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.
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.
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.
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.)
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.