The most popular sports in North American countries


Besides combat sports, the games that dominated the ancient world were sports such as foot racing, horse racing, chariot racing, discus and javelin. In terms of entertainment, kickball games were not uncommon either. Some of these sports have stood the test of time and have survived to this day. However, most have been replaced by other sports, which dominate the world of sports today.

Games like football, basketball, cricket, etc. have grown dramatically in popularity over the past century and dominate the sports world today. Football, in particular, is at the top, watched by 3.5 billion fans worldwide, with bets being placed on matches via online sports betting sites with growing frequency. But football is not the dominant sport in all countries. In this article, we’ll take a look at the most popular sports in three North American countries.

United States – American Football

The United States is a country with a deep love and passion for sports. The four major league organizations are among the largest sports organizations in the world, and among them, the most successful and popular is the National Football League. American football was invented in 1900, at an American university, and quickly became the nation’s favorite sport. And an interesting fact about American football is that although it is the most watched sport, it is not the most popular participation sport in the United States. In fact, in terms of participation, it is eclipsed by basketball, baseball, and even football. Still, the NFL attracts the largest crowd of American fans in the entire country, and the Super Bowl is by far the biggest American sporting event and one of the biggest in the world.

Canada – Ice Hockey

Canadians’ love of ice hockey is well known around the world. The game was invented in Montreal and quickly spread across the country and around the world. Canada has produced some of the world’s greatest and most beloved ice hockey athletes, the most popular of whom is Wayne Gretski. The country is also considered one of the “Big Six” in ice hockey, along with Russia, Finland, the Czech Republic, the United States and Sweden.

Mexico – Association Football/Soccer

Finally, we come to Mexico, whose favorite sport is, by far, soccer. Created in the 1800s in England, football is the most popular sport in the world, followed by more than 3 billion fans worldwide. The sport hit the Mexican coast in the early 1900s and grew in popularity overnight, quickly becoming Mexico’s favorite game. The Mexican national team has participated in 16 World Cups since its debut in 1930, although it has never won the gold medal. The biggest soccer clubs in the country, affectionately known as the Big 4, are America, Guadalajara, Cruz Azul and Universidad Nacional soccer club.


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