Countries & their National Sports
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List of Countries and their national Sports
Below is a list of countries and the sport or sports that are either officially or generally accepted as the national sport. Not all countries are listed, if you know of some details that should be listed here please let me know in the comments below.
|Antigua and Barbuda
|defined as a national sport in 1953
|Cricket, AFL, Rugby League
|there is no official national sport, though there are good arguments for both cricket and Australian Football
|Cricket defined as a national sport in 1973, though there is a push for sloop sailing to be the national sport.
|defined as a national sport in 1972
|Capoeira defined as a national sport in 1972. Association Football is also considered a national sport.
|Association Football, Volleyball
|cricket, football, fishing
|unoffical national sports
|Lacrosse (summer), Ice hockey (winter)
|defined as national sports in 1994
|defined as a national sport in 1962
|there is no official national sport, though table tennis is bery popular and China is well known for this sport
|defined as a national sport in 2000
|Aossociation Football, Handball
|Association Football, Cricket
|Cricket, Water Polo
|Football or Water polo
|Field Hockey, Cricket
|There is no officially declared national sport. Many would consider cricket to be the national sport given its popularity.
|Varzesh-e Bastani (wrestling)
|The wrestling sport of Varzesh-e Bastani was defined as a national sport in 1976. Polo is also considered a national sport, though football is the most popular.
|Sumo Wrestling, baseball
|Sumo wrestling may be considered as the national sport of Japan, though baseball is the most popular sport
|Basketball (summer), Ice hockey (winter)
|Charrería is a competitive event similar to rodeo. It was defined as a national sport in 1933
|Archery, Mongolian wrestling, Horse racing
|Dandi Biyo was defined as a national sport in 1973, then in 2017 it was changed to volleyball.
|defined as a national sport in 1948
|Papua New Guinea
|defined as a national sport in 2009. Sipa is the Philippines' traditional native sport which predates Spanish rule.
|Baseball, Paso Fino
|Paso Fino horse riding was defined as as the autochthonous sport in 1966.
|Oina is a Romanian traditional sport, similar to baseball
|There appears to be no official national sport in Spain, though football is the most popular and favorite sport of Spaniards, though some consider Bull Fighting (is it even a sport?) to be the national sport.
|defined as a national sport in 1991
|Oil wrestling & Cirit
|Turks and Caicos Islands
|Destrezas Criollas (Creole Skills)
|defined as a national sport in 2006
|some sources also list volleyball
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