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most-searched-olympic-sport-by-country The Summer Olympic Games is one of the most anticipated sporting event in the world. It includes a wide range of sports; and sporting contingents from across the world participate in the various events. However, a couple of popular sports such as cricket and American football are not the part of the Summer Olympics.

Summer Olympics 2016 is being held in Rio with loads of fetes and fair. The top ranking sports that has television viewership are the Track and Field, and Swimming. This is followed by gymnastics in the third position.

Soccer is the fourth popular sport that viewership across the globe. It’s worth mentioning that this is one of the sporting event that awards two gold medals, one each for the women’s and men’s champions.

Summer Olympics 2016 is being held in Rio with loads of fetes and fair. The top ranking sports that has television viewership are track and field, and swimming. This is followed by gymnastics in the third position.

Soccer is the fourth popular sport that viewership across the globe. It’s worth mentioning that this is one of the sporting event that awards two gold medals, one each for the women’s and men’s champions. Remember, many people do not give much thought to Olympic soccer as they do for the Champions league or the World Cup. However, soccer has 15 times the Olympics television viewership than any other sporting event. Golf and rugby are new to the Olympics this year. This data is a per the IOC’s international Federations Report.

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Most Searched Olympic Sport By Country

Google Trends has mapped out the most searched Olympic sports around the world. Have a look.

  • Basketball- This is the most searched Olympic sport in America, Australia, Argentina, China, Canada, Italy, and Spain.
  • Volleyball- This Olympic sport is widely searched in Japan, Russia, South Korea. Keiko Onoda represents Japan.
  • Swimming- Most searched sport in France. Jeremy Stravius, Florent Manaudou, Mehdy Metella, and Fabien Gilot are men’s 4 x100 meter freestyle swimmers of France. They won silver medal in this sporting event in Rio Olympics.
  • Water polo- The most searched event in Hungary. Viktor Nagy of Hungary saves the match for his team against Serbia in 2016 Summer Olympics.
  • Judo- Most searched sport by the Mongolians.
  • Handball- Sweden searches for this Olympic sporting event.
  • Taekwondo- This is sport searched most in Afghanistan.
  • Boxing- Ukraine citizens search most for this sport on the in the Internet.

If anything has been missed out, please share the same with us on the comment section.

Small business entrepreneurs need to take time out to watch the Rio Summer Olympics that falls during the American Presidential election years. Remember the proverb, “All work and no work makes jack a dull boy”

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