List of major countries of the world and their national sports:

Here is a list of countries from all over the world and their national sports. Generally questions related to countries and their national sports are asked in competitive examinations. If you are preparing for various competitive exams like: IAS, Teacher, UPSC, PCS, SSC, Bank, MBA and other government jobs, then you must know about the countries of the world and their national sports.

List of countries of the world and their national sports:

Country Name National Sports Description
Afghanistan Buzkashi - Buzkashi (also known as Kopar, Kupari and Ulak Tartish) Not established by law
Antigua and Barbuda Cricket Not established by law
Argentina Pato Not established by law
Australia Cricket Established by law – 1953
Bangladesh Kabaddi Established by law – 1972
Barbados Cricket Not established by law
Bermuda Cricket Not established by law
Bhutan Archery Established by law – 1971
Brazil Capoeira Established by law – 1972
Bulgaria Weightlifting Not established by law
Canada Ice hockey (in winter) and lacrosse (in summer) Established by law – 1994
Chile Chilean rodeo Established by law – 1962
China Ping Pong (Table Tennis) Not established by law
Cuba Baseball Not established by law
Colombia Tejo Established by law – 2000
Czech Republic Ice hockey Not established by law
Dominican Republic Baseball Not established by law
England Cricket Not established by law
France Football Not established by law
Haiti Football (Soccer) Not established by law
Hungary Water Polo Not established by law
India Field hockey Not established by law
Israel Football Not established by law
Italy Football Not established by law
Indonesia Badminton Not established by law
Lithuania Basketball Not established by law
Iran Wrestling Not established by law
Jamaica Cricket Not established by law
Japan Sumo wrestling Not established by law
Malaysia Sepak Takraw - Similar to volleyball or badminton. Players cannot use their hands to play Not established by law
Mongolia Mongolian wrestling, archery and horse riding Not established by law
Mauritius Football Not established by law
Mexico Charreria – similar to rodeo Established by law – 1933
Nepal Dandi Biyo - Indian gilli danda (as of 2017) similar to volleyball Established by law – 2017
New Zealand Rugby Not established by law
Norway Cross-country skiing Not established by law
Namibia Rugby Established by law – 2018
Pakistan Field hockey Not established by law
Philippines Arnis - type of fighting art Established by law – 2009
Poland Football Not established by law
Peru Paleta Frontón - type of tennis Not established by law
Puerto Rico (United States) Paso Fino Established by law – 1966
Russia Bandy - a form of ice hockey Not established by law
Scotland Golf Not established by law
Serbia Football, basketball, volleyball and water polo Not established by law
Slovenia Alpine Skiing Not established by law
South Korea Tae-kwon-do Established by law – 2018
Sri Lanka Volleyball Not established by law
Switzerland Shooting and gymnastics Not established by law
Tajikistan Gushtigiri - type of wrestling Not established by law
Türkiye Oil wrestling Not established by law
USA Baseball Not established by law
Uruguay Destrezas Criollas Established by law – 2006
Venezuela Baseball Not established by law

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Baseball is the national sport of the United States of America. Baseball occupies a prominent place in American sports and is one of the favorite sports of the people of that country. This game is not only popular in America, but its popularity is increasing in other countries as well.

The national game of England is cricket. Cricket is a very prominent sport in England and there is a special love for playing and watching cricket. The England cricket team competes in major events at international level and also contributes to the World Cup, the Eschwech Trophy, Test series and One Day Internationals.

The national sport of Wales is rugby union. The Wales rugby union team competes internationally and the sport is very prominent in Wales. The Welsh rugby team was inaugurated in 1881 and also competes in the World Cup.

The national sport of Madagascar or the Republic of Madagascar is "rugby". Rugby is a major sporting trend in Madagascar and the sport is a favorite among the people there. The Madagascar rugby team also competes at international level and participates in various international events.

The national sport of Latvia is ice hockey. The Latvian ice hockey team competes internationally and participates in various international tournaments. Ice hockey is a major sporting trend in Latvia and its players play it enthusiastically.

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