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As the years go by different sports have been invented and more and more people participated and the famous question always pops out “What is the most popular sports in the world?” Well, this is a bit hard to answer statistically when we all have to consider the popularity and also the revenue. Popularity might include “most watched”, “most played”, “most fans”, “most searched on the internet” and “most talked about”. Here is, however, a comprehensive list.
Its origin was dated back to the 13th century in Scotland. In 2005, it is said that Scotland, New Zealand, Canada, United States and England have the most golf courses and its most popular sports there. It is said that it has more than 390 million fans in Europe, US and Canada alone.
The ninth most popular sport is Rugby averaging 390-410 million fans roughly from New Zealand, France, England and South Africa. Rugby is a team game played with an oval ball that may be kicked, carried and passed hand to hand. In the nineteenth century British Colonist introduced this sport in South Africa, Australia and New Zealand, and from the on became popular in the said countries.
A bat and ball game played between two teams of nine players who take turns on batting and fielding, on a field with a diamond-shaped circuit of four bases. Baseball was originally from the mid-nineteenth century and was played in England. The 2009 World Series had recorded viewership of 19.1 million viewers. There are around 500 millions fans in the world including US, Japan Cuba and Dominican Republic.
- Table Tennis
Ping-Pong as it usually called gained about 900 million fans from America, Africa, Asia and Europe. It is an indoor game originated from another sport, tennis, played with a small paddles and a lightweight ball bounced on a table divided by a net. It is big in China that the International tournaments were often won by the Chinese since 1992. One of the factor, perhaps why is table tennis popular is that unlike the other sports it is fairly easy to play and have an inexpensive equipment which you can setup almost anywhere.
Invented by William Morgan on 1895. He mixed segments of baseball, basketball, and tennis to create a new exciting game. He scrounges tennis net and raises it just above his head. Right now, there is approximately 900 million fans all over the world and has been steadily gaining more popularity with both male and female participants of all ages.
Throughout America, Europe and Asia, with about 1 billion fans tennis proved to be in the top 5 lists. A game in which two (singles) or four (doubles) players strike a ball with rackets over a net stretched across a court. The goal is to strike the ball in a way the opponent is not able to perform a good return. This is also probably the most prominent sport for women and also the most well known individual sports of all.
Field hockey or just hockey uses sticks to manoeuvre a small hard ball towards the opposite ends of field goal. In North America, Hockey is often seen as a women prominent game, but still considered as male-dominated sport across the other part of the world. Approximately have about 2 billion fans around the world, mainly on Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia.
This sport constituted around 6 percent of the worldwide sports market in terms of revenue of 2.7 billion created in 2009. This was indicated by the counseling firm A.T. Kearney. Meanwhile, Soccer bagged an amazing 43 percent of business, with a take of 19.5 billion Euros. It has about approximately 2-3 billion fans mainly from US, China, Canada and Philippines.
It is mostly popular in countries like India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and other South Asian countries. It is mainly played in Britain and in countries, which are formerly under British rule including Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, etc. If based on the number of countries where Cricket is being played, it got 1334 countries and which is why it got the silver medal for popularity.
In over 200 countries all over the world, Soccer is played by almost 250 million players, thus making it the world’s most popular sport. During July 2014, world’s leading social media platform, Facebook announced that there are more than 500 million people on Facebook are soccer fans.
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