Most Popular Sports In The World: Although it is quite hard to estimate numbers for sports over the world, But it is possible to give an idea of some of the most famous sports via available research, although we appreciate, if you found that the list is open to discuss.
Soccer/Football is one of the oldest sports in the world. it is also one of the most recognized game almost all over world. The pinnacle of the international game comes in the form the Football World Cup. There are also tournament such as the Euro Championships, Copa America, and the African Cup of Nations. The strongest leagues come from English Premier League, Spain, Italy and Germany (Bundesliga). In the last undertaken by the sports governing body i.e. FIFA. It was estimated that there are 275 million peoples who play the football along with more than 6 million referees, which came to 5% of the world’s population.
Badminton is a popular indoor sport, which is played regularly by approx 230 million people over the world. It is basically popular in Asia region, with many of the best players ever to grace the game from asia continent. i.e. China, India etc.Badminton is a sport that has been played around since the 16th century.
The object of badminton is to hit the shuttlecock over the net and try to not touch in your surface area. You will loose once you reach maximum hit in surface on your area.
This sport is played by men and women in approx 110 countries on 5 continents all over the world. A firm favorite at the Olympic Games. Hockey is a highly technical sport, played by 10 outfield players and a goalkeeper. Some of the top hockey players are from India, Pakistan, New Zealand, Netherlands and Great Britain.
The object of hockey is to hit a ball from a stick into a goal. Every time the ball goes into the goal then a point is added to your team. The team with the highest goals at the end of the game is awarded the winner.
It’s play in indoor and outdoor and played all over the world, with over 220 affiliated national federations registered to volleyball’s global governing body the ‘FIVB’. Variations of the game volleyball have been in circulation since around 1895. It’s entered its first Olympic games in 1964. Volleyball now has a global following with nations from around the world professionally competing.
The object of volleyball is to hit the volleyball over the net by using your hand running through the court and trying to get it to bounce ball in your opponent’s area. The opposing team will have to try to not hit the ball in ground/field. Games are played out in best of 3 or 5 sets and the most sets at the end of the game wins.
The Federation of International Basketball Associations (FIBA) found that a approx 450 million peoples play this sport around the world. Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant and many more are legend of this game, have aided the rise in global from its American roots. Many countries have played the game such as Russia, Great Britain, Germany, Spain and some parts of Asia as well, but biggest fan and players are from America.
The object of basketball is to throw the ball into a hoop by hand to score points. It’s played out on a rectangular court and depending on how many times you put ball in hoop and maximum points are scored and winner.
It’s most popular individual sport over the world, tennis is played by approx 60 million men and women over the world. There are two types of team such as played with single or double player. Tennis is an originated in England around the 19th century. There are four major tournaments known as Wimbledon, US Open, French Open and Australian tournament.
Tennis played on a rectangular court with a net. The aim is to hit the ball over the net and try to landing the ball within the margins of the court and you will get a point, if your opponent fail to return ball. You will win a point every time, if your opponent is unable to return the ball. And maximum points will be winner.
Cricket has origin from England. However, now it’s play almost by major countries such as Australia, India, Pakistan, South Africa and the UK, but it is also on the rise in other countries as well in this time. The International Cricket Council (ICC) is body who controlled 125 countries around the world of play this game. Cricket is a sport that has been started on 16th century and has been a popular ever since. It is major events include the T20 World Cup, Test Series and One Day series.
The object of cricket is to score more runs from your opponent on given overs. To score a run you need to hit the ball with a wooden bat. Maximum run will be winner of the game. However, there are many rules available to announce winner, if its not decide by maximum run.
This is indoor game and it become more and more popular over the world as well, mostly play in schools, clubs and sport centres over the world. It is also estimated 300 million people worldwide play table tennis. The game did begin in England at the end of the 19th century. The sound of the ball on early bats gave it the name “ping pong” as well.
The objective of this game to hitting the ball into the net over your opponent area. You will get a point, if opponent miss to hit a ball or ball does not hit in table. Matches are normally contested as best of five, seven or nine games.
Baseball is more popular in America. Softball is the female version of the game, and it is organized by the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) and it’s approx 66 million peoples play either baseball or softball in over 140 countries.
The object of baseball is to score more runs than your opponent. The idea is to hit the ball thrown at you as far as you can before running around 4 bases to complete a run. You need to manages to get around the four bases before being tagged out.
One of the most popular game in the world. According to today, approx 62 million peoples play around the world regularly. The golf as we know it today originated in the 1400 centuary in Scotland, but it’s came from B.C. In 1457 King James as we remind. There is no doubting golf is a sport with serious history and a seriously play set of rules.
The object of the game to get your ball from the tee into the hole in as few shots as you can. “The hole” refers both to the marked by a flag into which the ball must be sunk and also the entire area from the tee to the green.