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Sport

UN Sustainable Development Goals

Description

Sport includes all forms of competitive physical activity or games which, through casual or organised participation, aim to use, maintain or improve physical ability and skills while providing enjoyment to participants, and in some cases, entertainment for spectators. Hundreds of sports exist, from those between single contestants, through to those with hundreds of simultaneous participants, either in teams or competing as individuals. In certain sports such as racing, many contestants may compete, simultaneously or consecutively, with one winner; in others, the contest is between two sides, each attempting to exceed the other. Some sports allow a "tie" or "draw", in which there is no single winner; others provide tie-breaking methods to ensure one winner and one loser. A number of contests may be arranged in a tournament producing a champion. Many sports leagues make an annual champion by arranging games in a regular sports season, followed in some cases by playoffs.

From Wikipedia

Organizations relating to Sport

European Society of Golf Course Architects / Est. 1990
European Travel Press / Est. 1993
Nordic Council for Ready-Made Clothing
Sports Tourism International Council / Est. 1990
General Committee of the Student Press / Est. 1934
Council of Arab Ministers for Youth and Sports
European College of Sport Science / Est. 1995
European Federation of Sporting Goods Stores
Latin and Mediterranean Group of Sport Medicine / Est. 1956
International Committee for the Coordination of Clinical Application and Teaching of Autogenic Therapy / Est. 1961
John E Mack Institute / Est. 1983
European Group for Intelligent Computing in Engineering
International Council of Psychologists / Est. 1941
International Working Group for Biopsychosocial Cancer Research / Est. 1994
Andalusian Sports Institute
Society for Multivariate Experimental Psychology - European Branch
International Miniature Trotting and Pacing Association / Est. 1992
Fédération méditerranéenne de la presse, du film et de la radio-télévision
Organisation of Commonwealth Caribbean Sports and Physical Education Administration
European Network on Health-Enhancing Physical Activity
Newscoverage Unlimited
Comité international pour la protection des journalistes en mission périlleuse
Centre international d'échanges sportifs
International Transactional Analysis Association / Est. 1958
European Federation of Psychology Students' Associations / Est. 1987

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World Problems relating to Sport

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Cruel sports
Sedentary city lifestyles
Physical unfitness
Threatened species of Equidae
Poaching
Discrimination against women in sports
Sports accidents
Litter
Violent sports fans
Over-competitive sports
Drug abuse among athletes
Abuse of women by male athletes
Socially disruptive effects of video games
Politicization of international sports events
Drug abuse in sports
Unorganized community recreation
Low athletics priority
Commercialization of athletic activities and sports events
Hunting tourism
Gambling on sports and athletic competitions
Cessation of traditional games
Political boycott of international sports events
Underdevelopment of hunting, trapping and game propagation
Corruption in sports and athletics
Instability of hunting, trapping and game propagation

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
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
Reducing incidence of violent computer games
Establishing nighttime sports to combat youth related problems
Regulating yacht racing
Encouraging yacht racing
Developing enjoyable adult sports
Assembling sports people
Corrupting sporting competitions
Depoliticizing international sports events
Bribing sports officials
Providing sufficient daily physical activity in urban environments
Organizing aid to national olympic committees
Exploiting sporting events

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