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.
List of National sports of Different Countries
De Jure National Sports
|Iran||Varzesh-e-Bastani, wrestling, Polo|
|Namibia||Football, Netball, Rugby|
De facto National sports
|Antigua and Barbuda||Cricket|
|Basque country||Basque Pelota|
|Estonia||Basketball, Ice hockey|
|Italy||Palio, Pallone. Tamburello, Bocce|
|New Zealand||Rugby union|
|Papua New Guinea||Rugby League|
|South Africa||Rugby Union|
|Turkey||Oil Wrestling and Clirit|