How popular is basketball in your country?

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Post#21 » by Milosh_Djuric » Thu Dec 5, 2013 11:48 am

Sir Psycho Sexy wrote:In Serbia it was always like this:
1. Football
2. Basketball
3./
4./
5./
6. Sport that we are currently good at. Right now it's tennis.

Well, I would say that at least Voleyball and Waterpolo should be on the list, together with tennis at number 6 :)
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Post#22 » by AlexDelta » Fri Dec 6, 2013 5:56 am

In Germany it's probably
1. Soccer
2/3. Handball or Biathlon
4. Ski Jumping
5. Tennis, if Germans are winning that is.
6. The rest.

Didn't count Formula 1, if I had it would be a close number 2.
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Post#23 » by Valen007 » Fri Feb 14, 2014 7:46 pm

In Israel only soccer (footbal) and basketball are really popular sports

Probably

1) Football
2)Basketball
3)Tennis
4)Judo
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Post#24 » by consultant » Sun Apr 13, 2014 4:42 pm

In the US :wink:

1. American Football (NFL)
2. Baseball
3. Basketball
4. Hockey
5. Soccer/Football
6. Tennis
7. Horse Racing
8. Gymnastics
9. Track and Field
10. Swimming
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Post#25 » by BarbaGrizz » Mon Apr 28, 2014 2:11 am

Brazil:

1- Soccer
2 - Soccer
3- Soccer
4- Soccer
5- Soccer
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10 - Volleyball
11 - UFC (not MMA, just UFC)
12 - Formula One
13 - Basketball
14 - Brazilians doing ok in individuals sports (gymnastics, tennis, judo, track & field, etc)
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Post#26 » by dancooper » Mon Jun 2, 2014 7:35 pm

Portugal:
1 - soccer
2 - soccer
3 - slbenfica
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Post#27 » by Ricard » Tue Jun 3, 2014 11:28 am

sorokii wrote:In Spain

1. Football
2. Football
3. Football
4. Football
5. Football
6. Fernando Alonso + Rafael Nadal
7. Basketball sometimes

Nowadays MotoGP could be the second. And cycling is ahead of basketball except for national team basketball. Tour de France and Vuelta have great ratings, european basketball incredible low. In fact with the only exception of a few games like Barça-Madrid, basketball TV ratings are lower or even than for example futbol sala or handball or another bizarre sports.
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Post#28 » by Gokey Balboa » Fri Jun 6, 2014 8:03 am

Ricard wrote:Nowadays MotoGP could be the second. And cycling is ahead of basketball except for national team basketball. Tour de France and Vuelta have great ratings, european basketball incredible low. In fact with the only exception of a few games like Barça-Madrid, basketball TV ratings are lower or even than for example futbol sala or handball or another bizarre sports.



Handball is more popular in Spain than basketball. Since when? :o
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Post#29 » by Swamp » Thu Jun 12, 2014 2:54 am

usa

1. NFL
2. Basketball
3. Baseball
4. Hockey
5. Soccer
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Post#30 » by Goon » Sat Jun 14, 2014 10:01 pm

Slovenia

1. Football (Soccer)
2. Basketball
3. Ski Jumping
4. Hockey
5. Handball
6. Alpine Skiing

In terms of which sport is most played in as recreation... Basketball is #1 by faaaar.
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Post#31 » by big_ticket » Mon Jul 7, 2014 12:24 pm

in manila

1.hoops
2.soccer
3.billiards
4.volleyball
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Post#32 » by Lees » Wed Jul 30, 2014 9:53 am

In the UK it's pretty much just football that hits crazy levels of popularity. Rugby is popular too, but even that doesn't hit the heights of football. I've always found it strange that we love football so much but we're 1) terrible at it 2) living in a country where it rains most of the year.

Basketball has a good cult following in the UK, like most American sports. The NBA games that are held here always sell out, but it's never covered in the news unless something big happens, like LeBron going home or the Donald Sterling stuff. We even have our own league here, the BBL (British Basketball League) and I support and go to the games of my home team (The Glasgow Rocks). But even the British league gets so mainstream media coverage here, which is a shame.
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Post#33 » by Hellcrooner » Tue Aug 5, 2014 2:16 am

Guess second most followed in Spain.
Maybe third behind Tennis, but thats only because of Nadal.
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Post#34 » by smpalome » Tue Aug 5, 2014 9:47 pm

In Greece

1) Football (refuse to call it soccer)
2) Basketball
HUGE GAP
3) Volleyball
4) Water polo, Handball, Tennis, Athletics, F1, Moto GP (no particular order)
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Post#35 » by Mirjalovic » Wed Sep 10, 2014 7:09 am

Indonesia
1. Soccer







2. Motorsport (moto gp and f1. NASCAR, rally paris dakar, rally in general arent popular)
3. Badminton
4. Tenis
5. Basketball

2 through 5 are pretty equal



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Post#36 » by brutalitops » Wed Sep 10, 2014 4:53 pm

Australia (WA at least(Thats Western Australia, third of the country))

1.AFL
2.Rugby Union
3.Netball
4.Soccer

Then we're between Hockey/Leagye/Basketball

Hockey played as much as NBA, but Soccer would be the more supported with a huge South African/English Migrant population) NBA is followed pretty well and we have some good players but it never really boomed
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Post#37 » by deano the p » Thu Sep 18, 2014 11:25 pm

Australia

NSW is different to this but I'm taking into account the rest of the country (I've lived in every state so have a pretty decent idea IMO)

AFL
Soccer
Rugby League
Cricket
Union
Tennis
Basketball

I did not include netball or swimming but they would be up there too.
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Post#38 » by jolbin » Sun Sep 21, 2014 12:33 pm

Goon wrote:Slovenia

1. Football (Soccer)
2. Basketball
3. Ski Jumping
4. Hockey
5. Handball
6. Alpine Skiing

In terms of which sport is most played in as recreation... Basketball is #1 by faaaar.

I would argue that basketball is even a sport no1 in Slovenia, specially after last years European champs and Gogi achievnments..
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Re: How popular is basketball in your country? 

Post#39 » by Arnold93 » Wed Nov 26, 2014 2:48 am

In Philipines, it would be:
1. Basketball
2. Soccer
3. Badminton
4. Other sports, I don't know clearly, but I rank them the same.
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Re: How popular is basketball in your country? 

Post#40 » by saritasbora » Sat Nov 29, 2014 7:57 pm

In Turkey

Football
Basketball

Gap

Voleyball
Tennis

Huge Gap


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Swimming



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