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  • noun sports A form of choreography displayed by supporters on the terraces of an arena or stadium, where they make a large-scale pattern or picture by holding up, or wearing, various materials.


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From Italian


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  • A choreographed display by fans at a sporting event.

    "A beautiful sight on Saturday as the Nordecke unfurled new tifo. Another terrific photo by Sam Fahmi. #TheCrew"

    - @MassiveCityFFC, May 31, 2010

    May 31, 2010

  • Funny, they claim this comes from Italian and yet our Italian friends would call any such phenomenon coreografia.

    June 1, 2010

  • Indeed. Tifo simply means support (for a team/athlete).

    June 1, 2010