** Snowkiting
* Surfing
** Kitesurfing
** Skimboarding
* Wakeboarding
** Kneeboarding
* Windsurfing

Boules

*Bocce
*Boccia
*Boule lyonnaise
*Bowls
*Curling
*Klootschieten
*Pétanque
*Varpa

Bowling

*Candlepin bowling
*Duckpin bowling
*Five-pin bowling
*Skittles (sport)
*Ten-pin bowling

Catch games

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*Curby
*Dodgeball
*Ga-ga
*Prisoner Ball
**Yukigassen

Climbing

* Bouldering
* Canyoning
* Mountaineering
* Rope climbing

Cycling

Cycling sports using bicycles or unicycles.

Bicycle

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* Artistic cycling
* BMX racing
* Bobrun cycling
* Cyclo-cross
* Mountain bicycling
* Road bicycle racing
* Track cycling
* FMX or foot motocross

Skibob

* Skibobbing

Unicycle

* Mountain unicycling
* Unicycle trials

Combat sports

Combat sport is a competitive contact sport where two combatants fight against each other using certain rules of engagement.

Grappling

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* Aikido
* Aiki-jūjutsu
* Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
* Catch wrestling
* Glima
* Judo
* Jujutsu
* Kinomichi
* Kurash
* Malla-yuddha
* Mongolian wrestling
* Pehlwani
* Sambo
* Shuai Jiao
* Ssireum
* Sumo
* Varzesh-e Pahlavani
* Wrestling
* Yağlı Güreş

kirmish

* Airsoft
* Laser tag
* Paintball

Weapons

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* Battōjutsu
* Eskrima
* Egyptian stick fencing
* Fencing
* Gatka
* Haidong Gumdo
* Hojōjutsu
* Iaidō
* Iaijutsu
* Jōdō
* Jogo do Pau
* Jūkendō
* Juttejutsu
* Kendo
* Kenjutsu
* Kyūdō
* Kyūjutsu
* Modern Arnis
* Naginatajutsu
* Okinawan kobudō
* Shurikenjutsu
* Silambam
* Sōjutsu

triking

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* Bājíquán
* Boxing
* Bokator
* Capoeira
* Fujian White Crane
* Karate
* Kenpō
* Kickboxing
* Lethwei
* Muay Thai
* Pradal Serey
* San shou
* Savate
* Shaolin kung fu
* Sikaran
* Silat
* Spanish Punching Derby
* Subak
* Taekkyeon
* Taekwondo
* Taido
* Wing Chun
* Wing Tsun
* Zui Quan

Mixed or hybrid

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* Baguazhang
* Bando
* Bartitsu
* Bujinkan
* Hapkido
* Hwa Rang Do
* Jeet Kune Do
* Kajukenbo
* Kalarippayattu
* Krav Maga
* Kuk Sool Won
* MCMAP
* Northern Praying Mantis
* Ninjutsu
* Pankration
* Pencak Silat
* Sanshou
* Shidokan
* Shoot boxing
* Shootfighting
* Shorinji Kempo
* Systema
* Tai chi chuan
* Vajra Mushti
* Vovinam
* Xingyiquan

Cue sports

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* Carom billiards
** Three-cushion
** Five-pins
** Balkline and straight rail
** Cushion caroms
** Four-ball (yotsudama)
** Artistic billiards
* Novuss
* Pocket billiards (pool)
** Eight-ball (and Blackball)
** Nine-ball
** Straight pool (14.1 continuous)
** One-pocket
** Three-ball
** Seven-ball
** Ten-ball
** Rotation
** Baseball pocket billiards
** Cribbage (pool)
** Bank pool
** Artistic pool
** Trick shot competition
** Speed pool
** Bowlliards
** Chicago
** Kelly pool
** Cutthroat
** Killer
** Russian pyramid
* Snooker
** Snooker plus
* Hybrid carom–pocket games:
** English billiards
** Bottle pool
** Cowboy
* Obstacle variations
** Bagatelle
** Bar billiards
** Bumper pool

Dance

*Ballet
*Ballroom dance
*Breakdance
*Irish Dance
*Latin dance
*Salsa
*Tap dance
*Hip-hop
*Cheerleading
*Majorette

Electronic Sports

Consists of video games programmed with random/real-time physics engine environments. Requires multiple player competition based on a balance of experience, intelligence and hand-eye coordination. The most widely accepted professional electronic sports league is Major League Gaming which events are covered by ESPN. [ [http://www.mlgpro.com Major League Gaming] ]
*Major League Gaming

Equine Sports

Sports using a horse
*Barrel Racing
*Cross Country
*Dressage
*English Pleasure
*Equitation
*Equestrian vaulting
*Harness racing
*Horse racing
*Hunter
*Reining
*Rodeo
*Show Jumping
*Steeplechase
*Western Pleasure

Fishing

*Angling
*Big-game fishing
*Casting
*Noodling
*Sport fishing
*Surf fishing
**Rock fishing

Flying disc sports

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*Disc dog
*Disc golf
*Dodge disc
*Durango boot
*Double disc court
*Flutterguts
*Freestyle
*Fricket, (AKA disc cricket, cups, suzy sticks or crispy wickets)
*Friskee
*Goaltimate
*Guts
*Hot box
*Ringo
*Ultimate (sport)

Flying sports

Airplane

* Aerobatics
* Air racing

Ballooning

* Cluster ballooning
* Hopper ballooning

Football family

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* Association Football
** Five-a-side football
* Australian Football
* Gaelic football
* Gridiron football
** American Football
** Canadian Football
** Arena Football
* Rugby Football
** Rugby League
** Rugby Union
*Wheelchair rugby
*Footvolley

Gymnastics

* Artistic gymnastics
**Balance Beam
**Floor
**High Bar
**Parallel Bars
**Pommel Horse
**Still Rings
**Uneven Bars
**Vault
* Cheerleading
* Majorette
* Competitive rope jumping
* Juggling
* Rhythmic gymnastics
* Sports acrobatics
* Tricking
* Parkour
* Trampolining
*Trapeze
**Flying trapeze
**Static trapeze

Handball Family

Handball games often have similarities to racquet or catch games.columns-list|2
*American handball
*Basketball
* European Handball
*Field handball
*Fistball
*Fives
**Eton Fives
**Rugby Fives
*Frisian handball
*Four square
*Gaelic handball
*Goalball
*Jeu de paume
*Korfball
*Netball
*Palla
*Tchoukball
*Valencian pilota
*Volleyball
*Volutobol
*Water polo

Hockey Family

*Bandy
*Broomball
*Field Hockey
**Indoor field hockey
*Floorball
*Hurling (The ball can be handled so Hurling is on the periphery of the 'hockey family').
*Ice Hockey
**Ringette
*Knotty
*Roller hockey
**Inline hockey
**Road hockey
**Roller hockey (Quad)
*Shinty
*Underwater hockey

Hunting

Sometimes considered blood sports.
*Beagling
* Big game hunting
*Deer hunting
*Fox hunting
*Hare coursing
*Wolf hunting

Kite Sports

*Kite buggy
*Kite fighting
*Kite landboarding
*Kitesurfing
*Snow kiting
*Sport kite (Stunt kite)

Mixed discipline

* Biathlon
* Decathlon
* Heptathlon
* Modern pentathlon
* Pentathlon
* Triathlon

Motorboat racing

*Drag boat racing
*F1 Powerboat Racing
*Hydroplane racing
*Jet sprint boat racing
*Offshore powerboat racing

Motorcycle racing

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*Auto Race
*Board track racing
*Cross-country rally
*Endurance racing
*Enduro
*Grand Prix motorcycle racing
*Grass Track
*Hill Climb
*Ice Racing
*Indoor short track
*Motocross
*Motorcycle drag racing
*Motorcycle speedway
*Road racing
*Superbike racing
*Supercross
*Supermoto
*Supersport racing
*Superside
*Track racing
*TT racing

Orienteering family

* Amateur Radio Direction Finding
* Geocaching
* Orienteering

Paddle sports

Canoeing

*Canoeing
*Outrigger canoeing

Kayaking

*Creeking
*Flyak
*Freeboating
*Royaking
*Sea kayaking
*Squirt Boating
*Surf Kayaking
*Whitewater kayaking

Rafting

*Rafting
* White water rafting

Rowing

*Coastal and ocean rowing
**Surfboat
*Dragon boat racing
* Double scull
* Quad four
*Single scull
* Straight four

Parachuting

* BASE jumping
* Paragliding
* Parasailing
* Sky diving
* Skysurfing
* Wingsuit flying
* Hang Gliding

Polo

*Bicycle polo

Racquet (or racket) sports

Sports where a player use a racquet (or racket) to hit a ball or other objects.columns-list|4
* Badminton
* Ball badminton
* Bilbocatch
* Frontenis
* Jai-Alai
* Matkot
* Paddleball
* Pelota mixteca
* Pickleball
* Platform tennis
* Pington
* Racquetball
* Racquets
* Racketlon
* Rapid Ball
* Real tennis
* Soft tennis
* Speedball
* Speedminton
* Squash
* Squash tennis
* Stické
* Table tennis
* Tennis
* Xare

Radiosports

Sports using a radio
* Amateur Radio Direction Finding
* Radiosport / Contesting
* High Speed Telegraphy

Remote control

* Model Aerobatics
* RC Racing
* Robot combat

Running

*Endurance
** Cross-country running
** Half marathon
** Marathon
** Ultramarathon
* Sprint
* Hurdles

ailing

*Ice yachting
*Land sailing
*Land windsurfing
*Sailing
*Windsurfing

kiing

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*Alpine skiing
*Cross country skiing
*Freestyle skiing
*Nordic combined
*Nordic skiing
*Ski jumping
*Skijoring
*Ski touring
*Speed skiing
*Telemark skiing

Sled sports

* Sledding
* Bobsleigh
* Luge
* Skeleton
* Toboggan

hooting sports

Sports using a firearm:
* Clay pigeon shooting
* Field target
* Fullbore target rifle

port Stacking

*Sport stacking

treet stunts

*Free running
*Tricking
*Freestyle Football

Tag games

*British bulldogs (American Eagle)
*Hana Ichi Monme
*Hide and seek
*Kabaddi
*Kho kho
*Red rover
*Tag

Walking

*Hiking
*Race Walking

Weightlifting

*Clean and jerk
*Snatch

Mind Sports by Family

Requiring little or no physical exertion or agility mind sports are often not considered true sports. Some mind sports are recognised by sporting federations.The following list is intended to represent anything that is likely to be referred to as a mind sport, not to argue their validity as sports.

Card Games

See List of card games

peedcubing

*Speedcubing

trategy Board Games

*Chess
*Checkers
*Chinese Checkers
*Diplomacy
*Draughts
*Go
*Go-Moku
*Jacquet
*Mancala
*Mahjong (Taipei)
*Sogo (Score four)
*Stratego

By other

Air sports

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* Aerobatics
* Ballooning
* BASE jumping
* Hang gliding
* Paragliding
* Wingsuit flying
* Sky diving
* Bungee jumping
* Parasailing

Animal sports

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* Angling
* Bull riding
* Bull fighting
* Dog sports: See List of dog sports
* Camel racing
* Elephant polo
* Ferret legging
* Hamster racing
* Pigeon sport
* Sport fishing
* Surf fishing
* Hunting
* Horse racing
* Steeplechase
* Equestrianism
* Thoroughbred racing
* Western Pleasure
* Harness racing
* Pato
* Polo
* Chilean rodeo
* Buzkashi
* Dressage
* Hunter-jumpers
* Combined training
* Equestrian vaulting
* Rodeo
* Rattlesnake Round-Up

Athletics (track and field)

* Cross-Country
* Jumping
** Triple jump
** Long jump
** High jump
** Pole vault
* Throwing
** Discus
** Hammer throw
** Javelin
** Atlatl
** Shot put
* Race walking

Electronic sports

Sports played using electronic devices.
* Combat robot
* Radio-control vehicles
* Geo caching
* Amateur Radio Direction Finding
* Contesting
* High Speed Telegraphy

Endurance sports

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* Cycling
* Running
* Ultramarathon
* Swimming
* Triathlon
* Orienteering
* Decathlon
* Inline speed skating
* Rowing
* Wheelchair racing
* Wood chopping
* Razza Racing
* Cross-Country Skiing

Miscellaneous

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* Baton Twirling
* Boomerang Throw
* Bungee jumping
* Competitive eating
* egg and spoon race
* Footbag (hacky sack)
* Haggis hurling
* Lumberjack
* Mattress Jumping
* Tetherball
* Three-legged race
* sack race
* Soap shoes
* Speed Typing
* Patball
* Wallball

Motorsport

Skating sports

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* Aggressive skating
* Artistic roller skating
* Bandy
* Bobrun Skating
* Ice hockey
* Ice Skating
* Inline speed skating
* Inline hockey
* Figure skating
* Ringette
* Rinkball
* Rink hockey
* Skateboarding
* Freestyle slalom skating
* Roller derby
* Roller hockey
* Roller skating
* Roller speed skating
* Short track speed skating
* Skater hockey
* Speed skating
* Synchronized skating

Snowsports

*Skiing
**Alpine skiing
**Freestyle skiing
**Speed skiing
**telemark skiing
**Nordic skiing
**Arcathlon
**Biathlon
**Cross country skiing
**Nordic combined
**Ski flying
**Ski jumping
**Telemark skiing
**Ski touring
**Skijoring
**Skibob
* Snowball Association
* Snowboarding
**Boardercross
**Freestyle snowboarding
* Snowkiting
* Snowshoeing

Strength sports

Sports mainly based on sheer power.
* Arm Wrestling
* Thumb wrestling
* Bodybuilding
* Powerlifting
* Toe wrestling
* Tug-o-war
* Zourkhaneh
* Weightlifting

Tables sports

* Air hockey
* Backgammon
* Card games
* Chess
* Chinese Checkers
* Connect Four
* Cue sports
** Carom billiards
*** Three-cushion
*** Five-pins
*** Balkline and straight rail
*** Cushion caroms
*** Four-ball (yotsudama)
*** Artistic billiards
*** several other variants
** Pocket billiards (pool)
*** Eight-ball (and Blackball)
*** Nine-ball
*** Straight pool (14.1 continuous)
*** One-pocket
*** Three-ball
*** Seven-ball
*** Ten-ball
*** Rotation
*** Baseball pocket billiards
*** Cribbage (pool)
*** Bank pool
*** Artistic pool
*** Trick shot competition
*** Speed pool
*** Bowlliards
*** Chicago
*** Kelly pool
*** Cutthroat
*** Killer
*** Russian pyramid
*** many other variants
** Snooker
*** Snooker plus
** Hybrid carom–pocket games:
*** English billiards
*** Bottle pool
*** Cowboy
** Obstacle variations
*** Bagatelle
*** Bar billiards
*** Bumper pool
*** many other (generally obsolete) variants
* Draughts (checker)
* Dominoes
* Go
* Go-Moku
* Jacquet
* Mancala
* Mahjong (Taipei)
* Reversi (Othello)
* Shogi
* Scrabble (and variants)
* Speedcubing
* Stratego
* Table football
* Table Tennis (Ping Pong)
* Table hockey
* Xiangqi

Target sports

Sports where the main objective is to hit a certain target.columns-list|4
* Archery
* Kyūdō
* Duckpin bowling
* Atlatl
* Five-pin bowling
* Billiards
* Bar billiards
* Bowls
* Bowling Pin Shooting
* Carambole billiard
* Candlepin bowling
* Pool
* Snooker
* Bocce
* Boccia
* Boules
* Calva
* Croquet
* Curling
* Darts
* Gateball
* Disc golf
* Speed golf
* Golfcross
* Horseshoes (horseshoe throwing)
* Knife throwing
* Laser Tag
* Lawn bowls
* Marbles
* Matball
* Pall mall
* Petanque
* Paintball
* Shooting
* Skittles
* Ten-pin bowling
* Trugo
* skittles
* Skee ball
* Pitch and putt

* Jax

Team sports

Sports that involve teams.columns-list|4
* American football
* Kilikiti
* Association Football (soccer)
* Australian rules football
* Ball Hockey
* Bandy
* Baseball
* Basketball
* Beach handball
* Beach soccer
* Beach rugby
* Beach volleyball
* Bossaball
* Box / indoor lacrosse
* Bowling
* Basque pelota
* Broomball
* Camogie
* Canadian football
* Cheerleading
* Cricket
* Curling
* Dodgeball
* Eton Wall Game
* Field Hockey
* Fistball
* Floorball
* Cubbies
* Footballtennis
* Footvolley
* Frisian handball
* Futsal
* Gaelic football
* Gaelic handball
* Gateball
* Goalball
* Handball
* Harrow Football
* Hoover Ball
* Hornussen
* Horseshoe
* Hurling
* Indoor soccer
* Ice Hockey
* Inline hockey
* Kabaddi
* Kickball
* Korfball
* Lacrosse
* Mesoamerican ballgame
* Marching Band
* Netball
* Oina
* Paintball
* Pesäpallo
* Petanque
* Polo
* Polocrosse
* Ringette
* Rinkball
* Road hockey
* Roller Hockey (Rink Hockey)
* Rounders
* Rowing
* Royal Shrovetide Football
* Rugby football
* Rugby league
* Rugby union
* Sepak Takraw
* Shinty
* Skater hockey
* Skittles
* Slamball
* Softball
* Soccer
* Surfboat
* Motorcycle speedway
* Speedball
* Spongee polo
* Tennis Polo
* Tennis
* Tchoukball
* Test cricket
* Throwball
* Ultimate football
* Ultimate (Ultimate frisbee)
* Underwater football
* Underwater hockey
* Underwater rugby
* Volleyball
* Viperball
* Wallyball
* Water polo
* Wheelchair basketball
* Wheelchair tennis
* Wheelchair rugby
* Wiffle ball
* Rugby sevens
* Six-man football
* Flag football
* Touch football
* Twenty20
* Prisoner Ball

Water sports

Windsports

Sport which uses wind:columns-list|2
* Iceboating
* Land sailing
* Windsurfing
* Kitesurfing
* Kite buggy
* Kite fighting
* Kite flying
* Sailing
* Flysailing

External links

* [http://www.international-match.eu Countries comparison, ranking list sports]
* [http://www.sportmahaguru.com All about sports other informations]


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