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Most popular sports by country

There is only few sports that are most famous sports of at least one country.
Source: www.vox.com
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Last updated: July 29, 2014
First submittedJuly 29, 2014
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Almost whole World
Football
USA
American football
Australia
Cricket
Lithuania
Basketball
Austria
Skiing
Venezuela
Baseball
Finland
Ice hockey
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China
Table tennis
Mongolia
Wrestling
New Zealand
Rugby
Bhutan
Archery
Cambodia
Kick boxing
Ireland
Gaelic football
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level 77
Aug 7, 2014
Maybe in a majority of countries around the world soccer is most popular but there are significant swathes where it's not. Many Latin American countries prefer baseball. India and Pakistan are obsessed with cricket. Japan I think prefers baseball and sumo wrestling. South Korea is also big into baseball and handball though I think soccer might be #1 there not really sure. In the Philippines I think basketball is more popular. In the USA it's maybe the 10th most popular sport if that. Put China, the USA, the Indian subcontinent, Japan and all these other countries together and you might even have a plurality of people around the world that are not big soccer fans.
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level 47
Aug 17, 2014
According this source football (soccer) is most popular in whole South America except Venezuela and Suriname, most of Central America, whole Africa, whole Europe except Finland, Ireland, Baltic countries and Austria and more than half of Asia.There is many signs of soccer coming bigger also in USA, I have seen some stats that its even the most popular sports between ages 15 to 25 but I dont remember the source. There is more young soccer players in US than in any other country in the world.
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level 67
Jan 9, 2015
Does this source use countries national sports, or has it actually done a survey to find the most popular sports in each country?
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level 47
Jan 10, 2015
It is about most popular sports, not national sports. National sports are often minority sports.
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level 60
Apr 18, 2015
A few countries have officially designated a national sport. I have made a quiz on Jetpunk of these.
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level 25
Feb 1, 2019
A bit outdated, Football/Soccer has overtaken your answers in Austria and Cambodia (as of Feb '19) Also for NZ, it should read Rugby Union, to avoid confusion with Rugby Sevens (7 a side, also run by IRB) and Rugby League (13 a side, separately run sport)