Top 5 Most Popular Sports In Latin America

Latin American Sports is a growing 24/7 channel devoted to fulfilling the sports content demand of Latin American audiences in Puerto Rico and the US.

This year the Summer Olympic Games are going to be held for the first time in South America. With more than 200 countries participating, there is a lot of excitement building to watch our favorite teams in Rio.

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Starting on August 5, more than 10,000 athletes will compete in 42 Olympic sports. If you were wondering about the most popular sports in Latin America, here are the top 5 sports.

1) BASEBALL:

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WBSC – World Baseball Softball Confederation.

This is the sports Cuba and the Dominican Republic are the most passionate about. For them, baseball is at the same level for soccer elsewhere in Latin America. Many professional players from these countries play in the US Major League Baseball.

2) SOCCER:

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The old European-Latin American soccer battle came to a head during Germany’s crushing win against Brazil.

Soccer is a passion and an important component of Latin American culture. It’s practically the most religiously followed by sports between young and old and rich and poor. Copa América, the oldest international continental football competition is happening right now and people in Latin America are locos de la Cabeza! (out of their mind.)

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3) BOXING:

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Boxing is widely practiced throughout Latin America. This sport is especially popular in Mexico which has more world boxing champions than any other country after the United States.

4) BASKETBALL:

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Canada claimed the title at the 2015 FIBA Americas Women’s U16 Championship by getting the better of Brazil, 72-71.

Basketball is a very popular sport in Argentina. Along with the United States, Argentina is the only country to have won five of FIBA’s most important titles in the sport.

5) ATHLETICS:

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Oscar Pistorius of South Africa wins gold in the Men’s 200m -T44 in the Athletics event at the National Stadium.
Latin America has excelled in Athletics! Track and field, triathlon, race walking are among the popular ones.

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