United States

 

1. American Football

2. Basketball

3. Baseball

4. Ice Hockey

5. Golf

6. Nascar

7. Tennis

8. Soccer

9. Boxing

10. Mixed Martial Arts

 

China

 

1. Soccer

2. Basketball

3. Tennis

4. Snooker

5. Badmington

6. Athletics

7. Volleyball

8. Swimming

9. Table Tennis

10. Formula 1

 

India

 

1. Cricket

2. Soccer

3. Tennis

4. Badmington

5. Field Hockey

6. Formula 1

7. Athletics

8. Boxing

9. Wrestling

10. Golf

 

Japan

 

1. Baseball

2. Soccer

3. Golf

4. Athletics

5. Horse Racing

6. Tennis

7. Formula 1

8. Boxing

9. Volleyball

10. Sumo

 

UK

 

1. Soccer

2. Cricket

3. Rugby union

4. Golf

5. Tennis

6. Formula 1

7. Horse Racing

8. Rugby League

9. Boxing

10. Cycling

 

Mexico

 

1. Soccer

2. Baseball

3. Basketball

4. American Football

5. Tennis

6. Boxing

7. Formula 1

8. Cycling

9. Athletics

10. Mixed Martial Arts

 

Turkey

 

1. Soccer

2. Basketball

3. Volleyball

4. Tennis

5. Athletics

6. Formula 1

7. Cycling

8. Wrestling

9. Rally

10. Boxing

 

South Korea

 

1. Baseball

2. Soccer

3. Basketball

4. Golf

5. Volleyball

6. Figure Skating

7. Tennis

8. Swimming

9. Gymnastics

10. Badmington

 

Saudi Arabia

 

1) Soccer

2) Tennis

3) Basketball

4) Formula 1

5) Athletics

6) Cycling

7) Rally

8) Moto GP

9) Boxing

10) Handball

 

South Africa

 

1) Rugby Union

2) Soccer

3) Cricket

4) Tennis

5) Golf

6) Formula 1

7) Basketball

8) Athletics

9) Cycling

10) Boxing

 

Nigeria

 

1) Soccer

2) Athletics

3) Tennis

4) Basketball

5) Boxing

6) Table Tennis

7) Golf

8) Formula 1

9) Weightlifting

10) Cycling

 

Pakistan

 

1) Cricket

2) Soccer

3) Tennis

4) Field Hockey

5) Boxing

6) Athletics

7) Snooker

8) Formula 1

9) Swimming

10) Golf

 

Poland

 

1) Soccer

2) Volleyball

3) Tennis

4) Ski Jump

5) Basketball

6) Formula 1

7) Handball

8) Cycling

9) Speedway

10) Boxing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Germany

 

1. Soccer

2. Formula 1

3. Basketball

4. Tennis

5. Handball

6. Cycling

7. Boxing

8. Ice Hockey

9. Downhill skiing

10. Biathlon

 

France

 

1. Soccer

2. Tennis

3. Rugby Union

4. Basketball

5. Cycling

6. Formula 1

7. Athletics

8. Handball

9. Downhill skiing

10. Swimming

 

Russia

 

1. Soccer

2. Ice Hockey

3. Basketball

4. Boxing

5. Tennis

6. Biathlon

7. Formula 1

8. Volleyball

9. Athletics

10. Figure Skating

 

Brazil

 

1. Soccer

2. Mixed Martial Arts

3. Formula 1

4. Tennis

5. Basketball

6. Volleyball

7. Athletics

8. Swimming

9. Boxing

10. Judo

 

Italy

 

1. Soccer

2. Basketball

3. Formula 1

4. Moto GP

5. Cycling

6. Tennis

7. Volleyball

8. Golf

9. Rugby Union

10. Downhill skiing

 

Australia

 

1. Rugby League

2. Australian Rules Football

3. Cricket

4. Rugby Union

5. Soccer

6. Tennis

7. Golf

8. Cycling

9. Basketball

10. Horse Racing

 

Canada

 

1. Ice Hockey

2. Baseball

3. Basketball

4. American Football

5. Soccer

6. Tennis

7. Golf

8. Mixed Martial Arts

9. Curling

10. NASCAR

 

Spain

 

1. Soccer

2. Basketball

3. Tennis

4. Formula 1

5. Cycling

6. Moto GP

7. Handball

8. Athletics

9. Rally

10. Rugby Union

 

Netherlands

 

1) Soccer

2) Cycling

3) Tennis

4) Formula 1

5) Speed Skating

6) Athletics

7) Basketball

8) Darts

9) Golf

10) Swimming

 

Indonesia

 

1) Moto GP

2) Formula 1

3) Badmington

4) Tennis

5) Basketball

6) Boxing

7) Athletics

8) Soccer

9) Swimming

10) Cycling

 

Argentina

 

1) Soccer

2) Tennis

3) Basketball

4) Rugby Union

5) Formula 1

6) Touring Car

7) Field Hockey

8) Boxing

9) Volleyball

10) Athletics

 

Thailand

 

1) Soccer

2) Volleyball

3) Boxing

4) Badimton

5) Muay Thai/Kickboxing

6) Tennis

7) Basketball

8) Golf

9) Mixed Martial Arts

10) Moto GP

 

Kenya

 

1) Soccer

2) Athletics

3) Rugby Union

4) Basketball

5) Golf

6) Cricket

7) Tennis

8) Field Hockey

9) Boxing

10) Volleyball

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