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What's the biggest sports in your country?

lalaland
06-23-2004, 12:35 AM
With Euro and Wimbledon right now, do the English want Henman to win Wimbledon more or they rather England wins Euro? That is what I've been thinking. Therefore, I want to ask you what is the most important sports in your own country?

In US, the most important is American Football and Baseball, I would think, and cannot decide which is bigger than the other. Perhaps others can tell me.

So please state the biggest sports and don't forget to tell which country you are from.

Thanks. Merci. Danke. Gracias. Grazie. Dank U.

sigmagirl91
06-23-2004, 12:46 AM
I'm from the US, and our biggest sports (as if it's no surprise to anyone here) are American football, baseball, and basketball.

And it all depends on the season of the year. Since basketball is over with, everyone's attention is turned toward America's favorite pastime, baseball and the World Series. Then in the fall and winter months, it's football and the SuperBowl.

Billabong
06-23-2004, 02:40 AM
Hockey in Canada;)!

cool
06-23-2004, 03:39 AM
Cricket in India

Leo
06-23-2004, 05:14 AM
As sigma said, it's baseball and American football. The latter is particularly horrible.

cool
06-23-2004, 07:03 AM
Hockey and also tennis in India. But not that much famous as compared to cricket

gina_
06-23-2004, 09:48 AM
Football in Singapore.

English football, to be exact

denim
06-23-2004, 09:56 AM
Euro 2004 the football !! If England get knocked out then the majority of peoples attentions will turn to Henman.

Washa Koroleva
06-23-2004, 09:56 AM
soccer :)
and formula 1 comes right after it :p

Mrs. B
06-23-2004, 10:57 AM
The Swiss love football too, but in the winter, skiiing rules!

bovenbuuf
06-23-2004, 11:00 AM
in Holland, soccer in the summer, Speed skating in the winter

budikovac
06-23-2004, 11:06 AM
in Croatia, soccer, soccer and only soccer...

Auscon
06-23-2004, 11:43 AM
aussie rules football

www.afl.com.au

denim
06-23-2004, 11:44 AM
in Croatia, soccer, soccer and only soccer...

and Ivanisevic of course lol

MissPovaFan
06-23-2004, 12:15 PM
Soccer has to be the most popular in Britain and Id say more people would want England to win Euro 2004. However Im not in that camp and would prefer a Henman win :p

lizabeth..*
06-23-2004, 12:26 PM
aussie rules football

www.afl.com.au

:worship: :worship:

*Ljubica*
06-23-2004, 12:40 PM
Yet another English person saying football - it is miles in front of any other sport in popularity here.

MissPovaFan
06-23-2004, 12:45 PM
Im unsure whats 2nd to Football in Britain though - maybe cricket or tennis? Or possibly rugby union since England won the 2003 World Cup.

User ID 4783
06-23-2004, 01:12 PM
Soccer in Germany
Formula 1 is second
Tennis was very popular when Graf and Becker played, but today there's not much interest in it here :sad:

budikovac
06-24-2004, 08:57 AM
and Ivanisevic of course lol
yeah, when he was winning! but now and any other time he was loosing nobody cared about him, they would say he sucks! :spit: but as soon as he would win few matches he is soddenly the best tennis player in the world! that's just the way Croatians are... :silly:

Gonzalo81
06-24-2004, 03:38 PM
I don´t need to say Football in Argentina

YoursTruly
06-24-2004, 06:58 PM
Hockey and Lacrosse, every sport but of course hockey!

Lucie
06-24-2004, 07:59 PM
here in northern ireland it depends where you live, for example in some places gaelic football is really popular, but in other places no-one knows anything about it! However the most popular sports by far are football and rugby - no-one watches tennis unless it's Wimbledon!

Arcadion
06-25-2004, 06:09 AM
aussie rules football

www.afl.com.au
Yep you are right! Do you support the eagles? We probably wont make the finals...we have a small chance tho.

Fedex
06-25-2004, 06:18 AM
Hockey in Canada;)!
Oh, i love Hockey, my other fav. sport!! :D Its pretty popular over here on the east coast too

Fedex
06-25-2004, 06:20 AM
Baseball and basketball are popular here in the states, and i enjoy those sports too. Football can be boring at times, though.

*SKYE*
06-25-2004, 09:52 AM
hmmm.... ill just ask....

FOR ALL THE AUSTRALIANS, WAT DO U REKON THIS BIGGEST SPORT IN OUR COUNTRY IS?

*SKYE*
06-25-2004, 01:22 PM
oh wait.... well for QLD and NSW, Rugby League mite be in the running for it because of like state of origin and stuff....

Arcadion
06-25-2004, 05:42 PM
oh wait.... well for QLD and NSW, Rugby League mite be in the running for it because of like state of origin and stuff....

Yep, league only played in the eastern states. AFL is australia-wide :D

*SKYE*
06-27-2004, 07:58 AM
yeh.... GO LEAGUE

Vass
06-27-2004, 08:27 AM
Football (the soccer one) in Russia. It's the only one mass played.
I live in UAE and here cricket is popular among the 50% of population that comes from Pakistan and India and football among others.

Denise
06-27-2004, 09:54 PM
Here in Brazil the most popular is SOCCER SOCCER AND SOCCER!!! :rolleyes: if some player wants to be sucessful he needs to be talent, have some lucky of course... and if the TV likes him (I mean, journalists, the own brazilian people etc) he can get loads of money, and be famous for the whole world!!!!!!!!!!!

Ballbuster
06-27-2004, 10:01 PM
well I live in the Texas and go to Texas A&M in College Station. Tennis isn't popular here, and our football(american-style)team sucks, so I would have to say the most popular sport is DRINKING. :angel:

Denise
06-27-2004, 10:06 PM
the most popular sport is DRINKING???? LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :lol: I didn't know that lol. Here I must say, have also other sports we love damm much.... which is very popular..... KISSING AND... LOLL!!!!!!!!! :devil: :lol:

Peta Pan
06-29-2004, 02:57 PM
Yep you are right! Do you support the eagles? We probably wont make the finals...we have a small chance tho.

LOL not after this week... I am a Geelong supporter and looking forward to knocking you out of contention this week.

I've got money on Chris Judd for the Brownlow though :)

:)Peta

Arcadion
06-29-2004, 04:22 PM
LOL not after this week... I am a Geelong supporter and looking forward to knocking you out of contention this week.

I've got money on Chris Judd for the Brownlow though :)

:)Peta

lol no you cant! Actually you're favourites to win, but dont forget how good we are at home :cool: yeah juddy's a champion. I dont mind geelong. but collingwood and essendon...:rolleyes:

lalaland
07-01-2004, 02:26 AM
Thanks for all the responses so far. It is interesting to know the favour of different countries. Keep it coming.

aylena19
07-01-2004, 09:54 AM
Soccer and some tennis in Russia!

JJTennisMan
07-06-2004, 06:25 AM
I'm from the US, and our biggest sports (as if it's no surprise to anyone here) are American football, baseball, and basketball.

And it all depends on the season of the year. Since basketball is over with, everyone's attention is turned toward America's favorite pastime, baseball and the World Series. Then in the fall and winter months, it's football and the SuperBowl.

As you may know, I'm also from the U.S. Since there aren't any sports on to watch because it's summer (I don't like baseball), I am watching tennis. That is my solution to the no sports on in summer! I also watch American football, sometimes basketball, and hockey (My Tampa Bay Lightning are Stanley Cup Champions!) Those are the sports that I like. Sometimes when the World Cup soccer games are on, I watch those. (In my opinion, anything is better than baseball.)

~J.J.

joeb_uk
07-31-2004, 04:45 PM
football :)