Wikipedia:WikiProject Biography/Sports and games

Sports and Games Work Group

The Sports and Games Work Group is a working group of members of the Biography WikiProject dedicated to ensuring quality and coverage of biography articles.

Related Projects

Since biographies are potentially under the purview of almost all WikiProjects, it is important that we work in tandem with these projects. Also, when seeking collaboration on articles, don't neglect to approach WikiProjects that are part of the geographical region your subject is/was in.

Related Portals

Increase the exposure of our work group by nominating our articles for their Portal FA and DYKs... Specific regional/country portals are listed in that section.

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Announcements (edit)

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Directions for expanding any division belowEdit

The general outline and collection has been started, but if you would like to expand and organize your country/region, here's what you do. Right below the page heading for your country/region insert this: {{subst:Wikipedia:WikiProject Biography/Work groups/Division banner}} and save. This will put a rough outline together for you and then you can edit it to conform to your area. If your project grows large enough where it's taking up a good portion of this page, you should probably move it to a subpage of this page.

You might also want to make a Members section for people to join your specific area!

Tagging articlesEdit

Any article related to this work group should be marked by adding |sports-work-group=yes to the {{WPBiography}} project banner at the top of its talk page This will automatically place it into Category:Sports and games work group articles. Articles can be assessed for priority within this work group by using the |sports-priority= parameter. See Template:WikiProject Biography/doc for detailed instructions on how to use the banner.



  1. SMcCandlish (talk · contribs) — I'm the principal organizer of WikiProject Cue sports and of course do a lot of bio editing in that field.
  2. Goran.Smith2 (talk · contribs) - I have and like contributing to biographies of tennis players (also member of WikiProject Tennis).
  3. Skully Collins (talk · contribs) - I've promoted two important Motorsport bios, IMO (Damon Hill and Alain Prost) and I'm also a member of WikiProject Formula One
  4. Nick_C (talk · contribs) - Member of WikiProject Formula One, WikiProject Football, WikiProject Tennis, WikiProject Snooker, WikiProject Olympics and WikiProject Badminton.
  5. Jerrch (talk · contribs), Taiwanese sportspeople.
  6. Camanda (talk · contribs) - Member of WikiProject Baseball (Players task force), WikiProject Boston Red Sox, WikiProject Ice Hockey (Boston Bruins task force), and WikiProject Boston Celtics.
  7. Alistairjh (talk · contribs) Member of lots of projects, see my userpage for details.
  8. Punkmorten (talk · contribs) - mostly athletics (track and field).
  9. Halvorsen brian (talk · contribs) - Member of WP:BASEBALL (including multiple baseball task forces).
  10. zoroark
  11. Bill william compton (talk · contribs) - member of WP:Cricket.
  12. Deansmith750 (talk · contribs) Member of WikiProject Sports Car Racing and know many Drivers so can do many races and bios.
  13. NBA Fan44 (talk · contribs) - Mostly biographies on basketball players
  14. EricEnfermero (talk · contribs) - Mostly within baseball, especially pre-1930 players, 1980s players, players who gained notability off the field, and umpires of all eras.
  15. otr500 (talk · contribs): I suppose like all areas of history and articles concerning Louisiana.
  16. Royalmate1 (talk · contribs)
  17. Stvbastian (talk · contribs) Member of WikiProject Badminton
  18. Izaiah.morris (talk · contribs) Member of WikiProject Sports- Mostly Football and Basketball based articles on players.
  19. DENAMAX (talk · contribs) Maxim Stoyalov
  20. Luisftd (talk · contribs) Member of WikiProject Tennis and WikiProject Athletics
  21. Beasting123 (talk · contribs) Just looking to help with football articles, and general cleanup.
  22. Phikia (talk · contribs) Member of WikiProject Water polo.
  23. Yinglong999 (talk · contribs) Member of WP:MUSE, WP:WPMA, and WP:OLY

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Task Force

American footballEdit

Related WikiProjects: College football, National Football League, American football, and Canadian football.


Association footballEdit

Also known as "soccer".



Join the WikiProject Baseball Players task force to better organize information in biographical articles of players.







Cue sports (pool, billiards, snooker)Edit

  • Most bio articles in this field are still stubs, and do not cite sources except in a very vague way; many are also WP:PEACOCK, {{Magazine}}, and or WP:WEASEL transgressors, among other such copyediting issues.
  • Loads of important bio articles are missing; our current wanted list: WP:CUEBIOS
  • Few articles are assessed at all
  • Well-developed articles need serious assessment & ratings (e.g. Walter Lindrum, Willie Mosconi, Willie Hoppe, etc.), and a push to GA and FA status.




Field hockeyEdit




Martial artsEdit


Child Projects


Sport WrestlerEdit


Table tennisEdit


Track and fieldEdit



Water poloEdit

Winter sportsEdit