What makes a sport a sport?

dressageWith the 2016 Olympics around the corner many people are already asking the question: What makes a sport a sport? 

So, for example: By definition, dressage is ”the the art of riding and training a horse in a manner that develops obedience, flexibility, and balance”.  My definition is: Posh people riding posh horses, striding, jumping and dancing to classical music around an arena.  Seriously, it’s ridiculous! If you haven’t got a clue what I’m talking about, then check out this video.

Finally, I ask you:  What makes a sport a sport, and, what makes a sport just pointless?

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