Sports RPF

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RPF Fandom
Name(s): Sports RPF, sports fandom
Scope/Focus: Sports
Date(s): 1990s onwards?
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Sports RPF encompasses any number of sports in its fandoms and with that comes hundreds of athletes one can use as characters. Sports RPF has been around since at least the 1990s, with Figure Skating RPF being one early type. It increased in popularity & visibility during the 2000s (for example, appearing regularly in the Yuletide exchange from 2007), and further in the early 2010s.

Some sizeable sports RPF fandoms include:

Each subset fandom comes with its own set of 'rules' and style.