When it comes to outdoor activities, running is the most popular in the United States. According to recent statistics, 20.2% of all U. S. citizens aged 6 and older partake in running, compared to 19.2% of all U.
citizens in the previous year. Golf is a sport that has its main influence in Western Europe, Eastern Asia and North America, with 60 million people playing it regularly. Soccer is the most popular team sport worldwide, with an estimated 3.3-3.5 billion fans spread across the globe. Baseball is a hobby sport in the United States, but it is also popular in the Caribbean and East Asia, with up to 900 million fans.
Volleyball is another sport that has been gaining traction worldwide, particularly in North and South America, Western Europe, Australia and Asia. To rank the most popular sports in the world, 15 different criteria were used. Soccer came out on top with 250 million players in more than 200 countries, making it the most popular sport in the world. Baseball follows closely behind with up to 900 million fans, while cricket has become increasingly popular on college campuses and even in corporate offices. Volleyball's popularity among both genders is increasing rapidly, making it one of the fastest emerging sports of the modern era.
It 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. An outdoor participant is defined as a person who participated in one or more than 40 outdoor activities at least once. The sport receives worldwide sponsorships from leading brands such as BMW, Cadillac, Rolex, Adidas, Nike and several others.