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(Encyclopedia) sport, in biology: see mutation.


(Encyclopedia) sports, athletic games or tests of skill undertaken primarily for the diversion of those who take part or those who observe them. The range is great; usually, however, the term is…

winter sports

(Encyclopedia) winter sports: see bobsledding; curling; hockey, ice; ice dancing; ice skating; skiing; snowshoes; tobogganing.

sports medicine

(Encyclopedia) sports medicine, branch of medicine concerned with physical fitness and with the treatment and prevention of injuries and other disorders related to sports. Knee, leg, back, and…

sporting dog

(Encyclopedia) sporting dog, classification used by breeders and kennel clubs to designate dogs bred for pointing, flushing, and retrieving game. These dogs hunt by air scent—as opposed to most…


Olympics Summaries of the Winter and Summer Games, medal winners, timelines, participating countries, biographies, medal standings by nation, leading individual medal winners, and more…

International Sports

Cite Track and Field Track and field, swimming, skiing, figure skating, snowboarding, and Tour de France. Swimming Skiing and Snowboarding Speed…

Sports Biographies

  Sports Biographies Auto Racers Baseball Players Basketball Players Boxers Football Players and Coaches Golfers Ice Skaters Soccer Players Tennis Players Other Selected Athletes Chess…

Winter Sports

Alpine SkiingFreestyle SkiingNordic SkiingNordic CombinedSki JumpingSnowboardingFigure SkatingSpeed Skating