45 Most Popular Sports in the World

The word "Sport" is believed to comes from the Old French desport meaning "leisure", with the oldest definition in English from around 1300 being "anything humans find amusing or entertaining".



Sports is no new thing one needs whole lot of sit back and listen lecture on as it is a popular activity everyone has partook and is probably partaking in. Meanwhile, Sport are usually governed by a set of rules and regulations, which serve to ensure fair competition, and allow consistent adjudication of the winner. Winning can be achieved by physical actions, for example, scoring goals or intersection a line first. It can likewise be dictated by judges who are on their own scoring components of the sporting performance, including objective or subjective measures.



With history of Sport and it's encapsulated activities varies by records, let me leave other things to your "professional or street coach" or maybe your physical and health education master (Smiles). Now, what are the list of sports or sporting activities in the world?


Although, the exact number of sporting activities observed all across th globe may not be easy to come by as we all have diverse customs and tradition. But as it is, below are the exclusive list of sports in the world, at least most popular and recognised sporting activities.


List of Sports

  1. Football
  2. Basketball
  3. Volleyball
  4. Handball
  5. Baseball
  6. Bugby
  7. Hockey
  8. Golf
  9. Tennis
  10. Table tennis
  11. Cycling, Cycle Racing
  12. Motorcycling
  13. Boxing
  14. Judo
  15. Swimming
  16. Windsurfing
  17. Riding
  18. Water-ski
  19. Competitive walking
  20. Ski, skiing
  21. Shooting
  22. Rowing
  23. Diving
  24. Waterpolo
  25. Skating
  26. Athletics
  27. Badminton
  28. Squash
  29. Mountaineering
  30. Angling
  31. Weight lifting
  32. Wrestling
  33. Gymnastics
  34. Powertraining
  35. Bowling
  36. Karate
  37. Fencing
  38. Archery
  39. Billiards, Snooker
  40. Roller-skating
  41. Car racing
  42. Yachting
  43. Motor aviation, flying
  44. Hang gliding
  45. Gliding

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