In this blog post, we have compiled a list of the 10 major sports events around the world, ranging from the National Basketball Association (NBA) to the sophisticated Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA). All the events covered in this list happen to be the greatest in their respective niche and they draw the most crowds. However, our ranking indicates that FIFA World Cup is the best, attracting more masses compared to the rest.
National Basketball Association (NBA)
A staple of the United States' national basketball landscape, the National Basketball Association (NBA) is widely handled as the country's premier men's pro basketball league. The NBA is a member of the United States Basketball Association (USABA), which FIBA treat as the country's central body for basketball. The league's players are the world's greatest salaried sportsmen. NBA was established in 1946 in New York.
Formula One Racing
A Formula One race, popularly called the Grand Prix, is an affair that usually happens over three days (majorly over the weekend), with rehearsal and qualifying periods unfolding before the race. It is an affair with several racecourses around the world, including Monaco, Singapore, and Abu Dhabi. But the Brazilian Course is the most unforgettable since it is home to the tightest races ever witnessed.
Rugby World Cup
An international rugby union competition, the Rugby World Cup, a tournament planned by the International Rugby Board, was first held in 1987, and it takes place every four years. The existing tournament model has twenty states fighting it out for more than a month within the host country. The competition is divided into the group and the knock-out stages, and the best team is presented with the William Webb Ellis Cup.
Tour de France Cycling
The Tour de France is a multi-stage bike race held to a greater extent in France, with infrequent excursions into neighboring countries. Tour de France takes place annually. The race was established in 1903 to raise L'Auto magazine profits; but, it evolved, and the Amaury Sport Organization at the moment organizes it. In the beginning, the Tour's course was France's perimeter. Bike riding is an endurance sport, and the founders noticed the revenue they could generate by creating heroes for their contestants. Currently, the Tour has roughly 21 everyday phases and less than 3,500 km.
Regarding the crowds it pulls, Wimbledon Tennis is recognized as the sixth most influential sporting event globally. Plus, it is the first tennis tournament ever held. Hence, making it the most elite tennis tournament within the tennis circles. Since 1877, the event has been taking place at the All England Club in Wimbledon. Among the four major tennis tournaments, it is one of four Grand Slams, along with the US, Australian Open, and French Open. The Wimbledon Tennis Event is the only Grand Slam still played on the game's initial surface, grass. Hence, the game's original title of lawn tennis. Potentially, Wimbledon is more popular than the rest since it is deeply soaked in traditions and history.
A Super Bowl is a game played every year at the end of the National Football League's (NFL) regular season, which begins in the summer of the year before.
It is common knowledge that the Super Bowl is surely the most important sport and the most-viewed game in the United States. It is approximated that Super Bowl LVI drew over 208 million viewers. Essentially, the Super Bowl was basically watched by roughly two-thirds of the American population. With the installation of the NFL International Series, the love of football is projected to spread in the entire world.
Cricket World Cup
There is no doubt that the ICC Cricket World Cup is taken as the greatest in the world championship for men's one-day international (ODI) cricket and T20 cricket. The grade tournament is organized every four years (ODI), and an international final is held every two years (T20). Both are arranged by the International Cricket Council (ICC). The tournament ranks fourth in terms of viewership and liking among the masses. The first Cricket World Cup (ODI) competition was held in Great Britain, and the T 20 competition was first held in South Africa.
The UEFA Champions League
European Champion Clubs' Cup or the European Cup was the original name of the UEFA Champions League. The competition has been organized for the top football clubs in Europe since 1955 by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA). Many see it the most respected tournament in the world. In addition, it is a prominent football competition in Europe.
Football, or soccer, is the world's most-loved sport. And the world's most competitive football leagues are found in Europe, and every year the two greatest European clubs fight it off in the biggest league of soccer match of the year. In American Football's terms, the UEFA Champions League is soccer's Super Bowl, except that the tournament features the two most fantastic teams in Continental Europe and probably the world instead of one republic.
Olympic Games are a magnificent worldwide competition. Many term it as the greatest sporting competition. Athletes participate in a wide array of summer and winter sports during these competitions. More than 200 nations are participating in the Olympic Games, making it the greatest competition globally.
In current times, the winter and summer Olympic Games take place every other four years, which means each is held every two years. Virtually 13,000 athletes participate in the Olympics, which has more than 400 events and 33 diverse sports. And the first three winners receive medals. Within the last 50 years, the priciest games were the London 2012 Olympics, costing 14.8 dollars.
FIFA World Cup
The FIFA World Cup is the greatest sports moment of all time. The competition is participated by men's national teams from FIFA members. Every four years since the first tournament in 1930, the trophy has been conferred except in 1942 and 1946, when World War II prevented the tournament from taking place. The most recent winners are France, who won the 2018 football tournament. At the moment, 32 teams compete to win the title. According to FIFA, the 2018 Finals had over 1.1 billion people tuning in for around 1.5 hours.