The following is a list of sports, divided by category. These categories are based on how the sport is played, and there are many more sports to be added. This system has the disadvantage that that some sports may fit in more than one category. Here they are only listed in one.
Animal SportsSports in which animals play a role.
Combat SportsGenerally sports in which athletes fight or combat each other, usually one-on-one.
CyclingSports using bicycles or unicycles.
- Mountain bicycling
- Mountain unicycling
- Road cycling
- Track cycling
- Unicycle trials
Motorized SportsSports based on motorized vehicles.
OtherSports not in any of the other categories.
Outdoor SportsSports not based on a specific field.
Power SportsSports mainly based on sheer power.
Racket SportsSports where players use rackets to hit a ball or other object.
SkatingSports in which skates are used.
Skiing / SnowsportsSports in which skis or snowboards are used.
- Alpine skiing (also known as Downhill skiing)
- Backcountry skiing (also known as Off Piste skiing)
- Cross country skiing (together with ski jumping and nordic combined also known as Nordic skiing)
- Freestyle skiing
- Grass skiing
- Nordic combined
- Roller skiing
- Ski jumping
- Ski touring
- Speed skiing
- Telemark skiing
- Freestyle snowboarding
- Extreme snowboarding
SleighingSports that use sleighs.
Target SportsSports where the main objective is to hit a certain target.
Team SportsSports that involve teams.
- American football
- Australian rules football
- Basque pelota
- Canadian football
- Canoe Polo
- Football (soccer)
- Gaelic football
- Ice hockey
- Roller Hockey
- Sepak Takraw
- Ultimate (Frisbee)