Saturday, April 13, 2013

Top 10 Most Popular Sports in the World

Sports are important part of our life. People have a passion of sports throughout the world. Some of them also earn a lot of money with the help of this passion and people who do not play enjoy watching their favorite sport. In India, there is a monopoly of Cricket. People of India are highly passionate towards Cricket. Here is the list of top ten most famous sports in the world :
10. Golf
golf Top 10 Most Popular Sports in the World
Golf is placed on tenth position in the list of top ten most famous sports in the world. It is not so popular in middle class because it needs a spacious ground. The equipment’s used in this game are so expensive. Tiger Woods is the most popular player of this game and he is the richest player in the world. It is also very popular in India. Jeev Milkha Singh and Jyoti Randhava are most prominent Indian Golfers. the combination of ball sport and club is golf.  In this game different variety of clubs are there, and each club is use to hit the ball in a different manner. The target is to place the ball inside the holes on the ground by hitting them with the clubs.
9. Rugby Football
rugby Top 10 Most Popular Sports in the World
Rugby Football stands on ninth position in the list of top ten most famous sports in the world. Rugby league is more famous than Rugby Union as there is some more excitement in Rugby league. IRB (International Rugby Board) is the controlling body of Rugby Football. This sport is most famous in the African and Australian continent.  IRB also organize the World Cup of this sport. Rugby is a type of football game and the name of the game is derived from the school of U.K, rugby school.
8. Volleyball
volleyball Top 10 Most Popular Sports in the World
Volleyball is placed on 8th position in this list. There is a ball in this game which is to be pushed across the net with the help of hands. There are six members in each team. This sport is very famous in India among army persons and youth also. FIVB is the controlling body of this sport on International level. It is a game played in a team of six players. The main aim of the game is to make a goal by placing the kicking the ball in the team premises. In colleges and schools, we cannot ignore the popularity of Volleyball.
7. Table Tennis
tt Top 10 Most Popular Sports in the World
Table Tennis is on the seventh position in the list of world’s most famous sports. It is also known as TT. It is most popular among youth. It is an Indoor game and can be played in a small area. There is a mini racket and a plastic ball in this game and each player push the ball towards the opponent with the help of a mini racket. This sport is available in most of the schools and other institutions as it require very less area. It is most famous game of China and it is the national sport of China. The controlling body of Table Tennis is ITTF.
 6. Basketball
basketball Top 10 Most Popular Sports in the World
Basketball slips on sixth position in the list of top ten most famous sports in the world. This sport is also very famous among the youth of India especially in schools and colleges. The United States of America is said to be Father of this sport. In this game, there are two nets on each side of the rectangular area and the players of a team has to jump the ball in the net of opponents.
5. Baseball
baseball Top 10 Most Popular Sports in the World
Baseball comes on fifth position in the list of most famous sports in the world. The basic idea of Baseball is like Cricket. It is not so popular in India because of monopoly of Cricket in our Country. Baseball also gave a plenty of legends to the world. Baseball is quicker in result than Cricket. That is why it is more popular in some countries.
4. Hockey
hockey Top 10 Most Popular Sports in the World
Hockey stands on fourth position in the list of most famous sports in the world. Hockey is the national sport of India but the popularity of hockey in India is less than that of Cricket. Like Cricket and Football, Hockey also consists of two tems and there are 11 players in each team. The time period of a game is 1 hour and 15 minutes. Each team has to send the ball into the goal of opposition with the help of a stick. There is goalkeeper to protect the goal from the ball.
Major Dhyanchand of India is famous as ‘ THE WIZARD OF HOCKEY’. Like Football and Cricket, Hockey also has a world cup tournament in every 4 years.
3. Tennis
tennis match Top 10 Most Popular Sports in the World
Tennis is the third most popular sport in the world. It is not so popular like Cricket and Football but in more than 25 countries, its popularity is more than Cricket. There are two type of Tennis, one is singles and other is doubles. Female players also play this sport. This sport needs only a racket and tennis ball. Roger Federer, Serena Williams, ets are renowned personalities of this sport. More than 2 billion people love this sport worldwide.
2. Cricket
cricket Top 10 Most Popular Sports in the World
Cricket is the second most famous sport of the world. There are two teams in this sport and each team has 11 players. There are many activities in this sport like batting, bowling, fielding, etc. If one team bowls, other has to bat and scoring runs by running between the wicket and scoring boundaries. This sport is controlled by International Cricket Council (ICC). The Indian authority of Cricket is BCCI. There are different versions of this sport i.e. One Day International (ODI), Test cricket and Twenty 20.  50 overs game is called one day match, 20 overs match is T20 and five day unlimited overs match is Test match. India is the two time winner of Cricket World Cup in 1983 under the leadership of Kapil Dev and in 2011 under the captaincy of Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Sachin Tendulkar, Shane Warne, Brian Lara, Ricky Ponting, Adam Gilchrist, Rahul Dravid, Anil Kumble, Glenn Mcgrath, Brett Lee etc are living legends of this sport. Indian Premiere League is started in India to improve the popularity of the shortest version of this game. The concept of IPL is so good and the players and other officials associated with IPL earn a lot of money and viewers also enjoy to watch the legends playing together in a match. We can say it is the most famous sport in India.
1. Football
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Football, also known as Soccer is the most popular sport in the world. Millions of the people have a great passion towards this game. There are two teams in his game and each team has 11 players. Most of the countries of the world play football on national as well as international level. One of the reason of its popularity is that there is no need of extra package or accessories in this sport. FIFA is the controlling body of international tournaments and competitions of this sport. The biggest event of Football is World Cup which held after every five years. More than the Quarter of the population of the world is mad for this sport. That is why this sport is considered as the most popular sport in the world. Players like Maradona, Ronaldo, Messi are treated like the real life heroes.
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