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Old 01-06-2014, 01:41 PM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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the Netherlands:
Football, Volleybal, Field Hockey, Ice Skating, Swimming.
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Old 01-06-2014, 01:56 PM
 
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Ireland

1. gaelic football ( native sport )
2. hurling ( native sport )

3. soccer
4. rugby
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Old 01-06-2014, 02:26 PM
 
Location: Scotland
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Scotland

Football
Rugby
Tennis
Cycling
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Old 01-06-2014, 02:49 PM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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Football
Rugby
Cricket
Tennis
Cycling
Formula 1

Least popular: Winter sports of any kind. Since we're really bad at winter sports, I can guarantee very few here will pay attention to the Winter Olympics, but I guess smaller countries need to succeed too. Roll on Rio 2016.
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Old 01-06-2014, 03:04 PM
 
Location: Hong Kong / Vienna
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Least popular: Winter sports of any kind.
I really don't get why it's not popular... The most entertaining winter-sportsmen in history is actually British


Eddie Edwards, Calgary 1988 - YouTube

I really hope for a comeback in Sochi...
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Old 01-06-2014, 04:26 PM
 
Location: SE UK
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I really don't get why it's not popular... The most entertaining winter-sportsmen in history is actually British


Eddie Edwards, Calgary 1988 - YouTube

I really hope for a comeback in Sochi...
Famous because (I think) he was the only Englishman to EVER compete in a ski jump? Came last by miles I believe, we don't do 'winter sports' in the UK because we don't get much snow, even in the mountains of Scotland its a bit hit and miss, I'm not sure but I can't even remember if they televise the Winter Olympics here?
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Old 01-06-2014, 04:36 PM
 
Location: Wonderland
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Texas -

Football (American style of course) -any sort, from high school to NFL! One of my favorite things to do is go to our local Buffalo Wild Wings with a group of friends and watch the Saints or the Cowboys on the weekend. The place is loud and raucous and exactly how I like things! During the fall and winter, whole weekends will often be consumed with football - high school games on Friday night (love me some high school football!), then college games on Saturday, and NFL games (usually with friends getting together) on Sundays.

Baseball

Basketball

NASCAR though why, I don't know

Golf
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Old 01-06-2014, 04:44 PM
 
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In France the most watched sports are :
football
rugby
tennis
cycling

But rugby is more watched than practised.
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Old 01-06-2014, 04:53 PM
 
Location: SE UK
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I think in the UK the top three is football, football followed by football then followed by Rugby and then perhaps cricket and F1. No other sports get much of a look in apart from tennis during Wimbledon and perhaps golf during the Open Championship.
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Old 01-06-2014, 04:58 PM
 
Location: Wonderland
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I need to add something about American sports, here in Texas anyway.

I see a big increase in the interest in soccer. A lot of that has to do with the prevalence of Hispanic culture around here, and that culture has brought a lot of soccer teams into the area. But I see a lot more school soccer teams and just teams in general as well, and more interest in the World Cup.

"Ole, Ole, Ole, Ole!"
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