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Welcome to WikiProject Sports. This collaboration resource and group is dedicated to improving Wikipedia's coverage of sports, including the organization of information and articles on this topic area. This page and its subpages contain suggestions and various resources, including article assessment information, that we hope help focus the efforts of other Wikipedians to improve all sport related articles in order to make Wikipedia an excellent resource for sports-related information for all who visit. And we are here to point editors in the right direction to get involved in child projects that focus on their more particular sporting interests. If you would like to help, please inquire on the talk page, join the project, and see the to-do list below.

Scope Edit

This WikiProject aims primarily to:

  • Describe how sporting-related articles should be represented and what information belongs in the articles
  • Provide a central location for coordinating and organizing sports articles and their features
  • Serve as an article assessment group, helping move articles closer and closer to Featured Article status
  • Foster sports article creation and improvement
  • Creation of useful Wikipedia templates for use in sports articles – navigation boxes, stub tags, infoboxes, etc.
Out of scope: board games, table top games, video games (even sports simulation ones) and other games of a non-sporting character; for such pastimes, please see WikiProject Games and its child projects.
Also out of scope are individual athletes. These should be under the person's relevant sports Wikiproject

Portals Edit

Open tasks Edit

Article assessment Edit

Instructions Edit

Any member of WikiProject Sports may assess Sports-related articles by following the guidelines below. If you aren't sure about an article, ask about it on the assessment page.

Class Edit

An article's quality assessment is generated from the class parameter in the {{WikiProject Sports}} project banner on its talk page:

{{WikiProject Sports|class=???}}

The following values may be used for the class parameter to describe the quality of the article (see Wikipedia:Content assessment for assessment criteria):

FA (for featured articles only; adds articles to Category:FA-Class sports articles)   FA
A (adds articles to Category:A-Class sports articles)   A
GA (for good articles only; adds articles to Category:GA-Class sports articles)   GA
B (adds articles to Category:B-Class sports articles) B
C (adds articles to Category:C-Class sports articles) C
Start (adds articles to Category:Start-Class sports articles) Start
Stub (adds articles to Category:Stub-Class sports articles) Stub
FL (for featured lists only; adds articles to Category:FL-Class sports articles)   FL
List (adds articles to Category:List-Class sports articles) List

For non-standard grades and non-mainspace content, the following values may be used for the class parameter:

Category (for categories; adds pages to Category:Category-Class sports articles) Category
Disambig (for disambiguation pages; adds pages to Category:Disambig-Class sports articles) Disambig
Draft (for drafts; adds pages to Category:Draft-Class sports articles) Draft
File (for files and timed text; adds pages to Category:File-Class sports articles) File
Portal (for portal pages; adds pages to Category:Portal-Class sports articles) Portal
Project (for project pages; adds pages to Category:Project-Class sports articles) Project
Redirect (for redirect pages; adds pages to Category:Redirect-Class sports articles) Redirect
Template (for templates and modules; adds pages to Category:Template-Class sports articles) Template
NA (for any other pages where assessment is unnecessary; adds pages to Category:NA-Class sports articles) NA
??? (articles for which a valid class has not yet been provided are listed in Category:Unassessed sports articles) ???

Core articles Edit

These are some of the most important articles to improve to GA-quality or better - or at least cleanup to B-class without tags.

Article alerts Edit

Did you know

Articles for deletion

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Categories for discussion

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Templates for discussion

Redirects for discussion

Files for discussion

Good article nominees

Good article reassessments

Requested moves

Articles to be merged

Articles to be split

Articles for creation

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Templates Edit

Talk page banner Edit

What to type What it makes What it's for
{{WikiProject Sports}}
Example of output:
 Sports NA‑class
 This article is within the scope of WikiProject Sports, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of sport-related topics on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
NAThis article has been rated as NA-class on Wikipedia's content assessment scale.
To-do list:
Here are some tasks awaiting attention:
Talk Tags an article or other page (on its talk page, not in the article itself) as being within the scope of the project. Should not be used for articles that already have a more specific sports WikiProject tag, unless their tag does not support assessments and you are assessing the article.

Userbox Edit

For all participants to use I have created a userbox to both declare your allegiance to the project and to increase the visibility of the project to the community.

 This user is a member of
WikiProject Sports.

Infobox Edit

What to type What it makes What it's for
{{Infobox sport overview}}
Example of output:
WikiProject Sports
Contesting for possession in an indigenous community Australian Rules game
Governing bodyAustralian Football League
National team(s)Australia
First played1858, Melbourne, Victoria
Registered players539,526 (total)
120,000 (adult)
Audience records
Single match121,696 - 1970 VFL Grand Final
Season6,283,788 - 2005 AFL season
Talk An overview of sport in a country/state

Structure Edit

There shall be an alphabetical list of all sports. There shall also be an organization of sports by categories. There shall be a listing of sport competitions, that involve multiple sports (e.g. the Olympics, the Commonwealth Games, the Maccabiah Games, the Good Will Games, etc.) -- competitions for particular sports, or groups of sports, would be better located on the page for that sport. The lists of competitions should be organized along the lines of what area of the world they involve -- i.e. are they global (e.g. the Olympics), restricted to a particular region of the world (Americas, Asia, Europe, Africa, etc.), or restricted to a particular country (in which case, they could be placed under a section on the sport in that particular country.) These lists shall be either on the main Sports page, or if they become too long on separate pages linked to by the main page.

Suggested topics:

  • information on sport in general (what is a sport?, why do people play sports?, what are the benefits of sport?)
  • information on particular sports (Wikiproject Sports Listing)
  • information on sporting competitions, clubs, events (incl. the Olympic Games)
  • famous sports people
  • sports ethics, drugs in sport, cheating
  • related areas: sports law, sports medicine
  • sporting history

Historical and annual summaries Edit

The purpose of these articles (e.g., History of baseball, 2009 in sports) is to summarise significant events that are relevant to the sport or period under review. It is very important that the articles are not encumbered by excessive detail, particularly where a certain theme is being promoted. This is in accordance with general Wikipedia guidelines and policies such as WP:NOT#STATS, WP:UNDUEWEIGHT and WP:NOTDIRECTORY.
For that reason, the project has decided to exclude lists of births and deaths. Births have no conceivable importance to sports in the year of the person's birth, no matter how famous the person might become a generation hence. Deaths of active sportspersons are significant but must be recorded under a section about the relevant sport or the relevant time period.

History of sports: category Edit

Articles that cover a sport's general history must be categorised in Category:History of sports and a category specific to the history of that sport. Histories of specific events in a sport or covering a limited period only must not be categorised in the sports history category.
Currently, there are relatively few general histories about individual sports and most sports have their histories within the sport's own article (e.g., the history of boxing is in the main boxing article, whereas baseball has a history of baseball article). Until such time as a general history of the sport can be created, the main article must be included in the sports history category.

Categories Edit

Click on "►" below to display subcategories:
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Subpages Edit

Sports by country of origin Edit

Hierarchy Edit

No official classification of Sports has been defined.


  • Category:Sports and its subcategories provide a hierarchical view of the sports articles and their categorization, and

Participants Edit

Active participants Edit

  1. 45BearsFan - Stadiums or Ice Hockey :D
  2. THENBAMVP - I usually do Basketball!
  3. Daniel kenneth
  4. P64
  5. Spewmaster
  6. Solar Police
  7. SMcCandlish – I focus mostly on WP:CUE and WP:SNOOKER, but am insterested in the overall "administration" of the sports article- and category-space, as well as consistent templates, etc.
  8. SheffGruff – Interested mainly in 'field' hockey.
  9. Shootmaster 44
  10. StarryWorld
  11. Carlosguitar
  12. Lihaas – soccer + cricket + Sports diplomacy
  13. 2o-DeMoN-o8 – I follow all sports, and will be happy to do what I can.
  14. BlackJack – interested in a wide range of sports and especially their history
  15. Macarism – Likely to concentrate on sports with UK interests, and working on list articles
  16. Armbrust – I focus mostly on WP:TENNIS and WP:SNOOKER.
  17. Drsjpdc – I focus mostly on Olympic, World and Regional Games sports medicine, and sports chiropractic doctors involvement, and their federations.
  18. Sean
  19. Afkatk – Mainly I'll probably focus on curling.
  20. Mark Rauterkus – of Pittsburgh, PA, USA, a swim coach and wiki organizer at A for Athlete.
  21. zoroark
  22. ANGCHENRUI – have contributed to Youth Olympic and football articles in general; still looking to attach myself to a sport-specific WikiProject
  23. Sellyme – I'm interested mainly in AFL and soccer, but will gladly contribute to any article in any sport.
  24. TechnoBladeSPX - Focusing mostly on soccer and cricket -- FIFA; IPL; CWC, but would be glad to help in Rugby, Basketball, or Tennis.
  25. Hic142 Hockey, Soccer, Racing, Rally
  26. Bill william compton – Cricket, Lawn Tennis, World and Regional Games, India related articles, etc.
  27. Around The Globe??????? ???? – active on WP:Cricket, contribute to other sports where possible
  28. Mckaywiii
  29. Roger6r
  30. Fabregas0414 – I focus mostly on WP:FOOTBALL, WP:TENNIS, WP:SNOOKER and WP:HKF(Hong Kong football).
  31. Jweiss11 – I focus on college football and American college athletics conferences
  32. GuzzyG – Will get around to updating coverage of minor sports and such. (sometimes major ones as well)
  33. Qantasplanes – Main focus on cricket.
  34. ZappaOMatic – Mainly focused on American football.
  35. Gustavo gho – Handball and WP:VOLLEYBALL
  36. buff – I mainly do American Football and Basketball.
  37. Miszatomic
  38. MasterTTFV ([[Use – (3 June 2014) - British sport/players/teams, tennis, cricket and football
  39. Da Drewster – Lacrosse and Ice Hockey players, teams, seasons, venues and coaches.
  40. CUA 27
  41. SWASTIK – Interested mainly in Cricket and Soccer.
  42. dpchalmers – Most sports. Cricket, Football (Association & Australian), Rugby Union, Tennis, Athletics (Track & Field)...
  43. Fbgpwns5277
  44. Sirpottingmix – I focus mainly in both codes of Rugby, although I may pop up in Soccer, Basketball and Cricket.
  45. Bbabybear02?Talk – I mostly focus on Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Sports pages like the Pittsburgh Steelers, Pittsburgh Pirates, and Pittsburgh Penguins
  46. User:kostas20142
  47. Abishe
  48. User:Luisftd Tennis and athletics (combined events - heptathlon and decathlon) at the moment.
  49. User:Luxic
  50. Alfred Gonzalez
  51. User:Bennyben1998 - I was personally named after golfers Ben Hogan and Ben Crenshaw. I also like football, basketball, baseball, and hockey. :)
  52. User:Malo95 - I create WP:HANDBALL.
  53. Maxim Stoyalov
  54. User:CNorthHD - I'm a fan and writer for combat sports and both types of football, but I like most sports.
  55. Human
  56. Sue Kastle - I edit my favorite teams pages which include baseball, American football, ice hockey, rugby union, MMA (mixed martial arts), extreme sports and Olympic sport events.
  57. Dey subrata Edit generally on Indian sports and sports person and sometimes on other country teams and club
  58. Denim11 I edit my favourite game pages which include cricket and football .I also do some editing on other pages.
  59. Eliyili00
  60. Spaceboy900 I tend to focus mainly on college athletics and organizations like the National Junior College Athletic Association.
  61. Raavi Mohanty I research on sports equipment & manufacturers
  62. Andrew Base- I edit and research on cricket and football pages.
  63. Emily Mohlin - I plan to research and edit topics related to women's sports.
  64. Phikia – I focus mostly on water polo.
  65. Phosphor - A bit of every sport but mainly sports where athletes from my country achieve great results
  66. GDLenny123 - I mainly work on Multi-sport events like Olympic Games, Asian Games, Athletic Championships etc.
  67. EliteArcher88 - I have a passion for almost all sport but I used to compete in Archery.
  68. Bhockey10 - I mainly focus on US college athletics governing bodies, sports, conference, and teams as well as North American pro sports.
  69. JurassicClassic767 - I'm mainly interested in Soccer, Basketball and Cycling.
  70. Christine - As username implies. Trying to improve figure skating articles in time for the 2022 Winter Olympics. Christine (Figureskatingfan) (talk) 04:26, 12 July 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  71. Fayçal.09 - I contribute in Soccer, all collective sports and many olympic sports. --Fayçal.09 (talk) 15:49, 6 September 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  72. Ken Tony- Work mainly on Football.
  73. Erokhin – I mainly focus on sports in Russia, USSR, Post-Soviet states.
  74. Yinglong999 - focus on wushu
  75. Arorae - focus on Athletics.
  76. Benjamin112 - Main focus on WP:FOOTBALL and especially WP:CYCLING; also like to fill in missing results of current/recent sports events while browsing around
  77. BRICK93
  78. Cyrobyte
  79. SarahTHunter - I focus on making bios for Paralympians.
  80. DannyHatcher
  81. Richard Michael William
  82. Kerenruz
  83. Jahamian876242 Mainly the sport of Athletics, with a focus on Bios, national records, and medal table updates.
  84. Sneha04   South Asian Games, Cricket, World Championships, World Tournaments
  85. Ply.T - I focus on martial arts.
  86. Keith161
  87. ChekhovsGunman - I mainly focus on baseball and football.
  88. Patrick Cristiano - I focus mainly on the Philippines sports scene
  89. Rauterkus (talk) Webmasster, publisher of how-to books and coach in country club, scholastic and college settings.
  90. UberLordMetagross (talk) - I focus mainly on motorsports but occasionally chime in on football (soccer for the Americans) too
  91. 98Tigerius – assessing sports related articles

Former participants Edit

  1. R-HIT
  2. Eisenhower
  3. gurulegend
  4. Einar Ragnarsson
  5. Catneven
  6. cheesepuffsaretasty!!!
  7. Alaney2k
  8. Bluedogtn
  9. Matt294069
  10. ProfCara - Interested in gender and sport

Related WikiProjects Edit

Parent WikiProject Edit

Descendant WikiProjects Edit

See Wikipedia:WikiProject Council/Directory/Culture/Sports for an up-to-date chart showing all sports WikiProjects and their interrelations.

Other related WikiProjects Edit