Fairfield Children's Home, MutareFootball is the most popular sport in Zimbabwe, although rugby union and cricket also have a following, traditionally among the white minority. Zimbabwe has won eight Olympic medals, one in field hockey at the (boycotted) 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow, and seven in swimming, three at the 2004 Summer Olympics and four at the 2008 Summer Olympics.

Zimbabwe has also done well in the Commonwealth Games and All-Africa Games in swimming with Kirsty Coventry obtaining 11 gold medals in the different competitions. Zimbabwe has also competed at Wimbledon and the Davis Cup in tennis, most notably with the Black family, which comprises Wayne Black, Byron Black and Cara Black. Zimbabwe has also done well in golf.

Other sports practiced in Zimbabwe are Polo, other Ball Games like Basket Ball, Volley ball, Net ball, and Water Polo- Squash (sport), Motorsport, Martial arts, Chess, Cycle racing, Water Rafting and Horse racing. However, most of these sports have interational representetives but instead stay at a junior or national level.