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How many types of sports are there in the world?

Asked by B. Wright, Last updated: Jan 20, 2020

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C. Perez

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C. Perez, Writer, Writer, Cleveland

Answered Sep 20, 2019

There are several types or categories of sports in the world. However, there are about 8000 sports in the world, both locally and globally all together. These sports are divided into various types or categories, such as the air sports, archery, ball-over-net games, basketball games, bat and ball games, board sports, catching games, climbing, cycling, combat sports, cue sports, equestrian sports, fishing, flying disc sports, football, golf, gymnastics, handball family, hunting, ice sports, kite sports, racing, sailing, card games, strategy board games.

Another basis on which sports can be classified is; air sports, athletics (track and field events), electronic sports, endurance sports, goal sports, skating sports, snow sports, strength sports, table sports, target sports, team sports, wind sports, and fictional sports. Some of these sports are popular and familiar, while some are totally unknown to us. Some are globally games.

 

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