List Of Sports Names From A–Z & Terms | SportyTell (2022)

In this article, you’ll find the complete alphabetical list of sports names from A-Z. We have also ranked the most popular sports in the world by the fan base.

Since the first civilization, sports have been an integral part of human history. At that time, it was mainly a contest on survival skills like running, throwing spears and javelins, archery, and hunting. All of these contests were used in preparing for war.

But, our modern-day sport has evolved into not just a means for people to defend themselves in the likes of Karate and judo. But also, a global means for persons to be entertained, relax and earn a living.

Just imagine a world without those weekends lit by love and the bond of the family when friends go to a match together to cheer their favorite team to victory. Well, the lockdown gave us a glimpse of how bleak life can be without sports.

That is just one of the numerous reasons why humanity is synonymous with sports. Continue reading this article to discover more about this global phenomenon termed ‘sport.’

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What is Sports?

Sport is all activities that use physical efforts or skills in a competitive form. These activities are also governed and regulated by a set of rules that are generally accepted.

Sports aim to preserve or better enhance the psychological, health, and physical fitness of the participants while also creating an avenue for the amusement, pleasure, and enjoyment of the viewers.

Benefits of Sports

Numerous benefits abound when we participate actively in sports. We shall be looking at these benefits under the following undermentioned subheadings.

1. Health Benefits

Sporting is a means of improving muscular activities. And since the body is made up of a lot of muscles, any activities that exercise and increase the functionality of powers is a huge plus for a healthy life.

During sport, the heart beats faster in an attempt to get more blood around the body. This is indirectly a means to exercise the heart, reducing the likelihood of an athlete coming down with a host of heart diseases like arteriosclerosis, stroke, high or low BP.

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Sports help to control weight. As you burn excess stored fats, you not only gain a healthy body but a great look. The more a person participates in sports, the more that person uses his joints and skeletal frame, reducing the possibility of developing weak and brittle bones.

Besides all these, sporting increases your immunity to infections while helping you sleep better. And when you are well-rested, fresh mental ideas can flow freely in all your endeavors.

2. Social Benefits

For persons who participate in sports, there is usually this realization they become aware of. They soon become conscious of the fact that sports activities bring families, neighborhoods, communities, and nations together.

The differences in outlook about life’s issues, varying cultures, and even race doesn’t matter when a team has been established. All that is a priority and all that binds the team together at that moment is how they can become victorious.

Apart from the unity and teamwork mindset that sports places in its participants, it also teaches responsibility, discipline, and communication skills.

Take football as a typical example, where you have the midfielders, strikers, defenders e.t.c. It must take a lot of communication for each sect of the players, despite their different areas of specialty, to pull their talents together and win the trophy.

Even think of the number of training and workouts the athlete must endure before they eventually meet their opponents on the field. The years of discipline and hard work they put into their trainings. All of these benefits are what sports affords not just the athlete but the entire society.

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3. Psychological Benefits

Sports activities teach perseverance. Every single athlete has to try, fail and try again repeatedly until they become good enough. By so doing, the athlete trains his or her mind on the necessity of enduring until a worthy cause is attained.

Athletes also learn to depend on their own abilities in the process of sporting. No matter the number of audience watching them sports men are still able to perform. This is the benefit of the self confidence they have built through years of routine practice.

Sports also help the body relax and ‘disconnect’ from stress in the mind. The body does this by causing a reduction in the amount of stress hormone produced.

Now that we’ve seen some of the numerous benefits of sports, it’s time you take a look at our complete list of sports alphabetically below.

Complete List of Sports Names from A–Z

A

  • Archery
  • Auto racing
  • Australian football
  • Adventure racing
  • Aerobatics
  • Astronautics
  • Athletics
  • Aerobics
  • Aeromodelling
  • Association football
  • Aggressive inline skating
  • Artistic skating
  • Aikido
  • Air boating

B

  • Buzkashi
  • Backgammon
  • Bungee jumping
  • Bicycling
  • Backpacking
  • Bullfighting
  • Badminton
  • Blind sport
  • Ballooning
  • Broomball
  • Baseball
  • Brandy
  • Boules
  • Bird building
  • Boating
  • Baton twirling
  • Bicycle polo
  • Boomerang
  • Basketball
  • Battledore
  • Bodysurfing
  • Beach handball
  • Bodybuilding
  • Beach volleyball
  • Bowling
  • Boxing
  • Billards or pool in the US

C

  • Car racing
  • Caber toss
  • Canoeing
  • Curling
  • Checkers
  • Carmel riding
  • Caving
  • Croquet
  • Camogie
  • Cave diving
  • College sports
  • Carmel racing
  • Chess
  • Canoe polo
  • Camogie
  • Card games
  • Climbing
  • Cricket
  • Cock tossing
  • Curling
  • Cycling

D

  • Dragon boat
  • Downhill zorbing
  • Double dutch jump rope
  • Dart
  • Duathlon
  • Dog sledding
  • Diving
  • Discuss throDart
  • Disc golf
  • Dart
  • Double dutch
  • Dominoes
  • Dodge ball

E

  • Elephant Polo
  • Equestrian

F

  • Feather bowling
  • Falconry
  • Flying disc
  • Frisbee
  • Fox hunting
  • Floorball hockey
  • Fencing
  • Flatland driving
  • Figure skating
  • Fishing
  • Formula 1
  • Floorball
  • Football (U.S), Soccer (U.K)
  • Five pin bowling
  • Five pin zorbing
  • Fox driving
  • Frog racing

G

  • Gliding
  • Giridion
  • Golf
  • Go-karting
  • Gymnastic

H

  • Hang gliding
  • High jump
  • Hockey
  • Horse racing
  • Horseback riding
  • Harpastum
  • Hiking
  • Horse polo
  • Horse boating
  • Hurdle jumping
  • Hammer throw
  • High five netball
  • Hockey blocky
  • Hovercraft and hurdles
  • Hardball
  • Hopscotch
  • Horses shoe
  • Hunting
  • Handball

I

  • Indoor rowing
  • Ice fishing
  • Inline figure skating
  • Ice skating
  • Inline speed skating
  • Iceboating
  • Indoor sky diving
  • Ice hockey
  • Inline hockey
  • Ice speed skating
  • Inneybandy
  • Indoor racing

J

  • Judo
  • Javelins toss
  • Jump rope
  • Jogging
  • Jacks
  • Jet skilling
  • Jai Alai

K

  • Kite flying
  • Karate
  • Kickball
  • Korfball
  • Kayaking
  • Kite surfing
  • Kabaddi
  • Kickboxing
  • Kubb
  • Kendo
  • Knife throwing

L

  • Lawn tennis
  • Lawn bowling
  • Luge
  • Lawnmower racing
  • Land sailing
  • Lacrosse
  • Lumberjack games

M

  • Mixed martial arts
  • Mountain biking
  • Marine navigation
  • Miniature golf
  • Motor cross
  • Motorcycle racing
  • Marathon
  • Motorbiking
  • Martial arts
  • Marbles

N

  • Netball

O

  • Orienteering
  • Off-road skating
  • Outdoor rowing
  • Outrigger canoeing

P

  • Parachuting
  • Penthalon
  • Polar exploration
  • Powerlifting
  • Paddleboarding
  • Parasailing
  • Platform tennis
  • Pro wrestling
  • Paintball
  • Petanque
  • Pigeon racing
  • Polo sport
  • Push scooters
  • Pelota Vasca
  • Pilates

Q

  • Quad speed skating
  • Quoits
  • Quad roller skating

R

  • Rogaining
  • Roller figure skating
  • Rollerjoring
  • Rounders
  • Rugby union
  • Rodeo
  • Roller dancing
  • Roller balding
  • Rope climbing
  • Rugby league
  • Racquetball
  • River rafting
  • Roller basketball
  • Roller skating
  • Roller soccer
  • Running
  • Rink hockey
  • Rolla Bolla
  • Roller hockey
  • Roller skiing
  • Rowing

S

  • Sailing
  • Scouting
  • Self-defense
  • Shooting
  • Skateboarding
  • Skiing
  • Sledding
  • Snowkiting
  • Snow tubing
  • Soft tennis
  • Stone put
  • Surf life-saving
  • Scuba diving
  • Shot put
  • Skating
  • Skijoring
  • Sled/Sledge hockey
  • Snow luge
  • Snowboarding
  • Softball
  • Street hockey
  • Sumo wrestling
  • Synchronized skating
  • Shinty
  • Skate sailing
  • Skiboarding
  • Slalom skating
  • Snow biking
  • Soccer
  • Speed skating
  • Steeplechase
  • Sailing sports
  • Sepak takraw
  • Shuffleboard
  • Skeet shooting
  • Swim boarding
  • Snow polo
  • Snowmobiling
  • Snooker
  • Surfing
  • Spearfishing
  • Street luge
  • Swimming
  • Squash
  • Synchronized swimming
  • Snow tubing
  • Snow tennis

T

  • Table tennis
  • Target shooting
  • Ten-pin bowling
  • Top spinning
  • Trail skating
  • Tubing
  • Team handball
  • Track hurdle jumps
  • Triathlon
  • Table soccer
  • Torball
  • Taekwondo
  • Trampoline
  • Tennis
  • Tug of war
  • Tai chi
  • Tobogganing
  • Tractor pull
  • Trigon
  • Tchoukball
  • Tetherball
  • Tree climbing
  • Turtle racing

U

  • Underwater hockey
  • Unicycling
  • Ultra marathons
  • Underwater rugby
  • Ultimate Frisbee

V

  • Volleyball
  • Verpa
  • Vertical roller skating

W

  • Wakeboarding
  • Walking
  • Wheelchair racing
  • Water aerobics
  • Wheelchair basketball
  • Water ballet
  • Weight lifting
  • Water Yoga
  • Winter sports
  • Weightlifting
  • Wrestling

Y

  • Yoga

Z

  • Zorbing
  • Ziplining

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List of Sports Terms

Just as each profession has its own ‘language ‘ and particular vocabularies, so also in sports, some words or terms are used very frequently to communicate among athletes.

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Terminologies in Archery

  • Boss
  • Draw
  • Fistmele
  • Upshot
  • Gungdo
  • Nock
  • Quarrel
  • Bowman
  • Bullseye
  • Bolt

Terminologies in Athletics

  • Middle Distance
  • Photo Finish
  • Relay
  • Track
  • Bell Lap
  • Cross Country
  • Decathlon
  • False Start
  • Field
  • Foul
  • Heptathlon
  • High Jump
  • Hurdles
  • Javelin
  • Lane
  • Lap
  • Long Jump
  • Marathon
  • Pole Vault
  • Record
  • Relay
  • Shot put
  • Triple Jump
  • Shot Put
  • Discuss Throw
  • Hammer Throw
  • Triple Jump
  • Sprint
  • Starting Blocks
  • Steeplechase
  • Track And Field.

Terminologies In Basketball

  • Common foul
  • Court
  • Dunk
  • Held-Ball
  • Layup
  • Pivot
  • Rebound
  • Steal
  • Under-Head
  • Technical foul
  • Overhead
  • Free-Throw
  • Front

Terminologies In Badminton

  • Flick
  • Game
  • Layup
  • Let
  • Love
  • Court
  • Deuce
  • Shuttlecock
  • Service court
  • Double fault
  • Net Double Drop
  • Dunk
  • Service
  • Smash
  • Fore-hand
  • Back Hand
  • Hit
  • Drop

Terminologies in Baseball

  • Perfect game
  • Throw
  • Strike
  • Put out
  • Ant-Rubber Bunting
  • Put Strike
  • Pinching Diamond
  • Home
  • Out
  • Pitcher
  • Home run
  • Base runner

Terminologies in Boxing

  • Ring Generalship
  • Roughhousing
  • Southpaw
  • Spar
  • Brawler
  • Break
  • Buckle
  • Counterpunch
  • Cross
  • Cutman
  • Stablemate
  • Knock out
  • Ring Stoppage
  • Punch
  • Round
  • Accidental Butt
  • Bleeder
  • Bolo Punch
  • Bout
  • Dive
  • Eight Count
  • Glass Jaw
  • Haymaker
  • Liver Shot
  • Low Blow
  • Mauler
  • Neutral Corner
  • Plodder
  • Technical Knockout
  • Walkout Bout
  • Whiskers
  • Canvas
  • Card

Terminologies in Soccer (Association Football)

  • Free-Kick
  • Goal
  • Hattrick
  • Head
  • Left-Out
  • Move
  • Right-Out
  • Side-Back
  • Stopper
  • Off-Side
  • Pass
  • Penalty
  • Penalty-Kick
  • Dribble
  • Foul
  • Free-Kick
  • Hand-Ball
  • Rebound
  • Baseline
  • Bick
  • Comer
  • Defender
  • Goal Keeper

Terminologies in Golf

  • approach putt
  • apron
  • ball mark
  • double eagle
  • all square
  • ballooning
  • beach
  • bunker
  • caddy
  • chip
  • Claw grip
  • condor
  • dogleg
  • dub
  • flag
  • Four-Ball
  • sand trap
  • Mulligan
  • off the deck
  • peg
  • tee shoe
  • ace
  • albatross.

Terminologies in Hockey

  • Short corner
  • Hattrick
  • Goal
  • Penalty Corner
  • Penalty stroke
  • Pushin
  • Cut
  • Scoop
  • Dribble
  • Astroturf
  • Sudden death
  • Left in
  • Off-side
  • Tiebreaker
  • Carried
  • Stick
  • Striking circle
  • Undercutting
  • Bully
  • Carried
  • Carry
  • Centre-Forward
  • Corner
  • Cut
  • Dribble
  • Half-Back
  • Hat-Trick
  • Left-Out
  • Off-Side

Terminologies in Tennis

  • Net
  • Netplay
  • Service
  • Shot
  • Smash
  • Volley
  • Ace
  • Advantage
  • Back-Hand-Drive
  • Baseline
  • Double-Fault
  • Drop-Shot
  • Forehand
  • Grandslam
  • Grass-Court
  • Break-Point
  • Deuce

Terminologies in Swimming

  • Breaststroke
  • Freestyle
  • Pool
  • Crawl
  • Backstroke
  • Butterfly stroke
  • Lane.

Terminologies in Wrestling

  • Freestyle
  • Point
  • Heave
  • Cross Face
  • Booster
  • Libero
  • ElbowDrop
  • Leg sweep
  • chicken wing
  • Hal Nelson

When to Correctly Use “Play”, “Go” or “Do” in Sport

When referring to sporting activities many persons make the mistake of misusing these three verbs: play, go and do. In this segment of the article we shall consider the most appropriate use of these verbs. This is so that in the future you can through this knowledge, express yourself more correctly.

Play

Play is used when the speaker refers to a sport where there are two or more rivaling teams, contending for a particular reward. It would be proper then to say,

  • Do you play football?
  • How often do you play basketball?

Do

Do, is used for a personal leisure activity, not necessarily for a team or collective sport. Therefore, a sentence with this verb could sound like,

  • Does he really do karate?
  • I guess you do swim

Go

We pair go with a sports activity ending with ing. Some examples of such scenarios are:

  • I am going fishing
  • She is going cycling
  • They are going fencing

Conclusion

There it is, the complete list of sports as well as some of their terminologies. As unlikely as it may seem, if you think we left out any of your favorite sports names, then don’t hesitate to leave a comment.

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FAQs

What are sports that start with Z? ›

'Z' Sports

Zorb Football — a team sport that was derived from association football (soccer) in which players are encased in an inflated bubble called Zorb. Zourkhaneh — the Zourkhaneh (house of strength) is the traditional gymnasium where the sport of Varzesh-e Bastani or Pahlavani is practiced.

How many sports are there Name them? ›

According to the World Sports Encyclopaedia (2003), there are 8,000 indigenous sports and sporting games.

What sport starts with the letter A? ›

'A' Sports. Abseiling — an adventure sport where the participants descend a steep formation using a rope. (not really a sport). Acrobatic Gymnastics — team of gymnasts work together to perform acrobatic moves in combination with dance moves.

What is a sport that starts with y? ›

A popular recreational sport starting with Y is Yachting, but a much more interesting sports are Yak Polo and Yukigassen (snowball fighting).

What is a sport that starts with U? ›

Sports Beginning With “U”

Includes information about the sports of ultimate frisbee, underwater hockey, underwater rugby, unicycling, and unihockey.

What are the 3 most popular sports in the world? ›

Football/Soccer

The sport has roughly 3.5 billion fans worldwide and 250 million players across 200 countries around the world. The next most popular sports in the world are cricket (2.5 billion fans), basketball (2.2 billion fans), and field hockey (2 billion).

How many sports are in the world 2022? ›

Sports. The 2022 World Games programme featured 30 official sports including 54 disciplines encompassing 206 events. This was the first time that drone racing, canoe marathon, breaking, women's fistball, kickboxing, and parkour were included in the World Games as official sports.

What is a sport starting with J? ›

Sports Beginning With “J”

Includes information about the sports of jai alai, javelin, jet skiing, jogging, judo, and jujitsu (ju-jitsu).

What is a sport that starts with V? ›

A popular sport strating with V is Volleyball.

What is a sport that starts with B? ›

There are a lot of B sports, such as Baseball, Basketball, Badminton, and a whole lot of beach sports.

Which sport has 11 players on each team? ›

Official Numbers of Players on a Team
SportNumber
Field Hockey11
Football (American)11
Football (Australian)18
Ice Hockey6
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What sport can I start at 25? ›

But the fact is, you can commence playing games like table tennis, badminton, lawn tennis etc. at any age. Such games are beneficial for your mental as well as physical health too.

What is a sport that begins with an F? ›

Sports Beginning With “F”

Includes the sports of falconry, fencing, field hockey, fin swimming, fishing, five pin bowling, floor hockey, floorball (innabandy), foot bag (hackey sack), footsal, football, fox hunting, free diving, frisbee throwing, frog racing, and front tennis.

What is a sport that starts with W? ›

Sports Beginning With “W”

Includes information about the sports of wakeboarding, walking, water aerobics, water ballet, water basketball, water polo, waterskiing, weightlifting, weight training, whitewater rafting, windsurfing, winter triathlon, wrestling, and wushu. See also Sports A to Z and Pictures_of_Sports.

What is a sport that starts with N? ›

'N' Sports

Naginatajutsu — a Japanese martial art of wielding the naginata, a weapon resembling the medieval European glaive. Naval Pentathlon — comprises an obstacle race, life-saving swimming race, utility swimming race, seamanship race, and an amphibious cross-country race.

What is a sport that starts with H? ›

Includes the sports of hammer throw, handball, hang gliding, harpastum, high fives netball, high jump, hiking, hockey bockey, homing pigeons, hopscotch, horse polo, horse racing, horseback hurdle jumping, horseback riding, horseshoes, hula hooping, hunting, hurdle jumping, hurdles, and hurling.

What is a sport that starts with Q? ›

'Q' Sports

Quadrathlon — an endurance sports event composed of the four individual disciplines of swimming, kayaking, cycling and running - also called quadriathlon. Quidditch — the sport invented for the Harry Potter books has been adapted for the real world.

What's a sport that starts with P? ›

Includes the sports of paddleball, paddling, paintball, pelota vasca, pentanque, pentathlon, personal watercraft (jet skiing), pigeon racing, pilates, ping pong, platform tennis, pogo stick jumping, polar exploration, pole vaulting, polo, power boating, power lifting, pro wrestling, and push scootering.

Is there a sport that starts with M? ›

Sports Beginning With “M”

Includes the sports of marbles, martial arts, metal detecting, miniature golf, monoskiing, motocross, motorcycle racing, mountain biking, mountaineering. See also Sports A to Z.

What is the biggest sport? ›

In 2020 the most popular sport in the world is soccer. With more than 4 billion worldwide this sport is in fact the most loved by players and players around the globe.

What is the top 10 sport in America? ›

Ranking The Top 10 Most Popular Sports In America
  1. American football. On top of the list, it has to be American football. ...
  2. Basketball. If any sport can come close to beating American football, it is basketball. ...
  3. Baseball. ...
  4. Soccer. ...
  5. Ice Hockey. ...
  6. Tennis. ...
  7. Golf. ...
  8. Boxing.
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What sport is the hardest? ›

Boxing. The Sweet Science. That's the sport that demands the most from the athletes who compete in it. It's harder than football, harder than baseball, harder than basketball, harder than hockey or soccer or cycling or skiing or fishing or billiards or any other of the 60 sports we rated.

What is the best sport? ›

Comparing All Lists
RankSport13
1Football / Soccer10
2Basketball9
3Cricket8
4Baseball
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Which sport is the richest sport? ›

Football is the richest sport in the world with a Net Worth of around $600 Billion. Football is played by around 250 million people, often known as soccer, throughout 200 nations around the world.

What is the most watched sport? ›

The Most Watched Sporting Events in The World
  • Super Bowl – 112.3 Million Viewers.
  • World Series – 14.3 Million Viewers. ...
  • NCAA Final Four – 18.1 Million Viewers. ...
  • NBA Finals – 16.9 Million Viewers. ...
  • The Masters – 13.16 Million Viewers.
  • World Cup of Rugby- 12.8 Million Viewers. ...
  • Wimbledon – 7.5 Million Viewers.
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What is the #1 game in 2022? ›

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RankRank Last MonthTitle
1NEWMultiVersus
21Elden Ring
32LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
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What is the most popular sport in Europe? ›

The most common sport in Europe is football, (read more about football in this theme). Another popular sport in Europe is Rugby Union, which is especially enjoyed in southern France, parts of the UK, Ireland and northern Italy.

What sports begin with G? ›

Sports Beginning With “G”

Includes the sports of Gaelic football, gambling, geocaching, goal ball, go karting, golfing, greyhound racing, gridiron (American football), and gymnastics.

What is a sport that starts with S? ›

Popular S sports include Sailing, Skiing and Swimming. There must be double points for Synchronized Swimming, Skeet Shooting and Sport Stacking. There are also combined S sports, such as Samoa Rules and Shinty-Hurling.

What is a sport that starts with K? ›

Sports Beginning With “K”

Includes information about the sports of kabbadi, karaate, kayaking, kendo (ken-do), kick ball, kick boxing, kite flying, kite surfing, knife throwing, korfball, kubb, and kung fu.

What sport starts with AT and has four letters? ›

Are you looking for 4 letter sport that starts with a T? — The answer, of course, is golf. It contains four letters and it starts with a T (a golf tee). As you can see there are many more T Sports.

What is net ball? ›

Netball is a ball sport played by two teams of seven players. Games are played on a rectangular court with raised goal rings at each end. The object is to score goals from within a defined area, by throwing a ball into a ring attached to a 3.05 metres (10 feet) high post.

What was the first ever sport invented? ›

Wrestling – Wrestling is regarded the oldest sports in the world and we have proof. The famous cave paintings in Lascaux, France, dating back to 15,300 years ago, depict wrestlers.

What is a sport that starts with C? ›

Calisthenics — a competitive team sport in which athletes perform elements of rhythmic gymnastics and ballet. Calva — a traditional Spanish sport in which you throw a piece of metal to knock down bull's horn-shaped piece of wood. Camel Racing — racing camels with a jockey like in horse racing.

What sport starts with a drop off? ›

Hockey begins with the puck drop.

What sport has 3 players on each side? ›

Torball is conducted in Europe, whereas goalball is played globally with world championships and is a Paralympic Games event after being demonstrated in 1972. Both are indoor sports, three team players at one end of a court, and played with a belled ball.

Which game has 7 players on each side? ›

Understanding and Applying the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
SportNo. of player (in one Team)
Kabaddi7
Kho Kho9
Lacrosse10
Netball7
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What is team sports give 5 examples? ›

Examples are basketball, volleyball, rugby, water polo, handball, lacrosse, cricket, baseball, and the various forms of association football, doubles tennis, and hockey. Team sports require internal coordination between members of the team in order to achieve success.

What sport should I start at 50? ›

1. Swimming. Swimming is one of the very best sports for athletes of any age. It will give your cardiovascular system a workout while going easy on your joints and bones.

What sport should I start at 40? ›

Running and Track

This is probably the most common sports activity for adults when it comes to competition. Many people take it pretty seriously and compete in distance races, and they even train for marathons and ultra-distance events. Yes, you can do that if you are over 40!

What sport can I start at 14? ›

These sports include swimming, track or martial arts. Additionally, your child can try a non-competitive individual sport that is more about building physical strength or enjoying the outdoors, like hiking, biking, walking, yoga or Pilates.

What can athletes throw farthest? ›

The men's hammer weighs 7.26 kg and measures 121.3 cm in length, and the women's hammer weighs 4 kg and 119.4 cm in length. The winner is the athlete who can throw the hammer the farthest. Hammer throw was NOT a sport at the Ancient Games.

What is a sport that starts with Q? ›

'Q' Sports

Quadrathlon — an endurance sports event composed of the four individual disciplines of swimming, kayaking, cycling and running - also called quadriathlon. Quidditch — the sport invented for the Harry Potter books has been adapted for the real world.

What sport is netball? ›

Netball is a ball sport played by two teams of seven players. Games are played on a rectangular court with raised goal rings at each end. The object is to score goals from within a defined area, by throwing a ball into a ring attached to a 3.05 metres (10 feet) high post.

What is a sport that starts with V? ›

A popular sport strating with V is Volleyball.

What is a sport that starts with G? ›

Sports Beginning With “G”

Includes the sports of Gaelic football, gambling, geocaching, goal ball, go karting, golfing, greyhound racing, gridiron (American football), and gymnastics.

What is a sport that starts with J? ›

Sports Beginning With “J”

Includes information about the sports of jai alai, javelin, jet skiing, jogging, judo, and jujitsu (ju-jitsu).

What is a sport that starts with W? ›

Sports Beginning With “W”

Includes information about the sports of wakeboarding, walking, water aerobics, water ballet, water basketball, water polo, waterskiing, weightlifting, weight training, whitewater rafting, windsurfing, winter triathlon, wrestling, and wushu. See also Sports A to Z and Pictures_of_Sports.

What is a sport that starts with H? ›

Includes the sports of hammer throw, handball, hang gliding, harpastum, high fives netball, high jump, hiking, hockey bockey, homing pigeons, hopscotch, horse polo, horse racing, horseback hurdle jumping, horseback riding, horseshoes, hula hooping, hunting, hurdle jumping, hurdles, and hurling.

What sport is lacrosse? ›

lacrosse, (French: “the crosier”) competitive sport, modern version of the North American Indian game of baggataway, in which two teams of players use long-handled, racketlike implements (crosses) to catch, carry, or throw a ball down the field or into the opponents' goal.

Is netball a girl sport? ›

Netball is a ball sport played by two teams of seven players, usually on an indoor court, and is predominantly played by women. It is among a rare number of sports which have been created exclusively for the female sex, although efforts to expand the game to mixed and men's teams now exist.

What are the 7 netball positions? ›

They are namely:
  • Goal Shooter.
  • Goal Attack.
  • Wing Attack.
  • Centre.
  • Wing Defence.
  • Goal Defence.
  • Goal Keeper.

What is a sport that starts with F? ›

The most popular sport in the world is Football, though there are many sports that go by that name. Other well-known sports that start with F include Fencing, Fishing and the many 'freestyle' sports such as Freestyle Swimming and Freestyle Skiing.

What's a sport that starts with P? ›

Includes the sports of paddleball, paddling, paintball, pelota vasca, pentanque, pentathlon, personal watercraft (jet skiing), pigeon racing, pilates, ping pong, platform tennis, pogo stick jumping, polar exploration, pole vaulting, polo, power boating, power lifting, pro wrestling, and push scootering.

What is a sport that starts with S? ›

Popular S sports include Sailing, Skiing and Swimming. There must be double points for Synchronized Swimming, Skeet Shooting and Sport Stacking. There are also combined S sports, such as Samoa Rules and Shinty-Hurling.

What is a sport that starts with R? ›

Includes racquetball, rafting, rink hockey (hardball hockey), rock climbing, rodeo, rogaining, rolle bolle, roller basketball, roller derby, roller figure skating, roller hockey, roller skating, rollerblading, rollerjoring, rollerskiing, rollersoccer, roping, rounders, rowing, rugby, rugby league, rugby sevens, rugby ...

What sport can I start at 25? ›

But the fact is, you can commence playing games like table tennis, badminton, lawn tennis etc. at any age. Such games are beneficial for your mental as well as physical health too.

What is a sport that starts with K? ›

Sports Beginning With “K”

Includes information about the sports of kabbadi, karaate, kayaking, kendo (ken-do), kick ball, kick boxing, kite flying, kite surfing, knife throwing, korfball, kubb, and kung fu.

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