List of Sports from Around the World
Here is our alphabetical list of nearly every recognized sport played around the world, including some names of sport groups, styles and codes. There is undoubtedly more sports than are listed here, there are many modified rules and new sports being developed every day (see new sports).
You can find even more sports described in the section about unusual sports, and there is a comprehensive list of team sports that are played around the world. Follow the links below for more information about some of these sports. For completeness, some sports are listed more than once, as we have included alternative names and variations in spelling.
Below is list of just the names of all the sports we are aware of. For a brief summary of each sport, we have listed the sports in smaller groups with a short description of the sport. Click the letters to see more about these sports.
Complete Sports List
- our definition of What is a sport?
- unusual sports from around the world.
- list of team sports played around the world.
- newly invented sports
- list of major world sports