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A sport activity or a sports activity?

a sport activity
a sports activity

Are these phrases both correct?

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The plural is the usual way to express this

a sports activity

as in

He is active in sports.

Your phrase might also be said as

a sporting activity

but

sporting

sometimes has a slightly different meaning than

sports

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    This is an American answer. In British English, "He is active in sports" would be used only where the person was active in more than one different sport. In attributive use, neither "a sport activity" nor "a sports activity" sounds right - I would say "a sporting activity".
    – Colin Fine
    Mar 8, 2017 at 18:51

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