When you think about it, few human activities are quite as diverse as sports. Some of them are the kind that a lot of us play recreationally or do for exercise; these include swimming or basketball. But there are others we can only watch, because we don't have the money or we aren't in the physical condition for it, or we live in the wrong part of the world. These would include downhill skiing or boxing.
Some of these spectator sports are ones we can watch nearly every day (in season) like baseball. Others, we become passionate about for two weeks during every Olympics, then forget for four years. (We're looking at you, figure skating!)
And what defines a sport, really? You might have heard the joke about golf: "If you can eat and drink while doing it, it's not really a sport." Yet golf IS considered a sport, while people don't always grant that name to professional bull riding or ballroom dancing.
How much do you know about this fascinating and diverse world, its popular figures, and its great moments? To help you test your knowledge, we've designed a quiz that includes a little bit of everything, from swimming to MMA, sports you can play at the Y, and the ones you can only watch on TV. So if you've got that competitive itch, settle in and test your sports savvy now!