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Is "Sporting person" the correct phrase to refer to someone who love/do sport, regularly perform athletics or play sports and games?

  • "sportsperson" or "athlete" is the appropriate term to describe such a person. – Mamta D Oct 9 '15 at 4:45
  • Athlete is the most common word for this. – Nihilist_Frost Oct 9 '15 at 4:46
  • @MamtaD: Put that in an answer? – Nathan Tuggy Oct 9 '15 at 4:46
  • worth noting - 'sporting gents and ladies' would mean it all different! – Maulik V Oct 9 '15 at 4:49
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"Sportsperson" or "athlete" is the appropriate term to describe such a person.

Sporting when used in reference to a person means fair and generous in one's behaviour or treatment of others, especially in a contest.

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