List of Countries and their National Games

A national sport is a sport or game that is considered to be an intrinsic part of the culture of a nation. Some sports are national sports as established by the law of the country, while others are popularly accepted as national sports.

The national sport is not necessarily (and not usually) the most popular sport in that country, but they are sports or pastimes that are important historically or culturally significant to the country.

List of National Sports

Below is a list of countries and the sport or sports that are either officially or generally accepted as the national sport. Not all countries are listed, if you know of some details that should be listed here please let me know in the


National Games

Argentina Pato
Bahamas Sloop
Bangladesh Kabaddi
Brazil Capoeira
Canada Ice Hockey (winter), Lacrosse (summer)
Chile Chilean rodeo
Colombia Tejo
Mexico Charrería
Korea (Rep.) Tae Kwon Do
Philippines Arnis
Puerto Rico Paso fino
Sri Lanka Volleyball
Uruguay Gaucho
Afghanistan Buzkashi
Anguilla Yacht racing
Antigua and Barbuda Cricket
Barbados Cricket
Bermuda Cricket
Bhutan Archery
China Table Tennis
Colombia Association Football
Cuba Baseball
Dominican Republic Baseball
Finland Pesäpallo
Grenada Cricket
Guyana Cricket
India Field hockey
Ireland Gaelic games
Jamaica Cricket
Latvia Basketball (summer sport)
Latvia Ice hockey (winter sport)
Lithuania Football
New Zealand Rugby Union
Norway Cross-country Skiing
Pakistan Field Hockey
Papua New Guinea Rugby league
Peru Paleta Frontón
Slovenia Alpine Skiing
Switzerland Shooting, Gymnastics
Turkey Wrestling & Jereed
United States Baseball
Wales Rugby union

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