Countries and their National Sports
This article gives insight about different Countries and their National Sports. There are different types of sports being played throughout the world. Most of the European and South American countries are known for their passion towards Football/Soccer. Cricket is popular in mainly commonwealth group including countries of South Asia and Caribbean and Australia. Gymnastics, Wrestling and Athletics is considered as the National Game of mostly Asian countries. Following is the list which gives detail information about National Sports of different countries. The list also explain other popular sports being played in various countries apart from their National game.
1. Countries and their National Sports: Japan
- National Sport of Japan – Sumo wrestling
- Other Popular Games & Sports of Japan – Baseball, football, Ju-Jitsu (Martial Arts)
2. Countries and their National Sports : Australia
- National Sport of Australia – Cricket
- Other Popular sports of Australia – football, Rugby, Horse Racing, Netball
3. Countries and their National Sports : USA
- National Sport of USA – Baseball
- Other Popular games of USA – Football, Ice Hockey, Golf, Tennis
4. Countries and their National Sports : Canada
- National Sport of Canada – Ice Hockey. Ice Hockey is played with flat ball.
- Other Popular Games – Football, Golf, Basketball, Baseball
- National Sport of Spain – Bull fight
- Other popular sports of Spain – Basketball, Tennis, Formula One, Golf etc
There is a popular question being asked about “What is the National Sport of Russia?” There is a misconception that Chess is the National game of Russia but it is Bandy which is actually the National Game of Russia.
- National Sport of Russia – Bandy
- Other popular sports of Russia – Chess, Football, Basketball, Gymnastics, Figure Sketting.
- Bandy is similar to Ice Hockey. Difference between Bandy and Ice Hockey is that Bandy is played with round ball while Ice Hockey is played with flat ball.
- National Sport of India – Although Hockey is considered as the National Game of India but as per recent Sports Ministry revelation Hockey is not the National Game of India. Till now there is no declared National Game of India.
- Other Popular Games of India – Cricket, Kabaddi, Badminton, Chess.
8. New Zealand
- National Sport of New Zealand – Rugby Union
- Other popular games of New Zealand – Cricket, Netball, Basketball, Golf, Tennis
List of Countries and their National Sports
|Antigua and Barbuda||Cricket|
|Canada||Ice Hockey(winter), Lacrosse (Summer)|
|Hungary||Football, Water Polo|
|Latvia||Basketball(Summer), Ice Hockey (Winter)|
|Mongolia||Archery, Wrestling, Horse Racing|
|Norway||Cross Country Skiing|
|Puerto Rico||Paso fino, Baseball|
|Sri Lanka||Volley Ball|