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Sportswear or activewear is clothing, including footwear, worn for sport or physical exercise. Sport-specific clothing is worn for most sports and physical exercise, for practical, comfort or safety reasons.

Typical sport-specific garments include shorts, tracksuits, T-shirts, tennis shirts and polo shirts. Specialised garments include wet suits (for swimming, diving or surfing) and salopettes (for skiing) and leotards (for gymnastics). Sports footwear include trainers. It also includes some underwear, such as the jockstrap and sports bra. Sportswear is also at times worn as casual fashion clothing.

For most sports the athletes wear a combination of different items of clothing, e.g. sport shoes, pants and shirts. In some sports, protective gear may be require to be worn, such as helmets or American football body armour.

Sportswear is typically designed to be light weight so as not to encumber the wearer. The best athletic wear for some forms of exercise, for example cycling, should not create drag or be too bulky.

On the other hand, sportswear should be loose enough so as not to restrict movement. Some sports have specific style requirements, for example the Keikogi used in karate. Various physically dangerous sports require protective gear, e.g. for fencing, American football or ice hockey.

Standardized sportswear may also function as a uniform. In team sports the opposing sides are usually made identifiable by the colours of their clothing, while individual team members can be made recognizable by a back number on a shirt.

Spandex is the preferred material for form-fitting sportswear, such as used in wrestling, track & field, dance, gymnastics and swimming.

Sportswear design must consider the thermal insulation needs of the wearer. In hot situations, sportswear should allow the wearer to stay cool; while in cold situations, sportswear should help the wearer to stay warm.

Sportswear should also be able to transfer sweat away from the skin, using, for example, moisture transferring fabric. Spandex is a popular material used as base layers to soak up sweat. For example, in activities such as skiing and mountain climbing this is achieved by using layering: moisture transferring materials are worn next to the skin, followed by an insulating layer, and wind and then water resistant shell garments.

Here is the list of the different types of sports:
1. Ball Sports:
First on the list of the sports’ different types is the ball sport which is the most common one among of all types as well. Ball sports are any sports that involve and use the balls. The ball sports are divided into three classifications which are the ball only, ball and a stick or bat, and ball over the net. Under the classification of the ball only are the basketball, soccer or football , bowling, football, paddleball, handball, and table tennis. On the other hand, some examples of the ball and a stick or bat are the golf, baseball, field hockey, cricket, lacrosse, billiards, and softball. Tennis, badminton, water polo, pickleball, and volleyball are some of the sports which are under the classification of the ball over the net.

2. Strength and Combat Sports:
Another type of sports is the strength and combat sports which are sports that involve strength and fighting. Some examples of sports that are strength – based include bodybuilding, weightlifting, and powerlifting. Meanwhile, some examples of the combat sports are boxing, ultimate fighting, wrestling, and the ancient martial arts such as jujutsu, karate, and taekwondo. Kendo and fencing are some examples of the combat sports that allow and use weapons.

3. Track and Endurance Sports:
Track and endurance sports is another type of sports which exists in this field. Under the track, sports are the marathons, sprints, relays, long jump and high jump, javelin throwing, pole vault, and discus throw which are some can be played either by a single person or by a team. Mountain biking, road cycling, BMX, track cycling, and cyclocross are included in the track sports as well. With the endurance sports, the duathlon which consists of biking and running, the biathlon which consists of skiing and shooting, and the triathlon, consisting of swimming, biking, and running are some examples of this type of sports. The decathlon which consists of running, long jump and high jump, hurdling, throwing such as javelin throw, discus throw, and shot put is under the endurance sports as well.

4. Water, Snow, and Ice Sports:
Lastly is the water, snow, and ice sports which are any sports that associated with the elements of water, snow, and ice. Some examples of the water sports are swimming, synchronized swimming, diving, wake boarding, surfing, sailing, and rowing. Some of the sports which can be played on the ice are the popular ice hockey, figure skating, speed skating, and curling. Meanwhile, under the snow sports are the snowboarding, skiing, sledding, luge, skeleton, bobsled or bobsleigh, and ski bobbing.

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