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The French Sports Ministry and the European Sports Charter are clear: « "Sport" means all forms of physical activity which, through casual or organised participation, aim at expressing or improving physical fitness and mental well-being, forming social relationships or obtaining results in competition at all levels.
Where does billiards fit into that definition?
Billiards improves your physical health, encourages the development of social relationships, and is played in many competitions. The physical benefits of billiards are not to be outdone by its many other virtues. One of this sport's key benefits is its ability to exercise the body. And there you have it. Billiards is a sport, you can bet on that.
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Mohammed Abou Elmagd from the Medical and Health Sciences University in the United Arab Emirates has also pondered over this question. For him, the distinction between games and sports is clear: “ A sport is a physical activity carried out under fixed set of rules, with competition or self-enjoyment or a combination of both.A game is a recreational activity involving one or more players, defined by a goal that the players try to reach, and some set of rules to play it..” *
* Source : Is Billiards considered a sport? Available at here
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