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This is an archived WebSchemas proposal Sports schema for schema.org. See Proposals listing for more. Note: active schema.org development is now based at github


Collaborative work towards a Sports schema for schema.org.

Several parties have begun working towards a Sports Vocabulary proposal. See query from Paul Kelly (SportsML), Microdata + Sports Stats post describing earlier ESPN/Google collaboration, and the Sports Ontology used by BBC, Press Association and others.


  • Posted March 2 2012, PDF exported (by danbri@danbri.org) from original Word .doc: File:Schema-sports-vocabulary-final 20120301.pdf
    • This vocabulary documents the Microdata + Sports Stats collaboration between ESPN and Google, and is posted here as a contribution towards shared vocabulary development.
    • HTML extracted from the source PDF has now been posted as several pages listed under 'Samples'
    • Todo: excerpt/summary for Wiki


Paul Kelly's proposal using exploratory SportsML markup

ESPN Schema proposal (Extracted from Schema-sports-vocabulary-final_20120301.pdf)

Sample RDFa markup to illustrate the areas of interest for this schema and a proposed approach to generalizing such things as:

  • Competitive roles in Sport - e.g field positions such as "Forward"
  • Statistical values that are useful across sports - e.g "Wins"
  • Sports Vocabulary