Having read articles and comments online today about Lewis possibly being Knighted in the New Year Honours List, one of the arguments against him being honoured was that F1 or motor racing more generally wasn't, according to some, a sport. Obviously, I suspect none of us here would agree, but I'm happy to admit that I can't fathom why someone would reject the idea that a racing driver is a sportsperson.
FWIW, Dictionary.com has this, US-centric definition:
nounan athletic activity requiring skill or physical prowess and often of a competitive nature, as racing, baseball, tennis, golf, bowling, wrestling, boxing, hunting, fishing, etc.a particular form of this, especially in the out of doors.
On that definition, I think the question is answered, but I thought I'd open a thread to find out whether others are as confused as I am!