Any form of competitive physical activity that is played with a set of rules and regulations is called sports. We all know that there are various kinds of sports in many parts of the world. People who are into sporting activities are healthy and fit when compared to the people who are not into sports. When it comes to the popularity of a particular sport, there are ones that are famous all over the world, and there are ones that are popular only in a few parts of the world. Here are the best sporting activities in the world.
Undoubtedly football is the most famous sport all around the world. It is said that nearly 3.5 billion people watch football every year. The popularity of the game is steadily growing. The governing body of football is the FIFA. It is believed that the game has its origin from Great Britain. The country that said the FIFA cup is coming home and lost in the semifinals.
Many would disagree on this because there are a lot of countries in the world where people just give a damn about cricket. But if we take into consideration the number of people watching the game then definitely it will clinch the second spot. It is said that nearly three billion people from all over the world watch cricket every year. In that three billion one third is from India. The governing body is the ICC – International Cricket Council. People started playing cricket in the sixteenth century.
Tennis is one of the most loved sports all over the world. There are different formats which include singles, doubles and mixed doubles. It is one game that really tests the stamina of the players. The governing body is the International Tennis Federation. The first game was played in the year 1859 in England. The highest honor of the game is to win a Wimbledon. The number of viewers of the game per year is one billion.
Volleyball is a game that requires strength, concentration, and stamina. The game has been a part of summer Olympics since 1964. There is the normal volleyball, and there is beach volleyball. The first game of volleyball was played in the year 1895 in Massachusetts, United States. The governing body of the game is FIVB. The game is viewed by almost one billion people every year.
Basketball is one of the highest paying sports in the world. The highest governing body of the game is FIBA. The first game of basketball was played in Springfield, the United States in the year 1891. The game is very popular in the United States, and it commands huge fan following. On an average, the game is viewed by 300 to 400 million people.
Even though the sport does not have any physical activity, it has a very loyal fan following. The main objective of the sport is to get the ball into the hole by hitting it with the golf stick. The governing bodies of the game are R&A and USGA. Unlike other sports this game is not played by the general people it is very much confined to upper-class people of the society.