Even after going through lot i am not able to understand between the main difference between sports and games. it would be very kind if someone help me in easy way. Thank you

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Hi there!

This is the way BBC explains the difference between "sport" and "games".

I hope it will solve your doubt.

See you.




ahenus 11540
game is used as a synonym for match, like 'have you seen the sunday game?'

sport is usually used in its singular form as a noun. my favorite sport is tennis, for example. when you use 'sports', it is like an adjective, for example 'sports facilities, sports equipment'.

a game is one event, sport is a free time activity that has dfiferent types.


A game can be used to reference to one specific match of a sport. For example, a game of soccer. In this example, soccer is the sport.

What makes it a sport? In my mind, if it's in the Olympics it's a sport. However, that doesn't mean it will only ever be referred to as a sport. In the example above you see that game is used to refer to soccer, even though soccer is most definitely sport.

Game has a wider definition and applies to more past-time oriented/light hearted activites like board games, video games, card games etc. Often less physically active though that is not always the case, games involve a wider variety of mediums.


tiffy 7350

sport is a physical activity carried out under an agreed set of rules, with a recreational purpose: for competition or self-enjoyment or a combination of these.

game is a recreational activity involving one or more players, defined by a goal that the players try to reach, and some set of rules to play it.

Source: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/sunday-times/What-is-the-difference-between-sports-and-games/articleshow/1363091.cms

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