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List of Countries and their National Sports and Games

Sports and Games of Different Countries

Sports, games, and exercise are some of the most essential activities for a human to stay active, free, healthy, and fit. People like to play several sports, and more than that people like to watch sports. Different countries have their national sports, for example, In India, the national sport is hockey, and the national sports day is celebrated on 29th August every year to celebrate the birthday of the Iconic Major Dhyan Chand.

However, recently the Ministry of Sports has declared that India does not have any National sports. Similarly, other countries have their Sports and games established by the law, which is known as de jure, and some have national sports that are not established by the law which is known as de facto. In this article, we have included a list of national sports of different countries both de jure and de facto. The below-given table will help the students prepare for competitive exams to understand more about sports played worldwide.

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List of National sports of Different Countries

De Jure National Sports

Countries National Sports
Argentina Pato
Bahamas Cricket
Bangladesh Kabaddi
Bhutan Archery
Brazil Capoeira
Canada Lacrosse
Chile Rodeo
Colombia Tejo
China Table Tennis
Iran Varzesh-e-Bastani, wrestling, Polo
Mexico Charreria
Namibia Football, Netball, Rugby
Nepal Volleyball
Philippines Arnis

De facto National sports

Countries National Sports
Afghanistan Buzkashi
Anguilla Boat Racing
Antigua and Barbuda Cricket
Austria Alpine Skiing
Australia Cricket
Bermuda Cricket
Basque country Basque Pelota
Barbados Cricket
Cuba Basketball
Denmark Darts
Dominican Republic Baseball
England Cricket
Estonia Basketball, Ice hockey
Finland Pesapaallo
Georgia Rugby union
Grenada Cricket
Guyana Cricket
Haiti Association Football
India Hockey
Indonesia Pencak Silat
Israel Association Football
Ireland Gaelic Games
Italy Palio, Pallone. Tamburello, Bocce
Jamaica Cricket
Japan Sumo
Latvia Ice Hockey
Lithuania Basketball
Madagascar Rugby union
Malaysia Speak takraw
Mauritius Association Football
Mongolia Archery
New Zealand Rugby union
Norway Cross-Country Skiing
Pakistan Field Hockey
Papua New Guinea Rugby League
Peru Paleta Fronton
Philippines Sipa
Romania Oina
Russia Bandy
Scotland Golf
Serbia Basketball
Slovenia Alpine Skiing
South Africa  Rugby Union
Spain Football
Sri Lanka Volleyball
Tajikistan Gushtigiri
Taiwan Baseball
Turkey Oil Wrestling and Clirit
United States Baseball

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