Sport has its place as one of the most patronized activities in the world. However, the popularity and recognition each sport has to itself varies according to a number of reasons. Lovers and followers of these sports argue often to decide what sports has the greatest accolades. Their constant submissions constitute a part of the gathering of this data, as great fun and enjoyment is derived, from these activities. Below are some of the most popular sports in the world in no particular order.
SWIMMING – Swimming has its place as one of the most popular sports in the world. This could be due to the fact that it involves of water in respect to its being very popular in South America and a number of the coastal countries in the world. It is rather shocking that swimming is ranked higher than even volleyball and field hockey, which are well known around the world. This is same with countries that has the greatest number of medals and wins, countries such as the UK, the USA, and Australia amidst others. To the lovers of the water sports, this should make a good news.
BASEBALL – Baseball Lovers! Here we go. Baseball in 1985 was said to be the most popular sport in America and now, baseball is closing in on football. In a good number of countries in the world, baseball is well known and loved. For example in Venezuela, Cuba, the Dominican Republic and about another 10 very populous countries of the world, baseball is the most popular sport.
GOLF – Talk Tiger Woods, talk golf. Golf today is popularly known is the USA, as well as a lot of European and Asian countries, as a very huge sporting activity that has millions of followers worldwide. Some even call it the sports or the rich.
CRICKET – Cricket, the king of India sport also finds a place on this list. Although it looks like it is not much of a big deal to the sports of America, it is well known and celebrated in the countries that have passion for it.
TENNIS – Based on a research, it has been discovered that tennis holds a place in the top seven sporting activities in every country. Just like many other sports, participants come from different parts of the world to compete against each other, and on a regular basis, people troop in to learn and get orientated in this sport.
BASKETBALL – Even though the NBA’s 25-year plan to become the world most popular sports, isn’t perfectly playing out, holding a place as the second most popular sport isn’t bad after all, especially when it is the most popular in the most populous country of the world, China. Basketball today has billions of fans and it is still growing by day.
SOCCER – As expected, soccer is the most popular sports in the world and the World Cup is the most watched event also in the world. As of now, soccer is the most popular sports in about 57 countries of the world and top 3 in another 19 countries. It is also the sport with the highest known celebrities worldwide.
There are more sports on this list, but these are the ones that have continually topped the list back to back.