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So here’s a map of the world color-coded by sports popularity

Nov 22, 2012, 2:36 PM EDT


From, via Sports Grid, here’s a map of the world’s most popular sports by region, color-coded for your convenience. I’m not sure how they obtained their data, but it’s good to know that Greenland and the Amazon rain forest are soccer hotbeds.

Also: California’s favorite sport is basketball? I would have gone baseball. And although I’ve never been there, Australia seems more like a rugby/Aussie Rules place, rather than cricket.

Also having trouble finding archery, which is listed in the legend.

Larger view here.


And this seems appropriate here for some reason:

  1. aklolzer - Nov 22, 2012 at 3:11 PM

    soccer is gay, therefore the rest of the world is gay. looks like offthebench got demoted from the nbc talk websites, pretty difficult to find the site now.

    • lostpuppysyndrome - Nov 27, 2012 at 3:44 PM

      Baseball and basketball are much, much worse than soccer.

  2. term3186 - Nov 22, 2012 at 5:23 PM

    Looks like Archery is in Nepal.