The most popular sports for students in some developed countries (Part 2)

The most popular sport in Germany is football. Germany once won four World Cup (FIFA World Cup) victories while FC Bayern Munich became one of the strongest clubs in the world.

In addition, Germans still favor other types of shapes including ice hockey, basketball, handball, racing, and tennis. Germany is also one of the most successful sports nations of all time because it is ranked third in the Olympics medals and owns about 100,000 sports clubs.


Cricket is the most popular sport in India while football, hockey, badminton, and tennis are popular according to region. Kabaddi is a team sport originating from India. In this series, the members want to score points to attack the opponent’s field and touch as many opponents as possible without being caught.


In recent years, Japanese sports have been a combination of traditional Asian competitions and modern Western disciplines. Sumo, judo, karate, and kendo are originally from Japan and have an important role in this country’s culture. Later, baseball and football gradually became closer to the people of the rising sun.

The process of sumo or karate training takes a lot of time so it will be easier for you to integrate into Japanese culture through baseball and soccer.


There are about 35,000 sports clubs in the Netherlands with more than a quarter of the population registered to practice. Nearly two-thirds of young people (over the age of fifteen) play sports at least once a week. In short, Holland is a sports-loving country.

If football is always the best, hockey, volleyball, tennis, fitness and golf are also being played more and more by the Dutch. The Netherlands also has many local sports such as fierljeppen (jump across the river), klootschieten (similar to weightlifting) or korfball (a combination of netball and basketball).


Sweden is always known as a dynamic country with an estimated half of the population spending their free time playing sports. The most popular sport here is handball, football, golf, bodybuilding, and gymnastics. Besides, ice hockey, basketball, and tennis also have a reputation of not being “inferior” at all.