Sports and games

Here are some English words related to sports and games, including the names of different sports, sports equipment, and some words associated with football, card games, and chess.

Sports

aerobics
American football
archery
athletics
badminton
baseball
basketball
beach volleyball
bowls
boxing
canoeing
climbing
cricket
cycling
darts
diving
fishing
football
go-karting
golf
gymnastics
handball
hiking
hockey
horse racing
horse riding
hunting
ice hockey
ice skating
inline skating or rollerblading
jogging
judo
karate
kick boxing
lacrosse
martial arts
motor racing
mountaineering
netball
pool
rowing
rugby
running
sailing
scuba diving
shooting
skateboarding
skiing
snooker
snowboarding
squash
surfing
swimming
table tennis
ten-pin bowling
tennis
volleyball
walking
water polo
water skiing
weightlifting
windsurfing
wrestling
yoga

Football terms

booking
corner kick or corner
crossbar or bar
fan
foul
football club
free kick
goal
goal kick
goalkeeper
goalpost or post
half-way line
half-time
header
linesman
net
offside
pass
player
penalty
penalty area
penalty spot
red card
referee
shot
supporter
tackle
throw-in
touchline
yellow card
World Cup
to kick the ball
to head the ball
to pass the ball
to score a goal
to send off
to book
to be sent off
to shoot
to take a penalty

Sports venues

boxing ring
cricket ground
football pitch
golf course
gym
ice rink
racetrack
running track
squash court
swimming pool
tennis court
stand

Cycling terms

bell
bicycle pump
brake
chain
gears
handlebars
inner tube
pedal
puncture
puncture repair kit
saddle
spokes
tyre
wheel
to have a puncture
to ride a bicycle or to ride a bike

Sports equipment

badminton racquet
ball
baseball bat
cricket bat
boxing glove
fishing rod
football
football boots
golf club
hockey stick
ice skates
pool cue
rugby ball
running shoes
skateboard
skis
squash racquet
tennis racquet

Table games

board game
backgammon
chess
dominoes
draughts
go
table football

Card games

blackjack
bridge
poker
card
pack of cards
hand
trick
to cut the cards
to deal the cards
to shuffle the cards
suit
hearts
clubs
diamonds
spades
ace
king
queen
jack
joker
your turn!

Chess

chessboard
piece
king
queen
bishop
knight
rook or castle
pawn
move
check
checkmate
stalemate
to take or to capture
to castle
to move
to resign
your move!
good move!

Athletics events

100 metres
1500 metres
discus throw
hammer throw
high jump
hurdles
javelin throw
long jump
marathon
pole vault
shot put
triple jump

Other words related to sports

to play
to win
to lose
to draw
to watch
game
fixture
match
competition
league table
score
result
winner
loser
opponent
umpire
spectator
win
loss
victory
defeat
draw
to play away
to play at home
Olympic Games
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