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
|Canada||Ice Hockey (winter), Lacrosse (summer)|
|Korea (Rep.)||Tae Kwon Do|
|Puerto||Rico Paso fino|
|Antigua and Barbuda||Cricket|
|Latvia||Basketball (summer sport)|
|Latvia||Ice hockey (winter sport)|
|New Zealand||Rugby Union|
|Papua New Guinea||Rugby league|
|Turkey||Wrestling & Jereed|