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National Sports of Different Countries around the World

National Sports of Different Countries around the World

Sports and Games around the World

  • A game/sport is organised form of play which, through casual or organised participation, aim to use, maintain or improve physical capability and skills while providing pleasure to the participants, and entertainment for spectators.
  • Any sports which are designated as the national sport of a country either based on the popularity of the game or based on its historical connect from that country.

National Sports of Various Countries

  • A national sport is considered to be a key part of the culture of a nation.
  • National Sports of Various Countries can be classified on two basis –
    • de facto national sports –e. not established by law as baseball is in the United States and Hockey in India, and
    • de jure national sports –e. established by law as lacrosse and ice hockey are in Canada.
  • National games and other data from the countries worldwide were frequently asked in the recent examinations such as SSC CGL, SSC CHSL, and other state Examinations. So, we are providing the List of national Sports of Different Countries around the World.

 

De jure National Sports of Different Countries

Sport declared as national sport by a law. This means that these countries has declared any Game/Sports to be their National Game/Sport by Law. The following List describes the National Sports of Different Countries declared by law and their year of declaration.

Country

Sport

Declaration Year

Asian Countries

Bangladesh

Kabaddi

1972

Bhutan

Archery

1971

Iran

Varzesh-e-Bastani, Wrestling, Polo

1976

Nepal

Volleyball

2017

Philippines

Arnis

2009

South Korea

Taekwondo

2018

American Countries

Argentina

Pato

1953

Brazil

Capoeira

1972

Canada

Lacrosse (summer)

Ice hockey (winter)

1994

Chile

Rodeo

1962

Colombia

Tejo

2000

Mexico

Charrería

1933

Puerto Rico (US)

Paso Fino (“autochthonous sport”)

1966

Uruguay

Destrezas Criollas (Creole Skills)

2006

Africian Countries

Namibia

Football, Netball, Rugby

2018

 

Rugby

Field Hockey

De facto National Sports of Different Countries

De facto means not defined by Law means Popular in Public. There are many nations which have not declared any National Games/Sports, but in many countries a popular game assumes a title of national Game/Sport. The Following List describes about such National Sports of Different Countries –

National Games of different Countries of Asia Oceania

Countries

National Sport

Other Popular Sports

Afghanistan

Buzkashi

Football, Cricket

Australia

Cricket

AFL (Australian Football League), Basketball

China

Not Declared

Ping Pong (Table Tennis), Volleyball, Badminton, Shooting, Martial Arts

India

Field Hockey

Cricket, Badminton, Kabaddi

Indonesia

Badminton

Pencak silat (Martial Art), Football, Volleyball

Israel

Association Football

Basketball, swimming, Canoeing

Japan

Sumo

Baseball, Association Football

Malaysia

Sepak Takraw

Football, Cricket, Badminton, Rugby

Mauritius

Football

Atheletics, Badminton, Basketball

Mongolia

Archery

Wrestling, Football, Basketball

New Zealand

Rugby

Cricket, Football, Basketball

Pakistan

Field Hockey

Cricket, Kabaddi, Polo, Squash

Papua New Guinea

Rugby League

AFL, Soccer, Volleyball

Russia

Bandy

Basketball, Ice Hockey, Football, Rugby

Sri Lanka

Volley Ball

Cricket, Badminton, Water Sports

Turkey

Oil Wrestling

Soccer, Basketball, Volleyball

 

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Sepak Tekwa

 

Sumo

National Games of different Countries of Africa

 

Countries

National Sport

Other Popular Sports

Algeria

Football

Handball, Basketball, Volleyball

Angola

Football

Basketball

Egypt

Football

Rowing, Boxing, Gymnastics

Ghana

Football

Basketball, Netball

Kenya

Football

Basketball, Volleyball, Softball

Madagascar

Rugby Union

Football, Boxing, Judo

Nigeria

Football

Basketball, Volleyball

Rwanda

Football

Basketball, Volleyball, Athletics

South Africa

Rugby union

Nguni, Football, Cricket

Uganda

Football

Cricket, Rugby, Tennis, Boxing

Zimbabwe

Cricket

Football

 

 

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Wrestling

 

National Games of different Countries of Europe

 

Countries

National Sport

Other Popular Sports

Denmark

Football, Handball

Cycling, Sailing, Badminton

England

Cricket

Football, Rugby, Basketball

Estonia

Basketball

Bandy, Beach Volleyball

Finland

Pesäpallo (Finnish Baseball)

Ice Hockey, Formula One

France

Not Declared

Association Football, Rugby, Motor Sports, Tennis

Georgia

Rugby Union

Football, Basketball

Iceland

Handball

Football, Basketball, Athletics

Ireland

Gaelic Football

Soccer, Hurling, Golf

Latvia

Baseball

Association Football, Ice Hockey

Lithuania

Basketball

Football, Athletics, Cycling

Norway

Cross Country Skiing

Wrestling, Cycling, Shooting

Romania

Oină

Football, Handball, Volleyball

Scotland

Golf

Tennis, Rugby

Slovenia

Alpine Skiing, Ski Jumping

Athletics, Basketball, Boxing

Spain 

Bull Fighting

Football, Basketball, Tennis

Switzerland

Shooting, Gymnastics

Football, Ice Hockey

Wales

Rugby Union

Football, Athletics, Basketball

 

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Alpine Skiing

 

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Cricket

National Games of different Countries of Americas

 

Countries

National Sport

Other Popular Sports

Antigua and Barbuda

Cricket

Football

Bahamas

Sloop Sailing

Cricket, Football, Rugby

Barbados

Cricket

Football, Golf, Tennis

Cuba

Baseball

Boxing, Volleyball, Basketball

Dominican Republic

Baseball

Football, Boxing

Grenada

Cricket

Football

Guyana

Cricket, Water Polo

Beach Cricket, Football

Jamaica

Cricket

Athletics, Association Football

Peru

Football

Bull fighting, Volleyball, Football

United States

Baseball

American Football, Basketball

Venezuela

Baseball

Football

 

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Water Polo

 

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Baseball

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