Sport events - clarification?

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Sport is a genre that is not always so easy to add to IMDb (unless we're talking about documentaries and such). Based from the info from Michelle from the older thread (below), seasonal sport series (such as "Formula 1": ) are treated like a multi-season TV series where each year's (seasons) worth of hockey/football/basketball/racing/etc is a new "season".

Our data editors reviewed this and determined that we prefer that the focus be on the particular program providing the coverage. For example, this page covering the BBC's coverage of "Formula 1".

So in the case of Nascar, you should submit a series for whatever coverage you tend to watch along with the presenters, commentators, etc., specific to that broadcast. Each year's worth of racing would be a new season of the overall series with each broadcast being a new episode.
That being said, things can still get tricky/unclear at times, since (e.g.) a football (soccer) team can play a lot of different (broadcasted) games during the season and many outside their "own league". We now have UEFA Champions League and (especially over the years) many other "cup related" tournaments that should basically be treated as individual titles. So (for example) when a Spanish football club Real Madrid plays their national league, the title for IMDb should be something like "La Liga", but when Real Madrid plays UEFA Champions League, it should be something like "UEFA Champions League".

Am I understanding this correctly? When I add some football (soccer) game to IMDb, I should add it under the correct "league" and under correct "year/season"? Same thing when I'm adding a NBA game to IMDb, or a Nascar race.


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Hi Eboy -

Yes, that is correct.  When there are several sport games being played, you will want to list them within the correct year/season for the broadcast series title.

An example of this is the US broadcast of "NFL Monday Night Football":, each football season consists of a number of games that are categorized by the year/season on the series.  So if the "UEFA Champions League" is the main broadcast, then the games should be listed as individual episodes under the applicable year/season.