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Spectator sports[edit]

With the soccer, Handball (that's team handball for the non-Europeans) and Cricket world cup/ European championship, the NFL international series or the UEFA champions-league drawing thousands or even hundreds of thousands of international visitors each year, I am wondering whether WV has or should have an article or at least a section on spectator-sports as a reason for travel. Surely covering the day-trip to see a road game would be beyond the scope of this article, but the dedicated fan would like to know what has to be done to see their favorite team play abroad (or at all). Would this be a good travel topic?Hobbitschuster (talk) 14:45, 5 January 2015 (UTC)[reply]

Related discussion from the Pub[edit]

Swept in from the pub

We have an article on Football in Europe (which imho should be renamed "association football in Europe", because no Australian, American or supporter of various sports that are also called "football" would search for anything but "soccer" (a term that was btw. invented in England)) . And we have some outdated articles on bygone soccer world cups. As big sporting events (the Olympics, Handball world cup or European Championship, Cricket world cup, NFL international series, the Super Bowl) are major reasons for traveling I think we should maybe create pages on some of them or instead a page on spectator sports in general. Of course we shouldn't provide standings for the fourth division of Australian Football in Greenland, but I think some advice for the traveller, especially on upcoming events (such as the UEFA soccer thing that will be held all around Europe... how will people get from one game to another?) would be a good idea. And I also think that articles on events that have passed shouldn't be kept. Any thoughts?Hobbitschuster (talk) 15:12, 5 January 2015 (UTC)[reply]

We have so far kept articles for past events (clearly marked as such) so that we have some models to work with when creating new articles of this type. That way we don't have to reinvent the wheel every time. Texugo (talk) 20:01, 5 January 2015 (UTC)[reply]
Revisiting this topic (with the recent creation of articles on Ice Hockey and American Football) I think we should consider merging / changing the articles on Sport and International sporting events as they seem to both deal and not deal with spectator sports and spectator sports events. I wouldn't know where to fit a link about Baseball in the United States considering the very first line in the Sports article. It is there now and I think it is a good thing, but the article kinda contradicts itself. Best wishes Hobbitschuster (talk) 04:06, 31 January 2015 (UTC)[reply]

Cricket, Handball, Aussie rules Football, Gaelic games[edit]

Swept in from the pub

We now thankfully have articles on Rugby football and American football, which is imho a very good thing as sport is a huge part of a country's culture and can be a reason to travel all by itself. There is however no article concerning the above mentioned sports. While Australian Rules Football is dealt with somewhat in the Australia article (I am not the judge of whether that is enough), our coverage on Cricket and European Handball is lacking. Now, I know a little about Handball (that is team or Olympic Handball for the non-European reader) and might be willing to start an article, it will be hard to get it past outline for me alone (I don't really know where most teams are at, which leagues besides Germany, France and the Nordic countries are the best etc.). I know nothing however about Cricket. I think there are some contributors here from Pakistan, India or the UK, if I am not mistaken, who might know a little about that...? Your help would be much appreciated. And yes I have raised the issue of our coverage of sports earlier, but there seemed to be no comment - besides the creation of the aforementioned articles - so I decided to raise it here. I hope that is ok. Best wishes Hobbitschuster (talk) 17:30, 2 February 2015 (UTC)[reply]

'Australian Rules Football' could be a travel topic, but it is mostly popular in the Australian state of Victoria (Melbourne) so it is indeed adequately covered there for now.
One concern I has for sports articles in general is that if you have contributors who are somewhat 'fanatical' then they tend to use a long of technical terms that would be hard to read and understand for a traveler unfamiliar with that sport. The whole point being that if you are a true Rugby/Cricket/whatever fan, then you are probably not going to read the Wikivoyage article for guidance anyhow. If you can make Handball an accessible travel topic for a American traveler to Europe then great! --Andrewssi2 (talk) 00:54, 3 February 2015 (UTC)[reply]


"Sport" in American English means only one sport. Is there anything wrong with changing the name of the article to "Sports"? Ikan Kekek (talk) 02:18, 2 May 2019 (UTC)[reply]

5 months later, I still have the same question. I will change the article's name if no-one objects. Ikan Kekek (talk) 12:23, 4 November 2019 (UTC)[reply]
Any of those names would do. /Yvwv (talk) 15:30, 4 November 2019 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks for weighing in. Ikan Kekek (talk) 19:50, 4 November 2019 (UTC)[reply]

Suspect typo[edit]

from Wikivoyage:Correct typos in one click rogaining->regaining? (shape) context: ~~~ Closely related to orienteering are rogaining
rogaining and adventure racing ~~~

@SHB2000: Rogaining is a sport, while "Closely related to orienteering are regaining and adventure racing" would make no sense. Please don't add such remarks on talk pages unless you really think the suggestion might be correct. And the edit summary "removed" makes no sense, and the paragraph added makes no sense either, unless one understands what is going on. Could those be changed? –LPfi (talk) 05:45, 15 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
LPfi, it's an automated edit. The fourth button is when you're not so sure, and it starts a discussion on the talk page. SHB2000 (talk | contribs | meta.wikimedia) 05:54, 15 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@SHB2000: Can't you just decline: don't change. The "not sure" should be reserved for cases were you think a correction might be important. Even then, you might want to choose to decline and write a note on the talk page yourself, especially as the automatic note is totally incomprehensible to anyone not used to robots (it should be rewritten in the tool's source). –LPfi (talk) 07:02, 15 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]