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List of Countries and Their National Games 2022

Countries and Their National Games

Games were introduced with the aim of encouraging active participation among people and uniting them as a nation that would also help in improving physical fitness and entertaining the crowd. It succeed in fulfilling all the motives behind this idea and that’s why games have been played and celebrated across nations for years. Certain games are more popular in some parts of the world and on the basis of their popularity and historical facts related to it, Some nations have given them the official title of the national sport of the nation.

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Countries and Their National Games 2022

You must have heard about hockey, being the national game of India, but that’s not true. Officially, India does not have any national sport as per the official statement of the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports. Hockey was once considered a national sport due to the country’s dominance from 1928-1956, the time when the Indian team won 8 gold, 1 silver and 3 bronze in Olympics.

List of Countries and Their National Games 2022

In this article, we will tell you about countries and their national games. Check the full list given below –

S. No. Name of Countries National Game
1. Afghanistan Buzkashi
2. Antigua and Barbuda Cricket
3. Argentina Pato
4. Australia Cricket and Australian Rules Football (AFL)
5. Bangladesh Kabaddi
6. Barbados Cricket
7. Bermuda Cricket
8. Bhutan Archery
9. Brazil Capoeira
10. Bulgaria Weightlifting
11. Canada Ice hockey (In Winter) & Lacrosse (In Summer)
12. Chile Chilean rodeo
13. China Table Tennis
14. Cuba Baseball
15. Czech Republic Ice Hockey
16. Dominican Republic Baseball
17. England Cricket
18. France Football
19. Haiti Football
20. Hungary Water polo
21. Israel Football
22. Italy Football
23. Indonesia Badminton
24. Lithuania Basketball
25. Iran Wrestling
26. Jamaica Cricket
27. Japan Sumo Wrestling
28. Malaysia Sepak Takraw
29. Mongolia Mongolian wrestling, archery and horse riding.
30. Mauritius Football
31. Mexico Charreria
32. Nepal Dandi Biyo
33. New Zealand Rugby union
34. Norway Skiing
35. Pakistan Field Hockey
36. Philippines Arnis
37. Poland Football
38. Peru Paleta Frontón
39. Russia Bandy
40. Scotland Golf
41. Serbia Basketball, water polo, volleyball, and Football
42. Slovenia Skiing
43. South Korea Tae-kwon-do
44. SriLanka Volleyball
45. Switzerland Shooting and Gymnastics
46. Tajikistan Gushtigiri
47. Turkey Oil wrestling
48. USA Baseball
49. Venezuela Baseball

Countries and Their National Games: FAQs

Q1. What is the national game of India?
Ans. There is no official game if India.

Q2. What is the official game of Bhutan?
Ans. Archery is the official game of Bhutan

Q3. Name the official game of Israel?
Ans. Football is the official game of Israel.

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