Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
n. A sport involving the killing or the shedding of blood of animals.
n. sport that involves killing animals (especially hunting)
Blood sport (also spelled bloodsports) are a category of sports or entertainment that involves the killing or injuring of animals for the pleasure of spectators, or more broadly sports that involve bloodshed. Common examples of the former include hunting, coursing, and combat sports such as cockfighting and dog fighting. Activities characterized as blood sports, but involving only human participants, include the Ancient Roman gladiatorial games and the modern mixed martial arts (cage fighting).
A blood sport is a category of sports or entertainment that causes bloodshed.
Blood sport may also refer to:
- Bloodsport (film), a 1988 martial arts film starring Jean-Claude Van Damme
- Bloodsport (comics), a DC Comics supervillain
- Bloodsport (album), a 2002 album and single by the Sneaker Pimps
- Blood Sports (album), a 1984 album by Avenger
- Bloodsports (album), a 2013 album by Suede
- "Bloodsport", a song by KMFDM and Tim Skold from Skold vs. KMFDM
- "Bloodsport", a song from Hell on Earth (Mobb Deep album)
- Blood Sport (TV film), a 1986 American television film spinoff of T. J. Hooker
- Blood Sport, a Hardy Boys Casefiles novel
Blood Sport is a 1986 American made-for-television film starring William Shatner and directed by Vincent McEveety.