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Japanese usually doesn't distinguish between singular and plural nouns. スポーツ is thus both singular and plural insofar as the singular/plural distinction even makes sense when talking about Japanese. There are several other words, which have a ツ at the end, like ドーナツ or ピーナッツ, but only end it a single T. I conjecture that ツ was chosen over ト (as in スポート, ...



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