You don't get grass stains on your knees so it's not a sport.
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It shouldn't offend the 20th century reader/speaker that bling-bling is listed in the Oxford anymore than "flapper". Or the still hotly debated origin of the word, "jazz".
Reflect on that for a while.
Stopped reading with the first line, and I completely disagree that this should include video games. Ok, I lied, I kept reading, but I didn't really need to. The entire opening paragraph constantly uses the word 'physical.'
For me, sports are activities that require exertion and control of the muscles in your body to perform well. This can be running with a football or using the correct force on the curling stone or wrestling some other guy to the mat. Yes, there's is brain power at work here, but it all comes down to executing physically.
Games, on the other hand, are activities that force your brain to work, like chess and video games. Yes, you do have to put in some measure of physical movement to accomplish these things, but it's a less important factor than knowing what the right thing to do is.
General rule of thumb: A sport involves some sort of ball like object where there is no limit to the score potential. (I'm looking at you bowling).
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Sport: An activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another or others.
As someone else has already stated, there is a difference between sport and competition.
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canoe / kayak
soccer / football
track and field
triathlon (swimming, biking, running)
But hey only 12/32 is sports according to your rule of thumb, and that's including badminton.
Furthermore, The governing bodies of following sports, though not contested in the Olympic Games, are recognized by the IOC.
Air sports *
Auto racing * (provisional from December 2011)
Golf (will be part of the 2016 program)
Motorcycle racing *
Mountaineering and Climbing1
Rugby (sevens will be part of the 2016 program)
Tug of war1, 2
Water ski *
If the international Olympic committee recognizes chess and bridge...
How can you cite a written encyclopedic explanation when unwilling to recognize and leverage the entirety of the article?Sport is generally recognised as 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. 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, although limits the amount of mind games which can be admitted as sports.
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I really don't think Bridge or Chess counts as a sport, no matter what the IOC says. And golf is questionable too.
Yes, they take skill, but they don't require any physical exertion.
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Esports, It's not physical but it's just as competitive. So... yes, yes it is.
Have you seen some of the events at the olympics recently? They are complete jokes and if they pass as a sport then competitive games definitely are.
My problem with calling gaming a sport isn't so much the lack of physicality but more a problem with deeming it a sport simply because there's an aspect of competition. If that's all an activity needs to be viewed as a sport then thumb wars is a sport, basically any activity where there's a winner is a sport. I just think there're more things to be considered, you can't really draw a line with a simple description of a sport without certain activites being out of place which is why sporting organizations have to state which they recognise in the first place.
I personally don't count it as a sport.
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It's what I consider an imaginary sport just like Golf,Nascar,Archery,hunting, while they share some similarities with Real sports they don't however force you to push your body to it's physical limits in order to win, so in my opinion pingpong is more of a sport than the ones I mentioned above.
But yeah real sports not only require one to have endurance/stamina but they also help one to increase their capabilities is those area's.
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Originally Posted by High Overlord Saurfangi7-860 @2.8GHz | Radeon HD 7770 | 8GB DDR3-1333MHz | Corsair CX 430W |
Videos games are sport.
also the arguments that "x" isn't a sport is silly. Just because you feel that something isn't sport because the exertion on the game day is not that of other sport doesn't make it not a sport......
No it is not, games are for FUN and it's a real pity that developers keep forgetting about that in most, if not all, online games.
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it is not sport as classical sport, it is E-Sport.