We currently have a tag which encompasses everything about both sport and fitness. However, sports generally describe competitive activities (practiced either alone or with a team) whereas fitness is not necessarily competitive. The tag is currently applied to several questions about fitness in a non-competitive context. Here's one example:

Should the tag be renamed? Should an additional tag be created? Can this be solved in satisfactory way just by modifying the tag guidance? The tag is currently used on 8 questions.

  • I had thought this was just a USian English thing... I had the idea that sports meant any kind of exercise activity to some speakers. "Sports" as such seems not even really on topic!
    – Zanna Mod
    Commented May 9, 2018 at 8:10

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I think retaining it as just allows for questions like vegan sports equipment (balls may be made with leather, for example, and how can a vegan identify that?), whereas is just about the exercise/fitness aspect. Two distinct tags which often co-tag questions may be appropriate.

  • To clarify, are you suggesting creation of a new [fitness] tag?
    – Nic
    Commented May 9, 2018 at 14:27
  • Yes -- there's often crossover between sports and fitness, but I feel like they're still distinct concepts.
    – Erica
    Commented May 9, 2018 at 19:21

I think the tag should be renamed to in order to encompass both sport and non-competitive fitness, while recognizing that there is a strong overlap between sport and fitness.

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