The International Olympic Committee actually recognizes 'bridge' as a sport. What about gin rummy?
Sport: (exerpts from Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sport
"Sport or sports are all forms of usually competitive physical activity which through casual or organized participation aim to use maintain or improve physical ability and skills while providing entertainment to participants and in some cases, spectators.
Sport is generally recognised as activities which are based in physical athleticism or physical dexterity.... However, a number of competitive, but non-physical avtivites claim recognition as 'mind sports'. (ie. both chess & bridge are recognised by the International Olympic Committee)."
idk... lookin' around any poker table I've been at, I certainly don't consider it to be a sport (not by my own definition anyways).
OP, I might consider online poker to be a bit of a sport some of the times I've ended up in hands with you in the CC games... thinking "WTF?" & then wishing it were some kind of combat sport or 'virtual MMA' (same goes for BogdanStark)