archery /ˈɑːtʃəri/
the art or sport of shooting arrows with a bow

athletics /æθ'letiks/
(n) sports such as running, jumping and throwing that people compete in
Example: Students are involved in all forms of college athletics.

badminton /ˈbadmɪnt(ə)n/
a game like tennis played by two or four people, usually indoors. Players hit a small light kind of ball, originally with feathers around it (= a shuttlecock ) across a high net using a racket .
Example: Badminton is her favourite kind of sport.

basketball /ˈbɑːskɪtbɔːl/
(n) a game played by two teams of five players, using a large ball which players try to throw into a high net hanging from a ring
Example: He likes playing basketball.

billiard /ˈbilyərd/
used for or connected with the game of billiards

bodybuilding /ˈbɒdibɪldɪŋ/
(n) the activity of doing regular exercises in order to make your muscles bigger and stronger
Example: Bodybuilding helps make your muscles bigger.

bowling /ˈbəʊlɪŋ/
a game in which players roll heavy balls (called bowls ) along a special track towards a group of pins (= objects that are like bottles in shape) and try to knock over as many of them as possible

boxing /ˈbɑːksɪŋ/
(n) a sport in which two people fight each other with their hands, while wearing very large thick gloves (called boxing gloves )
Example: I think boxing is too dangerous.

chess /tʃɛs/
a game for two people played on a board marked with black and white squares on which each playing piece (representing a king, queen, castle, etc.) is moved according to special rules. The aim is to put the other player’s king in a position from which it cannot escape (= to checkmate it) .

cycling /ˈsaɪklɪŋ/
(n) the sport or activity of riding a bicycle
Example: Cycling is Europe's second most popular sport.

darts /dɑːrts/
(n) a game in which darts are thrown at a round board marked with numbers for scoring. Darts is often played in British pubs.
Example: Do you like darts?

diving /ˈdʌɪvɪŋ/
the sport or activity of diving into water with your head and arms first

football /ˈfʊtbɔːl/
(n) a game played by two teams of 11 players, using a round ball that players kick up and down the playing field. Teams try to kick the ball into the other team’s goal.
Example: The kids were outside playing football.

golf /ɡɒlf/
a game played over a large area of ground using sticks with a special shape to hit a small hard ball (a golf ball ) into a series of 9 or 18 holes, using as few shots as possible

gymnastics /dʒɪmˈnæstɪks/
(n) physical exercises, often using special equipment, that develop and show the body’s strength and ability to move and bend easily, often done as a sport in competitions
Example: The US women's gymnastics team has 12 members.