Short 3min animation discussing the problems of defining what is a sport. First shown as part of the 2009/10 Sports Law LLB (Hons) Degree Programme at Staffordshire University.

The video was intended to summarise the latest debates and controversies surrounding academic and government attempts at defining sport in order to stimulate further debate on the topic. Feel free to add to the debate with your own views in the comments section or drop me an email at:

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  1. @Dimitri0809 is it though, or is it merely a game or a competitive activity? What is it that actually makes a sport, a sport?


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