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"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"

2017, Vol. 4, Issue 3, Part E

Is Billiards considered a sport?


Author(s): Mohammed Abou Elmagd

Abstract: Understanding the differences between games and sports can be done when we can identify the two terms as two different words. A sport is a physical activity carried out under fixed set of rules, with competition or self-enjoyment or a combination of both. A game is a recreational activity involving one or more players, defined by a goal that the players try to reach, and some set of rules to play it. Most of the people is confused between Sport and game because the word game has several meanings. Actually we can play a game of sports, but we can't sport a game. Olympics they are called the OLYMPIC GAMES and all the competitions are in specific Sports. Cue sports are a wide variety of games of skill generally played with a cue stick which is used to strike billiard balls, moving them around a cloth-covered billiards table surrounded by rubber cushions. Billiards is a sport, and you can play different games within the sport: eight- ball, nine- ball, three ball, one pocket and bank pool. Pocket Billiards has been declared a Sport by the Olympic Committee. Billiards category including pool, snooker and carom was presented in the 2005 World Games, held in Duisburg, Germany, and the 2006 Asian Games as a cue sports category. Thus, definitely billiards should be announced as a sport.

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Mohammed Abou Elmagd. Is Billiards considered a sport?. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2017;4(3):248-251.
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