Wikipedia 10K Redux by Reagle from Starling archive. Bugs abound!!!
Jump in and tell us what you know about these sports. I have tried to do a classification of sports in categories. ---- ''LongJump, HighJump, and PoleVault are not classifiable in the following category scheme, it seems'' Speed sports (where the goal is to be as quick as possible. No or very little contact with your opponents.): * BiCycling * OrienteerinG * RunninG ** RunninG/CrossCountry ** RunninG/LongDistance ** RunninG/Track * SwimminG Precision sports (where the goal is to be as accurate as possible in throwing, tossing, rolling, ... No or very little contact with your opponents.): * ArcherY * BilliardS * BowlinG * CroqueT * GolF * ShootinG Ball sports (where you and your opponent(s) are working to get control of and place a ball): * BadmintoN * BaseBall * BasketBall * AmericanFootBall * AustralianRulesFootball * CrickeT * FieldHockey * FootBall * IceHockey * TableTennis * TenniS Fighting (where you and your opponents compete against each other using your strength and speed in contact.): * ArmWrestling * BoxinG * WrestlinG * FencinG * MartialArts Motor sports (where you use the power of an engine as an important part of the sport.): * AutoRacing * EndurO * Formula1 * SpeedBoating Combination sports (where the winning is decided by putting together results from several of the other categories): * BiathloN (SkiIng and ShootinG) * PentathloN (track and field events) * TriathaloN (Running/LongDistance, SwimminG, and BiCycling) Comparison sports (where the winning is decided by a judge): * BodyBuilding * CheerLeading * DivinG * FieldEvents (e.g., ShotPut) * FigureSkating * GymnasticS * SyncopatedSwimming Sports emphasizing balance and co-ordination (usually recreational but can also be competitive; these are also comparison sports!) * IceSkating * RollerSkating * Skateboarding * SkiIng ** CrossCountrySkiing ** DownhillSkiing ** SnowBoarding * SurfinG Sports without competition (where the ultimate goal is not to win but to have fun): * BushWalking Hunting sports (where the sport is to find, lure, catch some animal): * BassFishing * FoxHunt * HuntinG ** Hunting/Bowhunting ''I think the following are not sports, but instead (simply) GameS; strictly speaking, there are no such things as "brain sports"'' Brain-sports (where you have to think) - Card Games: * ContractBridge Brain-sports (where you have to think) - Board Games: * ChesS * GameOfGo ''- How bout the AncientOrientalGameOfGo? Enough texts refer to it as that. :)''