FIRST, I pulled definitions for you from the Internet, read them
briefly, then refer back to them:
DEFINITION OF SPORT:
1) Physical activity that is governed by a set of rules or customs and
often engaged in competitively.
2) A particular form of this activity.
3) An activity involving physical exertion and skill that is governed by a
set of rules or customs and often undertaken competitively.
4) An active pastime; recreation.
DEFINITION OF GAME:
1) An activity providing entertainment or amusement; a pastime: party
games; word games.
a) A competitive activity or sport in which players contend with
each other according to a set of rules: the game of basketball;
the game of gin rummy.
b) A single instance of such an activity: We lost the first game.
c) GAMES: An organized athletic program or contest: track-and-field
games; took part in the winter games. [like the Olympics]
d) A period of competition or challenge: It was too late in the game
to change the schedule of the project.
a) The total number of points required to win a game: One hundred
points is game in bridge.
b) The score accumulated at any given time in a game: The game is
now 14 to 12.
4) The equipment needed for playing certain games: packed the children's
games in the car.
5) A particular style or manner of playing a game: improved my tennis
game with practice.
[there are more meanings to "game" but they are not relevent]
DEFINITION OF HOBBY:
1) An activity or interest pursued outside one's regular occupation
and engaged in primarily for pleasure.
You're confused because the word GAME has several meanings. You can
play a game of sports, but you can't sport a game. To illustrate
this, think of the Olympics. They are called the OLYMPIC GAMES. All
the competitions are in specific Sports.
Olympic Games - Official Website
The GAME is that world-class athletes --all good at different SPORTS
--COMPETE for medals, and future endorsements.
Pocket Billiards is a sport, and you can play different games [rule
sets] within the sport: 8-ball, 9-ball, etc.. [for those that
disagree, Pocket Billiards has been declared a Sport by the **Olympic
Committee --see below]
Football is a sport, and when you watch it, it's a game of football.
When I play Cards, which is a game, I play a "card game" or a "game of cards."
Swimming is a sport, and there is no game of Swimming. Even a Swim
gathering is not a game, it's a Swim Meet. This is the same for
fishing, rollerskating, skiing and similiar activities.
Stamp collecting, like knitting, is a hobby. There is no physical
exertion, no game aspect, it can be done "at your leisure."
In a game you can blame the referee (or the luck of the cards). In a
sport, win or lose, you always put forth your best effort.
Chess is competetive, and not physically demanding, so it is a game.
A game always has rules. Sports require skills. Uniforms are worn in
games, no matter what the sport.
Baseball is the sport, the "World Series" is a Baseball Game.
Here's a streaming video describing the very thing you are asking:
Learn about the difference between as game and a sport, featuring
poker and gymnastics.
I hope this hasn't confused you more. There IS some overlap, but
generally sports require some sort of physical effort, or specialized
skill. Games are more organized affairs, with rules.
If I can be of further assistance in regards to Sports, Games, and
Hobbies, --and which is which, please don't hesitate to ask via the
"Request For Clarification" feature.
FROM ** ABOVE:
** ..."Jon will represent the United States in pool's inaugural
journey into International Olympic Committee-recognized international
sports festivals at the 2001 World Games in Akita, Japan in August.
(Buddy Hall, Jeanette Lee and Vivian Villarreal will be the other
United States player representatives). When asked about being
invited to this event, Jon expressed excitement by stating, "I feel
great by being invited," then after a short pause he added proudly,
"it is the second most prestigious event in the world next to the
Olympics. 2500 athletes compete, and pool was just
accepted......about playing in the World Games by stating this today,
"Makes pool a sport now. Since pool is a part of the World Games, it
finalizes the question, "is pool a sport?" ..."
Search Strategy used at Google:
Sport vs Game
difference "sport and game"