Was having this convo earlier and found people were surprisingly split. We all know the "big" sports such as soccer/football, basketball, American football/rugby, hockey, baseball, tennis and all that jazz. However, there's always some grey area between people as to other activities featured on sports networks such as golf, curling, bowling, darts, poker, competitive bodybuilding, competitive eating etc. Some of these latter activities are considered sports by some and not by others, but the distinction isn't nearly as clear as with the former ones named. I just pulled a random wikipedia definition but according to it, all of these could technically be "sports" depending on how you look at them: So my question is this: what in your eyes defines an activity as being a "sport"? Why would one of the activities listed be a sport and not another (feel free to give more examples)?