Defining 'Sport' In The Age Of Competitive Video Gaming

By Sarah Hartley (November 20, 2017, 1:28 PM EST) -- In late October, the International Olympic Committee raised the hopes of many competitive video gamers that they may be on the path to the Olympics when it announced that "competitive esports could be considered a sporting activity, and the players involved prepare and train with an intensity which may be comparable to athletes in traditional sports."[1] Though the IOC did not go so far as to declare esports a "sport," its consideration of esports as a "sporting activity" with a potential path to inclusion in the Olympic Games raises the ire of many traditional athletes who would deny it entry into...

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