Countries by Sports in 60 Seconds

Fill in the map of the world by naming the most popular spectator sport in each country.
Source- Wikipedia articles of respective countries and other websites
Using "Show Missing Countries" is recommended
Quiz by KingEureka
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Last updated: April 16, 2021
First submittedMay 28, 2020
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Country
Sport
Afghanistan
Cricket
Albania
Football
Algeria
Football
Andorra
Football
Angola
Football
Antigua and Barbuda
Cricket
Argentina
Football
Armenia
Football
Australia
Australian Rules Football
Austria
Football
Azerbaijan
Football
Bahamas
American Football
Bahrain
Football
Bangladesh
Cricket
Barbados
Cricket
Belarus
Football
Belgium
Football
Belize
Football
Benin
Football
Bhutan
Archery
Bolivia
Football
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Football
Botswana
Football
Brazil
Football
Brunei
Football
Bulgaria
Football
Burkina Faso
Football
Burundi
Football
Cambodia
Football
Cameroon
Football
Canada
Ice Hockey
Cape Verde
Football
Central African Republic
Football
Chad
Football
Chile
Football
China
Basketball
Colombia
Football
Comoros
Football
Costa Rica
Football
Croatia
Football
Cuba
Baseball
Cyprus
Football
Czech Republic
Football
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Football
Denmark
Football
Djibouti
Football
Dominica
Football
Dominican Republic
Baseball
East Timor
Football
Ecuador
Football
Egypt
Football
El Salvador
Football
Equatorial Guinea
Football
Eritrea
Football
Estonia
Basketball
Eswatini
Football
Ethiopia
Football
Federated States of Micronesia
Athletics
Fiji
Rugby Union
Finland
Ice Hockey
France
Football
Gabon
Football
Gambia
Football
Georgia
Football
Germany
Football
Ghana
Football
Greece
Football
Grenada
Cricket
Guatemala
Football
Guinea
Football
Guinea-Bissau
Football
Guyana
Cricket
Haiti
Football
Honduras
Football
Hungary
Football
Iceland
Football
India
Cricket
Indonesia
Football
Iran
Football
Iraq
Football
Ireland
Gaelic Football
Israel
Football
Italy
Football
Ivory Coast
Football
Jamaica
Athletics
Japan
Baseball
Jordan
Football
Kazakhstan
Football
Kenya
Football
Kiribati
Football
Kosovo
Football
Kuwait
Football
Kyrgyzstan
Football
Laos
Football
Latvia
Ice Hockey
Lebanon
Football
Lesotho
Football
Liberia
Football
Country
Sport
Libya
Football
Liechtenstein
Football
Lithuania
Basketball
Luxembourg
Football
Madagascar
Rugby Union
Malawi
Football
Malaysia
Football
Maldives
Football
Mali
Football
Malta
Football
Marshall Islands
Football
Mauritania
Football
Mauritius
Football
Mexico
Football
Moldova
Football
Monaco
Motorsport
Mongolia
Wrestling
Montenegro
Football
Morocco
Football
Mozambique
Football
Myanmar
Football
Namibia
Football
Nauru
Australian Rules Football
Nepal
Cricket
Netherlands
Football
New Zealand
Rugby Union
Nicaragua
Baseball
Niger
Football
Nigeria
Football
North Korea
Football
North Macedonia
Football
Norway
Football
Oman
Football
Pakistan
Cricket
Palau
Baseball
Panama
Baseball
Papua New Guinea
Rugby League
Paraguay
Football
Peru
Football
Philippines
Basketball
Poland
Football
Portugal
Football
Qatar
Football
Republic of the Congo
Football
Romania
Football
Russia
Football
Rwanda
Football
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Cricket
Saint Lucia
Cricket
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Cricket
Samoa
Rugby Union
San Marino
Football
São Tomé and Príncipe
Football
Saudi Arabia
Football
Senegal
Football
Serbia
Football
Seychelles
Basketball
Sierra Leone
Football
Singapore
Football
Slovakia
Ice Hockey
Slovenia
Football
Solomon Islands
Football
Somalia
Football
South Africa
Football
South Korea
Baseball
South Sudan
Football
Spain
Football
Sri Lanka
Cricket
Sudan
Football
Suriname
Football
Sweden
Football
Switzerland
Football
Syria
Football
Taiwan
Baseball
Tajikistan
Football
Tanzania
Football
Thailand
Football
Togo
Football
Tonga
Rugby Union
Trinidad and Tobago
Cricket
Tunisia
Football
Turkey
Football
Turkmenistan
Football
Tuvalu
Football
Uganda
Football
Ukraine
Football
United Arab Emirates
Football
United Kingdom
Football
United States
American Football
Uruguay
Football
Uzbekistan
Football
Vanuatu
Football
Vatican City
Football
Venezuela
Baseball
Vietnam
Football
Yemen
Football
Zambia
Football
Zimbabwe
Football
+2
Level 62
Apr 19, 2021
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Level 64
May 28, 2020
Please accept football for American Football and Australian Rules Football, Hockey for Ice Hockey, and Rugby for bot Rugby Union and Rugby league.
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Level 76
Jul 3, 2020
Agree, especially with hockey and football. I tried "North American Football" and I didn't get my own country right. :)
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Level 65
Jun 9, 2021
With respect, American football is a completely different game from Australian Rules football.

Hockey (field hockey) and ice hockey also completely different.

Rugby League and Union fair enough - though I'm sure followers of either game wouldn't agree with me.

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Level 59
Jun 9, 2021
It doesn't matter how different they are if they are both called the same things. Type-ins exist so that people can get the answer correct without knowing the exact name, but just the way they know it as.
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Level 51
Jun 2, 2020
Chess is a sport? Well, that actually kind of makes sense. Weird to place it as a sport in my opinion. I also expected China to have Table Tennis. Nice quiz. :)
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Level 67
Jun 20, 2020
On our school sports days, we used to have chess, music, and trivial pursuit as options (for a few different reasons I guess). I was usually put in with the trivial pursuit crowd lol.

I though about putting chess, but then changed my mind, a cardinal sin in the world of JetPunk...

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Level 62
Apr 6, 2021
The NBA has become China's most popular sport league.
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Level 53
Jun 9, 2021
I tried table tennis twice. Surely must've been an error in my spelling of TABLE or TENNIS
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Level 59
Jun 9, 2021
It involves moving your arm (dumb joke). One interesting fact also mentions that it may burn calories due to intense focus.
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Level 71
Jun 12, 2021
Much like 'Archery' really.
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Level 61
Jun 5, 2020
Should you accept "Basket" for "Basketball"?
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Level 62
Jun 17, 2020
The sport isn't played with baskets, it's kinda impossible to play without the ball.
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Level 85
Apr 19, 2021
Or hoops...
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Level 69
Apr 20, 2021
lol it is called just "básquet" in South America...! But no here of course it can't be accepted...

Great quiz!

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Level 48
Jun 9, 2021
French speakers also call it "basket".
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Level 59
Jun 9, 2021
Should you accept base for baseball?

Foot for football?

Pickle for pickleball?

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Level 52
Aug 29, 2021
Ice for ice hockey?
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Level 56
Jun 17, 2020
Could you add Aussie Rules or Australian rules as a correct answer instead of having to type in football. I think it's obvious if you're typing in Aussie/Australian rules, you know the correct answer.

Could motor racing also be accepted for motorsport?

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Level 62
Jun 17, 2020
Sure.
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Level 44
Jun 17, 2020
Nice quiz! Nominated!
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Level 62
Jun 17, 2020
Thanks:)
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Level 56
Jul 8, 2020
Can you increase time maybe by 15 seconds?
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Level 62
Jul 8, 2020
Sure, 30 secs might be too much I've increased 15 secs.
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Level 56
Jul 8, 2020
Nice! Nominated btw.
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Level 62
Jul 8, 2020
Thanks :)
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Level 68
Aug 17, 2020
chess is not a sport.
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Level 73
Jun 18, 2021
But chess boxing: that's a challenge few are good at!
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Level 55
Sep 20, 2020
Had no idea what the last 5 countries had so I just typed in chess as a joke
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Level 48
Sep 25, 2020
Is there a reason hockey doesn't work for ice hockey?
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Level 62
Sep 27, 2020
That's to differentiate it with field hockey
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Level 43
Nov 3, 2020
well in Canada ice hockey isn't a thing, it's just called hockey, so could you accept hockey as a type in?
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Level 62
Jan 15, 2021
Did it for the lovely Canadians :)
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Level 79
Apr 19, 2021
It's the same in most countries where ice hockey is popular, not just in Canada.
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Level 85
Apr 19, 2021
Is field hockey played beyond high school anywhere ever?
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Level 62
Apr 19, 2021
Field hockey is a summer olympics sport. It was pretty popular in India prior to the 1980's.
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Level 75
Apr 21, 2021
Reckon more Australians would play field hockey than ice hockey, and as a result generic "hockey" here would usually be taken to mean field hockey.
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Level 74
Jun 9, 2021
Any country where it doesn't snow much, "hockey" means "field hockey"
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Level 36
Nov 23, 2020
Good Quiz! Can you accept Football for American Football. If this quiz was in spanish, it would confuse people, but its in english. It would make sense
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Level 28
Dec 8, 2020
Great quiz but why doesn't Hockey work for Ice Hockey?
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Level 68
Dec 31, 2020
Austria should be either Alpine Skiing or Soccer but not Ice Hockey. Not a lot of people do that here
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Level 68
Dec 31, 2020
I looked it up it's Football/Soccer
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Level 62
Jan 1, 2021
Fixed, thank you.
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Level 51
Feb 16, 2021
For Ireland, football is correct but not football / soccer. Much like how the US has American Football, we have Gaelic Football, known locally as football. Very distinct from soccer.
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Level 62
Apr 6, 2021
Done , thank you!
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Level 71
Feb 24, 2021
Chess? CHESS? Come on...
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Level 63
Feb 25, 2021
I know, after reading the comments, that some people consider chess a sport. However, the dictionary definition should take ultimate priority: "sport (noun): an activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another or others for entertainment." Chess is not a sport. I don't care if the queen of England, the Pope, and the mummy of King Tut all agree that chess is a sport - if they do, then they are disregarding the dictionary and/or all forms of logic.
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Level 52
Jun 9, 2021
So despite the fact that it fits every single aspect of your stated definition, it somehow still isn’t a sport‽ 🤷‍♂️
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Level 63
Jun 17, 2021
Are you suggesting that chess involves physical exertion? If so, please explain how.
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Level 62
Jun 11, 2021
The dictionary is a record of how things are, not how they must or should be. If society moves past the dictionary it is the dictionary that is wrong.

Now, whether Chess is or is not a sport is up for debate, but it is not illogical to disagree with the current dictionary definition, nor is it illogical to include something in a category we collectively made up.

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Level 63
Jun 21, 2021
What authority, then, do you propose be used to settle differences of opinion on semantics, if not the dictionary?
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Level 52
Aug 29, 2021
Don’t necessarily agree, but liked the comment for the king tut thing
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Level 75
Mar 2, 2021
So much sweat over chess! ...and just you wait when the eSports arrive :D
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Level 59
Mar 18, 2021
Missed wrestling, archery, and chess.
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Level 40
Mar 24, 2021
As soon as I type soccer...149 countries filled in..

Soccer is much more popular then I realized.

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Level 61
Apr 19, 2021
It is called football. It is a ball game played with the foot. Not like handegg in wich the egg shaped object is played with the hands and the foot is barely used.
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Level 75
Apr 21, 2021
I live in Australia. Football is Australian Rules and soccer the "world game" or just soccer. You can call it what you like but don't tell others what to call it.
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Level 41
Apr 24, 2021
You can call it what you like but the sport is called football.

Over 90% of the worlds population call it football.

https://i.redd.it/fdvgg3g7ngs51.jpg

Fun Fact: The Australian SOCCER Association changed its name to FOOTBALL Federation Australia in 2005.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Football_Australia

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Level 52
Jun 9, 2021
I've never understood the soccer vs. football debate as an avid soccer fan myself. There is no one "right way to call the sport" because "football" can mean different things to different people. Plus, isn't soccer branded as "the global game?" So why get mad about the use of "soccer" when it is an example of the globalization of the sport?

And if you want to talk about people changing names, the English were actually the ones who came up with the term soccer as a truncation of "association football." So if the most ardent defenders of the use of "football" actually created the term "soccer," who honestly cares what you call it.

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Level 33
Jun 10, 2021
Football (soccer) fans should know the history of their sport more then, as the word soccer has been used in Britain since the 19th century, and was used as much, maybe even more so, than the word football in the period 1950s to 1970s, and it was still used well into the 80s. Read old British newspaper reports, players' biographies published in the 50s, 60s, 70s, watch old Pathe news reports or The Big Match Revisited, and the word 'soccer' is used everywhere. Quite why the perception rose that the word was somehow American or not the right word for the sport is beyond me (although the ubiquity of Americans saying 'soccer' leading up to the 94 World Cup probably had something to so with it).
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Level 57
Jun 10, 2021
Well just looking at the federations.

What leads football is called FIFA (which is in French Fédération Internationale de Football Association aka in English: International Federation of Association Football)

In Europe it is UEFA (Union of European Football Associations)

In North America so where the US belongs it is CONCACAF (Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football)

In Asia it is AFC (Asian Football Confederation) etc.

So yes every national federations agree to call it football.

End of the debate I guess...

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Level 52
Jun 10, 2021
Sure, the federations may call it football, but there's really no reason to argue football vs. soccer or "correct" people who say "soccer." I mean, there are so many reasons:

1. Ironically, the term was created in England, yet Englishmen are usually the most adamant about using "football."

2. It's hypocritical to call soccer "the global game" yet complain about others using the term soccer. It's literally an example of the globalization of the sport.

3. Not every sport is aptly named. Tennis, volleyball, and badminton could be called "volleyball," but that's not the case. Badminton is named after the estate of a duke. Tennis comes from the French verb "tenir," meaning "to hold," a call the server would make to their opponent for them to get ready. Nobody cares for those two sports, and no rule states that a sport has to be named after what body parts are used.

4. The word football was already being used in other nations. Why would two sports be called football? That's confusing.

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Level 52
Jun 10, 2021
Plus, why not just use an already existing term that's not in use (soccer)? It's like opening another bottle of juice before finishing the first.

5. We get overdramatic people who feel the need to "correct" people who use the term soccer.

6. It's literally just a word.

7. There are no problems with miscommunication. Anyone who plays the sport knows what "soccer" means.

8. This is probably the most important reason. We're all fans of the same sport. Soccer, football, the global game, the beautiful game, who cares what the hell you call it. It's literally the same sport and we both enjoy it.

I'll never understand why it's become such a crime to use the word soccer. People just have to get over themselves. There are probably more reasons as well.

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Level 71
Jun 12, 2021
You stated " Englishmen are usually the most adamant about using "football." ........ what is your source for this comment?......... In the north of England we called the game 'Soccer' and we would also change that in slang form to 'Togger' as in "Coming for a game of togger?"
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Level 52
Jun 12, 2021
I probably should have said British instead of English, honestly. That's my fault. But the point is still the same. I'm speaking anecdotally, but some articles claim that the major of Britain use the word football.

"One of the best-known differences between British and American English is the fact that the sport known as football in Great Britain is usually called soccer in the United States." - Britannica

"In the 1980s, however, Brits began rejecting [soccer], as soccer became a more popular sport in the United States." - The Atlantic.

Once again, I apologize. I should have said British instead of English. And I'll also rephrase to say, "a majority of the British people are adamant about the use of football." Then that point would be stronger. Even still, your comment and most of the other points point out the stupidity of the debate. Call it whatever the hell you want.

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Level 53
Apr 1, 2021
Love it!!
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Level 55
Apr 9, 2021
Can you accept Track for Jamaica, because that is what their definition of "Athletics" is?
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Level 62
Apr 16, 2021
Ok.
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Level 55
Apr 13, 2021
It needs way way way less time. 30 secs should be good.
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Level 80
Apr 13, 2021
typed in car racing, auto racing, formula one before I ran out of time -- more type ins for monaco please.
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Level 73
Jun 18, 2021
Same here! If you caved for ice/field hockey, I think this one is reasonable as well.
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Level 51
Apr 14, 2021
Dang it, I forgot throat singing!
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Level 57
Apr 14, 2021
Can you please accept 'cars' or 'car racing' for 'motorsport'?
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Level 62
Apr 16, 2021
Car racing is now accepted.
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Level 67
Apr 14, 2021
Nice quiz! The only ones I didn't get were archery for Bhutan and motorsport for Monaco, but I feel like I should've gotten them because I've read about archery being popular in Bhutan on JetPunk before and Monaco is pretty famous for racing.
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Level 62
Apr 16, 2021
Thanks!
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Level 59
Apr 15, 2021
Could you accept “racing” for “motorsport” please?
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Level 62
Apr 16, 2021
Racing also refers to Horse racing etc
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Level 77
Jun 9, 2021
I tried racecar driving.
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Level 73
Jun 18, 2021
Same here!
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Level 53
Apr 19, 2021
My screen froze when I typed soccer.
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Level 82
Apr 19, 2021
Thought sure "Buzkashi" would be accepted for Afghanistan. I guess it's not that popular as a spectator sport.
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Level 67
Apr 19, 2021
Great quiz! I appreciate the research that went into making this :D
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Level 62
Apr 19, 2021
Thank you!
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Level 77
Apr 20, 2021
Rugby Union and Rugby League are considered football, so given a variety of other codes are awarded simply by typing football, they should also be awarded for football. In much of Australia (well, mainly Queensland and New South Wales) if you say football or colloquially "footie" people will assume you mean rugby league. In NZ people will assume you mean rugby union.
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Level 66
Jun 11, 2021
I live in NZ. Football means soccer here. In my circles anyway.
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Level 54
Apr 21, 2021
Find my similar quiz, but for religion instead here!
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Level 80
May 19, 2021
Every source I found says horse racing is the most popular sport in Mongolia rather than wrestling
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Level 61
May 30, 2021
What is athletics? Aren't all sports athletics?
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Level 65
Jun 9, 2021
In the UK Athletics generally refers to what Americans call Track and Field, and we refer to other sports by their individual names. We wouldn't think of classing tennis or football as athletics though they are athletic activities.

Have to grudgingly admit that the American way is more logical and probably more correct linguistically.

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Level 70
Jun 9, 2021
The sport is called athletics. Some events in the sport of athletics are not a part of "track and field," like cross country running and road races (like marathons).
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Level 70
Jun 9, 2021
Americans do usually say "track" or "track and field" when talking about it for convenience; at the high school level "track" is separate from "cross country" because they take place in different seasons (winter/spring vs. fall).
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Level 62
Jun 9, 2021
Great! Nice and original.
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Level 53
Jun 9, 2021
Dang, totally forgot about shooty-hoops.

Edit: Also crazy that two sports that were invented in the US (yes, I know one of them was invented by a Canadian) are not the most popular in the US, but have caught on elsewhere.

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Level 82
Jun 9, 2021
... not that crazy really... I mean the #1 most popular sport in the US was also invented there. And the #1 most popular sports in the overwhelming majority of countries were invented somewhere else. In fact every sport on this quiz was invented one of two places - the US and the UK - except for "archery" which is a prehistoric technology that originated somewhere in Africa though we're not sure where it was first considered a spectator sport, and "athletics" which I guess were invented in Greece? Then there's "Aussie rules football" which is a variant of a sport invented in the UK.
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Level 56
Jun 9, 2021
I am glad I watched video about Bhutan, so I knew the archery :v). Good quiz!
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Level 34
Jun 9, 2021
How did i miss rugby.
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Level 65
Jun 9, 2021
Great quiz KingEureka and you respond to comments very graciously.

I'd like to point out to a few on here, and I think someone18, that yes, hockey (that's field hockey, played in its current form since 1860s) is HUGE outside the Americas. We call it hockey because it started before ice hockey so no need to distinguish between the two.

Club hockey is particularly big in Europe, including the UK, and in India, Pakistan, Argentina, Australia and New Zealand. It's played in South Korea, China and Japan, and probably other Asian countries.

Played at all levels up to Summer Olympics, by all ages and is one of very few sports that can be played in mixed sex teams.

Sadly the switch from grass to Astroturf pitches has meant that many less wealthy clubs have folded but it is still a very big sport.

And football, American football and Rugby are totally different games.

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Level 62
Jun 10, 2021
Thank you for your comment.
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Level 54
Jun 9, 2021
Missed motorsport, wrestling, athletics, and archery
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Level 26
Jun 9, 2021
one country said athletics? aren't these all just different types of athletics?
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Level 81
Jun 9, 2021
"Athletics" encompasses all of running, walking, jumping, or throwing. Olympic and World Championship athletic events include sprinting, hurdles, steeplechase, marathon, walk racing, pole vault, high jump, long jump, triple jump, shot put, discus, hammer throw, javelin, pentathlon, heptathlon, and decathlon. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sport_of_athletics
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Level 53
Jun 10, 2021
Please accept Bobsled for Jamaica haha jk

Also thanks for now accepting just Hockey for ice hockey because I don't think many of us Canadians would have gotten it otherwise

Great quiz!

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Level 65
Jun 10, 2021
Darn, missed football...
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Level 66
Jun 11, 2021
LOL
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Level 51
Sep 28, 2021
Typed in football because i meant american football

but ok that works