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Apart from droid NFL-style football and board games are there any examples of sports similar to ours? I.e., snooker/pool, football/soccer, tennis, etc?

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Starwars.com ran a two-part blog on this subject:

THIS IS PODRACING: SPORTS IN THE STAR WARS GALAXY, PART 1

TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALL GAME: SPORTS IN THE STAR WARS GALAXY, PART 2

They list the following sporting activities that certainly relate to Earth sports. I will name the in-universe sport followed by the the Earth analogue in parenthesis, but some may not have a direct link or not enough information to provide a guess.

  • Racing with Machines
    • Podracing (auto racing)
    • Swoop Racing (auto racing)
  • Racing with Legs and Animals
    • Ronto Racing (horse racing)
    • Odupiendo Racing (ostrich racing)
  • Ball sports
    • Smashball
    • Shockball (dodgeball)
    • Grav-ball/Zoneball (basketball)
    • Wegsphere
    • Huttball (capture the flag)
    • Limmie/Bolo-ball
    • Nuna-ball and Gulliball (American football)
    • Greenputt (golf)
  • Martial arts and boxing
    • Pugil (mixed martial-arts)
    • Shockboxing (boxing)
    • Teräs Käsi (generalized martial-arts)
  • Recreational sports

In addition to lead up of the release of Attack of the Clones, an official in-universe website named HoloNet News regulary ran a "Sports" column.

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In the videogame Knights of the Old Republic, there is a combat arena on Taris. I don't know if you'd count that as a sport, but the audience seems to, and the real world considers Mixed Martial Arts a sport.

Also in Knights of the Old Republic, A card game, Pazaak, is very popular and can be played in many locations. I don't know if you'd count that as a sport, but we have the World Series of Poker, and the Star Wars universe seems to take Pazaak about as seriously.

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In the club scene of Attack of The Clones, we see a screen broadcasting a droid sport match. In the Zare Leonis books, he played some type of sport.

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  • OP already mentioned droid football
    – Valorum
    May 11 at 8:18
  • oh, I was just kind of being lazy; i'm trying to become trusted May 11 at 13:06

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