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Top 10 Most Popular Sports in the World

Wednesday, October 12th 2011. | Most Popular

We love some of the most popular sport in the world Some of us like to watch sports while the rest of us don’t mind getting our clothes dirty playing them. The following are popular all over the world mainly because they are so much fun. Here is the list about most popular sport in the world.

10. Golf

golf Top 10 Most Popular Sports in the World

Most Popular Sports in the World golf

Golf has the stiffest competition from American football and Ice hokey. Both ice hokey and American football has fan following nearing the 200 million mark but considering the popularity of golf across the world especially in USA ,Europe,Asia, South Africa and Australia it has to be ranked. Golf is not a cup of tea for poor and probably the costliest  sports in the world.

 

9. Cricket

cricket Top 10 Most Popular Sports in the World

Most Popular Sports in the World Cricket

Criket is a bat-and-ball team sport played on a cricket field at the centre of which is a pitch. The match is contested between two teams of eleven players. one team bats, trying to score as many runs as possible without being dismissed (”out”) while the other team bowls and fields, trying to dismiss the other team’s batsmen and limit any runs being scored.

 

8. Gymnastics

Gymnastics Top 10 Most Popular Sports in the World

Most Popular Sports in the World Gymnastics

Not everybody can indulge in this sport because it requires a great deal of flexibility, coordination and strength. It is always interesting to watch gymnasts on television and wonder how they twist their bodies into pretzels and the like.

 

7. Swimming

swimming Top 10 Most Popular Sports in the World

Most Popular Sports in the World Swimming

Exercising can be very boring but if you know how to swim, you can tone up your body and have fun at the same time! It is easy to learn and many swimmers like to play games like Water Polo or Waboba.

 

6. Tennis

tennis Top 10 Most Popular Sports in the World

Most Popular Sports in the World Tennis

Tennis is a sport played between two players (singles) or between two teams of two players each (doubles). Each player uses a strung racquet to strike a hollow felt covered rubber ball over a net into the opponent’s court.

 

5. Water Sport

watersport Top 10 Most Popular Sports in the World

Most Popular Sports in the World Watersport

Sports like scuba diving, jet skiing and many others are well-liked because they are entertaining and thrilling. The adrenaline rush that you will get when you see a school of fish swimming beside you is nothing less than exhilarating.

 

4. Rugby

rugby Top 10 Most Popular Sports in the World

Most Popular Sports in the World Rugby

Rugby is very popular in England and is among the roughest sports in the world. Players have to constantly tackle each other and there are hardly any rules or restrictions as far as the aggression is concerned. It is divided into a number of categories out of which College Rugby and Tag Rugby are the most sought after.

 

3. Basketball

basketball Top 10 Most Popular Sports in the World

Most Popular Sports in the World Basketball

It is hugely popular in countries like USA and Philippines  along with 4 other countries and gaining momentum in China ,thanks to NBA,and good many followers in the world. Basketball is a rich man sports and does not appeal to third world countries but enough to make it the sixth most popular with a followers of almost 230 to 240 million people.

 

2. Volleyball

Volleyball Top 10 Most Popular Sports in the World

Most Popular Sports in the World Volleyball

It is very popular in USA and almost  100 countries play the game professionally. The game may not be most popular in any countries but certainly enjoys a popularity level in almost all nations. Considering the amount of people playing the game it must have been among the top 5 sports but as a spectator sports it ranked 7th ,considering a mass following of in excess of 200 million.

 

1. Soccer

soccer Top 10 Most Popular Sports in the World

Most Popular Sports in the World Soccer

The rules of soccer are easy to understand and the game is fairly simple as long as you know what is allowed and what will get you a red or yellow card. As most popular sport  about 4 billion people are in love with this sport and the televised games gather the highest ratings every year.

From those most popular sports in the world, which one is the most popular sport based on your opinion?


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