All forms of sports activities are common globally, however what sports activities can we name THE hottest on the earth? Among the solutions could shock you.
It is no shock that soccer, or what People name “soccer” is the world’s hottest sport to play and to look at. An estimated 3.5 billion folks both watch or play soccer. The World Cup is the worldwide championship of the game and this match is performed each 4 years. The World Cup itself is without doubt one of the highest rated sports activities on tv, with many international locations tuning in en masse to look at their nation’s group play. Soccer is common in all the UK, Europe, Asia in addition to South America. Nevertheless, with so many different sports activities being common, the Unites States nonetheless lags behind of their curiosity in “soccer”.
Subsequent, we now have cricket. This sport which consists of a bat and a ball, has been round for tons of of years and originated in England. The game is common within the UK, Australia, New Zealand, some African international locations, some Caribbean international locations and it’s the most well-liked sport within the international locations of India and Pakistan. An estimated 3 billion folks watch or play cricket every year.
The following hottest sport is a certain shock, and that’s subject hockey, with an estimated 2 billion gamers or watchers, largely in Asian international locations, European international locations, Australia and round Africa. This sport tends to be performed in excessive faculties in america, often by ladies solely.
Arising subsequent is tennis. Not so shocking, however there are an estimated 1 billion gamers and watchers of tennis around the globe. Tennis tends to be common in richer international locations, together with america, Asian international locations, Australia and Europe. There are 4 important tournaments in tennis, known as “Grand Slams” at which gamers from many international locations play. The primary is the Australian Open, then the French Open, Wimbledon after which the US Open in late August. The Grand Slam tournaments are inclined to get essentially the most consideration throughout the tennis season.
Subsequent we now have volleyball. One more shock, with an estimated 900 million viewers or gamers around the globe. Volleyball is common in america, the place the game originated, in addition to in Brazil, throughout Europe, Russia, China and Japan. Volleyball is a well-liked highschool sport in lots of international locations because of it is group centered play and lack of specialised tools necessities.
Additionally common is desk tennis, in any other case referred to as Ping Pong. That is one other surprisingly common sport around the globe, with an estimated 900 million watchers or gamers. Desk tennis originated in England as an after dinner exercise for Victorians within the late nineteenth century. Desk tennis as a aggressive sport is common in lots of international locations however is particularly common in China, Korea and Singapore.
After these sports activities, we now have a triumvirate of extra mainstream American sports activities together with baseball, golf, American soccer and basketball, with every sport attracting between 400 and 500 million gamers or watchers worldwide.