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CEFR C2 Vocabulary - Sports

Here you will learn all the essential words for talking about Sports, collected specifically for level C2 learners.

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CEFR C2 Vocabulary
curling
[noun]
a winter game where players slide round flat stones across the ice in order to hit a certain mark
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lacrosse
[noun]
a game played on a field with two teams, each consisting of ten players using long-handled sticks with a net to throw, carry, and catch the ball
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CrossFit
[noun]
a high-intensity fitness program that combines various exercises like weightlifting, cardio, and gymnastics
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floorball
[noun]
a team sport played indoors with plastic sticks and a lightweight ball, resembling indoor hockey
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tetherball
[noun]
an outdoor game played with a tall pole and a ball attached to a rope, where players hit the ball in opposite directions to wrap the rope around the pole in their favor
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seed
[noun]
a strong and highly ranked player in a sports tournamnet
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decathlon
[noun]
a competition consisting of ten different sports that takes place over two days
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titlist
[noun]
a person who holds a title or championship in a particular activity or sport
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contender
[noun]
a person that one plays against in a competition
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rookie
[noun]
a person in their first year of professional competition or activity
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playoff
[noun]
the final match to determine the winning team or player when they have the same score
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grandstand finish
[noun]
an exciting or dramatic conclusion to a sporting event, often with a close or unexpected outcome
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most valuable player
[noun]
the palyer that is judged to be the most significant or useful in the team
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grand slam
[noun]
a set of championships or matches happening in a particular sport including tennis, golf, or rugby that are of great significance
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Grand Prix
[noun]
one of a series of international motorcycle or car racing competitions
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welterweight
[noun]
a weight between lightweight and middleweight in boxing and other sports, usually between 60 and 67 kilograms in boxing
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gridiron
[noun]
a field painted with parallel lines in which American football is played
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pennant
[noun]
a flag representing a sports championship or other achievement, especially in American baseball leagues
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rappel
[noun]
the act of descending a cliff using rope that is coiled around the body
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slapshot
[noun]
a powerful ice hockey shot using a swinging motion to strike the puck with force and speed
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smash
[noun]
a powerful shot with great force and speed, often seen in games like tennis or badminton
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birdie
[noun]
(golf) a score of one stroke less than the par value for a hole, typically achieved by sinking the ball into the hole with one fewer stroke than the expected number
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drop shot
[noun]
a softly hit shot in sports like tennis or badminton, aimed to land just over the net and close to the opponent's side
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double fault
[noun]
(tennis) the failure of a player to successfully serve the ball into the opponent's court twice in a row, resulting in the loss of a point
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fumble
[noun]
an act of dropping or failing to catch the ball properly
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steeplechase
[noun]
a race in which people or animals, typically horses, have to jump over fences, ditches, bushes, etc. in order to finish the race
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regatta
[noun]
a sporting event consisting of a series of races between rowboats or sailing boats
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to dope
[verb]
to induce an animal or person with drugs in order to affect their performance in a competition
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