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heywoodu    2,239
2 hours ago, bestmen said:

 

24 Skiing  Downhill Skiing is a big event in europe and its also one of the biggest winter sports.
     

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This right here shows why not to take these things too serious..."downhill skiing is a big event" and they're comparing that with entire sports? :d 

 

Yes, alpine skiing is popular in countries like Austria and Switzerland, but not specifically 'downhill skiing', that's like saying "athletics is popular because people watch the 100m" :p 

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LDOG    392

MMA is probably accurate, it's becoming really popular (to my dismay, cuz it's garbage).

 

Ski is not popular, you guys just live in your european bubble :d

 

And I agree with Heywoodu, F1 is lower than I thought. Cars in general are popular even in countries without high-profile racers (my country for example).

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rybak    366
35 minut temu, heywoodu napisał:

How is it strange to see F1 is more popular than volleyball or especially ice hockey or boxing? :d 

 

F1 seems to have large numbers of fans worldwide, also in countries without a major driver, whereas apart from Brazil I wouldn't know a country where volleyball is extremely popular and the same thing goes for ice hockey (not Brazil, but Canada and obviously Czechoslovenia). F1 being more popular than boxing worldwide seems like an easy guess for me. 

 

I also doubt athletics would be this high...it doesn't seem like a sport with a real big fan base :p I mean, everyone knows Usain Bolt, but I wonder how many people there are who could mention 2-3 top athletes in half of the disciplines. 

 

Basically, my opinion of these 11: F1 is too low, athletics is too high, cricket is too high but looking at the numbers it's correct I guess :d 

 

I didn't knew that such country exists :lol:

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VolleyRuller96    151
8 hours ago, heywoodu said:

How is it strange to see F1 is more popular than volleyball or especially ice hockey or boxing? :d 

 

F1 seems to have large numbers of fans worldwide, also in countries without a major driver, whereas apart from Brazil I wouldn't know a country where volleyball is extremely popular and the same thing goes for ice hockey (not Brazil, but Canada and obviously Czechoslovenia). F1 being more popular than boxing worldwide seems like an easy guess for me. 

 

I also doubt athletics would be this high...it doesn't seem like a sport with a real big fan base :p I mean, everyone knows Usain Bolt, but I wonder how many people there are who could mention 2-3 top athletes in half of the disciplines. 

 

Basically, my opinion of these 11: F1 is too low, athletics is too high, cricket is too high but looking at the numbers it's correct I guess :d 

 

Kay, I don't know about Boxing as it's not my number 1 sport,maybe i am wrong but i still would argue there are more fans of volleyball in countries like Poland, Italy, Iran,Bulgaria, China, Peru, Thailand (especially women's, some of their players reach massive number of "likes" on fb - just adding as i see "social media presence" as the criteriium) and in Ice Hockey I believe the popularity should be higher in the scandinavian countries like Finland,Sweden, obviously Czech Republic, Slovakia, Canada (but that what's you posted) or maybe even the U.S or Russia

 

Here in Poland formula 1 never seemed to really catch like for example ski jumping, even when R.Kubica was amongst the best, and now it's mostly a fringe sport - but i don't deny it might be more popular in other countries.

 

Oh, BTW you also might wanna edit your post, otherwise i fear our Slovakian Admin will find your address and personally murder you for that "CzechoSlovenia" mistake :d

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heywoodu    2,239
27 minutes ago, VolleyRuller96 said:

Kay, I don't know about Boxing as it's not my number 1 sport,maybe i am wrong but i still would argue there are more fans of volleyball in countries like Poland, Italy, Iran,Bulgaria, China, Peru, Thailand (especially women's, some of their players reach massive number of "likes" on fb - just adding as i see "social media presence" as the criteriium) and in Ice Hockey I believe the popularity should be higher in the scandinavian countries like Finland,Sweden, obviously Czech Republic, Slovakia, Canada (but that what's you posted) or maybe even the U.S or Russia

 

Here in Poland formula 1 never seemed to really catch like for example ski jumping, even when R.Kubica was amongst the best, and now it's mostly a fringe sport - but i don't deny it might be more popular in other countries.

 

Oh, BTW you also might wanna edit your post, otherwise i fear our Slovakian Admin will find your address and personally murder you for that "CzechoSlovenia" mistake :d

Mistake? :p 

 

Personally I think F1 is one of the most global sports in the world in terms of TV audiences. It's shown live on TV in a huge number of countries, most of which have no race or driver or even a big history in the sport. I doubt volleyball is shown live in as many countries world wide to be honest :p (we were 4th at the Olympics yet the only time it's live on TV is during the Olympics or maybe with luck world/European champs, but definitely not club volleyball unless maybe it's the season's final....whereas on the other hand we didn't have a serious history in F1 and didn't have a serious driver for ages yet every single race was always shown live including preview/review etc :p )

 

Sports like ski jumping, speed skating etc are really popular in a very small amount of countries, but definitely aren't so widespread as F1. I'd say the same for athletics, but maybe they also count the number of people who do a certain kind of sport and of course every country has some local athletics clubs. I would be surprised if Diamond League viewer ratings are anywhere close to F1 though, apart from a few die hard athletics fans I never ever hear anyone talk about athletics at all :d 

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Griff88    162
12 hours ago, bestmen said:

 

 

the rest of ranking ,the handball is 22 , the explain is:

 

     
12 American Football   Biggest sport in USA and the most lucrative and powerful professional sport league of all sports is NFL which generates over $10 billion a year in revenue. Super bowl is the most watched sport event in US.
13 MMA  Mixed Martial Arts is getting more and more popular with the emergence of UFC. Its a big sport in Brazil, USA while spreading across Europe slowly. It highly rewarding financially and might overtake Boxing in a few years.
14 MotoGP  It is one of the motorcycle racing series. MotoGP is the premium class competition with huge TV following around the world. Mostly popular in Spain, Italy, Netherlands but growing in England, USA, Germany and Middle-east.
15 Field Hockey Field Hockey has fallen from grace even where it was most popular India, Pakistan. It still has some varied interest but nothing like 20 years ago where it was major sport in India, Pakistan and fairly popular in Australia, Malaysia, Holland, Germany, England and South Africa.
16 Badminton Huge popularity in Asia specifically countries like Malaysia, China, India, Korea etc. Its more of a hobby sport in Europe and Americas
17 Cycling  Very popular in some major european countries like France, Germany, Italy, Spain, England and Netherlands. Tour de France is one of the most watched competition in the world. Cycling is part of school games around the world.
18 Swimming  Another fairly global sport but only attracts popularity during Olympic games. US. Michael Phelps is the most famous athlete in swimming having won record 22 gold medals in Olympic games.
19 Snooker  Its very region specific game with only China and England orgnizing major competitions in Snooker. But it is also a major hooby game which is played everywhere around the world on non-professional level.
20 Table Tennis  Professional only China, Indonesia, Malaysia and India has some interest in Table Tennis but in terms of casual playing it is one of the most played sport around the world as a hobby.
21 Gymnastics  Some interest in all the major countries like Korea, US, Japan, China and Germnay. Like many other Olympics game Gymnastic only get some news time during Olympics.
22 Handball Some interest in european countries like Russia, France Germany, Poland, Hungary, Romania and a few other easter european nations. Some countries also have semi pro-leagues but only tv coverage is during world championships
23 Wrestling  Its more of a cultural sport in some parts of the world. In US its very popular among teens growing up. It is played on fairly large level in Japan, Turkey, Russian, India and Pakistan etc  (dont confuse it with WWE Wrestling)
24 Skiing  Downhill Skiing is a big event in europe and its also one of the biggest winter sports.
25 Horse Racing  Horse Racing is fairly medium size sport in US, UK, UAE and Australia. Mainly a gambling sport

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Pfftt so funny Indonesia is omitted from badminton and shows up in table tennis instead.

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heywoodu    2,239

And Iran is not mentioned in wrestling, interesting :d 

 

 

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Agger    282
1 hour ago, heywoodu said:

And Iran is not mentioned in wrestling, interesting :d 

 

 

Rumours has it that handball is a little popular in Scandinavia, but I guess they haven't heard :p

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heywoodu    2,239
12 hours ago, LDOG said:

MMA is probably accurate, it's becoming really popular (to my dismay, cuz it's garbage).

 

Ski is not popular, you guys just live in your european bubble :d

 

And I agree with Heywoodu, F1 is lower than I thought. Cars in general are popular even in countries without high-profile racers (my country for example).

Skiing is popular, but only in relatively few countries, just like team sports like handball or volleyball, most of the world just doesn't really care :p 

 

Sports like MMA or F1 have much more of a fan base around the world I think. I like MMA by the way, maybe even better than boxing or judo or wrestling because it has everything :d 

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Federer91    196

Even with the ever more increasing streaming sites, torrenting still remains immensly popular around the world and especially in Europe. In absolute numbers, the United States, Russia and India clearly come out on top. All three are good for roughly three billion torrent site visits per year, mostly due to their large Internet populations. However, when we look at the average number of visits per Internet user, it is no surprise that Eastern Europe is heavily represented since the incomes there are way lower then in the West. TorrentFreak had the top 100 countries for 2016, but i will give just the top 30. Germany is the only european nation that isn't in the top 100 from what i read (such good guys) and UK and Italy are relatively lower on the list, but there is heavy blocking of ISPs there, so it's not surprising. 

 

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