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The following is a list of sports/games, divided by category.
According to the World Sports Encyclopedia (2003), there are 8,000 indigenous "sports and sporting "games.
Members of the Gotemba Kyūdō Association demonstrate Kyūdō.
Bat-and-ball (safe haven)
Awaiting a pitch: batter, catcher, and umpire in "baseball
Sports that are played with some sort of board as the primary equipment.
Sports using "bicycles or "unicycles.
Combat sports: wrestling and martial arts
A combat sport is a competitive "contact sport where two combatants fight against each other using certain rules of engagement.
Mixed or hybrid
Sports using a horse.
Flying disc sports
Sometimes considered "blood sports.
The three components of triathlon: swimming, cycling, running
Decathlon, heptathlon, and the pentathlons consist of ten, seven, and five component contests that are scored together using one points system.
Racket (or racquet) sports
Racket sports are "games in which players use "rackets to hit a "ball or other object.
Sports that have originated from rodeos in the old Western Americas.
Sports using a "firearm.
Stick and ball games
Hurling and shinty
Games involving opponents hitting a ball against a wall/walls using a racket, or other piece of equipment, or merely gloved/barehanded.
Aquatic & paddle sports
These sports use water (a river, pool, etc.).
Other paddling sports
Aquatic ball sports
Subsurface and recreational
The start of a Formula One race in 2008
ATV racing on a motocross track
Sports seen in movies, literature, video games, etc.
Sports falling into two or more categories.
Requiring little or no physical exertion or agility, mind sports are often not considered true sports. Some mind sports are recognised by sporting federations. The following list is intended to represent anything that is likely to be referred to as a mind sport, not to argue their validity as sports.
Strategy board games
Competitive model sports
Potentially other sports are listed here.
Athletics (track and field)
Sports played using electronic devices.
Sports in which the method of scoring is through goals.
A snowboarder and a "skier
Sports mainly based on sheer power.
Sports where the main objective is to hit a certain target.
Sports that involve teams.
Sports which use the wind (apart from sailing):