archery /ˈɑːtʃəri/ the art or sport of shooting arrows with a bow Example:
athletics /æθ'letiks/ (n) sports such as running, jumping and throwing that people compete in Example: Students are involved in all forms of college athletics.
badminton /ˈbadmɪnt(ə)n/ a game like tennis played by two or four people, usually indoors. Players hit a small light kind of ball, originally with feathers around it (= a shuttlecock ) across a high net using a racket . Example: Badminton is her favourite kind of sport.
basketball /ˈbɑːskɪtbɔːl/ (n) a game played by two teams of five players, using a large ball which players try to throw into a high net hanging from a ring Example: He likes playing basketball.
billiard /ˈbilyərd/ used for or connected with the game of billiards Example:
bodybuilding /ˈbɒdibɪldɪŋ/ (n) the activity of doing regular exercises in order to make your muscles bigger and stronger Example: Bodybuilding helps make your muscles bigger.
bowling /ˈbəʊlɪŋ/ a game in which players roll heavy balls (called bowls ) along a special track towards a group of pins (= objects that are like bottles in shape) and try to knock over as many of them as possible Example:
boxing /ˈbɑːksɪŋ/ (n) a sport in which two people fight each other with their hands, while wearing very large thick gloves (called boxing gloves ) Example: I think boxing is too dangerous.
chess /tʃɛs/ a game for two people played on a board marked with black and white squares on which each playing piece (representing a king, queen, castle, etc.) is moved according to special rules. The aim is to put the other player’s king in a position from which it cannot escape (= to checkmate it) . Example:
cycling /ˈsaɪklɪŋ/ (n) the sport or activity of riding a bicycle Example: Cycling is Europe's second most popular sport.
darts /dɑːrts/ (n) a game in which darts are thrown at a round board marked with numbers for scoring. Darts is often played in British pubs. Example: Do you like darts?
diving /ˈdʌɪvɪŋ/ the sport or activity of diving into water with your head and arms first Example:
football /ˈfʊtbɔːl/ (n) a game played by two teams of 11 players, using a round ball that players kick up and down the playing field. Teams try to kick the ball into the other team’s goal. Example: The kids were outside playing football.
golf /ɡɒlf/ a game played over a large area of ground using sticks with a special shape to hit a small hard ball (a golf ball ) into a series of 9 or 18 holes, using as few shots as possible Example:
gymnastics /dʒɪmˈnæstɪks/ (n) physical exercises, often using special equipment, that develop and show the body’s strength and ability to move and bend easily, often done as a sport in competitions Example: The US women's gymnastics team has 12 members.