The most popular sports in Asia

Asia is the largest continent of the world and has the maximum population. This makes it common for the people to be huge fans of all the kinds of sports i.e. individual or team sports. During the last few decades European football became very popular in Asian countries. This sport was born in Great Britain. A real obsession was developed in countries like China, Japan and South Korea. Soccer has also become widely popular among women. The British also got another team sport known as cricket. It is a widely popular sport in countries like India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Bhutan. As it is a team sport, there are two teams that compete with each other where they have to score a goal in the opponent’s goal post.

There are many ways of playing the sport and the rules are also very complex. However this does not stop the players from playing the sport. Table Tennis is the third most popular sport in Asia. It is a game which can be played by a team of two or individually. It is played in a small room over a table with a small plastic ball and needs huge amount of coordination and concentration. The other sport is Gymnastics which is extremely popular in China. It is an individual sport but during any competitions the athletes perform in teams. The sport can be played by men and women, but the games are different for both.

And last but not the least; the martial arts are the best known in Asia. It comprises of the old and traditional fighting styles of Asia. There are different types of forms in martial arts like kung-fu in China and sumo and karate in Japan. All these sports are some of the top most played sports in Asia.

 

The world of sports

Sports are the lifeline of any country’s population. People play all kinds of sports and are used to following it religiously. They eagerly wait for the matches to be held against any team. All they want is to see their favourite team perform. This passion takes them one level up to their favourite players and their likes and dislikes. They start living their favourite sports player’s lives. This passion is serious for many and a past time for others. Every country has a national sport of their own along with the other sports. This sport is the main for the country as it represents them I the sports world.

The players of any sports i.e. football, basketball, hockey, cricket or any other sport are Gods for the aspirants. They are so into the sport that they start imitating the players. They also get a lot of media attention which highlights the off field things done by them. The statistics of every player is on the fingertips of their fans. They strive really hard on the field to set new goals and break the existing records. Some of the players are so into their sport that they break their own records and raise the bar to be achieved by anyone else.

The world of sports is a huge arena, where numerous games played by millions of players along with their enthusiastic fans make a one big happy family. The enthusiastic also play the sport in their free time and try to imitate the way their favourite players player the sports. The rewards and recognition is also heavily paid to the players. Apart from the pay package there are many other benefits that they enjoy. This is also a major driving factor in the sports becoming so popular. In many countries people take an off from their busy schedule to watch the matches being held internationally.