What is the sports hall in schools called in English?
I've translated from my language and the translation is "sport venue", but the according to the picture on Wikipedia I suspect that it is not what I'm looking for.
I'm looking for the name of the sports hall in schools, such as in the following picture:
A gym, short for gymnasium, is an open air or covered location for gymnastics, athletics, and gymnastic services. The word is derived from the ancient Greek gymnasium. They are commonly found in athletic and fitness centers, and as activity and learning spaces in educational institutions. "Gym" is also slang for "fitness center", which is often an indoor facility.
In the US, we definitely call the pictured facility a 'gym,' or 'gymnasium.' We also very often refer to the room with weights and such as 'the gym,' though never 'gymnasium,' which would refer to the 'sports hall.' The room with weights and such is often referred to as 'the weight room' in schools. However, when referring to a fitness club, we also call that 'the gym,' colloquially.
I'd never heard the term 'sports hall' before reading this post, though it makes sense.
I'm nearly 42 and British. Sports hall is the term I would use for an indoor space for sport in a school with floor markings. We also used to call it the gym and that was because it also had equipment in it like crash mats and ropes and bars.
My school had another structure that was vast and used for sport with a sloped roof and was called the dutch barn, but that was so school specific I think anyone who went to my school is now going 'she went to my school' in their heads.
We called the room pictured "sports hall", we had several of these in different buildings of the school but we'd differentiate between them by saying "the sports hall in D-block, F-block" etc. we also had a building devoted to one large sports hall which was THE sports hall, part of the same building was a room with running machines and weights etc and that's what we called the gym (I went to a sports specialist school in case you couldn't tell lmao).
The hall where assemblies were held was called the main hall (I've never heard "auditorium" outside of American media), which was also next to the canteen (cafeteria for Americans) so that's where the long tables were during lunch. We sometimes had dance lessons in there tho and dance/music/drama shows on the stage but that one was never used for sports as far as i remember. However almost all of them doubled as exam rooms during exam season lmao. I attended school in South east England 2000s-2010s if that helps anyone.
There are several terms that might be used. It can be called a gymnasium (gym for short) or an indoor court. Such structures are also often used to hold assemblies, and are therefore auditoriums. And since they can be used both as a sports venue and an auditorium, often they are called a "multipurpose room" (often a multipurpose room also has a stage so that it can be used to put on plays).