Title says it all. What is a sport? Does cheerleading count as a sport? What about fishing? Poker? What are the criteria that makes an activity a sport?
I met a boy who would dismiss cheerleading as a nonsport, but claimed that fishing was a sport. I don't know if I consider cheerleading a sport (it doesn't really have that "game" aspect, but a lot of sports don't, so whatevs), but I'd consider cheerleading a sport much, much more easily than I'd consider fishing a sport.
Anyway, for all of you that don't live in the US: do you have cheerleaders? I was just wondering because for us, cheerleaders/marching band play a large role in American football games, that's what's really defined and developed them here. If they just performed at say, basketball games, they'd be a lot more tame, so I was wondering what all y'all's cheerleading and marching bands were like?
Is marching band a sport?
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