In this article, we bring to you the list of national games of different countries from all over the world.
There are games and sports that are declared as national sports by a law. But there are also national games of various countries which are de facto, (not established by a law).
Given below is the list of all the countries in chronological order and their national games or sports.
National Games of Countries
|Country||Sport & Game|
|Afghanistan||Buzkashi / Cricket|
|America (United States)||Baseball / American Football|
|Antigua & Barbuda||Cricket|
|Canada||Ice Hockey (winter) / Lacrosse (summer)|
|Denmark||Football / Handball|
|Guyana||Cricket / Water polo|
|Iran||Varzesh-e Bastani / Wrestling / Polo|
|Japan||Sumo / Baseball|
|Mongolia||Archery / Mongolian Wrestling / Horse Racing|
|New Zealand||Rugby union|
|Norway||Cross-country skiing (winter)|
|Papua New Guinea||Rugby league|
|Philippines||Arnis / Sipa / Basketball|
|Puerto Rico||Paso Fino|
|Romania||Oina / Baseball|
|Russia||Bandy (form of hockey). But chess is most popular in Russia.|
|South Korea||Taekwondo / Starcraft II|
|Spain||No official national sport. But football is most popular in spain.|
|Turkey||Oil wrestling / Cirit|
|Turks and Caicos Islands||Cricket|
Frequently Asked Questions on National Games of Countries
Q1. Cricket is the national game of which country?
Answer: Cricket is the national games of the following countries;
- Antigua and Barbuda
- Turks and Caicos Islands
Q2. Football is the national game of which country?
Answer: Haiti and Mauritius.
Q3. Kabaddi is the national game of which country?
Answer: Bangladesh and Nepal.
Q4. Baseball is the national game of which country?
Answer: Baseball is the national game of the following countries;
- Dominican Republic
- United States
Q5. Archery is the national game of which country?
Answer: Bhutan and Mongolia.
Q6. Ice hockey is the national game of which country?
Answer: Canada, Estonia (Winter), and Latvia.
Q7. Basketball is the national game of which country?
Answer: Estonia (Summer), Lithuania, Philippines, and Serbia.
Q8. Volleyball is the national game of which country?