which is the most popular sport in your country?

India
October 7, 2007 9:23am CST
in a world where football rules all other sports, the are a few countries where other sports are still hugely popular. india, my country is the best example. hockey the national sport of india is completely ignored, football is still finding ground in india while cricket, a COLONIAL HANGOVER is like a religion to the people. is there any other country where other sports still rule?
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• Philippines
7 Oct 07
Hi rahul.. In the Philippines, basketball, billiards, and boxing are some of the most popular sports here. In these sports, we actually excelled a lot and consistently winning. We found it very interesting and we owed a lot for those athletics who sacrificed a lot for the sake of becoming the champion in the world. Have a nice day and God speed!
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@jhanna (335)
• Philippines
7 Oct 07
Definitely Filipinos love basketball. Most of us are basketball fanatics be it NBA or local basketball teams or the college varsity teams.
• Portugal
7 Oct 07
see our super stars in table tennis at http://etube.co.cc
• Philippines
26 Oct 07
i agree..i'm also a filipino
• China
7 Oct 07
I come from china.the most popular sports are tabletennis,football,basketball,gongfu,and badminton.many and many people play them.so china have many world-class player.i like them too,i often play with my friends,when i play,i forget all worry.so i like those game. but i don't like sport rule in china,that is rigidity.chinese people need more palaestra for common people.
• Portugal
7 Oct 07
see our table tennis player here http://etube.co.cc
7 Oct 07
whatever the national game is hokey but young boy to senior citizen of INDIA will play watch cricket more interestly than any other sport
• United States
21 Oct 07
baseball and football (american)....i live in america
@williamjisir (22909)
• China
7 Oct 07
In my country China, pingpong is the most popular sport that many people love to play, from young kids to people in their seventies. But I didn't start to play pingpong at an early age, but in my early twenties after I graduated from college because I didn't show much interest while I was at school, only after I graduated from college. By the way, pingpong is regarded as our national game.
• Philippines
26 Oct 07
yup i agree..even i'm from the phils..i've watched from the cable tv..a pingpong tournament....wow the players are very fast and attentive in hitting the pingpong ball
@raijin (10380)
• Philippines
7 Oct 07
In my country, we have traditiional sports here that are seemed to be ignored. We are more into western type of sports, like basketball, billiards (pool) and boxing. We can only enjoy those traditional sports on side-streets, that we sometimes rarely see. I prefer to see our own brand of sport be played, than see them completely be ignored and vanish as time goes by.
• Portugal
7 Oct 07
see our table tennis players here http://etube.co.cc
• India
2 Nov 07
historical - monument marking hiroshima tragedy
well the most popular sport in my country is cricket even though hockey is the national game in my country cricket is like a religion its just loved here like anything
• Pakistan
2 Nov 07
CRICKET IS THE MOST POPULAR GAME IN PAKISTAN BECAUSE ITS EQUIPMENT IS VERY CHEAP EVERY ONE CAN BUY A BAT & A baL AND IT CAN BE PLAYED WITH 2 PEOPLE AS WELL CRICKET HAS BECOME THE NATIONAL GAME OF PAKISTAN BECAUSE u can see people playing cricket in streets parks and other big play grounds and on sunday when their is a holiday people r busy in playing this game
• Philippines
26 Oct 07
basketball..because of nba and boxing ..because of manny pacquiao..billiards because of efren "bata" reyes and dyango bustamante
@Dadexter (438)
• Pakistan
26 Oct 07
Well...........same as with India!!!!!!....despite hokey being the National Sport!!!!!!!!!Cricket is the Most Popular!!!!!!!!!!!!!
@pedowii (39)
• China
21 Oct 07
Actually I'm not clear about this.I guess baketball is the most popular sport in china,because the Chinese football team is so disappointing. Sports like badminton and ping-pong are popular too.We have the best ping-pong players in the world,i will bet!
@tsyzcl (16)
• China
20 Oct 07
well,i am glad to see some Chinese here disscussing.i am a college student from China.in my school,boys and girls are all interested in basketball,it is really a interesting sport that fit the youth.however,socer and table tennis are also popular.i also tried American football before.
• Philippines
19 Oct 07
Rahul_2689, in the Philippines, sipa (sepak takraw is the international name) is our national sport. However, basketball is the most popular sport in our country.
@amitavroy (4826)
• India
16 Oct 07
i think it would def, be cricekt. it is in our blood man. we dnt learn to read but we do learn how to hit and also we have made it so popular cause we have so many heros there. on the other hand in football the team does not get the requred media coverage and aslo they dnt get the facility req. to be a good football team and comptee at the internation arena
@Lifeless (2638)
• India
16 Oct 07
I am from India, and the most popular sport here in my country is cricket.. Though Hockey is our national game, but Cricket in our country is given far more importance than hockey.. Infact there has been talk of late to let cricket be the national game for India..
@ptrnow (57)
• Canada
8 Oct 07
When I grew up the town I lived in was obsessed with rugby and so is the country where my partner grew up, South Africa. Hope it helps, d&r
@azimsay (546)
• India
8 Oct 07
Our countries popular sport not exactly one but so many sports.Hockey,football,kricket e..
@dulheraja (436)
• United States
8 Oct 07
cricket, cricket and only cricket...cricket is in ma blood..weni go to sleep i sleep with da cricket bat.i play cricket i watch cricket i dream bout cricket...cricket is like a religion in ma country...jus luv it...20/20 cricket is fantastic...
• China
8 Oct 07
no thoughts - no thoughts when i have no idea is there
football is popular in my coutry. football is exsiting. most people can watch it and it is likely a program of public sport. the feeling of watching the footbell games is enjoying. there is some other sports but football. basketball is popular too. it is a group sport. so it is aborsable.
@lexus54 (3577)
• Singapore
8 Oct 07
In my country, soccer is the sport with about the largest following. There are probably more people who follow the soccer leagues (especially the English Premier League) than those who actually play the game. Many households subscribe to cable just to watch live soccer games on TV. During the weekends, the coffee shops will be crowded with people because live EPL soccer is shown on big screens there. Several other sports which are popular but have a lesser following are tennis, table-tennis, badminton and bowling.