What is the most popular outdoor sport in the world?

Running is by far the most popular outdoor activity in the United States. That represents 20.2% of all U.S. citizens aged 6 and older, compared to 19.2% of all U.S. citizens in the previous year.

Wait a moment and try again. Golf has its main influence in Western Europe, Eastern Asia and North America. Easily one of the most practiced sports in the world, 60 million people around the world play golf regularly according to sports magazines. In India, golf is still considered one of the most expensive games, even then it has been able to make an impression on the world golf course.

Association football (soccer) is the most popular team sport worldwide, with nearly 4 billion fans spread around the world. At the top of the list of the most popular sports is soccer, with 3.3-3.5 billion fans worldwide. Not only is baseball a hobby sport in the United States, but it is also more popular in the Caribbean and East Asia. A sport that attracts up to 900 million fans, volleyball receives great attention worldwide, particularly in North and South America, Western Europe, Australia and Asia.

Therefore, we decided to use 15 different criteria to rank the most popular sports in the world. It is played by 250 million players in more than 200 countries, making it the most popular sport in the world. The numbers don't come close to some of the other popular sports like soccer and cricket, but still, they're decent enough. However, the figures are reasonable considering the fact that it is mainly a sport that is taken more as a hobby than as a professional sport.

It is a family of sports in which two teams play against each other trying to maneuver a ball or a puck into the opponent's goal with a hockey stick. Lately, the sport has been gaining popularity in Ireland, Scotland, Afghanistan, the Netherlands, Kenya and the United Arab Emirates as well. Volleyball's popularity among both genders is increasing, making it one of the fastest emerging sports of the modern era. An outdoor participant is defined as a person who participated in one or more than 40 outdoor activities at least once.

This sport is practiced by more than 270 million people around the world (especially in Europe, South and Central America and Africa), and it tops the list of the most watched sports in the world. Cricket has become the most fun sport on college campuses and even in corporate offices. The sport receives worldwide sponsorships from leading brands such as BMW, Cadillac, Rolex, Adidas, Nike and several others.