Sports" redirects here. For the Australian rock band, see The Sports. For the album by Huey Lewis & The News, see Sports (album).
This article is about the activity. For the British magazine called Sport, see Sport (magazine). For the American magazine called SPORT, see Sport magazine.
Sport is an activity that is governed by a set of rules or customs and often engaged in competitively. Sports commonly refer to activities where the physical capabilities of the competitor are the sole or primary determiner of the outcome (winning or losing), but the term is also used to include activities such as mind sports and motor sports where mental acuity or equipment quality are major factors.
"Sport" comes from the old French desport meaning "leisure"