The University boasts considerable heritage in the sporting arena, with the award of a Dark Blue to an Oxford sportsman or woman representing the pinnacle of amateur sporting achievement, recognised around the world.

Oxford sports clubs present a significant opportunity for licensing.

There are over eighty sports actively pursued at the University of Oxford. Among the best known are rowing, rugby, cricket and tennis, but there are also sports as diverse as lacrosse, cycling, fencing or even ultimate frisbee.

The University of Oxford is home to a truly spectacular sporting resource, and is divided into Varsity or "Blues" matches which feature University-wide teams, and college sports in which hundreds of individuals compete at the highest level.