James Matcott

Au Australia
(over 10 years ago)

A question for everyone. Name a sport from your country that is not already well known globally (eg. Australian Rules Football yes, Soccer/Association Football no) that you think ought to be

Niklas

Se Sweden
(over 10 years ago)

In Sweden we play a sport called bandy in the Winter. It looks like ice-hockey, but there is a ball instead of a puck and the field is much bigger than ice-hockey. It is about the same size as a football field. There are also 11 players. And the goalkeeper has no stick - only gloves. Many people also play "innebandy" (floorball in English).

James Matcott

Au Australia
(over 10 years ago)

That sounds awesome! I'd love to play that, but having grown up in Australia, I never learnt to ice skate :P

Dundonian

Us United States
(over 10 years ago)

Some of the more obscure professional American sports that perhaps not everyone already knows - bass fishing, bowling, hotdog eating, and of course, rodeo! Here in Seattle, ultimate frisbee is quite popular.

brent

Us United States
(over 10 years ago)

Should also mention Arena Football and NASCAR racing in the US. Women's professional basketball is also starting to make a rise, as is (strangely) roller derby!

paul

Us United States
(over 10 years ago)

I think the sports that are popular in the US are pretty well known overseas, but there are definitely sports that are popular internationally that haven't made it here yet. I remember watching handball in the Olympics and thinking - this would make an awesome professional women's sport here in the states. It's not already popular so there would be no comparisons to an established men's league to hurt adoption, it's athletic, fast-paced, exciting to watch... seems like a great fit.

alvin1967

Uy Uruguay
(over 10 years ago)

jugar ala taba

rhino

Gb United Kingdom
(over 10 years ago)

In Scotland we play a game called Shinty mostly up in the Highlands.

kixes

Gb United Kingdom
(over 10 years ago)

Sepak takraw is fairly popular in parts of Southeast Asia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sepak_takraw

socialimpact

Us United States
(over 10 years ago)

I don't know if "extreme sports" originate from the US culture or not, but I've seen mountain biking down mountain faces, extreme skateboarding in downtown city streets, high speed long boarding, wingsuit base jumping and other thrill sports increase over the last ten years here in the US.

James Matcott

Au Australia
(over 10 years ago)

Awesome guys! Some good mentions, and yeah I've played handball at school and it is so much fun!

HomerAFR.

Mx Mexico
(over 10 years ago)

How about "Charrería" from México? It consists on handling a horse so you can perform this "suertes" (brutally translated to "luck"). It is supposed to be the all-mexican sport, but it isn't as popular now as it was some decades ago.

gala

Mx Mexico
(about 10 years ago)

la lucha libre es un deporte muy mexicano

Taisia NAt

Ro Romania
(about 10 years ago)

in Romania, we have a really old sport called "Oina" that looks a lot like baseball. and it has the funniest way to start: the team at bat is selected by a ritual where the players have to grab the bat, thrown by the referee, and the last one to be able to place at least 4 fingers on the bat wins. my grandfather was a player

rashesh

In India
(almost 10 years ago)

hu tu tu (kabadi)

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