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Old 07-02-2014, 12:19 AM
 
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In China it is soccer and basketball.
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Old 07-02-2014, 02:17 PM
 
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In Japan and Taiwan,it's baseball.
Actually I should've elaborated a bit more.
For watching the games,Taiwanese and Japanese both love baseball.
For exercising themselves,Idk about Japanese,but most Taiwanese don't do sports,so we are fat.
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Old 07-02-2014, 06:01 PM
 
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Actually I should've elaborated a bit more.
For watching the games,Taiwanese and Japanese both love baseball.
For exercising themselves,Idk about Japanese,but most Taiwanese don't do sports,so we are fat.
I noticed that too. The Taiwanese students I knew usually did not go to the gym to play any kind of "ball". I asked one guy to play tennis with me (i was a beginner too) and he said no interest.
Many male students from mainland play basketball and so on.
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Old 07-03-2014, 03:35 PM
 
Location: Taipei
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I noticed that too. The Taiwanese students I knew usually did not go to the gym to play any kind of "ball". I asked one guy to play tennis with me (i was a beginner too) and he said no interest.
Many male students from mainland play basketball and so on.
There are many students in Taiwan that play basketball,but there are always MORE students that don't do sports,like AT ALL,lol.
It's really accurate observation.I don't do sports myself,I guess we are just lazy lmfao.
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Old 07-04-2014, 04:52 AM
 
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In Japan, many sports are popular in addition to baseball. Karate and Judo are local inventions. European influence is soccer, american influence is baseball and basketball. Swimming and Athletics are also popular. Both Japan and Korea win a lot of medals in Olympics among Asian countries.

Soccer is popular in the Middle East and standard is no less than Japan's and Korea's. Iran and Saudi Arabia have participated in FIFA World Cup too. Qatar will host FIFA World Cup 8 years later.

Table Tennis and Badminton are popular in many Asian countries, both sports not popular in the Americas.
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In Japan and Taiwan,it's baseball.
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Old 07-04-2014, 08:08 PM
 
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^hmm i somehow do think about that when i lived there before, the British obviously leaves cricket field everywhere they went but it doesnt seem to be such a big sport when they control the country. People brag about football and badminton, but never critcket. But it doesnt have to be famous in all of its former colony of course.
Yeah, I mean it's popular in India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Kenya to an extent, Jamaica, Barbados, and of course Australia and New Zealand of the settler colonies.
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Old 09-22-2014, 09:15 AM
 
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I saw that there is a Brazilian volleyball player playing in a South Korean team called Suwon KEPCO Vixtorm, with that being said does anonye know how much popular is Volleyball in Japan, South Korea and China?
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Old 09-23-2014, 10:39 AM
 
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F1 racing is popular in the Middle East countries as well. Soccer is popular in Thailand. Especially in the south/larger cities among the youth, it's arguably more popular than Muy Thai. In the northern/rural areas, Muy Thai still dominates, but both sports or popular everywhere. Sepak takraw or kick volleyball is popular there as well, as quiet as it's kept, golfing.
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Old 10-10-2014, 12:26 AM
 
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Well cricket, soccer, football are popular sports.
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Old 10-10-2014, 06:43 AM
 
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In Korea, the local baseball league actually does quit well. They have 9 teams and many of the games in Seoul are sell outs. All playoff games will sell out for sure. Soccer is more popular on a national level but in terms of professional leagues, baseball takes the cake here.
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