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Il y a 6 heures, hckosice a dit :

Sport invented in the nation: there are some minor, but only one that somehow succeeded to gain some importance also abroad

football tennis (futnet) - Czechoslovakia

 

National sport:

Ice Hockey (CZE and SVK) followed by football

 

Most successful olympic sport of the country:

W Artistic Gymnastics - Czechoslovakia

Athletics & Shooting - Czech Republic

Canoeing Slalom - Slovakia

 

What about Czech handball (Hazena) ? Is it dead ?

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11 hours ago, uk12points said:

The National sport of England is Cricket, but I would also put football up there too! 

 

My county, West Sussex, has an official sport though, it’s called Stoolball. It’s basically a cross over between cricket, baseball and rounders and is very popular in villages and schools across the county. 

I would say cricket is our national summer sport and football our national winter sport.

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1 minute ago, De_Gambassi said:

 

What about Czech handball (Hazena) ? Is it dead ?

 

Hazena is handball in czech :d  Česká házená is Czech Handball, it is still played here and there but never gained the popularity the game had before the WWII times. btw Slovenská Hádzaná "Slovak Handball" is a synonym used for alcoholic drinking game in both countres :p

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Summary of baseball in countries

 

Baseball is the national sport in:

:CUB :DOM :USA :VEN :PAN :TWN 

 

Baseball is arguably the most popular sport in:

:PUR :NCA :CUW :JPN :KOR 

 

Baseball is also very popular in:

:CAN :MEX :COL :ARU :BAH 

 

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2 minutes ago, Topicmaster1010 said:

Summary of baseball in countries

 

Baseball is the national sport in:

:CUB :DOM :USA :VEN :PAN :TWN 

 

Baseball is arguably the most popular sport in:

:PUR :NCA :CUW :JPN :KOR 

 

Baseball is also very popular in:

:CAN :MEX :COL :ARU :BAH 

 

I’d still say Archery and Taekwondo are more popular in Korea than Baseball. The bottom also definitely have sports that would beat baseball out for the title of national sport. Plus, the Bahamas and Canada already have some by law.


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3 hours ago, Monzanator said:

 

Cricket & badminton don't have a global following but they're popular in some of the most populous parts of the world (Southeast Asia) while being totally absent in Europe or the continental Americas hence their market numbers are skewed. I mean nobody really plays badminton in Europe other than Denmark and some one-offs like Carolina Marin :dunno:

Apart from Denmark the UK is also historically a strong European Badminton nation. The All England Championships were regarded as the de facto WC until the late 1970's. It also has a large grassroots social base in this country.

 

Cricket isn't entirely absent from Europe, e.g. the UK, Ireland and to a lesser degree the Netherlands or the mainland Americas, e.g. Guyana. It's also played in many other countries, e.g. Argentina, Canada and the US. It may not be played at the top level but immigration from the Caribbean and in particular South Asia has actually led to a significant growth in the game at the grassroots level in the US.

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1 minute ago, Nickyc707 said:

Apart from Denmark the UK is also historically a strong European Badminton nation. The All England Championships were regarded as the de facto WC until the late 1970's. It also has a large grassroots social base in this country.

 

Cricket isn't entirely absent from Europe, e.g. the UK, Ireland and to a lesser degree the Netherlands or the mainland Americas, e.g. Guyana. It's also played in many other countries, e.g. Argentina, Canada and the US. It may not be played at the top level but immigration from the Caribbean and in particular South Asia has actually led to a significant growth in the game at the grassroots level in the US.

Yes, I first saw a game of Cricket in person (it was just a game between friends) on a lawn at the California State University of Fresno of all places.


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So for Ice Hockey

 

trying to make a brief list of countries with Ice Hockey being  #1 in popularity

 

Countries without hesitating

 

:CAN:FIN:CZE:SVK:LAT

 

Countries where it should be #2 or 3

 

:RUS:SWE:BLR

 

Countries experiencing huge boost of this sport in the country lately

 

:GER:DEN:HUN:SUI

 

countries with hockey being in top 6

 

:USA:SLO:AUT:POL:KAZ

 

then there a huge gap ahead of :JPN and followed by another enormous abyss ahead of :NOR:LTU:GBR not sure about the situation in :FRA the sport was aiming some important popularity in the last decade, but it looks like it started to experience some declain back after failing to qualify for the Olympics and losing the top division spot this year will certainly not helped a lot as well :(

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Posted (edited)

Summary of ice hockey in countries

 

Ice Hockey is the national sport in:

:CAN :CZE :LAT

Ice Hockey is arguably the most popular sport in:

:FIN :SVK

Ice Hockey is also popular in:

:SWE :RUS :USA :BLR :SUI :SLO :GER 

 

Edit: whoops completely missed your prior comment @hckosice

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7 hours ago, Belle said:

Sweden's national sport is Football. :d

I’d argue for Ice Hockey there...or even Bandy

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