Wikipedia:WikiProject Sports listing

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First, an important note for everyone to remember:

A few Wikipedians have gotten together to make some suggestions about how we might organize data in articles about all known sports. These are only suggestions, things to give you focus and to get you going, and you shouldn't feel obligated in the least to follow them. But if you don't know what to write or where to begin, following the below guidelines may be helpful. Mainly, we just want you to write articles!



WikiProject Sports Listing


This WikiProject aims primarily to catalogue all known sports.


The parent of this WikiProject is the WikiProject Sports.

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The similar WikiProjects are WikiProject Sports Team Listing and WikiProject Olympics.


Robert Merkel Note that there are many contributors to the individual sports articles


There should be an individual entry for each sport. Defining what is a sport and what is an event is still open, but as a general rule if it's controlled by one federation, it's one sport (though that's not always true). Individual events or subdisciplines within a sport should get their own page, if there is sufficient specific information to warrant it. It is not yet clear whether subpages are an appropriate home for events of a particular sport.

At a minimum, an entry for an individual sport should describe its origins and major countries where it is currently played, give a basic description of the playing arena and any distinctive equipment, describe the basic conduct of the game (team size and composition, object of the game, major rules, and conduct of a competition, and tactics (if applicable)), give some idea as to its popularity with spectators and/or participants (for instance, sport fishing is a popular participant sport with virtually no spectator appeal, gymnastics is a popular spectator sport which comparatively few people compete in, and golf is popular with both participants and spectators), and possibly give some insight into the physical and mental characteristics necessary to succeed at the sport at the elite level (for instance, table tennis players require extremely swift reaction times, whilst weightlifting requires sheer brute strength).

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