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1 Most Popular Sports in the World What is your favorite sport to play? To Watch?

2 What makes it your favorite?

3 There are many different surveys which ask just that, “What the most popular sport in the world?” Here are a some of the more popular ones

4 orld/lists/popular- sport/index.htm

5 What factors contribute to the differences in the surveys? Your friends Where you live Availability (school offerings) Time of year (season) Family Most watched Most played

6 Origin of Sport 1) Soccer/ Football Can be dated back 3000 yrsto the ancient greeks and romans. Made most poular in england in the mid 1800’s 2) Badminton Greece, Egypt (Battledore) then India in the 1800’s (Poona), England (Badminton)

7 3) Ping Pong England, end of the 19 th century. Upper class would convert there dining room tables for “whif–whaf”, “gossamer”, “flim- flam” 4) Volleyball 1895 in the US (mintonette: combo of basketball, baseball, tennis, and handball –net originally 6’ 6”) offensive setting and spiking first introduced in the Philippines (1916). Men 7’ 11 5/8”. Women 7’ 4 1/8”

8 Cool Sports you might not know about Wife carrying (Finland) Hurling (Ireland) Sepak Takraw (Malaysia, Thailand) Slamball


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