A Typology of Contemporary Sports

A Typology of Contemporary Sports

Based on Francois Fortin, Sports: The Complete Visual Reference (Firefly Books, 2000)

Track and field sports

  • 100 Meters
  • 200 Meters
  • 400 Meters
  • Relays [4 x 100 M | 4 x 400 M]
  • 100 and 110 Meter Hurdles
  • 400 Meter Hurdles
  • 800 Meters
  • 1,500 Meters | 1 Mile
  • 3,000 Meter Steeplechase
  • Race Walking
  • 5,000 Meters | 10,000 Meters
  • Cross-country
  • Marathon
  • Javelin
  • Discus
  • Hammer
  • Shot put
  • High Jump
  • Pole Vault
  • Long Jump
  • Triple Jump
  • Heptathlon and Decathlon

Cycling sports

  • Road Racing
  • Track cycling
  • BMX
  • Mountain Biking

Gymnastics

  • Artistic Gymnastics
  • Rhythmic Gymnastics
  • Competitive Gymnastics
  • Trampoline

Strength Sports

  • Weightlifting
  • Powerlifting

Aquatic Sports

  • Swimming
  • Synchronized Swimming
  • Water Polo
  • Apnea Free diving
  • Diving (1 m | 3 m | platform)

Nautical Sports

  • Rowing
  • Canoe-Kayak: Flat-water Racing
  • Canoe-Kayak: Whitewater
  • Sailing
  • Sailboarding
  • Ocean Surfing
  • Water Skiing

Equestrian Sports

  • Dressage
  • Jumping
  • Combined Eventing
  • Racing: Turf
  • Harness Racing [Trot | Pace]
  • Polo

Precision and Accuracy Sports

  • Shooting
  • Archery
  • Billiards
  • Lawn Bowling
  • Petanque
  • Bowling
  • Curling
  • Golf

Multidisciplinary Sports

  • Triathlon
  • Modern Pentathlon
  • Orienteering

Ice Sports

  • Ice Hockey
  • Bandy
  • Bobsledding
  • Skeleton
  • Luge
  • Figure Skating
  • Ice Dancing
  • Speed Skating

Snow Sports

  • Alpine Skiing
  • Freestyle Skiing
  • Speed Skiing
  • Ski Jumping
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Biathlon
  • Nordic Combined

Mountain Sports

  • Rock Climbing

Aerial Sports

  • Parachuting

Ball Sports (Small Ball)

  • Baseball
  • Softball
  • Lacrosse
  • Cricket
  • Field Hockey
  • Pelota Vasca (Basque Ball)
  • Handball

Ball Sports (Large Ball)

  • Soccer
  • Rugby
  • Australian Rules Football
  • American Football
  • Canadian Football
  • Basketball
  • Netball
  • Volleyball
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Handball (Team)

Racquet Sports

  • Tennis
  • Racquetball
  • Table Tennis
  • Badminton
  • Squash

Combat Sports

  • Karate
  • Jujitsu
  • Judo
  • Aikido
  • Kendo
  • Sumo Wrestling
  • Kung Fu
  • Tae Kwon Do
  • Boxing
  • Kickboxing and Full Combat
  • Fencing
  • Greco-Roman and Freestyle Wrestling

Sports on Wheels

  • Skateboarding
  • Roller Hockey
  • In-Line Skating

Sports of Aestheticism

  • Bodybuilding
  • Aerobics
  • Cheerleading

Motor Sports

  • Formula 1
  • Formula Indy (CART Series)
  • Formula 3000
  • Drag Racing
  • Rallying
  • Off-Road Racing
  • Motorcycling
  • Snowmobiling
  • Powerboat Racing