How popular is basketball in your country?

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Post#41 » by Jordan76 » Fri Dec 12, 2014 6:34 pm

in austrlia i would say

australian football
Cricket
Rugby League
Soccer
Basketball
tennis
Union
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Post#42 » by GardenFaith » Fri Jan 23, 2015 12:16 pm

Basketball is really climbing up the charts here in England...

I hear that basketball has now overtaken Log throwing and knitting on the list...

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Post#43 » by Brett Hoops Fan » Sun Jan 25, 2015 5:56 am

sorokii wrote:In Spain

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


I thought FC Barcelona was big in Spain, and that Juan Carlos Navvaro was a fan favorite.
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Post#44 » by Pipp33 » Tue Feb 10, 2015 1:01 am

Jordan76 wrote:in austrlia i would say

australian football
Cricket
Rugby League
Soccer
Basketball
tennis
Union


I would say this is pretty accurate for the top 4, but Union is above Basketball in crowd attendance in most states. Basketball would be higher up in participation rates. And Netball is up the top for participation as well.
The biggest issue basketball has in Australia is that the National League has been run terribly over the last 10-15 years and there is very little media coverage. Our 3rd largest city does not even have a team in the competition.
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Post#45 » by dbast » Wed Feb 18, 2015 7:02 pm

Here in México

1. Soccer
2. Basketball
3. Beisball
4. Box

But any sport is good supoorted, just soccer.
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Post#46 » by Animual » Sat Mar 14, 2015 12:42 pm

In Croatia,

1. Football by far
2. Handball
3. Basketball (it was 2nd in 1980s and 1990s but declined recently, while handball gained popularity since Croatia became World and Olympic champion in early 2000s)
4. Tennis
5. Martial arts, athletics, waterpolo, skiing and evertyhing else
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Post#47 » by paulius33 » Wed Jun 17, 2015 8:15 pm

In Lithuania, it's literally our second religion. we breath, live basketball 24/7


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Post#48 » by paulius33 » Wed Jun 17, 2015 8:16 pm

KarolisJ wrote:Lithuania:
1. Basketball (religion)
[huge gap]
2. Football
Huge gap
3. Swimming because of Ruta Meilutyte (it used to be tennis because of Ricard Berankis when he was young)
4. Boxing/athletics or whatever sport when somebody gets a medal in world championship or olympics


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Post#49 » by Thoroniell » Fri Sep 11, 2015 4:25 pm

1,1 - 1,5m people watched the Eurobasket-Games in Germany, while 2,5m watched Bayern Munich took on 3rd league powerhouse Dynamo Dresden in a charity match. Well, that basically sums it up for Germany. :banghead:
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Post#50 » by janmagn » Fri Sep 11, 2015 8:47 pm

Finland

1. Icehockey
2. Icehockey
3. Motorsport
4. Football
5. Floorball
6. Something we're good at
7. Basketball

But it's getting popular

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Post#51 » by Spens1 » Fri Sep 18, 2015 5:31 am

Jordan76 wrote:in austrlia i would say

australian football
Cricket
Rugby League
Soccer
Basketball
tennis
Union


pretty much this for Victoria

though in NSW and QLD, would swap Rugby League and AFL around (though soccer is arguably more popular than even the AFL there)

it really depends on which state

like for QLD its League, Cricket, Union, AFL, Soccer, Basketball, Tennis

though now that the bullets are back for 2016/17 (finally), maybe basketball leapfrogs a couple of these, especially with the roar and lions being basket cases

as far as NSW, i would imagine something like it being League, Soccer, Cricket, AFL, Union, Basketball, Tennis

with 2-5 being pretty close
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Post#52 » by KavX » Sun Sep 27, 2015 3:48 pm

In Bosnia and Herzegovina

1st : Soccer

2nd : Basketball(but it's rising now)

3rd : Voleyball,Handball,etc..
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Post#53 » by sisibilio » Fri Oct 16, 2015 12:00 pm

The receivement of the u16 kids that won the european championship was crazy indeed.
If you want to try to measure the elements of basketball that are supposedly unmeasurable, spend a game just watching Marc Gasol.
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Post#54 » by Spens1 » Sun Oct 18, 2015 9:51 am

there is actually hype for basketball in australia again, first time in so long

the new tv deal which puts it on cable and free to air has done a lot thus far.
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Post#55 » by Maf » Tue Oct 20, 2015 6:35 pm

Czech Republic:

Ice Hockey :( I mean nobody plays this **** but because we often win most people watch it.
Football
Every sports we have top world athletes (athletic, biathlon, speed skating, etc.)
Tennis

about twenty another sports.
Basketball maybe.
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Post#56 » by Maf » Tue Oct 20, 2015 6:41 pm

Oh and I forgot- woman beach volleyball. But we can't tell before our wifes.
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Post#57 » by kings_illegal » Sun Dec 13, 2015 4:08 pm

I'm from Turkey but I live in New York. People all around the world think that basketball is the first sport in the USA but IT IS NOT! Unfortunately I used to think like that but I was disappointed when I came here. so the placement is,
1-) American Football
2-) Baseball
3-) Ice Hockey
4-) Basketball
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Post#58 » by Spens1 » Mon Dec 14, 2015 3:06 am

kings_illegal wrote:I'm from Turkey but I live in New York. People all around the world think that basketball is the first sport in the USA but IT IS NOT! Unfortunately I used to think like that but I was disappointed when I came here. so the placement is,
1-) American Football
2-) Baseball
3-) Ice Hockey
4-) Basketball


behind ice hockey? i know there is a big 4 there and basketball is behind football and baseball but also ice hockey
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Post#59 » by Bosnian Diehard » Mon Dec 14, 2015 3:57 am

Living in Sacramento but from Bosnia. List is:

1) Soccer
2) Basketball
3) Handball




4) Tennis





5) Random sports (Boxing, athletics, volleyball, etc.)

Pretty much the same as KavX.
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Post#60 » by kings_illegal » Mon Dec 14, 2015 11:10 pm

Spens1 wrote:
kings_illegal wrote:I'm from Turkey but I live in New York. People all around the world think that basketball is the first sport in the USA but IT IS NOT! Unfortunately I used to think like that but I was disappointed when I came here. so the placement is,
1-) American Football
2-) Baseball
3-) Ice Hockey
4-) Basketball


behind ice hockey? i know there is a big 4 there and basketball is behind football and baseball but also ice hockey

Yes Unfortunately Ice Hockey is more popular than basketball in New York. Take a look at New York Ranger's games or New York Islander's games and after that take a look at a Knicks game. You will see the difference buddy. It is sad.

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