What's your nation's favorite spectator sport?

@gxnfly (1147)
China
May 15, 2008 1:32am CST
I assume most guys enjoy watching sports,but many girls are crazy about it. For many years the favorite sport in our country has been Basketball. Basketball games draw a very large audience. Year after year the most important games have attracted many millions of viewers. soccer is also very popular. Indeed, most guys in China list soccer as their favorite sport. Soccer is almost as popular as basketball. Other sports which many people enjoy watching include tennis, boxing, and Pingpong. What do you like watching in your country?What's your nation's favorite spectator sport?
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15 responses
• India
16 May 08
India = cricket. Yes i am 100% sure about it every 2nd person in India loves cricket. In fact i am a cricket crazy too its just so involving and interesting and now i am watching every IPL match.
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@gemini_rose (16194)
15 May 08
Well I am guessing that it would have to be football, but there is also tennis and that seems to be popular for some unknown reason. Oh and cricket another sport that is popular but I just do not get the gist of at all!! Rugby, boxing, yes we have a lot of sports that people love to go to watch. The only one of the sports that I like out of those I put is boxing, this is my favourite of all as it is so exciting and is good to watch when you are out in a pub!!
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@LouRhi (1502)
• Australia
15 May 08
I live in Australia. There is not many sports that an Aussie won't watch. The TV stations show everything from four codes of football (AFL, Rugby Union, Rugby League and Soccer), to the cricket and a range of motor sports. Not only that but the live venues are also drawing large crowds. From a personal perspective I like watching the cricket the most. However AFL and Rugby League are pretty good to.
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@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
15 May 08
Actually singapore dun really have a sport to call it our own.. If i were to choose, it will only be soccer.. Other than that, will be sailing and bowling or water polo which i'm not interested in.. lOL
@jer31558 (3683)
• United States
15 May 08
Though I don't know for sure, if I were to have to guess, I would have to say football. I am not personally a fan of football, I know a bunch of people that are.
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@toosh21 (800)
• Australia
15 May 08
Australia's is Australian Rules Football (AFL) - it's awesome!
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@shiloh_222 (5480)
• Philippines
16 May 08
Hi,for my country, the Philippines, i have to say, boxing. Since Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao has been winning titles upon titles, people here are religiously supporting his matches. Moreover, movie houses are cashing in this that they televise live his fights and earn from it. And everytime he wins, there is always the hero's welcome and he parades around the city. LOL...
• Philippines
16 May 08
Oh, by the way, many kids and adults are getting into this sports. Many right now are following in his steps...Regarding, Manny Pacquiao, he solds out tickets for his fights in Las Vegas and many Filipinos living in the US watch his fight. Even people from here take a trip to the US just to see him fight... hehehe...for me, can't afford that
@julyteen (13259)
• Davao, Philippines
17 May 08
my favorite sports that i love to watch is Basketball but now the hobby of watching Basketball is change when our boxers earn a good record. Manny Pacquiao is very known Most people now in our country love to watched boxing. The most common sports aside from basketball and boxing is Pingpong (table tennis).
• United States
16 May 08
Here in the States , it is football.Everything stops in some cities when their team plays.It is the reason Thanksgiving is such a holiday.We give thanks by eating too much and watching football on t.v.and Super bowl should be a national hoilday.
@yona06 (585)
• Indonesia
16 May 08
I'm a girl, and I'm not too crazy about being a spectator of sports. I much prefer doing them rather than just watch My country's favorite spectator sports would be footbal (but not the american version, the english one that's also called "soccer") and badminton. When there's an event that's related to those 2 sports, people just go crazy. There was this news recently that said 2 brothers robbed a house just to get money to watch a badminton tournament.
@soham1357 (187)
• France
16 May 08
In Bangladesh, I think it's cricket as well as football. I like cricket better. But during both cricket and football world cups people go crazy here. Oh! By football I mean soccer , not rugby.
@reene0225 (352)
• United States
16 May 08
I'd have to say American Football first, then Basketball and then Baseball. Others would include hockey and wrestling. My favorite is American football and World Wrestling Entertainment aka WWE.
@wisedragon (2330)
• Philippines
16 May 08
Here in the Philippines it's definitely basketball. We are largely influenced by the U.S.A., even more amplified by Michael Jordan. And thanks to Manny Pacquiao the whole nation watches boxing everytime he has a fight.
@littleowl (7157)
16 May 08
Hi gnxfly-I'm not really interested in sports but don't mind horse racing though I don't gamble-littleowl
@olivemai (4738)
• United States
15 May 08
I think baseball is still the number one American spectator sport! I would rather participate in sports than sit around and watch other people play!