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Sports Vocabulary

On these pages you can find vocabulary for sport in general as well for specific sports. Most words are also shown in context with example sentences. You'll also find quizzes to test your understanding.

General Sports Vocabulary
The vocabulary we use in talking about sport and sports in general, with example sentences and quizzes
Vocabulary - Vocab Quiz - GK Quiz

Olympic Games Vocabulary
The language and vocabulary of the Olympic Games past and present, with example sentences
Ancient - Modern - People - Quiz

Word Cup Vocabulary
The vocabulary of the football World Cup, with example sentences
Vocabulary - Quiz

The Out-of-Shape Blues loudspeaker image
Listen as Jonathan Taylor runs through the sports he'll try to get himself "in shape".

Vocabulary for Specific Sports

Summer Olympic Sports

Athletics Athletics vocabulary

Badminton Badminton vocabulary

Basketball Basketball vocabulary

Boxing Boxing vocabulary

Football Football vocabulary

Golf Golf vocabulary

Hockey Hockey vocabulary

Rugby Rugby vocabulary

Tennis Tennis vocabulary

Winter Olympic Sports

figure skating Figure Skating vocabulary

ice hockey Ice Hockey vocabulary

Skiing Skiing vocabulary

Other Popular Sports

Baseball Baseball vocabulary

Cricket Cricket vocabulary

Squash Squash vocabulary

Sport or sports?
1. sport (noun, uncountable): Sam loves sport.
2. sports (noun, countable): Sam plays two sports: football and tennis.
3. sports (adjective): Sam reads the sports news every day.

Contributor: Matt Errey