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A sport in which the players have a range of contact with either each other or with inanimate objects. Because the term is non-specific, and encompasses a range of kinetics, the term contact sport has been divided into full contact (collision), semi-contact, limited contact, and non-contact sports

contact sport

Sports medicine A sport in which body contact either is an integral component of the sport–eg, boxing, football, martial arts, rugby, wrestling, or commonly occurs while engaged in the sport–eg, basketball, hockey, lacrosse. See Blood sports.

contact sport

sport in which forceful contact between opponents is an integral and frequent factor, e.g. boxing, rugby.
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Roller derby is a contact sport played by two teams of five members roller skating in the same direction around a track.
chair of the Indiana University Department of Psychiatry, said that the contact sports and noncontact-sports groups differed, and the number of times the contact sports participants were hit, and the magnitude of the hits they sustained, were correlated with changes in the white matter measures.
The study involved college athletes at three Division I schools and compared 214 athletes in contact sports to 45 athletes in non-contact sports such as track, crew and Nordic skiing at the beginning and at the end of their seasons.
Despite the increase in sport participation and the greater opportunities in college and high school sport for females, women and girls in the US have historically been discouraged from participating in contact sports, a venue traditionally preserved for men (Fields, 2005).
Press reports on a road race fatality have given the impression that running has a higher risk than most endurance sports or contact sports.
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The researcher suggests that all participants involved in contact sports and playing under adult rules should be vaccinated against the virus.
Scientists believe the risk of contracting the bug is particularly high among those who play contact sports because it can be passed on through sweat.
In an arena of contemporary sports discourse that is often heated and vitriolic, it is something of a find to read through Professor Fields' history of the often contentious struggle of girls to find an appropriate place in the masculine-defined realm of contact sports.
NO) Girls are generally not as strong as boys, and thus are more at risk when the two compete in contact sports.
Thus, the distinction between contact sports (those in which physical contact with opponents is permitted) and non-contact sports (those in which no physical contact with opponents is permitted) may be a more important one to make in this context.