Aba Guresi – Aba Guresi is a traditonal form of wrestling in Turkey where the competitors wear clothing made of aba.
Abseiling – Abseiling, also known as rappelling, is the act of using a rope along with a harness and other specialty gear to vertically descend off of a cliff or rock face in a controlled manner.
Acrobatics – Acrobatics is physical activities that are normally associated with gymnastics and dance. These activities require great balance, coordination, and agility, and can be found not only in sports, but also in many of the performing arts.
Aggressive Inline Skating – Aggressive Inline Skating, also known as Rollerblading, is a form of Inline Skating where athletes jump on and off of ledges and rails and perform grinds and spins.
Aika Jujutsu – Aika Jujutsu is a Japanese samurai martial art first introduced over 1200 years ago. Its core principles focus on manipulation of balance.
Aikido – Aikido is a modern Japanese martial art that emphasizes defending yourself while also protecting an attacker from injury.
Air Racing – Air Racing is a motorsport competition that takes place in the air using aircraft.
Airsoft – Airsoft is a competitive team sport similar to Paintball where the object is to eliminate your opponents by shooting them. Instead of using paint guns that shoots dye-filled gelatin capsules, competitors use airsoft guns that shoot plastic pellets.
Aizkolaritza – Aizkolaritza is a wood chopping competition for individuals and/or teams. These competitions are normally held at festivals in northern Spain and southwest France.
Alpine Skiing – Alpine Skiing, or Downhill Skiing as it is often called, is the sport of sliding down the ski slope course on skis with fixed heel bindings. There are normally several different events and the object is to have the fastest time in getting down the hill to the finish line.
Amateur Pankration – Amateur Pankration is a modern combat sport and a recognized form of International Wrestling. It is based upon the old Olympic sport of Pankration, but unlike that original version which had very few rules, the modern version emphasizes safety and sportsmanship.
Amateur Wrestling – American Wrestling or American Professional Wrestling, is a sport that uses athleticism, acrobatics, stunts, and theatrical drama to entertain audiences.
American Flag Rugby – American Flag Rugby is a non-contact version of Rugby. It is a mixed-gender sport that can be played by all ages.
American Football – American Football, also known in the United States as football, is a sport that originated from rugby football and the first game was played in 1869. There are two teams of eleven players and they take turns playing offense and defense. The offense attempts to advance the oval ball (football) down the field by passing or running. Points are scored by advancing the football into the opposing team’s end zone for a touchdown or kicking the ball through the opponent’s goalposts for a field goal. The team with the most points at the end of the game wins.
American Handball – American Handball is a sport for two, three, or four players. The object is to hit a small rubber ball against the wall in such a manner that it touches the ground twice twice before your opponent can hit it. The three versions of the game are one wall, three wall, and four wall.
Aquathlon – Aquathlon is a racing sport where competitors run and swim to get to the finish line first. There are two-stage events that begin with swimming and finish with running, and there are three-stage events where participants run, swim, and run again.
Archery – Archery is the sport of shooting arrows with a bow. There are many different types of bows and arrows and archery can be used for combat, hunting, or simply for recreational fun.
Arena Football – Arena Football is a variance of American Football played indoors on a much smaller field with 8 players on each team.
Arm Wrestling – Arm wrestling is a type of wrestling requiring two people. Each person places one arm on a surface (normally a table) with their elbows bent and touching the surface. The competitors must use the same hand (left or right) and grip each other’s hand. The competition ends when the winner pins the opponent’s arm onto the surface.
Artistic Billiards – Artistic Billiards is a form of billiards where competitors have to perform (76) preset shots. The shots vary in difficulty and a perfect score is worth (500) points.
Artistic Cycling – Artistic Cycling is an indoor sport where competitors perform tricks or exercises similar to gymnastic or ballet moves while riding a bike.
Artistic Pool – Artistic Pool is very similar to Artistics Billiards, but in this sport players attempt up to (160) preset trick shots.
Artistic Roller Skating – Artistic Roller Skating is similar to figure skating except performed on hard-surfaced floors instead of ice and using roller skates instead of ice skates.
Atlatl – Atlatl is a sport in which competitors use an atlatl or spear-thrower to throw a dart for distance or at a target for accuracy. The atlatl is an acient weapon believed to have been first used over 30,000 years ago for hunting.
ATV Enduro – ATV Enduro is an off-road sport in which riders race ATVs or all-terrain vehicles on a course with multiple obstacles and challenges. The competitions are normally ran in stages and are timed.
ATV Off-Road Racing – ATV Off-Road Racing is a sport in which riders race ATVs or all-terrain vehicles on a track and the first competitor to the finish line wins.
Austus – Austus is a variation of Australian Football that was played in Australia by native servicemen and visting American servicemen during World War II.
Badminton – Badminton is a racquet sport played by either 2 or 4 people and can be played indoors or outdoors. The court is rectangular and divided by a net and players play on opposite halves. Players hit a shuttlecock over the net with their racquets and score when the shuttlecock lands on the ground or floor in the opponents’ half of the court.
Ballet – Ballet is a form of performance dance that originated in Italy in the 15th Century. It is now popular on a global basis and has its own vocabulary based on French terminology.
Bareback Bronc Riding
Barefoot Water Skiing
Base Jumping – Base jumping, also known as B.A.S.E. jumping, is a sport where a person jumps from a tall object and uses a parachute to land on the ground. B.A.S.E. stands for objects that people can jump from (building, antenna, span, and earth).
Baseball – Baseball is a sport played outside on a baseball field by 2 teams with 9 players on each team. Teams take turns playing offense and defense. When on offense, players take turns hitting a baseball thrown by the opposing team’s pitcher with their baseball bat. After hitting the ball, a player moves counter-clockwise around a series of four bases: first, second, third and home plate. A point or run is scored when the player advances around the bases and returns to home plate. When on defense, players try to get 3 outs on the offense. An out can be made when a player catches a hit ball in the air and many different ways. After 3 outs, the team on offense takes the field to play defense and the defensive team gets its turn to play offense. An inning consists of 3 outs for both teams (total of 6 outs) and the game consists of 9 innings. The team that scores the most runs in 9 innings wins the game.
Baseball Pocket Billiards
Basketball – Basketball is a very popular sport played by two teams of five players on a rectangular court indoors or outdoors. The object of the game is to throw (shoot) the basketball through a steel ring (hoop) that is connected to a backboard 10 feet high to score a goal. Goals are worth 2 or 3 points depending upon distance from hoop when shooting the ball. The ball can be advanced on the court by dribbling (bouncing it while walking or running) or throwing it to a team mate. It is a violation to move without dribbling the ball, to carry it, or to hold the ball with both hands and then resume dribbling. A violation gives the ball to the other team. Games are played for a predetermined amount of time and the team with the most points when time runs out wins the game.
Basque Stone Lifting
Bat and Trap
Biathlon – Biathlon normally refers to a winter sport combining rifle shooting and cross country skiing. The modern biathlon is a summer sport which combines swimming and running.
Bicycle Motocross (BMX)
Big Game Fishing
Big Game Hunting
Billiards – Billiards consists of wide variety of games played with a cue stick and billiard balls on a cloth-covered billiards table. The cue stick is used to strike the billiards balls and move them around the table and into holes (pockets) located at the corners and other locations of the table.
BMX Best Trick
BMX Big Air
Board Track Racing
Bobsledding – Bobsledding is a winter sport and popular Olympic sport in which teams of two or four people sit in a gravity–powered sled and make their way down an iced track. The track is narrow and banked with twists and turns. Teams make a series of timed runs down the track and all of the times are combined to get a final score.
Bodybuilding – Bodybuilding is a sport in which men and women use weightlifting, conditioning, and exercise to become very muscular. Some do it simply for recreational purposes, while others compete in competitions and are judged for their symmetrical and muscular appearance while performing various posing routines.
Boomerang – A boomerang is a flat, curved, usually wooden piece of wood that when thrown properly will return to the thrower. It was traditionally used by Australian Aborigines as a hunting weapon, but can also be used recreationally for fun.
Bowling – Bowling is a sport enjoyed by millions of people worldwide and played both indoors and outdoors. The indoor version involves rolling a ball down a wooden lane with the object being to knock over all of the pins. The outdoor version normally involves rolling the ball closest to a target ball.
Boxing – Boxing is a sport that is said to have originated in Ancient Greece in 687 B.C. It is a combat sport in which two people wear boxing gloves and throw punches at each other. The competition is normally supervised by a referee and consists of several rounds of battle with each round lasting one to three minutes. The winner is decided when one person is incapable of continuing, is disqualified for breaking a rule, or found the winner based upon the scorecards from the judges.
Bull Fighting – Bull Fighting is a sport in which the torero or matador performs evasive baiting maneuvers at close range to a bull in an arena in order to entertain the crowd. Many people do not consider it sport, but fine art as there are no elements of competition. The bullfight normally ends by killing the bull with a single sword thrust, but it is now illegal in some areas to kill the bull in the arena.
Canoeing – Canoeing is a paddling sport in which a person sits or kneels in a canoe and propels themselves through the water with a single paddle.
Capoeira – Capoeira is a Brazilian martial art that is said to have been developed in the 16th century. It is known for its quick and complex moves including a wide variety of kicks and spins.
Caving – Caving, also known as spelunking and potholing, is the sport of exploring cave systems. This activity can be done on a recreational basis or professionally as in the scientific study of caves.
Cheerleading – Cheerleading is a sport in which a person uses tumbling, jumping, dancing, and cheering as part of an organized physical routine. This routine is used to direct a crowd at a sporting event or to compete in cheerleading contests.
Clay Target Shooting
Competitive Marching band
Composite Rules Shinty Hurling
Cowboy Action Shooting
Cricket – Cricket was first played in England in the 16th century. It requires 2 teams of 11 players and is played on a rectangular field. When on offense, players take turns hitting a ball delivered by the opposing team’s bowler with their bat. The object is to hit the ball far enough to be able to run to the end of the field and score a run. The offense continues batting until there are 10 outs and then the fielding team gets their turn to bat.
Cross Country Mountain Biking
Cross Country Running
Cross Country Skiing
Curling – Curling is a sport requiring 2 teams of 4 players and is played on a sheet of ice. Each team has 8 heavy, polished granite stones that they slide down the sheet of ice towards a target area of 4 rings. The object is to rest your stones closest to the center of the rings. A game consists of 8 or 10 rounds.
Cycling – Cycling is normally referred to as using a bicycle for transportation. Bicycles were first introduced in the 19th century and today they are the main form of transportation in many areas of the world. Bicycles can also be used recreationally for fun and exercise or to compete in competitions.
Dancing – Dancing is sometimes considered a sport and is a type of art that requires body movement to music. Dance can be used for exercise, recreational fun, emotional expression, and competition. There are many styles of dance including but not limited to ballet, ballroom, tango, square, and folk dancing.
Darts – Darts is an indoor game in which small pointed missiles with feather or plastic flights at the end (darts) are thrown at a circular target marked with numbers (dart board) in order to score points. There are many unique dart games with various rules and it is played all over the world.
Decathlon – The decathlon is of Greek origin and is a combined track and field event that consists of ten individual track and field events. Points are given in each individual event over a two day period and the man who scores the most points is champion. This champion is often considered the “World’s Greatest Athlete”.
Dirt Boarding – Dirt Boarding, also known as Mountainboarding, derived from Snowboarding and is the sport of riding a mountain board on tracks, hills, woodlands, streets, and slopestyle parks.
Dirt Track Racing
Disc Golf – Disc golf is a type of golf game using flying discs. The object of the game is to throw your disc into a standing metal basket in as few tosses as possible. The course, much like a traditional golf course, has either 9 or 18 holes (baskets) and has pars of 3, 4, or 5. There are discs designed specifically for driving (long distance) and putting (short distance). The sport is currently played in over 40 countries.
Diving – Diving is the sport of jumping or falling into water from a platform or springboard and is a very popular competitive sport in the Olympics. Competitors must use their strength, flexibility, and air awareness as they often perform acrobatics during their dives.
Dodge Ball – Dodgeball can be played indoors or outdoors and is normally played on a flat surface with court boundaries. Two teams of players on opposite sides of the court throw large rubber balls at their opponents in order to eliminate them from the game. A player is eliminated when struck by a ball, moving outside the court boundaries, or when an opposing player catches a ball that they threw.
Dog Racing – This is a sport in which specially bred dogs (normally Greyhounds) chase an artificial rabbit around a track with the winner being the dog that crosses the finish line first. Like horse racing, dog racing often allows the public to place wagers on the outcome of the race.
Dog Sledding – This is a sport in which a team or group of specially bred dogs are used to pull a sled through the snow. The most famous dog sled races are the Iditarod and the Yukon Quest.
Double Disc Court
Downhill Mountain Biking
Drag Boat Racing
Dragon Boat Racing
Egg and Spoon Racing
Egyptian Stick Fencing
Eight Ball Billiards
Eight Man Football
Equestrianism – Equestrianism is the sport of riding horses competitively on a closed course including the skills of steeple chasing and vaulting.
Equine Cross Country
Equine Endurance Riding
Equine Show Jumping
Equine Tent Pegging
Extreme Sports – Extreme Sports, also known as action or adventure sports, is a term for sports involving extreme speed, height, exertion, and danger. The X Games contain many sports which would fall into this category.
F1 Powerboat Racing
Fast Pitch Softball
Fencing – Fencing is the contact sport of fighting with swords and competitive fencing is divided into three weapon categories: foil, sabre and epée.
Fishing – Fishing is the sport of catching fish in the wild by angling, netting, hand gathering, and trapping. Some fishermen release their catches back into the water while others keep their catches for food. Competitive fishing tournaments employ the catch and release methodology.
Five A Side Football
Five Pin Bowling
Five Pins Billiards
Foosball – Foosball. also known as table football, is a sport played on a table-top game that is loosely based on soccer. Though mostly played recreationally for fun, there are also some competitive leagues and tournaments out there.
Four Ball Billiards
Freeride Mountain Biking
Freestyle Slalom Skating
Frisbee – Frisbee is a flying disc normally made out of plastic that is thrown and caught by two or more people for recreation and exercise.
Fujian White Crane
Fullbore Target Rifle Shooting
Futsal – Futsal is an indoor variant of association football that was developed in Brazil and Uruguay in the 1930s and 1940s as a solution to the lack of available football fields. It is played between two teams of five players each, one of whom is the goalkeeper. The game is played on a hard surfaced court and the ball is harder and smaller with less bounce than a regular football.
Goal Ball – Goal Ball is a team sport designed specifically for blind athletes. Teams consist of three players and the object is to throw or roll the ball into the opponent’s goal. The ball has bells embedded in it allowing the players to judge where the ball is. Teams play offense and defense in the area of their own goal.
High Power Rifle Shooting
Hot Air Ballooning
Human Powered Aircraft
Hwa Rang Do
Individual Medley Swimming
Indoor Field Hockey
Inline Speed Skating
Jeet Kune Do
Jet Sprint Boat Racing
Jeu De Paume
Jogo Do Pau
Kelly Pool Billiards
Kuk Sool Won
Ladies Gaelic Football
Land Speed Records
Legends Car Racing
Limited Overs Cricket
Masters Rugby League Football
Match Play Golf
Medley Relay Swimming
Metallic Silhouette Shooting
Midget Car Racing
Mixed Martial Arts
Motocross Best Whip
Motocross Step Up
Motorcycle Drag Racing
Motorcycle Endurance Racing
Motorcycle Flat Track Racing
Motorcycle Grand Prix Racing
Motorcycle Grass Track Racing
Motorcycle Hill Climbing
Motorcycle Ice Racing
Motorcycle Trials Racing
Motorcycle TT Racing
Nine Ball Billiards
Nine Man Football
Nordic Combined Skiing
Northern Praying Mantis
Ocean Rowing Racing
Off-Road Buggy Racing
Offshore Powerboat Racing
One Old Cat
One Pocket Billiards
Outrigger Canoe Racing
Over The Line
Pickup Truck Racing
Pitch and Putt
Plunge For Distance
Powered Hang Gliding
Production Car Racing
Race of Champions
Rhythmic Ball Gymnastics
Rhythmic Club Gymnastics
Rhythmic Hoop Gymnastics
Rhythmic Ribbon Gymnastics
Road Bicycle Racing
Royal Shrovetide Football
Rugby League Nines
Rugby League Sevens
Russian Pyramid Billiards
Saddle Bronc Riding
Seven Ball Billiards
Short Track Speed Skating
Single Buck Sawing
Single Scull Rowing
Six Man Football
Skateboarding Big Air
Skiing Big Air
Slow Pitch Softball
Snow Mountain Bike Racing
Snow Shovel Racing
Snowboarding Big Air
Speed Pool Billiards
Sports Car Racing
Sprint Car Racing
Stock Car Racing
Straight Pool Billiards
Strongman Strength Athletics
Synchronized Ten Meter Platform Diving
Synchronized Three Meter Platform Diving
Ten Ball Billiards
Ten Meter Platform Diving
Three Ball Billiards
Three Cushion Billiards
Three Meter Platform Diving
Three on Three Basketball
Three Sided Football
Touring Car Racing
Trick Shot Billiards
Tug Of War
Underwater Target Shooting
Uppies and Downies