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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
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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.
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From 2010 to 2016, contact sports were associated with a higher number of TBI-related ED visits by males (99,784) than were limited contact sports (29,080), noncontact sports (44,848), and recreational activities (20,628) (Table 2).
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Intimidation and retaliation are forms of unsanctioned aggressive acts committed in team contact sports. If the emotional rewards from thrill violence (Petcu, 2013) are strong enough, players may develop excessive appetites for unsanctioned aggressive acts.
A physician must clear the child before she resumes the contact sport; all the signs and symptoms of the concussion must be completely resolved.
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.
Rugby, a fast-paced, aggressive contact sport, has a high incidence of injury.
As one colleague noted: "Consumer research is a contact sport"--it requires direct engagement with the consumers themselves.
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.
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Meanwhile, the evidence for other strategies to reduce concussion risk in contact sport - such as mouthguards - is "weak", the article adds.