Fun sport

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Fun sport is a term used primarily in the field of marketing that stands for various trendy and extreme sports. An exact differentiation from these is not possible. Funsport has been in use as a novelty since the mid-1990s and describes sporting activities in which enjoyment and shared experience are in the foreground. The Duden took up the term for the first time in 2000 and defines fun sport as "unconventional sport in which enjoyment is in the foreground". The term itself is not used in English, it is a so-called pseudo - Anglicism for trend and adventure sports.

Fun sport stands for sports in which experience should be in the foreground, and not the idea of ​​performance and success. As a rule, these are not team sports, but mostly individual sports that are practiced together. The target group are mostly teenagers or young adults. Board sports such as skateboarding and snowboarding are particularly popular as part of youth culture . The attractiveness of the fun sports emerges from a combination of brands, fashions, music and activity, which overall shape the leisure behavior of young people.

Typical examples of known as fun sport sports are quirky sports like Bobby car racing , extreme ironing , Boot Throwing , mobile phone throwing , Hobby Horsing , Office Golf , Dirndl jumping and wearing as well as the Wok World Championship and the Tideland Olympics .

In a broader sense, the sports of beach basketball , beach volleyball , wakeboarding , kite surfing and Frisbee can also be assigned to the field of fun sports, even if the aspect of competitive sports is more pronounced in them.

Other fun sports that have become very popular in America are laser tag and paintball , which are now also played in Germany.

Individual evidence

  1. Dieter Herberg, Michael Kinne and Doris Steffens: New vocabulary: Neologisms of the 90s in German , writings of the Institute for German Language , Gruyter 2004, p. 125/126, online
  2. Funsport in, accessed on July 6, 2011
  3. Ageliki Ikonomidis: Anglicisms in good German: A guide to the use of Anglicisms in German texts , Buske 2009, p. 80, online
  4. Beate Großegger and Bernhard Heinzlmaier Youth Culture Guide , öbvhpt 2002, online
  5. Jürgen Mansel, Hartmut M. Griese and Albert Scherr: Theory deficits in youth research: Location determination and perspectives , Juventa 2003, p. 147, online