The precise definition of what separates a sport other recreational activities varies according to the sources. The nearest international agreement on a definition provided by SportAccord, which is the association for all major international sports federations (including the associative football, athletics, cycling, tennis, equestrian sports and more), and is the de facto representative from international sport.
SportAccord uses the following criteria to determine that a sport must:
To have an element of competition
Be in any way harmful to any living creature
Do not count on equipment provided by a single vendor (excluding exclusive games such as football Arena)
Do not count on any “luck” element specifically designed for the sport.
They also recognize that sport can be the first physical location (such as rugby or athletics), particularly the mind (like chess or go), mainly due (such as Formula 1 or motorboating), mainly coordination (eg , billiard sports), or driven mainly by animals (such as sports).
The inclusion of mental sports in the sports definitions was not universally accepted, leading to protests by government bodies with regard to the refusal of funds available for the sport. While SportAccord recognizes a small number of sports in mind, it is not open to accept any additional sportsmanship.
There was an increase in the application of the term “sport” for a wider range of non-physical challenges such as video games, esports also known, mainly because of the involvement of organized and competitive, but are not widely recognized by the traditional sports organizations . According to the Council of Europe, the European Sports Charter, the 2.The article, “Sport” means all forms of physical activity which, through casual or organized participation, aim at expressing or improving physical fitness and mental well-being, getting results in competition at all levels. “