10 MOST PRACTICED SPORTS IN THE WORLD NEXT 10 MOST PRACTICED SPORTS IN THE WORLD
Millions and millions of people practice sports daily in the world. Children, adults, young people, on outdoor or indoor surfaces, sport, in general, is a very healthy activity that entertains us, helps us to find ourselves better with ourselves and helps us lead a better lifestyle.
Depending on the area of the world, the sports that are practiced may be more popular or more common, but there are many who do not understand locations and are spread all over the planet Earth. Therefore, we tell you below what are the 10 most practiced sports in the world.
What are the 10 most practiced sports in the world?
Surely some of them practice or have you ever practiced. If you want to know what they are, we present the 10 most practiced sports in the world.
1.- Swimming (1,500 million practitioners)
Incredible as it may seem, swimming is the most practiced sport in the world with 1.5 billion people in the world. The pools around the world, and surely also the beaches for those who swim in open water, are filled every day with swimmers to enjoy one of the most complete sports that exist in terms of the exercise that makes us perform.
2.- Soccer (1,002 million practitioners)
Soccer is possibly the most popular and followed sport in the world, although it lags behind swimming despite exceeding 1,000 million practitioners in the world. The sport of the ball and the eleven players gathers more and more people to enjoy it on any surface, be it land, natural grass or artificial grass.
3.- Volleyball (998 million practitioners)
One of the best news we could have is to see volleyball as one of the most practiced sports in the world with 998 million people. Both the track modality, with six players per team, or the always spectacular beach volleyball modality, is practiced more and more by more people. In addition, work is being done to improve and expand this sport and in recent years a spectacular new modality has emerged for the winter in full growth such as snow volleyball.
4.- Basketball (400 million practitioners)
The sport of the ball and the basket could not be missing in this list. Since it can be played with more people and is a sport that can be practiced throughout the year, they do it as one of the most popular with more than 400 million practitioners worldwide. In addition, new modalities are emerging as the spectacular 3 × 3 baskets, where three players per team play to win the matches in a single basket.
5.- Tennis (300 million practitioners)
A classic sport that we have all practiced once. About 300 million people are fond of the sport of racket on any of its surfaces: cement, fast track, clay, grass … the wide range of options makes it possible to practice anywhere and at any time of the year you want.
6.- Badminton (200 million practitioners)
Depending on the region of the world, it is more or less popular. In Asia and especially in its southeast region it is a true mass phenomenon. In Spain, it has become more popular in recent years with the appearance of Carolina Marín, who has already managed to be European and world champion and even Olympic gold were hung at the Rio 2016 Games.
7.- Baseball (60 million practitioners)
A somewhat unknown sport and little practiced in Spain but instead is very popular in certain areas of the world. In the United States, it is known as the national ‘hobbies’, although it is also a very important and ingrained sport in countries of the Caribbean, Central and South America and also in places like Japan, where its league is one of the most powerful in the world.
8.- Handball (18 million practitioners)
Handball is also a sport with many adherents throughout the world. Most popular and practiced in northern Europe, in countries such as Germany, France, and Scandinavian countries, it also has many practitioners in Spain. In fact, the men’s team has managed to be world champion twice and the men’s and women have hung the Olympic bronze in Beijing 2008 and London 2012 respectively.
9.- Hockey (3 million practitioners)
Both on the grass and on the track, on roller skates or on ice, hockey is a very fun sport and very popular worldwide. Depending on its modality it is more popular in one region of the world or another. For example, field hockey has a long tradition in the Netherlands and Belgium, while ice mode is widely practiced in countries in northern Europe, Canada, and the United States. The Spanish team has stood out above the rest in hockey skates, where it has been proclaimed up to 17 times champion of both the world and Europe.
10.- Rugby (2 million practitioners)
One of the most complete and noble sports despite the hardness of some of its actions. 2 million practitioners bet on the sport of oval ball, where it is very popular in some European countries such as the United Kingdom, Ireland, France and Italy and others in the southern hemisphere such as Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and Argentina, among others. Rugby 15, Rugby 7, consisting of two teams of seven players can be played in a normal field with two times of seven minutes each, and in recent years rugby beach has become popular in summer.