Contact sport

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A contact sport is any sport in which physical contact between players is an acceptable part of play.

Terminology[edit]

Current medical terminology in the United States uses the term (full) contact sport to refer to sports like mixed martial arts and rugby league in which athletes may forcefully hit or collide with each other, inanimate objects or the ground.

The term limited contact sport refers to sports like basketball and association football in which the contact is rarer or less forceful.

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