Submitted for your approval, a simple new way to answer the age-old question: “Is it a sport?”
A sport is anything that has separate divisions for men and women.
So, most olympic events are sports. Equestrian isn’t. Nascar isn’t. Spelling bees and math bowls aren’t. Chess isn’t. Speed chess isn’t. Boxing chess is. Bowling and golf are. Football (both kinds) are dominated by men at the highest levels, but at lower levels, there are separate leagues for girls or women for casual play.
Since this is a discussion about terminology, I didn’t put it in the Gameroom.