What are the most favored sports in the world? (Part 2)


One of the oldest games. It only takes 2 opponents and the fists are very fast and strong to become a contest that is more personal, violent, even life-threatening, often attracts many fans.

In the past, there were many battles taking place in huge stadiums, attracting more than hundred thousand viewers. Particularly amateur boxing in the Olympic ring, with boxers wearing head cover, changing the rules, has greatly reduced the evil parts.

In the history of this game, American boxer Muhammad Ali is classified as a monster. Survey of 97% of Americans over the age of 12 know about him. Because of continuous blow, boxers after retirement 87% of the brain is more or less damaged. Muhammad Ali is also a victim of this violent game.


You may not know that in ancient times, before using rackets, people used to play tennis with the palm of the hand. Felt balls used to be white, but since 1972 they have been dyed yellow, making it easier to see on the color TV screen.

An important weapon of tennis is the serve. On the men’s side, Croatian Ivo Karlovic currently holds the record for the strongest serves. At the Davis Cup in 2011, his serve measured 56 mph (251 km/h). The person with the most intense serve on the female side is the American tennis player Venus Williams. She served the ball as strong as 205 km/hour.

Professional football village also leads the world in terms of equality of treatment. Beginning in 2007, the Wimbledon men’s and women’s singles won the world-class cross check, worth about US $ 1,120,000.

Table tennis

Table tennis, or ping-pong, is one of the most popular sports in the world because it is easy to play, gentle, both physically active and highly entertaining. An estimated 10 million high and low players register each year around the world.

Table tennis has been included in the Olympics program since the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games. The best countries in the game are Korea, China, and Sweden. In many places in Asia and Europe, the top players are big stars, invited to sponsor, advertise handsomely.

Because of the popularity of table tennis in mainland China, the 1971 event was dubbed the “Ping Pong Diplomacy” (roughly translated: diplomatic through playing table tennis). At that time, before the summit meetings, to show friendliness, the US-China sides held many friendly matches.