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Two Sides to Every Coin: What Classifies Something as Being a Sport?

By Chris Mueller AKA The Doctor On May - 17 - 2012
The word "sport" has been applied to a plethora of activities ever since the word was created, but what truly makes something a sport? Is poker a sport? Is beer pong a sport? Are foosball, table hockey and ping pong sports? What about billiards or shuffleboard? Does driving a car really fast make you an athlete? Many poker players would argue until they were red in the face that poker is, but many others would say that it is a game, not a sport. The same thing can be said for a number of other activities which require little or no ...

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