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Sport is a form of physical activity or game. Often competitive and organized, sports use, maintain, or improve physical ability and skills. They also provide enjoyment to participants and, in some cases, entertainment to spectators. Many sports exist, with different participant numbers, some are done by a single person with others being done by hundreds. Most sports take place either in teams or competing as individuals. Some sports allow a "tie" or "draw", in which there is no single winner; others provide tie-breaking methods to ensure one winner. A number of contests may be arranged in a tournament format, producing a champion. Many sports leagues make an annual champion by arranging games in a regular sports season, followed in some cases by playoffs.

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Organizations relating to Sport

International Federation of Cheerleading / Tokyo, Japan / Est. 1998
World Association for Sport Management / New Taipei City, Taiwan / Est. 2012
Fédération Internationale de Tir aux Armes Sportives de Chasse / Paris, France / Est. 1921
International Sports Chanbara Association / Yokohama, Japan
Australasian Sports Technology Alliance / Bundoora VIC, Australia
Association of Asian Athletics Coaches / Beijing, China / Est. 2002
African Confederation of Traditional Wrestling Sports / Est. 2006
Central American and Caribbean Sports Organization / San Juan, Puerto Rico / Est. 1926
European Coaching Federation / Vienna, Austria
International Sports Engineering Association / Sheffield, UK / Est. 1996
Asian Carombole Sports Confederation / Seoul, Korea Rep / Est. 1999
Unión Europea de Asociaciones de Entrenadores de Baloncesto / Madrid, Spain / Est. 2007
African Shooting Sport Federation / Cairo, Egypt / Est. 1981
International Society of Biomechanics in Sports / Lidcombe NSW, Australia / Est. 1981
Consejo Sudamericano de Deportes / Est. 1993
African Gymnastic Union / Algiers, Algeria / Est. 1990
World Swimming Coaches Association
Arab Federation of Sports Journalists
International Sailing Coaches Association / Pezilla-la-Rivière, France / Est. 2004
International Carrom Federation / Est. 1988
International Sport Karate Association / Jonesville FL, USA / Est. 1986
International Yoga Sport Federation / Est. 1989
Oceania Swimming Association / Edgecliff NSW, Australia / Est. 1991
European Lacrosse Federation / Est. 1994
Asia Pacific Alliance of Coaches / Singapore, Singapore / Est. 2007
International Society for the Social Sciences of Sport / Warsaw, Poland / Est. 2009
Sports Union for athletes with Down Syndrome
Association of European Team Sports / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 2009
African Physical Activity Network / Cape Town, South Africa / Est. 2007
Asia Association of Coaching Science / Taipei, Taiwan / Est. 2012
Asociación Latinoamericana de Gerencia Deportiva / Monterrey, Mexico / Est. 2009
Asean Para Sports Federation / Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia / Est. 2000
Baltic Sport Science Society / Riga, Latvia / Est. 2009
Federation of African Archery / Cairo, Egypt
World Archery Oceania / Palmerston North, New Zealand
Council of Arab Ministers for Youth and Sports / Cairo, Egypt
International Council of Arbitration for Sport / Lausanne, Switzerland / Est. 1994
International Association for Sports Information / Belconnen ACT, Australia / Est. 1960
Consejo del Istmo Centroamericano de Deportes y Recreación / Panama, Panama / Est. 1992
International Sociology of Sport Association / Ottawa ON, Canada / Est. 1965
International Council for Coaching Excellence / Leeds, UK / Est. 1997
World Association of Basketball Coaches / Mies, Switzerland
European Sports Workforce Development Alliance / Lyon, France
José Carreras International Leukaemia Foundation / Barcelona, Spain / Est. 1988
World Skate Africa
North America, Central America and Caribbean Track and Field Coaches Association / Carolina, Puerto Rico / Est. 1990
Professional Tennis Coaches Association / Roeser, Luxembourg / Est. 2011
Sports Philatelists International / San Diego CA, USA / Est. 1962
Fondation internationale Olympafrica / Dakar, Senegal / Est. 1993
Blue Knights' International Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club / Bangor ME, USA / Est. 1974

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Action Strategies relating to Sport

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Keeping fit
Conducting amateur sports competitions
Improving enforcement against game poaching
Conserving wildlife
Developing shooting sports
Encouraging competitive sports
Promoting sports and games
Playing fantasy games
Hunting for sport
Preserving game in war zones
Holding regional championships
Engaging in illegal sporting practices
Abolishing unethical sporting practices
Condemning elitist sports
Fostering structured physical activities
Reducing incidence of violent computer games
Establishing nighttime sports to combat youth related problems
Regulating yacht racing
Creating new sporting games
Encouraging yacht racing
Developing enjoyable adult sports
Coaching centres
Recognizing international sports

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