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I was browsing through Area 51 and came across this site, and then I saw a separate site for Chess in the Area 51.
My question is. Is chess considered a sport in general or not?
UPDATE: After seeing wax's response. I tried to do a bit of research on it, and search for sport. This is what Wikipedia has to say on Sports
Sport is generally recognised as activities which are based in physical athleticism or physical dexterity, with the largest major competitions such as the Olympic Games admitting only sports meeting this definition
but later on in the same article in Wikipedia, here is what has been stated about chess and board games
However, a number of competitive, but non-physical, activities claim recognition as mind sports. The International Olympic Committee (through ARISF) recognises both chess and bridge as bona fide sports, and SportAccord, the international sports federation association, recognises five non-physical sports, although limits the amount of mind games which can be admitted as sports