This word has a lot of meaning in the old French “desport”, which meant to have fun by having a physical or spirit enjoyments. Sport is considered as an individual or a collective games of physical activity that can me topics for competitions. This activity is directed by habits and rules that all the opponents have to abide. To do sport in good conditions, it is important to have an ideal competitive environment. There are also some sports that aren't for competitions, but in that case, it's more for leisure or health, or even education (at school).

In a more modern way, sport is often defined by a physical skill like stamina, brute force, flexibility of the body, or movement coordination. It is also linked to activities bound to rules that can apply to all the world, so that if a majority do that sport, it will lead to competition, and maybe have some national or worldwide organizations.

Related Topics on the french guide : activité sportive