June 27, 2013

TOP 5 Sports in the world

18:53 Posted by DurgaSwaroop No comments
Sports have been a very important part of human life from a very long time. It is not only a entertainment but it is also a way for individuals to appeal to the global crowd and achieve success. As the world, as we know of is advancing several sports have set them apart from others and are gaining a lot of popularity and importance. the popularity of a game is analyzed basing on many factors. A few of the important factors to consider are:
  • Liking of the audience
  • Most watched
  • Most Played
  • Most searched for (on internet)
  • Facilities
  • Participation figures
  • Estimated no.of fans etc.,

Here is the list of the Sports which rank in all the above mentioned categories

5.American Football:

American Football is the second most popular game of USA and possibly the close competitor to Baseball (but still by a large margin). It is called Football in US and is a game played by two teams of 11 players each. It has a lot of resemblance to Rugby but there are some differences too. This is also played in some other countries like England, Australia, Canada (Canadian Football), Ireland and few other countries, but it is probably not that popular in those countries. It takes up the 5th position in our Top 5 Sports.

4. Base ball:

Baseball is a bat 'n' ball game with two teams, each of 9 members play. It is very popular in the North-American countries like Canada, America, Cuba, Mexico and so on. It is also one of the popular games in Asian countries of South Korea, Taiwan, Japan. It is also well regarded in many European countries. Often described as "America's National Religion", it is the National Sport of America and people show a lot of interest and excitement for this game. Even local games are well publicized and well received. So, Baseball is the fourth most popular game.

3. Cricket:

 Cricket is the National game of England and they introduced it into their colonies around the world. Today cricket is one of the most famous games of the world especially in the Sub-Continent. It is an extremely popular sport in countries like India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and also in countries like Australia, South-Africa, West-Indies. It is popular even in countries which don't play Cricket. Often regarded as the "Gentleman's game", is said to be the next serious competitor to Soccer both in popularity and Passion. It is also a bat 'n' ball game played by two teams with each having 11 players.
It is considered to be originated in 16th century in England.

2.Basket ball:

Basketball is another popular game played by two teams with five players. The main objective is to shoot the ball through a hoop. It is one of the most-viewed games in the world. Originated in America, it is played in many countries of the world either as a professional sport or a pastime sport. USA, Spain, Russia, Brazil are one of the major players of this game. Basket ball is the second most popular game.


Soccer, also known as Football is the most popular game in the world. It is played in over 200 countries across the world and is played in every continent. It has an estimated 3.5 billion fans all over the world and thus making it the "World's most popular sport ". It is played between two teams with 11 players each and the main objective is to kick the ball in to the opponents Goal. FIFA world cup is considered the most watched sport event with almost every body caught up in this fever. County leagues are just as famous and popular as the International matches. All of these makes Soccer, 'THE MOST POPULAR SPORT' of the world.

These are the Top 5 sports, but that doesn't make the other games less important in anyway. In fact some sports are very popular than the above mentioned games in their respective countries. the other popular sports being, Tennis (Lawn Tennis), Volleyball, Golf, Table Tennis, Hockey and so on but, may not be in the same order.

Image Links: 
Sports Image : http://www.wscteamengland.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/494px-All_sports_drawing.svg_.png

American Football: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Foot_US_-_Ours_vs_Kangourous_-_2013-03-02_-_20.jpg

Base ball:
Cricket: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/93/Sachin_Tendulkar_drives_a_ball_2010.jpg


Soccer: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Messi_olympics-soccer-7.jpg

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