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Sports websites

This is a selective list of general sports resources on the internet. The gateways and directories lead to sites for individual sports. Sites are listed in alphabetical order under each heading. A separate list of sport reference sources is also available.

Gateways and directories
Government departments
Information resources
Sports bodies

Gateways and directories

Internet for Sport, Leisure and Recreation
A free online tutorial, provided as part of the Virtual Training Suite.


Government departments

Department for Culture, Media and Sport

UK Sport


Information resources

BBC Sport

Council of Europe: Sport conventions
Information on European Conventions relating to sport, including supporter behaviour and doping in sport

LA84 Foundation:
Library and Digital Archive

Olympic Studies Centre
The official website of the Olympic movement

Sport and society: the summer Olympics through the lens of social science:
British Library guide to collections and current research on international sports events.

Sport England Research

Sports bodies

International Association for Sports Information

International Society for the History of Physical Education and Sport (ISHPES)

North American Society for Sport History




Sports Council Northern Ireland

Humanities Reference Service and Sound & Vision Reference Service
British Library
96 Euston Road

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7412 7831

E-mail: Ask the Humanities Reference Team

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