De jure national sports
|Country||Sport||Year defined as national sport|
|Canada||Lacrosse (summer) Ice hockey (winter)||1994|
Keeping this in consideration, what is Japan’s national sport?
Likewise, what is Russia’s national sport?
What is China’s national sport?
Countries where chess are most popular?
Are there rules? Like all sports, chess has a defined set of rules and etiquettes. The International Chess Federation serves as the governing body of the sport of chess, and it regulates all international chess competitions. Additionally, the International Olympic Committee considers chess to be a sport.
Chess was invented in India around the 8th century. Then it was known as chatrang, and changed over the centuries by the Arabs, Persians and then ultimately the medieval Europeans, who changed the pieces’ names and appearances to resemble the English court.
But what is China’s most beloved sport? The most-watched are soccer and basketball, while ping pong, often referred to as the “national ball game,” (国球 guóqiú), and volleyball, propelled to the forefront by the success of adored icon Láng Píng 郎平, are both wildly popular.
|Rank||Sport||Primary Sphere of Influence|
|1||Soccer (Association Football)||Globally|
|2||Cricket||UK and Commonwealth|
|3||Hockey (Ice and Field)||Europe, North America, Africa, Asia, and Australia|