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. This could be considered a sport dictionary or encyclopedia. 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 some alternative names.

How to get on this list? See What is a sport? If there is a sport not listed or incorrect, please make a comment below. You can also see our lists of unusual sports and team sports.

Below is list of just the names of all the sports we are aware of with a very brief summary of each sport. Follow the links for a larger description of the sport.

Complete Sports List

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