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What Makes a Sport a Sport?

Culture and politics aside, what is it that makes a sport a sport? If scrabble and monopoly are not sports, then this is surely because they do not involve any physical activity, or because physical activity is not their primary purpose

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Definitions: Middle Distance Events

Middle distance races are often decided by tactical decisions. In the 800-m race, the runners begin in lanes and they are allowed to get to the inside of the track oval, and thus run the shortest distance possible, after 100 m.