Countries and thier National Sports List for General Knowledge PDF

List of countries and their national games
List of countries and their national games

Country and National Sports List for General Knowledge

Any sport or game can be declared as a country’s national game or sports, either because of its popularity or because of its historical ties to that country. Before we go any further, did you know… What is India’s national sport? Say it out loud “hockey!”  Hockey was considered the country’s national sport due to its golden era period from 1928 to 1956 when India won six consecutive gold medals in the Olympic games, however, the Ministry of Sports Affairs has said that it has not proclaimed any sports to be the country’s national sports.

As a result, applicants studying for numerous examinations should be familiar with the national sports of many nations. Candidates will be given a list of key games from their country’s national sports, as well as a list of their important sports of that country.

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List of Countries and their National Games

To make it easier for applicants to study for the general awareness aspects of major competitive examinations, we have compiled a list of nations and their national games. There is also a PDF version of the list available.

S.NO Name of Countries National Games in the World
1 Afghanistan Buzkashi (Also called Kopar, Kupari and Ulak Tartysh) 
2 Antigua and Barbuda Cricket 
3 Argentina Pato (1953)
4 Australia Cricket
5 Bangladesh Kabaddi (1972)
6 Barbados Cricket 
7 Bermuda Cricket
8 Bhutan Archery (1971)
9 Brazil Capoeira (1972)
10 Bulgaria Weightlifting (DeFacto)
11 Canada Ice hockey (In Winter) & Lacrosse (In Summer)(1994)
12 Chile Chilean rodeo (1962)
13 China Ping Pong (Table Tennis)
14 Columbia Tejo (2000)
15 Cuba Baseball 
16 Czech Republic Ice Hockey
17 Dominican Republic Baseball
18 England Cricket
19 France Football
20 Haiti Soccer
21 Hungary Water Polo
22 India Field Hockey
23 Indonesia Badminton 
24 Iran Wrestling
25 Israel Football 
26 Italy Football
27 Jamaica Cricket
28 Japan Sumo Wrestling
29 Lithuania Basketball 
30 Malaysia Sepak Takraw – similar to Volleyball or Badminton. Players cannot use their hands to play
31 Mauritius Football
32 Mexico Charreria- similar to Rodeo (1933)
33 Mongolia Mongolian wrestling, archery and horse riding
34 Namibia Rugby (2018)
35 Nepal Dandi Biyo – similar to Indian Gilli Danda (Till 2017) Volleyball (2017)
36 New Zealand Rugby
37 Norway Cross-country skiing
38 Pakistan Field Hockey
39 Peru Paleta Frontón – type of Tennis
40 Philippines Arnis – Type of Fighting Art (2009)
41 Poland Football
42 Puerto Rico (united States) Paso Fino (1966)
43 Russia Bandy- type of Ice Hockey
44 Scotland Golf
45 Serbia Football, basketball, volleyball and water polo
46 Slovenia Alpine Skiing
47 South Korea Tae-kwon-do (2018)
48 SriLanka Volleyball
49 Switzerland Shooting and Gymnastics
50 Tajikistan Gushtigiri- type of wrestling
51 Turkey Oil wrestling
52 Uruguay Destrezas Criollas (2006)
53 USA Baseball
54 Venezuela Baseball

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List of Countries and Other Important Games

S.NO Name of Countries Other Important Games
1 Afghanistan Cricket, football, boxing & basketball
2 Antigua and Barbuda Football
3 Argentina Association football, Basketball, Rugby union
4 Australia Australian Rules Football (AFL), Rugby, Horse Racing, Netball
5 Bangladesh Cricket & football
6 Barbados Football, Golf, Tennis
7 Bermuda Football, Rugby and Tennis
8 Bhutan Basketball, football, futsal
9 Brazil Volleyball and Basketball
10 Bulgaria Gymnastics, Rowing, Biathlon and Cricket
11 Canada Football, Golf, basketball and baseball
12 Chile Tennis and football
13 China Volleyball, Martial Arts, Shooting, Badminton
14 Columbia Boxing, Volleyball, Basketball
15 Czech Republic Football
16 Dominican Republic Football and Boxing
17 England Football, Rugby and Basketball
18 France Rugby, Motor Sports and tennis
19 India Cricket, badminton, kabaddi
20 Indonesia Basketball, Swimming, canoeing
21 Italy Football, Athletics, Cycling
22 Jamaica Polo, football
23 Japan Association football, Athletics
24 Lithuania Ju-Jitsu (Martial Arts), Baseball, Football
25 Mauritius Football, Basketball
26 Mexico Athletics, Basketball, Badminton
27 Mongolia Association football and Boxing
28 Namibia Cricket, football
29 Nepal Cricket, Netball, Basketball, Golf, Tennis
30 New Zealand Wrestling, Cycling, Shooting
31 Norway Football, Netball
32 Pakistan Cricket, Kabaddi, Squash, Snooker
33 Peru Basketball, Badminton, boxing
34 Russia Chess, football, Basketball, Gymnastics
35 Scotland Tennis, Rugby
36 Slovenia Ski Jumping, Athletics, Basketball and Boxing
37 South Korea Football and Basketball
38 SriLanka Cricket, badminton, Watersports
39 Switzerland Football and Ice Hockey
40 Turkey Soccer, Basketball, VolleyBall
41 Uruguay Football, Ice Hockey, Golf, Tennis
42 Venezuela Football


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The list of national games in the globe is important for government examinations such as SSC, RRB, Bank, IBPS, and others government exams.

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