Top Ten Most Popular Sports in UK
Football is the most popular games played in the U.K. This game follows the traditional league system and it consists of more than hundred teams. However, the well-known premier league consists of most elite 20 teams which are chosen from all over the U.K. Most famous teams of premier league are the Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal.
Top Ten Most Popular Sports in UK
Anyone who has a very little knowledge of sports knows that the Cricket is the national game of the U.K. Cricket actually first rooted in UK, and now it spread to hundreds of countries in all over the world. During the 18th Century when cricket start very rapid growth and became very popular in all world
In the U.K Rugby is also a most popular sport. In earlier time the rugby used to be played only by the elite class people but now it increased its popularity and is played by many peoples in U.K. this game is now played in all around the country. Same like football, rugby is also promoted by the Government of U.K. and is run by the Rugby Football League
If we consider the racket games then badminton is ranked as the most popular racket game in U.K history. Badminton has considered as a long heritage in UK. The Badminton Association of England was established in the year 1893.
Tennis is also a popular sport in U.K. The most popular Tennis tournament, originated in the U.K is known as Wimbledon. The first tennis clud in U.K. was a small club in the south of London around 1877. In the first ever tennis tournament, the prize amount for the winners was about $40,000 in US dollars (around 26,150 Pounds).
Many of U.K young people are very fond of and passionate of swimming. They learn and uses many swimming tricks and if you or on the visit of U.K. you will definitely see swimmer jumping (acrobat) in swimming pools. British Swimming is a member of the British Olympic Association and British Paralympic Association. This association is responsibility for elite performance, for doping control (test) and for international relationships.
England is the country which considered more numbers of athletes than any other country. The large squad of U.K. athletes, which includes world and Olympic champion Rebecca Adlington and world champion Keri-Anne Payne. Few years ago U.K Sport support services, decided to give athletes the edge and more support at London.
The Amateur Rowing Association (ARA) of U.K. is the governing body in England for the sport of rowing inside the country. This Rowing Association is also responsible for the development and organization of international rowing teams representing Great Britain.
2.Ice Hockey UK
IHUK or the Ice Hockey UK is the national governing body of the sport of ice hockey in the UK. The Ice Hockey UK is affiliated to the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF). IHUK is also the internationally recognized umbrella body in the United Kingdom. IHUK was actually created to replace the British Ice Hockey Association.
The Netball Superleague is the elite netball competition in U.K. Scotland and Wales. The netball Superleague was established in 1999. Netball Superleague tournaments are regularly shown on sports broadcaster Sky Sports, due to a major television deal signed in 2006. Naming rights to the netball Superleague competition were secured by Fiat Automobiles. The netball Superleague includes players from England, Wales, Fiji, Scotland and New Zealand.
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