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List of Sports

There are many different sports disciplines around the world. Here you'll find a list of sports names in English to help improve your little one's language skills!

From ancient Egypt to the first Olympic Games in Greece, sports are one of the most valuable activities for humanity and, for children especially, it’s one of the foundations of a positive physical and mental development throughout their lives. Whether it’s running, playing tennis, or doing gymnastics, sports are a great asset for kids’ education. In this list of sports, you’ll find all the vocabulary in English related to the main disciplines, competitions, and games, so your little ones can start learning right away about this essential topic.

 

What Is A Sport?

There are many different sports disciplines around the world, some more known than others. However, to learn about these it could be a good idea to first answer the main question “What is a sport?” A sport is an activity that is competitive and athletic, and which requires some particular set of skills or physical abilities to be carried out.

There are several types of sports, usually divided by four main categories according to the types of skills required: physical sports (swimming, gymnastics), motorized sports (these often involve vehicles like cars or motorbikes), mind sports (like chess, which needs a lot of attention and critical thinking skills), and sports with animals (horseback riding, for example). Some of these activities can be individual, and others may be performed in couples or even teams. Now, let’s take a look at the main sports there are and some vocabulary about sports in English

 

Why Are Sports Important?

Sports are deeply ingrained in the different cultures found around the world. Learning about sports helps the little ones get to know more about their surroundings, breaking down language and cultural barriers as they get to know new vocabulary and expressions as they practice their favorite disciplines. Moreover, practicing a sport is the perfect way for children to learn about sportsmanship, and also to grasp the importance that teamwork has in a person’s life.

Additionally, children that grow up practicing a sport develop great physical skills, are more inclined to make new friends have improved self-esteem and lower levels of stress, which in turn is quite beneficial for their mental health. So, sports are not only great for the body, but also for the child’s mind.

 

 

Sports Names

Let’s take a look at some sports vocabulary in English, from the name of sports to items related to them.

 

Adventure Sports ⛷️

Kayaking - List of sports

kayaking

 

bobsleigh - names of sports - english for kids - lingokids

bobsleigh

 

canoe - english for kids - lingokids

canoeing

 

ELLIOT_Skiing

cross-country skiing

 

raft - english for kids - lingokids

rafting

 

skeleton - names of sports - english for kids - lingokids

skeleton

 

 

 

Aquatic Sports

Snorkeling - List of sports

snorkeling

 

Olympic swimming - List of sports

olympic swimming

 

bodysurfing - names of sports - english for kids - lingokids

bodyboarding

 

diving - names of sports - english for kids - lingokids

diving

free diving - names of sports - english for kids - lingokids

freediving

 

 

paddle boarding - names of sports - english for kids - lingokids

paddle boarding

 

rowing - names of sports - english for kids - lingokids

rowing

 

scuba diving - names of sports - english for kids - lingokids

scuba diving

 

surfing - names of sports - english for kids - lingokids

surfing

 

synchronise swimming - names of sports - english for kids - lingokids

synchronized swimming

 

 

 

Strength and Agility Sports ‍♀️

 

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aerobics

 

aikido - names of sports - english for kids - lingokids

aikido

 

archery - names of sports - english for kids - lingokids

archery

 

artistic gymnastics - names of sports - english for kids - lingokidsartistic gymnastics

 

 

baton twirling - names of sports - english for kids - lingokids

baton twirling

 

 

bodybuilding - names of sports - english for kids - lingokids

bodybuilding

 

boxing - names of sports - english for kids - lingokids

boxing

 

cross country equestrian - names of sports - english for kids - lingokidscross-country riding

 

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cross-country running

 

cycling - names of sports - english for kids - lingokids

cycling

 

discus throw - names of sports - english for kids - lingokids

discus throw

 

fencing - names of sports - english for kids - lingokids

fencing

 

 

figure skating - names of sports - english for kids - lingokids

figure skating

 

 

horseback riding - names of sports - english for kids - lingokids

horseback riding

 

 

horse racing - names of sports - english for kids - lingokids

horse racing

 

 

judo - names of sports - english for kids - lingokids

judo

 

 

karate - names of sports - english for kids - lingokids

karate

 

 

kendo - names of sports - english for kids - lingokids

 

kendo

 

 

kickboxing - names of sports - english for kids - lingokids

kickboxing

 

kung fu - names of sports - english for kids - lingokids

kung fu

 

long jump - names of sports - english for kids - lingokids

long jump

 

marathon - names of sports - english for kids - lingokids

marathon

 

mixed martial arts - names of sports - english for kids - lingokids

mixed martial arts

 

muay thai - names of sports - english for kids - lingokids

Muay Thai

 

 

pole vault - names of sports - english for kids - lingokids

pole vault

 

power lifting - names of sports - english for kids - lingokids

powerlifting

 

 

race walking - names of sports - english for kids - lingokids

racewalking

 

rhythmic gymnastics - names of sports - english for kids - lingokidsrhythmic gymnastics

 

 

sprint - names of sports - english for kids - lingokids

sprint

 

 

sumo - names of sports - english for kids - lingokids

sumo

 

sword fighting - names of sports - english for kids - lingokids

sword-fighting

 

trail running - names of sports - english for kids - lingokidstrail running

 

trampolining - names of sports - english for kids - lingokids

trampolining

 

tumbling - names of sports - english for kids - lingokids

tumbling

 

ultimate frisbee - names of sports - english for kids - lingokids

ultimate frisbee

 

walking - names of sports - english for kids - lingokids

walking

 

weightlifting - names of sports - english for kids - lingokids

weightlifting

 

wrestling - names of sports - english for kids - lingokids

wrestling

 

Ball Sports

 

Baseball - List of sports

baseball

 

 

Basketball - List of sports

basketball

 

 

Tennis - List of sports

tennis

 

badminton - names of sports - english for kids - lingokidsbadminton

 

bowling - names of sports - english for kids - lingokids

bowling

 

cricket - names of sports - english for kids - lingokids

cricket

 

curling - names of sports - english for kids - lingokidscurling

 

dodgeball - names of sports - english for kids - lingokids

dodgeball

 

football - names of sports - english for kids - lingokids

football

 

golf - names of sports - english for kids - ling
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