water sports

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Wasserspringen Synchronschwimmen Regatten Drachenboot Kajak Wellenreiten Schwimmen Rudern Wasserball
Selection of water sports (from left to right): water jumping , surfing , water polo (top row); Regattas , dragon boat races , kayaking (bottom row)

All sports that are played in or on the water are summarized under water sports . Winter sports such as ice hockey or ice skating are not counted among the water sports, although physically speaking they also take place on water.

The following list includes the Olympic water sports . They are all played during the Summer Games .

On the water
In the water

A third category is underwater activities, especially scuba diving , which is also competitive in orientation diving , fin swimming , underwater rugby and apnea diving .

See also

Web links

Commons : Water Sports  - Collection of pictures, videos and audio files
Wiktionary: Water sports  - explanations of meanings, word origins, synonyms, translations

Individual evidence

  1. Definition according to: Herder's new hand dictionary ; Freiburg im Breisgau 1987; ISBN 3-451-20500-9 .
  2. For details see Olympic sports and sources there.