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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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A total of 45 contact sport athletes and 55 non-contact sport athletes from one of the schools also took an additional set of tests of concentration, working memory and other skills.
Since pain is an important signaling mechanism which provides information concerning injury, it was hypothesized that contact sport players in general, and lacrosse and soccer players in particular, may continue to perform their sport past the point where pain would otherwise indicate that they should stop.
As to the player defendants, the supreme court recited the Illinois general rule that "every person owes a duty of ordinary care to guard against injuries to others," (32) but reaffirmed its holding in Pfister that a participant injured in a contact sport may only recover from a coparticipant if the injury resulted from intentional or willful and wanton conduct.
Female participation in rugby in the US, however, seems to run counter to this historical exclusion of women from contact sport because women and girls' participation in rugby continues to increase.
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.
Therefore, the aim of the present study was to examine differences in sexual aggression, hostility toward women, competitiveness and rape-supportive attitudes among contact sport athletes, non-contact sport athletes and non-sport athletes.
Sessions include: Camp is a Contact Sport -- Mastering difficult conversations and camper behavior management skills; and Prevention and Response to Tragic Deaths of Children -- Lessons learned for safety and security and the importance of building relationships and increasing supervised activities for all children in a violent world.
To register to take part, contact Sport RCT on 01443 490209.
The risk of losing a kidney in an organized contact sport like football is tiny.
And any contact sport where you have finely tuned, incredibly fit athletes throwing themselves around at breakneck speed, injuries do occur.
First, the plaintiff argued that the contact sports exception did not apply to him because he was not a "participant" in a contact sport.
Obviously T Cullins has never played any kind of contact sport in their life.