From our comprehensive list of over 800 sports, here are all the ‘B’ sports. Baseball, basketball, badminton, and other beach sports are all examples of the many “B” sports available.
Name A Sport Beginning With B
Sports beginning with the letter ‘B’ are briefly described here since there are too many to include on a single page.
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- Backstroke — a swimming stroke performed on the back with the arms lifted alternately out of the water in a backward circular motion and the legs extended and kicking.
- Badminton — an indoor game with rackets in which a shuttlecock is hit back and forth across a net.
- Ba Game — a version of Medieval Football played in Scotland, a type of Mob Football where two parts of a town have to get a ball to their respective sides.
- Balance Beam — a female Olympic Games gymnastics event in which a gymnast balances on a narrow horizontal bar raised off the floor, while performing exercises.
- Balkline — a Carom Billiards discipline. A point is scored each time a player’s cue ball makes contact with both object balls on a single stroke. It is played on a pocketless table that is divided by balklines on the cloth marking playing regions. Its precursor was a game called Straight Rail.
- Ball Badminton — a racket game native to India, played with a yellow ball made of wool, with similarities to Badminton.
- Ball Hockey — a variation of Ice Hockey, a lot like Street Hockey, in which the game is played on foot on a non-ice surface, and a ball is used instead of a hockey puck.
- Ballooning — competitive hot air ballooning is a test of accuracy, not speed. The aim is to fly as close as possible to a target and drop a weighted marker.
- Bandy — a team sport played on ice using sticks to direct a ball into the opposing team’s goal, a precursor to ice hockey. A variation is Rink Bandy.
- Banger Racing — racing event which is done on a dirt track using scrap cars.
- Banzai Skydiving — a form of skydiving in which the diver throws their parachute out the airplane door, waits and then jumps after it.
- Barefoot Skiing — involves skiing barefoot on water without the use of water skis.
- Bare-knuckle boxing — two individuals participate to fight against each other without using boxing gloves or any other type of padding on their hands. Also called Fisticuffs.
- Barrel Racing — a rodeo event where participants and horses complete a clover-leaf pattern around barrels.
- Baseball — a bat and ball game in which the aim is to hit the ball and score runs by running around four bases.
- BASE Jumping — involves parachuting from a structure or cliff, with competitions based on landing accuracy.
- Basketball — players attempt to shoot the ball through the hoop on the opponent’s court, moving the ball by throwing and dribbling.
- Basketball 3×3 — a variation of basketball played on a half-court with just three players on each team.
- Basque Pelota — a variety of court sports that involves hitting a ball against a wall using the hand, a racket, a wooden bat or a basket. Other forms include Pala Corta, Rubber-paleta, Paleta-Leather, Xare, Cesta Punta, Frontenis, Hand-Pelota, Valencian Pilota, Valencian Frontó. Jai Alai is a variety of Basque Pelota.
- Basse — a bag ball game from Norway in which the ball is kept from landing in the player’s area, using any part of the body except the hands.
- Bat-and-Trap — an old English bat and ball game, in which a ball is projected into the air out of a trap using a bat, and then hit between posts 21 feet away.
- Baton Twirling — a metal rod called a baton, is manipulated, while simultaneously making coordinated dance moves.
- Bavarian Curling — another name for Ice Stock Sport.
- Beach Basketball — a version of basketball played on sand with two teams of three players.
- Beach Flags — a surf lifesaving sport in which competitors race in the sand to collect a flag.
- Beach Golf — a simplified version of golf played on sand with a polyurethane foam ball.
- Beach Handball — a variation of Team Handball, played on sand instead of indoors. This sport is sometimes called Sandball.