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What is 'sport'?


What is 'sport'?

In the area of Sport & Development, ‘sport’ is generally understood to include physical activities that go beyond competitive sports.

“Incorporated into the definition of ‘sport’ are all forms of physical activity that contribute to physical fitness, mental well-being and social interaction. These include: play; recreation; organized, casual or competitive sport; and indigenous sports or games.”

- United Nations Inter-agency Taskforce on Sport for Development and Peace

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