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- Competition: The activity or condition of competing against others. Ecologically, the interaction between species or organisms which share a limited environmental resource.
- Physical activity: Any bodily movement produced by skeletal muscles that requires energy expenditure.
- Entertainment: Activity which provides a diversion or permits people to amuse themselves in their leisure time.
- Exercise: Regular physical activity that is usually done with the intention of improving or maintaining physical fitness or health.
- Leisure: A period of time spent out of work and essential domestic activity.
- Recreation: Activities intended to take place during leisure time, for pleasure or amusement, including sports, hobbies or games, especially when not done as part of serious competition or for exercise.
- Air sports: Generic term for various types of aeronautical competition.
- Athletic sports: Broadly, those sports contested by individuals which primarily rely on human physical endeavour, demanding the qualities of stamina, fitness, and skill. Generally known for their inclusion in the Olympic Games, they include track and field, gymnastics, trampolining, and weightlifting.
- Chess: 2-player board game for a checkered board; requires skill, strategy and intellect; the 1960s 3M Bookshelf game series included a version of Chess
- Club-ball sports: Those sports which are held to have evolved from a generic activity that has loosely been termed "club-ball". It is essentially any activity in which a ball is struck by a bat, club, racquet, or stick. The main examples are cricket, croquet, cue sports, baseball, golf, the hockey group, and tennis.
- Combat sports: Those sports which involve combat between the contestants such as boxing, fencing, judo, karate and wrestling.
- Cycling: The sport, recreational activity and means of transportation of riding a bicycle.
- Equestrianism: Sports in which human competitors are on horseback including horse racing, polo, show jumping, and three-day eventing.
- Football: Any of a number of team sports which involve kicking and/or handling a ball with the purpose of territorial gain leading to the scoring of goals or points.
- Motorsports: A generic term used to describe competitive racing of engine-powered land vehicles.
- Multi-sport events: A gathering of athletes in one place over a period of one to several days for the purpose of entering into competition.
- Target sports: Those sports in which the primary objective is to hit a specific target. Examples are archery, basketball, bowls, curling, darts, golf, netball, and shooting.
- Water sports: General term for all sporting activity that takes place on, in or under water.
- Winter sports: Generic term for a wide range of sporting events that are associated with snow and ice. They form the agenda for the Winter Olympics every four years and include various ice skating, skiing, and sledging competitions.