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The sport=* tag is used to identify one or more sports which can be played within or on some physical feature. A list of sports is given below.

A sport=* should normally also be associated with a suitable physical feature where it is performed; often this is leisure=pitch or leisure=track although other surfaces or features are sometimes appropriate, for example natural=beach for swimming and scuba diving. A leisure=sports_centre may be associated with a number of sports. Where individual sports are played at distinct identifiable places then identify the sport with the particular pitch etc.

Where a number of sports are associated with a single feature then separate the sports with a semicolon (;), for example gymnastics;badminton

Several sports rely on different or additional tagging: whitewater sports use specific tagging to tag waterways; Climbing routes and highway=via_ferrata have their own tagging.

Associated tags

Since this is a non-physical tag it should be combined with one of these (physical) tags:

Primary sports facilities

Specific sports facilities

In these facilities the sport=* should not be used, since it is already stated what kind of sport – unless you want to specify the type(s) of sport even more precisely (e.g. sport=pilates or sport=yoga for a fitness centre).



Some amenities may have facilities for a sport e.g. an amenity=pub may have sport=billiards and/or sport=darts facilities.


Use tags like:



Used on shop=sports

This tag is also used on shop=sports to specify sport type if shop specializes in some specific one[1].



This is used to provide information about which sports are placed on a facility such as a pitch or stadium. It is intended to be used in conjunction with tags landuse=* or leisure=*. See the page titled Sport for an introduction on its usage.

Key Value Element Comment Example symbol Photo
sport 9pin node area [W] Nine-pin bowling (Also known as kegeln in German) is a bowling game played primarily in Europe with only nine pins.
Useful combination: amenity=bar;pub;restaurant and leisure=bowling_alley
See Also: sport=10pin;bowls;horseshoes
sport 10pin node area [W] Ten-pin bowling is a sport in which a player, or "bowler" rolls a bowling ball down a lane with the objective of scoring points by knocking down as many pins as possible. In Canada, the United States, United Kingdom and Australia, the game is commonly referred to as just "Bowling".
Useful combination: amenity=bar;pub;restaurant and leisure=bowling_alley
See Also: sport=9pin;bowls;horseshoes
Bowling pictogram.svg
Bowling - albury.jpg
sport aerobics node area Aerobics
Women in bikinis at an aerobics class at Hietaniemi beach.jpg
sport american_football node area [W] American football is a sport played by two teams of eleven players on a rectangular field with goalposts at each end.
Useful combination: leisure=pitch;stadium;sports_centre
See Also: sport=rugby_league;rugby_union;soccer, or sport=australian_football;canadian_football
The ambiguous sport=football tag is sometimes confused with this one.
American football pictogram.svg
Larry Fitzgerald catches TD at 2009 Pro Bowl.jpg
sport aikido node area [W] Aikido is a Japanese martial art by blending with the motion of the attacker and redirecting the force of the attack rather than opposing it head-on.
Useful combination: amenity=dojo
See Also: sport=judo;taekwondo
Aikido pictogram.svg
sport archery node way area [W] Archery is the art, practice, or skill of propelling arrows with the use of a bow.
Useful combination: leisure=pitch;stadium;sports_centre - Indicating that Archery is the sport the facility or area is intended for.
See Also: sport=shooting;fencing
Archery pictogram.svg
Archery competition.jpg
sport athletics node way area [W] Track and field athletics is a collection of sports which combines various athletic contests based on the skills of running, jumping, and throwing.
Track and field is often categorised under the umbrella sport of athletics, which also includes road running, cross country running, and race walking.
Useful combination: leisure=track;pitch;stadium
See Also: sport=running;cycling
Athletics pictogram.svg
Daichi Sawano retouche.jpg
sport australian_football node area [W] Australian rules football, officially known as Australian football, also called football, footy, Aussie rules, or AFL is a sport played between two teams of eighteen players on the field of either an Australian football ground, a modified cricket field, or a similarly sized sports venue.
Useful combination: leisure=pitch;stadium;sports_centre
See Also: sport=soccer;american_football;canadian_football
Australian Football 2008 International Cup.jpg
sport badminton node area [W] Badminton is a racquet sport played by singles or in teams of two, who take positions on opposite halves of a rectangular court (pitch) divided by a net. Players score points by striking a shuttlecock with their racquet so that it passes over the net.
Useful combination: leisure=pitch;sports_centre
See Also: sport=tennis;paddle_tennis;table_tennis
Badminton pictogram.svg
Badminton competition.jpg
sport bandy node area [W] Bandy is a team winter sport played on ice, in which skaters use sticks to direct a ball into the opposing team's goal. The sport has common background with association football, ice hockey and field hockey. The bandy field is about the same size as a football pitch. It is played on ice like ice hockey.
Useful combination: leisure=pitch;stadium;sports_centre, surface=*
See Also: sport=ice_hockey;soccer;field_hockey
Bandy pictogram.png
Bandy players.jpg
sport base node way area [W] BASE jumping, is an activity that employs an initially packed parachute to jump from fixed objects. "B.A.S.E." is an acronym that stands for four categories of fixed objects: buildings, antennas, spans, and earth. A more down to earth approach to parachuting.
Useful combination: building=*, man_made=*, bridge=*, natural=cliff
See Also: sport=cliff_diving;free_flying
BASE Jumping from Sapphire Tower in Istanbul.jpg
sport baseball node area [W] Baseball is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of nine players on a field (pitch or stadium) each who take turns batting and fielding.
Useful combination: leisure=pitch;stadium;sports_centre, surface=*
See Also: sport=cricket
Baseball pictogram.svg
Baseball swing.jpg
sport basketball node area [W] Basketball is a sport played by two teams of five players on a rectangular court. Played indoors or outdoors
Useful combination: leisure=pitch;stadium;sports_centre, surface=*
See Also: sport=volleyball;handball
Basketball pictogram.svg
Kenyon Martin over Dirk Nowitzki.jpg
sport beachvolleyball node area [W] Beach volleyball is a team sport played by two teams of two players on a sand court divided by a net.
Useful combination: leisure=pitch;beach_resort;sports_centre, natural=sand;beach, surface=sand
See Also: sport=volleyball;handball
Volleyball (beach) pictogram.svg
Beach Volleyball Classic 2007 (1444261388).jpg
sport biathlon node area The biathlon is a winter sport that combines cross-country skiing and rifle shooting.
Izhmash 7-4 Biathlon Rifle in Training.jpg
sport billiards node area [W] Cue sports, also known as billiard sports, are a wide variety of games of skill generally played with a cue stick which is used to strike billiard balls, moving them around a cloth-covered billiards table bounded by rubber cushions.
Useful combination: leisure=bowling_alley, amenity=bar;pub;restaurant
See Also: sport=darts;10pin;horseshoes
Billiards pictogram.svg
Billiards Rack.JPG
sport bmx node way area [W] BMX or Bicycle motocross is a cycle sport performed on BMX bikes, either in competitive BMX racing or freestyle BMX, or else in general on- or off-road recreation.
Useful combination: leisure=track;pitch;sports_centre, surface=earth, length=*, lanes=*, surface=*
See Also: sport=cycling
Cycling (BMX) pictogram.svg
BMX racing action photo.jpg
sport bobsleigh node way area [W] Bobsleigh, Luge, or Bobslede is a winter sport in which teams of two or four make timed runs down narrow, twisting, banked, iced tracks in a gravity-powered sled.
Useful combination: leisure=track;sports_centre, surface=*
See Also: sport=toboggan, Piste Maps, Winter sports
Bobsleigh pictogram.svg
Luge pictogram.svg
USA I in heat 1 of 2 man bobsleigh at 2010 Winter Olympics 2010-02-20.jpg
sport boules node area [W] Boules (Pétanque, lyonnaise, bocce, and bocce volo) is a group of games in which the objective is to throw or roll heavy balls as close as possible to a small target ball.
DO NOT USE this old style combined with the tag type=* when describing the type of game. This is meant to specify the type of relations.
Useful combination: leisure=pitch;sports_centre, surface=*, For game type use boules=petanque;lyonnaise;bocce
See Also: sport=bowls;pelota;10pin, sport=9pin;horseshoes
Pictogramme sports de boules.svg
Toulon Playing Boules.jpg
sport bowls node area [W] Bowls or lawn bowls is a sport in which the objective is to roll biased balls so that they stop close to a smaller ball called a "jack" or "kitty". It is played on a pitch which may be flat (for "flat-green bowls") or convex or uneven (for "crown-green bowls"). It is normally played outdoors (although there are many indoor venues) and the outdoor surface is either natural grass, artificial turf, or cotula (in New Zealand).
Useful combination: leisure=pitch;stadium;sports_centre, surface=*
See Also: sport=boules;pelota;10pin, sport=9pin;horseshoes
Lawn bowls pictogram.svg
Lawn Bowling - Tim Mason1.jpg
sport boxing node area [W] Boxing (pugilism, prize fighting, the sweet science or in Greek pygmachia) is a combat sport played in a boxing ring in which two people engage in a contest of strength, speed, reflexes, endurance, and will, by throwing punches with gloved hands against each other.
Useful combination: leisure=stadium;sports_centre;pitch, surface=*
See Also: sport=aikido;fencing;athletics
Boxing pictogram.svg
George Feeney boxing.jpg
sport bullfighting node area [W] Bullfighting, both on foot and on horseback, is a physical contest in which bulls are fought by humans.
Useful combination: leisure=stadium;pitch
Rafael Cañada à la cape.jpg
sport canadian_football node area [W] Canadian football (CFL) is a form of gridiron football played in Canada in which two teams of 12 players each compete for territorial control of a field of play called a pitch. In Canada, the term football may refer to Canadian football and American football collectively, or either sport specifically, depending on context.
Useful combination: leisure=pitch;stadium;sports_centre and surface=*
See Also: sport=american_football;australian_football;rugby_league, sport=soccer;rugby_union
American football pictogram.svg
sport canoe node way area [W] Canoe and [W] Kayak are a narrow human-powered boats, primarily designed to be manually propelled by means of a paddle for the use of racing, whitewater canoeing, touring and camping, freestyle, and general recreation. The intended use of the canoe dictates its hull shape and construction material.
Useful combination: landuse=recreation_ground, leisure=sports_centre, amenity=canoe_hire;boat_rental, club=*, shop=*
See Also: sport=water_ski;swimming;surfing
Canoeing (slalom) pictogram.svg
Whitewater kayaking Isere.jpg
sport chess node area [W] Chess is a two-player strategy board game played on a chessboard.
The intended use is for big chess-boards in the open air.
Useful combination: leisure=pitch;picnic_table
See Also: club=chess
Chess pictogram.svg
sport cliff_diving node [W] Non-competitive diving is jumping from a cliff or a rock into water. Such non-competitive diving can occur indoors and outdoors. Outdoor diving typically takes place from cliffs or other rock formations either into fresh or salt water. However, man-made diving platforms are sometimes constructed in popular swimming destinations. Outdoor diving requires knowledge of the water depth and currents as conditions can be dangerous.
Useful combination: natural=cliff, height=*, depth=*, tidal=*, surface=*, note=*
See Also: sport=climbing;swimming
Diving pictogram.svg
sport climbing node area [W] Rock climbing marks elements to represent natural climbing sites (climbing areas, sectors, crags, halls, frozen waterfalls, etc.) or artificial climbs (Climbing walls, Indoor climbing, etc.).
Useful combination: landuse=recreation_ground, leisure=sports_centre, surface=*
See Also: name=*, ele=*, website=*, url=*, opening_hours=*, fee=*
Climbing pictogram.svg
Dscf0658 600.jpg
sport climbing_adventure node area [W] Climbing Adventure often called "Adventure Park", "Ropes Courses", "Climbing Adventure", "Zip-line", or "Treetop Adventure", can be used for the recreational sport when people get mountain hiking accessories and try to climb, walk or otherwise move on prebuilt wires and other objects high above on the trees using continuous safety measures. These are usually open for everyone including kids and do not require special abilities apart from good physical condition.
Useful combination: landuse=recreation_ground, leisure=sports_centre
See Also: sport=climbing
Seilpark Gantrisch - 03.jpg
sport cockfighting node area [W] Cockfighting is a common spectator sport in many countries between two roosters (cocks), held in a ring called a cockpit.
Useful combination: leisure=pitch for informal rings.
sport cricket node area [W] Cricket is a bat-and-ball sport contested by two teams, usually of eleven players, each on a large grass Cricket pitch. Played on a large circular or oval-shaped grassy Cricket field ground.
Useful combination: leisure=pitch;stadium;sports_centre, landuse=recreation_ground, surface=*
See Also: sport=baseball
Cricket pictogram.svg
Cricket pic.jpg
sport cricket_nets This is not a sport! No not use this tag.
Instead consider using leisure=pitch, sport=cricket, barrier=fence
Nets - - 493814.jpg
sport crossfit node area CrossFit, a branded fitness regimen
District Crossfit Class Warfare-47 (14973829717).jpg
sport croquet node area [W] Croquet is a sport or game that is played between two or more players embedded on a small grass playing court or pitch which involves hitting plastic or wooden balls with a mallet through hoops (often called "wickets" in the United States).
Useful combination: leisure=pitch;stadium;sports_centre, landuse=recreation_ground, surface=*
See Also: sport=field_hockey
Croquet pictogram.svg
Modern croquet equipment.JPG
sport curling node area [W] Curling is a sport in which players slide stones on a sheet of ice towards a target area which is segmented into four concentric rings. It is related to bowls, boules and shuffleboard. Indicating that curling is the sport the facility is intended for.
Useful combination: leisure=pitch;stadium;sports_centre
See Also: sport=ice_stock;bowls;boules, surface=*
Curling pictogram.svg
Brier 045.jpg
sport cycle_polo node area A cycle polo
Bike Polo AUT-HUN.jpg
sport cycling node way area [W] Cycling, also called bicycling, Mountain biking or biking, is the use of bicycles for transport, recreation, or for sport.
Useful combination: leisure=track;stadium;sports_centre, surface=*
Cycling (road) pictogram.svg
sport dance node area Generic dance sport.
Bubbling' Stars Dance Group C IMG 2990.JPG
sport darts node area [W] Darts is a form of throwing game in which small missiles are thrown at a circular target (dartboard) fixed to a wall.
Useful combination: amenity=bar;pub;restaurant, leisure=bowling_alley
See Also: sport=billiards;10pin;horseshoes
Darts pictogram.svg
Darts in a dartboard.jpg
sport diving DO NOT USE THIS TAG, as it is ambiguous. See: sport=diving
Instead use:
sport=cliff_diving is the means for "jumping from a rock" or the Olympic discipline Diving.
sport=scuba_diving is the means for "swimming under the water".
sport dog_agility node area Dog agility is a dog sport in which a handler directs a dog through an obstacle course in a race for both time and accuracy.
Boxer agility tunnel wb.jpg
sport dog_racing node way area [W] Greyhound racing being the most common type of this sport. There are other sports that involves dog racing, such as Dogsled, Dachshund, Dog scootering, Lure coursing, and Skijoring racing.
Useful combination: leisure=track;stadium;sports_centre, surface=*
See Also: sport=horse_racing
Greyhound Racing 2 amk.jpg
sport dragon_boat node area Ancient Chinese boat
Dragon boat budapest 2010.jpg
sport equestrian node way area [W] Equestrianism / [W]equestrian sport is a sport that is practised with the horse as a partner. Often associated internationally with show jumping and dressage, but also including other disciplines like eventing, endurance riding, horseball, reining, tent pegging, vaulting, polo, driving, rodeo and more (see [W] List of equestrian sports).
For horse racing use the separate tag sport=horse_racing.
Equestrian pictogram.svg
Evie Gullis Jumping Her Horse.JPG
sport fencing node area [W] Fencing is the martial art of fighting with blades. The most common version of fencing today, also called olympic fencing or competitive fencing, is divided into three weapon categories: foil, sabre (spelled saber in the United States) and épée. Classical fencing uses the same three weapons, but approaches fencing as a martial art.
Useful combination: leisure=pitch;stadium;sports_centre, surface=*
See Also: sport=boxing;wrestling
Fencing pictogram.svg
0408 USA Olympic fencing.jpg
sport field_hockey node area [W] Field hockey is a team sport of the hockey family. Players use sticks made out of wood or fiber glass to hit a round, hard, rubber like ball. The game can be played on a grass field or a turf field as well as an indoor board surface.
Useful combination: leisure=pitch;sports_centre;stadium
See Also: sport=ice_hockey;ice_skating
Field hockey pictogram.svg
Dutch Women Hockey - Shielding the ball.jpg
sport fitness node area To develop physical fitness
Step Aerobics Class at a Gym.JPG
sport five-a-side node area A variation of soccer with only 5 persons per team on a smaller pitch
Indoor soccer singapore z.JPG
sport floorball node area Floorball is a type of floor hockey with five players and a goalkeeper in each team.
Floorball game.jpg
sport four_square node area A hand ball game played on a square court.
Four square court.jpg
sport football DO NOT USE THIS TAG, as it is ambiguous. See: Football
Instead use: sport=soccer;rugby_league;rugby_union, or sport=american_football;australian_football;canadian_football, etc...
sport free_flying node area [W] Hang gliding and/or [W] Paragliding that is a foot launched aircraft, without motorisation. Paragliding/Hanggliding/... takeoff, landings, towing, etc. and related amenities and properties
Hang Gliding pictogram.svg
Paragliding pictogram.svg
Pente ecole parapente.jpg
sport futsal node area Futsal is a sport played by two teams of five players on a rectangular court.
Futebol Salao Pan2007.jpg
sport gaelic_games node area [W] Gaelic games such as Hurling, Gaelic Football, Camogie, predominantly played in Ireland.

For tagging individual games under this category see the tag page.

Hurling sport - Taking a swing.jpg
sport gaga node area Gaga (or gaga ball) is a variant of dodgeball that is played in a gaga "pit"
sport golf node way area [W] Golf for golf courses, use leisure=golf_course
Golf pictogram.svg
sport gymnastics node area [W] Gymnastics
Gymnastics (acrobatic) pictogram.svg
sport handball node area [W] Handball
Handball pictogram.svg
Women Handball.jpg
sport hapkido node area [W] Hapkido is a dynamic and highly eclectic Korean martial art. It is a form of self-defense that employs joint locks, grappling and throwing techniques of other martial arts, as well as kicks, punches, and other striking attacks.
Useful combination: amenity=dojo
See Also: sport=aikido;judo;taekwondo
sport hiking node area Going for a long, vigorous walk, usually on trails or footpaths in the countryside.
Paradiset 2007-09-30.jpg
sport hockey node area [W] Hockey
Disambiguous. See sport=hockey. Instead consider other tags. For example:
For [W] Ice hockey Use: sport=ice_hockey
For [W] Field hockey Use: sport=field_hockey
For [W] Roller hockey Use: sport=roller_hockey Join the Talk:Tag:sport=hockey discussion about how to indicate the type of hockey.
For [W] Street hockey Use: sport=street_hockey Join the Talk:Tag:sport=hockey discussion about how to indicate the type of hockey.
Eishockey Eisbaeren gegen Capitals.jpg
Field hockey.jpg
Argentin player during 2007 rink hockey world championship.jpg
Organized Dek Hockey League.jpg
sport horseshoes node area [W] Horseshoes
Donnie at horseshoes.jpg
sport horse_racing node way area [W] Horse racing is an equestrian sport in which several horses simultaneously race against each other.
Flat racing clipart.svg
Racing at Ruidoso Downs.jpg
sport ice_hockey node area [W] Ice Hockey is a team sport played on ice in which two teams of skaters use sticks to shoot a hard rubber hockey puck into their opponent's net to score points.
Useful combination: leisure=ice_rink;stadium;sports_centre
See Also: sport=field_hockey;ice_skating
Ice hockey pictogram.svg
Ice Hockey sharks ducks.jpg
sport ice_skating node area [W] Ice skating is a sport or pastime by moving on ice while using ice skates.
Useful combination: leisure=ice_rink;sports_centre;pitch
See Also: sport=ice_hockey;roller_skating
The disambiguous sport=skating tag is sometimes confused with this one.
Skating pictogram.PNG
Figure skating pictogram.svg
Kose sports park Ice Arena indoor skating rink.JPG
sport ice_stock node area [W] Ice stock sport, also known as Bavarian Curling, is a winter sport, somewhat similar to [W] Curling. In German, it is known as [W] Eisstockschießen
Useful combination: leisure=pitch;stadium;sports_centre
See Also: sport=curling
Icestock 5.jpg
sport judo node area [W] Judo
Judo pictogram.svg
sport karate node area Karate.
Hanashiro Chomo.jpg
sport karting node way area [W] Kart racing. When used together with highway=raceway then please add also area=no, otherwise the raceway is not rendered.
See also sport=motor;motocross
Map marker icon – Nicolas Mollet – Kart racing – Sports – Simple.png
Kart Racing 1.jpg
sport kickboxing node area Kickboxing is a group of stand-up combat sports based on kicking and punching.
sport kitesurfing node area [W] Kitesurfing
Map marker icon – Nicolas Mollet – Kitesurfing – Sports – Simple.png
El Gouna R11.jpg
sport korfball node area [W] Korfball
Korfball pictogram.svg
sport krachtbal node area Team sport played with a heavy ball on a rectangular pitch, originating in West-Flanders, Belgium
sport lacrosse node area A team sport played with a lacrosse stick and a lacrosse ball. Players use the head of the lacrosse stick to carry pass, catch, and shoot the ball into the goal.
UNC Lacrosse.jpg
sport laser_tag node area Laser tag is a tag game played in an arena.
Fort Bliss laser tag 120705-A-WO769-016 (cropped).jpg
sport martial_arts node area [W] Martial arts are codified systems and traditions of combat
Steven Ho Martial Arts Kick.jpg
sport miniature_golf node area Miniature golf, also known as minigolf, mini-putt, crazy golf, or putt-putt, is an offshoot of the sport of golf focusing solely on the putting aspect of its parent game.
Jyväskylä miniature golf.jpg
sport model_aerodrome node area [W] Radio-controlled aircraft
Model aircraft landing strip - - 54942.jpg
sport motocross node way area [W] Motocross is a form of motorcycle racing held on enclosed off-road circuits.
See also sport=motor;karting
MotoX racing03 edit.jpg
sport motor node way area [W] Motorsport.
See also sport=karting;motocross
sport multi node way area Use this to indicate that that this pitch can be used to practise different kinds of sport.
This is a shortcut to indicate that several unspecified sports are catered for, while you might instead use a semi-colon separated list of sports as a value (to be more precise)
Sport balls.svg
sport netball node area  Netball is a sport played by two teams on a rectangular court.
Netball pictogram.svg
sport obstacle_course node way area [W] Obstacle course. A series of challenging physical obstacles an individual or team must navigate usually while being timed.
sport orienteering node way area [W] Orienteering. Navigation sport with Map and compass.
Orienteering pictogram.svg
sport paddle_tennis node area [W] Paddle tennis
Paddle tennis.jpg
sport padel node area A racket sport played in pairs. It consists of bouncing the ball in the opponent's court, with the possibility of bouncing it off the walls.
Pala de padel.jpg
sport paintball node area A game in which players mark their opponents with colored paint capsules shot out of an air gun.
Sup’Air Player 01.jpg
sport parachuting node area [W] Parachuting or skydiving take-off or landing site
Skydiving over Cushing.jpg
sport paragliding node area [W] Paragliding. Paragliding take-off or landing site
Paragliding pictogram.svg
Powered paragliding pictogram.svg
Virage à la sellette.jpg
sport parkour node area Parkour is a training discipline using movement that developed from military obstacle course training.
sport pelota node area [W] Pelota. Spanish Group name for a number of ball games (Baseball, Basque pelota, Bocce, Jai alai, Valencian pilota).
Basque pelota pictogram.svg
Valencian pelota pictogram.jpg
Ustaritz Fronton Pala.jpg
sport pesäpallo node area Pesäpallo, sometimes known as Finnish baseball, is a fast-moving bat-and-ball sport where the offense tries to score by hitting the ball successfully and running through the bases, while the defense tries to put the batter and runners out.
Ankkurit - Veto (10.8.2014) 14.JPG
sport pickleball node area Pickleball, a tennis-like game played with a slower ball on a smaller court.
Pickleball Players.jpg
sport pilates node area Pilates is a physical fitness system developed in the early 20th century by Joseph Pilates.
Pilates Teacher.jpg
sport pole_dance node area Pole dance as kind of sport
( BODY PAINTING ) pintura sobre cuerpo desnudo ( Buenos Aires - Argentina ) 38.jpg
sport racquet node way area [W] Racquetball. Group name of sports that are played with a racquet
Racquets pictogram.svg
sport rc_car node way area [W] Radio-controlled car
Map marker icon – Nicolas Mollet – Radio Control Model Car – Sports – Simple.png
RC Cars @ RC Club Euregio Enschede (9475280451).jpg
sport roller_skating node way area [W] Roller skating is a sport or recreational activity by travelling on surfaces with roller skates.
See Also: sport=ice_skating;skateboard;field_hockey
The disambiguous sport=skating tag is sometimes confused with this one.
Inline speed skating pictogram.svg
Artistic roller skating pictogram.svg
Roller skaters group.jpg
sport rowing node way area [W] Rowing
Rowing pictogram.svg
Daniel Lyons and Robert Espeseth of the US Olympic rowing team.JPEG
sport rugby_league node area [W] Rugby league. One of the two codes of rugby football, split from rugby union in 1895, along with subsequent rule changes
Rugby league pictogram.svg
Lance hohaia running into the defence (rugby league).jpg
sport rugby_union node area [W] Rugby union. Rugby union is a full contact team sport, a form of football which originated in England in the early 19th century.
Rugby union pictogram.svg
Boston College Rugby Running With Ball.jpg
sport running node area [W] Running
Athletics pictogram.svg
800m at 2011 German Athletics Championships.jpg
sport safety_training node area Safety Training. To ensure that people are aware of their surrounding hazards and can respond appropriately in an emergency. The definition of this tag is unclear (self defense training? workplace health and safety training? vehicle driving training?,...) and the classification as 'sport' is questionable.
NT ASB Safety Training (5509758798).jpg
sport sailing node way area [W] Sailing
Sailing pictogram.svg
VOR0506-Pirates of the Caribbean.jpg
sport scuba_diving node way area [W] Scuba diving
Scuba diving pictogram.svg
Diving - scubadiver.JPG
sport shooting node way area [W] Shooting sport
See also sport=archery
Shooting pictogram.svg
050607 M 5900L 044.jpg
sport shot-put node area Shot-put is a sport involving throwing a heavy spherical object as far as possible.
Shot put area.JPG
sport skating Disambiguous. See sport=skating. Instead consider other tags.
For [W] Ice skating Use: sport=ice_skating
For [W] Roller skating Use: sport=roller_skating
sport skateboard node way area [W] Skateboard
sport ski_jumping node area Ski jumping is a winter sport in which competitors aim to achieve the longest jump after descending from a specially designed ramp on their skis.
sport skiing node way area [W] Skiing. This tag isn't well documented, and it's usage is unclear. It is recommended to use the tags piste:type=*, piste:difficulty=* and piste:grooming=*, see Piste Maps.
Alpine skiing pictogram.svg
sport snooker node area Snooker is a cue sport that is played on a rectangular table covered with a green cloth with pockets at each of the four corners and in the middle of each long side.
Snooker table as seen from bottom cushion.jpg
sport soccer node area [W] Soccer. Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, a team sport played between two teams of eleven players. Note: While called "football" (fussball, fotball, …) in many countries, and by the International Olympic Committee, it is best to tag it as "soccer" to avoid confusion with other usages of "football"
Beach soccer pictogram.svg
Billiken soccer.jpg
sport softball node area A bat-and-ball game similar to baseball.
Australia v Japan Game 7 034.JPG
sport speedway node area Motorcycle speedway, usually referred to as speedway, is a motorcycle sport involving four and sometimes up to six riders competing over four anti-clockwise laps of an oval circuit.
Speedway Extraliiga 22. 5. 2010 - erä 17.jpg
sport squash node area Squash is a racket and ball sport played by two or four players in a four-walled court with a small, hollow rubber ball.
Squash players.jpg
sport sumo node area [W] Sumo. A traditional martial arts of Japan.
sport surfing node way area [W] Surfing
Surfing pictogram.svg
Eisbach Surfer2.JPG
sport swimming node way area [W] Swimming
Swimming pictogram.svg
KingdomGames07 02.jpg
sport table_tennis node area [W] Table tennis
Table tennis pictogram.svg
Pingpong equip.jpg
sport table_soccer node area [W] Table Soccer or Table Football, also known as Foosball, Fussball, Kicker, or Tecball, is a table-top game and sport based off association football (soccer).
Useful combination: amenity=pub;bar;restaurant
See Also: sport=soccer;table_tennis;billiards, leisure=amusement_arcade;adult_gaming_centre, club=table_soccer
Table football in new york.jpg
sport taekwondo node area [W] Taekwondo
Taekwondo pictogram.svg
Taekwondo Fight 01.jpg
sport tennis node area [W] Tennis
Tennis pictogram.svg
Yes NCTU tennis 2.JPG
sport teqball node area Place for playing teqball.
Szent László Straße 84, Teqball, 2023 Csepel.jpg
sport toboggan node way area [W] Toboggan. public sledding run; see also Piste Maps (piste:type=sled, piste:difficulty=advanced, piste:lit=yes)
sport trampoline node area Trampoline sport is a sport that is carried on large trampolines indoor or outdoors
House of Air The Matrix.jpg
sport ultimate node area Ultimate, also known as ultimate frisbee, is a team sport played with a flying disc (frisbee).
Ultimate Frisbee 11-4-12.jpg
sport ultralight_aviation node area [W] Ultralight aviation
sport volleyball node area [W] Volleyball
Volleyball (indoor) pictogram.svg
Volleyball game.jpg
sport wakeboarding node area Wakeboarding is a water sport in which the rider, standing on a wakeboard, is towed behind a motorboat in order to perform aerial maneuvers.
Jimmy Martinez Wakeboard.jpg
sport water_polo node area [W] Water polo. It can happen in a leisure=swimming_pool or in a multi-purpose water body (s.a. a canal).
sport water_ski node way area [W] Waterskiing either on a cable ski course, or pulled by a boat. Requires area=yes/no on closed ways, to distinguish between closed-loop cables and areas.
Water skiing 0757.jpg
sport weightlifting node area [W] Olympic weightlifting
Weightlifting pictogram.svg
sport windsurfing node area Wind powered board on water.
Windsurfing formula.JPG
sport wrestling node area [W] Wrestling
Wrestling pictogram.svg
Wrestling dsc03566.jpg
sport yoga node area [W] Yoga
Project Yoga Richmond 1.jpg
sport zurkhaneh_sport node area A traditional system of athletics.
sport user defined node area All commonly used values according to Taginfo

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Do not use sport_1, sport_2 etc. to associate several sports with one feature. Separate the sports with a ';' instead, for example 'gymnastics;badminton'.

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  • The colour of areas should be determined by the physical tags mentioned above. The sport-tag itself should only result in an appropriate icon. When there's no other (physical) tag some default color could be applied, though this wouldn't encourage proper mapping.
  • OSM-FR Mapnik ( rendering examples in Berlin, or INSEP, Paris.

Sport definition

There are many ways to define sport, some of them narrower than one de facto used in OSM. For example any definition that limits "sport" to competitions or only physical activity is not fitting OSM use. Requiring physical activity would exclude for example sport=chess. Require competitions would exclude for example many cases of correctly used sport=climbing that nevertheless is not done as part of competitions. See taginfo for examples of actually used values and list above for documented ones[2].

Proposed values

Notes and references