On this page, we have categorised the different types of sports, broken these into categories even further. So check it out here.

Different Types of Sports and its Classification.

Sports are like a game, physical activity, conflict, or any exercise that requires. Some physical efforts or skills of any person involve personal strength, stamina, dedication, alertness, and fitness from the body played based on particular rules, or just for fun and enjoyment or as a professional job.

Different Types of Sports and its Classification.

Most sports are organised and run by National or International Governing Bodies and more sports are also being included in the Olympics In Tokyo.

Every individual is interested in sports, not just playing that one but also loves to watch and enjoy the game.

Specific sports formats can be friendly, personally, like chess, badminton, and professional, dangerous like boxing, wrestling, etc.

Sports can be played indoors or outdoors, played by an individual player, or with an opponent team.

Different Types of Sports and its Classification.

The different types of sports categories are:

  • Individual Sports
  • Partner Sports
  • Team Sports
  • Extreme Sports

There are no restrictions on gender, whether a man or a woman, both can play individually or as a team. Overall, sports are all about physical fitness or expressing mental power and concentration with or against our opponents.

Individual Sports

  • Alpine & Cross Country Skiing
  • Archery
  • Arm Wrestling
  • Athletic Track and Field
  • Badminton (Singles)
  • Biathlon
  • Bodyboarding
  • Body Building
  • Bowling
  • Bowls
  • Boxing
  • Canoeing
  • Chess
  • Chess Boxing
  • Croquet
  • Cycling
  • Darts
  • Diving (Singles)
  • Draughts
  • Downhill Skiing
  • Duathlon
  • Fencing
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Horse Riding
  • Jet Skiing
  • Judo
  • Kayaking
  • Mixed Martial Arts
  • Motor sports (Auto & Bike)
  • Orienteering
  • Powerlifting
  • Tennis
  • Rodeo
  • Rollerblading
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skateboarding
  • Skating (figure)
  • Sport Climbing
  • Snooker
  • Snowboarding
  • Squash
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Table Tennis (singles)
  • Trampolining
  • Triathlon
  • Weight Lifting
  • Wrestling

Different Types of Sports and its Classification.

Partner Sports

  • Badminton
  • Diving 
  • Figure Skating
  • Golf
  • Table Tennis
  • Tennis
  • Trampolining
  • Volleyball

Team sports

List of Team Sports:

  • American Football
  • Athletics
  • Australian Rules Football
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bobsleigh
  • Cricket
  • Gaelic Football
  • Handball
  • Hockey
  • Hurling
  • Ice Hockey
  • Korfball
  • Lacrosse
  • Netball
  • Polo
  • Rowing
  • Rugby Union
  • Rugby League
  • Rounders
  • Roller Hockey
  • Roller Derby
  • Soccer/Association Football
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Underwater Football
  • Volleyball
  • Water Polo

Different Types of Sports and its Classification.

Extreme Sports

Extreme sports normally have a risk of danger involved and can also be called adventure sports.

A list of extreme sports

  • BASE Jumping
  • Bobsleigh
  • BMX
  • Climbing
  • Free Climbing
  • Free running
  • Freestyle skiing
  • Gliding
  • Ice Climbing
  • Ice Cross
  • Ice Diving
  • Ironman events
  • Kayaking
  • Luge
  • Mountain Boarding
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Paragliding
  • Parkour
  • Rock Climbing
  • Scuba diving
  • Ski Jumping
  • Skeleton
  • Trail running
  • Skateboarding
  • Skydiving
  • Water Skiing
  • Whitewater Rafting/kayaking

Some of the Sports types are explained below:


Archery is a game of shooting arrows at a target with accuracy with the help of a Bowstring from particular distances.

Air Racing

Air racing involves flying airplanes at shallow heights from the surface.


Athletics is a sport held on track or the field. It includes racing, jumpings, hurdles, dash races, etc.


Badminton is an indoor game played singles or doubles with the opponent team with a shuttlecock and a racket in a rectangular court and a net in the center.

Different Types of Sports and its Classification.


Baseball is played by hitting a hardball with the baseball bat to score runs.


Basketball is a sport played between two teams where a ball has to shoot through the hoop o the opponent’s court.


Benchpress is a strength game where a barbell with a heavy load is lifted upwards, laying on the bench, and then lowered back to chest level.

Bicycle Motocross (BMX)

Bicycle BMX is a racing game that races on a BMX motor bicycle.


Bodybuilding is a sport where the participants are bodybuilders and show their developed muscles by giving poses.


Boxing is a dangerous combat sport played between two opponents in which they throw punches at each other and protect themselves from punches hit by opponents.

Different Types of Sports and its Classification.

Camel Racing

Camel racing is a racing game like horse racing.


An intellectual game played between two individual opponents on a checkered gameboard with 64 squares in an 8*8 grid format containing black and white pieces.


Cricket is one of the most popular sports in the whole world. It is played on the big flat, and oval ground called the stadium between two teams with 11 players each. T-20, Test matches, and One-day matches are some formats of this game.


It is a sport where a participant rides a bicycle for a long distance.


Deadlifting is a sport where a participant lifts a heavily loaded barbell off the ground up to the hips and then puts it back on the ground.

Discus throw

Discus throw is a track event where an athlete throws a heavy disc object for as long as possible.


A sport played in an aquatic place where a participant jumps or dives from a launchpad into the water, performing acrobatic movements.


Drifting a car with the rear wheel slides out on the road rotating the wheel at full speed while taking turns to the corners of the road.

Different Types of Sports and its Classification.


Equestrian is a sport where jockeys ride horses and do some gymnastics and shows their riding skill.


Fencing is a game played between two individual opponents where each tries to touch the other with the tip of a thin sword.


Football is also known as the Soccer game played between two teams where the ball has to be kicked and make a goal on the opponents’ ground.

By Rishabh

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