Sport is a form of competitive physical activity or game that aims to use, maintain or improve physical ability and skills while providing enjoyment to participants and, in some cases, entertainment to spectators.
Sports can be through casual or organized participation, improve one’s physical health. It’s generally recognized as system of activities based in physical athleticism or physical dexterity. Sport is mostly headed by a set of rules or customs, which serve to allow for a fair competition, and allow consistent adjudication of the winner.
Winning can be determined by physical events such as scoring goals or crossing a line first. It can also be determined by judges who are scoring elements of the sporting performance, including objective and subjective measures such as technical performance or artistic impression. There are more than 7000 sports in the world but there are some games that are worth remembering.
Here I present to you the Top five (5) popular sports in the world 2021;
1, Football: Football is the most popular sport the world has ever seen though the game is called soccer in America, the world knows that it’s football. The game is played by approximately 270 million people and an estimated 3.5 billion fans around the globe. Football is the most dominant game when compared based on TV views. It is also one of the most highest paid sport in the world.
2, Basketball: This is one of the most famous sport in America and it’s mostly America based. Basketball is the most established professional league in Spain, Turkey, Greece, Argentina and more leagues. It’s the second most number of professional leagues worldwide. The estimated fanbase size of the game is 2 billion in total. The game is played under that National Basketball association which operates the National Basketball league. Basketball is the third most powerful sports league in the world and also the fastest growing sport in the world.
3, Cricket: The game of gentleman as it is mostly called is the third most popular sport in the world presently. It’s the third most watched competition in the world behind FIFA world cup and Rugby World cup. The approximate fanbase is 2.5 billion. It is a dominating sport in many countries.
4, Tennis: Something makes this game special which is “Gender equality”. This sport is mostly played in developed countries in America, Europe and some other countries in Asia. One of the most remarkable things about this game is the high number of females playing participation in the game. It’s fan base is of 1 billion people around the globe. It has the highest prize money in individual sports.
5,Hockey: Hockey is played in two forms ( field and ice). Both if this game is referred to hockey and it’s followed by less than a billion people in the world. Though the game is played all over the world, it is isn’t that viewed through TV and electronic media.