Re(1): Sports and games IP: 18.104.22.168 Posted on September 23, 2015 at 09:05:45 AM by Mark Goodliffe
That's certainly the reason the English Bridge Union have gone to law over whether bridge is a sport. I imagine the purpose of government funding is to help prepare international teams etc, so I don't think crosswords could ever get on board. I have (faint) hopes for sudoku though.
The judge in the last hearing definitely used his muscle, saying of bridge: "If the brain is a muscle, it does [satisfy the definition of a physical sport]". Replies: