Most Watched Foreign Sports
One of the greatest parts of watching the olympics is that you can learn about a lot of the sports the the rest of the world is interested in. After watching all of these sports you may be interested in learning what events the rest of the world values most. For those of you interested in seeing what sports the countries outside of the US enjoy most are, here are 3 of the most favorite:
Soccer- One of the most watched sports in the world is soccer. It may not be that popular within the US (although it is growing in popularity), soccer happens to be the worlds favorite sports. Soccer is incredibly challenging and requires a lot of endurance and training. Even if you aren’t currently a fan of soccer, if you give it a fair shot and watch with an open mind, you’ll probably be able to see why so many people love it. One thing that should be noted is that outside of the US, countries refer to soccer as Football. So if you are talking to someone who is from another country you may have to adjust your speech so that you understand each other.
Formula 1 Racing- Formula 1 racing features some of the most incredible cars and most talented drivers in the world. If you haven’t had the chance to watch this sport then you really should put it on your list. One of the problems with watching this sport in the US, is that it isn’t nearly as popular here as it is in the rest of the world. In order to find it on TV you may have to stay up late or set your DVR to record it so that you can watch it later. Here in the United States, the most popular racing sport is NASCAR. If you are expecting a NASCAR-like event when you tune in to Formula 1 then you are in for a big treat.
Tennis- Depending on your source, Tennis is said to be the 4th most popular sport outside of the US. One of the best parts about Tennis is that it is a sport for both men and women. Since it is such a popular sport outside of the US there is a good chance that you will see some really amazing competition at an international level, and that is always part of the reason why it is an olympic sport. Even though Tennis is really popular outside the US, it is also pretty easy to find on TV here in the states.
Setting some time aside to learn more about each of these sports can help to enrich your life and you may even find something that you really love.