Wikipedia:WikiProject Sports

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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

Open tasks[edit]

edit·history·watch·refresh Stock post message.svg To-do list for Wikipedia:WikiProject Sports:

Here are some tasks awaiting attention:

Article assessment[edit]

Statistics[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.

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:Quality scale for assessment criteria):

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

For pages that are not articles, the following values can also be used for the class parameter:

Book (for Wikipedia books; adds pages to Category:Book-Class sports articles) Wikipedia Book Book 
Category (for categories; adds pages to Category:Category-Class sports articles) Category page Category 
Disambig (for disambiguation pages; adds pages to Category:Disambig-Class sports articles) Disambiguation page Disambig 
File (for files; adds pages to Category:File-Class sports articles)  File 
Redirect (for redirect pages; adds pages to Category:Redirect-Class sports articles) Redirect page Redirect 
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 
Template (for templates; 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)  ??? 

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

{{WikiProject Sports|importance=???}}

The following values may be used for the importance parameter to describe the relative importance of the article within the project:

Top (adds articles to Category:Top-importance sports articles)  Top 
High (adds articles to Category:High-importance sports articles)  High 
Mid (adds articles to Category:Mid-importance sports articles)  Mid 
Low (adds articles to Category:Low-importance sports articles)  Low 
NA (adds articles to Category:NA-importance sports articles)  NA 
??? (articles for which a valid importance rating has not yet been provided are listed in Category:Unknown-importance sports articles  ??? 

The importance parameter should be assigned according to the importance scale below.

Templates[edit]

Talk page banner[edit]

What to type What it makes What it's for
{{WikiProject Sports}}
Example of output:
WikiProject Sports  
WikiProject icon This page is within the scope of WikiProject Sports, a WikiProject which aims to improve coverage of sport-related topics on Wikipedia. For more information, visit the project page, where you can join the project and/or contribute to the discussion.
 ???  This page does not require a rating on the project's quality scale.
 
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.

Sports icon.png This user is part of WikiProject Sports.

Infobox[edit]

What to type What it makes What it's for
{{Infobox sport overview}}
Example of output:
WikiProject Sports
Aboriginal football.jpg
Contesting for possession in an indigenous community Australian Rules game
Country Australia
Governing body Australian Football League
National team Australia
First played 1858, Melbourne, Victoria
Registered players 539,526 (total)
120,000 (adult)
Clubs 2,548
National competitions
Club competitions
Audience records
Single match 121,696 - 1970 VFL Grand Final
Season 6,283,788 - 2005 AFL season
Talk An overview of sport in a country/state

Structure[edit]

Shortcut:

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 the "►" below to see all subcategories:
Sports
Click the "►" below to see all subcategories:

Subpages[edit]

Sports by country of origin[edit]

Can anyone help categorise sports by their country of originYoundbuckerz (talk) 09:04, 17 September 2009 (UTC)

Hierarchy definition[edit]

No classification of Sports has been defined.

However:

Participants[edit]

Active participants[edit]

  1. P64
  2. Spewmaster
  3. Solar Police►Talk 09:23, 9 October 2011 (UTC) SPORTS ARE GREAT!
  4. SMcCandlish [talk] [cont] — 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.
  5. SheffGruff 00:50, 13 November 2007 (UTC) Interested mainly in 'field' hockey.
  6. Shootmaster 44
  7. StarryWorld
  8. Carlosguitar (Yes Executor?) 14:37, 2 August 2008 (UTC)
  9. Lihaas soccer + cricket + Sports diplomacy
  10. 2o-DeMoN-o8 – I follow all sports, and will be happy to do what I can.
  11. Orrelly Man – interested in a wide range of sports and especially their history
  12. Macarism (12 June 2009) Likely to concentrate on sports with UK interests, and working on list articles
  13. Armbrust (18 October 2009) — I focus mostly on WP:TENNIS and WP:SNOOKER.
  14. Drsjpdc (16 November 2009); I focus mostly on Olympic, World and Regional Games sports medicine, and sports chiropractic doctors involvement, and their federations.
  15. Sean (26 December 2009)
  16. Afkatk (March 25, 2010) - Mainly I'll probably focus on curling.
  17. Mark Rauterkus of Pittsburgh, PA, USA, a swim coach and wiki organizer at A for Athlete.
  18. zoroark
  19. ANGCHENRUI – have contributed to Youth Olympic and football articles in general; still looking to attach myself to a sport-specific WikiProject
  20. Sellyme I'm interested mainly in AFL and soccer, but will gladly contribute to any article in any sport.
  21. Hic142 Hockey, Soccer, Racing, Rally
  22. Bill william compton Cricket, Lawn Tennis, World and Regional Games, India related articles, etc.
  23. Around The Globeसत्यमेव जयते - active on WP:Cricket, contribute to other sports where possible
  24. Mckaywiii (talk)
  25. Roger6r (talk)
  26. Fabregas0414 (talk) - I focus mostly on WP:FOOTBALL, WP:TENNIS, WP:SNOOKER and WP:HKF(Hong Kong football).
  27. Jweiss11 (talk); I focus on college football and American college athletics conferences
  28. GuzzyG (talk) Will get around to updating coverage of minor sports and such. (sometimes major ones as well)
  29. Qantasplanes (talk) - Main focus on cricket.
  30. ZappaOMati (talk) - Mainly focused on American football.
  31. Gustavo gho (talk) 06:58, 22 October 2012 (UTC) - Handball and WP:VOLLEYBALL
  32. buffbills7701 11:24, 16 September 2013 (UTC) I mainly do American Football and Basketball.
  33. Miszatomic (User talk:Miszatomic) 19:08, 11 November 2013 (UTC)
  34. MasterTTFV (talk) 16:02, 14 January 2014 (AEDT) - Lawn Bowls
  35. 97rob (3 June 2014) - British sport/players/teams, tennis, cricket and football

Former participants[edit]

  1. R-HIT
  2. Eisenhower
  3. gurulegend
  4. Einar Ragnarsson
  5. Catneven
  6. cheesepuffsaretasty!!!
  7. Alaney2k
  8. Bluedogtn

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.

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