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Is cubing a sport?

Is cubing a sport?

  • Yes

    Votes: 49 61.3%
  • No

    Votes: 19 23.8%
  • Maybe

    Votes: 10 12.5%
  • Just as much as curling is.

    Votes: 14 17.5%

  • Total voters
    80
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I know I’m about to start a cage fight, but I wanted to see your opinions on this. I personally say, you don’t sweat so it’s not, but agree or don’t.
 

SpedCube

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... The fact that Im having so much trouble deciding. This is a good question. The definition of sport is: An activity involving physical exertion and skill that is governed by a set of rules or customs and often undertaken competitively.
Now the question is does cubing involve physical exertion?
 

Ayce

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The greeks defined that any game that can train you for war is a sport. I don’t entirely agree with this but it is a good foundation.
If chess is a sport, then so is cubing.
Chess isn’t really a sport, glorified board game at best.
Curling is cool to watch.

Speedcubing is cool to watch too.

Both of them should be considered sports.
Being a spectator friendly game is important but doesn’t make it a sport.
I say cubing is a sport it may not be a physical sport but its a sport.
Competition ≠ Sport but it is a start
 

Lukz

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according to google: Speedcubing (also known as speedsolving, or cubing) is a mind sport involving solving a variety of combination puzzles, the most famous being the 3x3x3 puzzle or Rubik's Cube, as quickly as possible. An individual who practices solving twisty puzzles is known as a speedcuber, or a cuber.
 

Thom S.

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according to google: Speedcubing (also known as speedsolving, or cubing) is a mind sport involving solving a variety of combination puzzles, the most famous being the 3x3x3 puzzle or Rubik's Cube, as quickly as possible. An individual who practices solving twisty puzzles is known as a speedcuber, or a cuber.
The "Is cubing a sport?" Thread from 1-2 months ago, someone also quoted google and it said A SPORT. Then, someone changed it to A MIND SPORT. It should even be documented here.
 
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