In over 100 years, sports have become an indispensable part of American culture. It is an interesting fact that many of the most popular sports in the world are originated in the United States. Here is a list of the top 15 popular sports in the country.
Despite the decrease in the number of alpine skiers, skiing is one of the most popular sports in the United States. Accordingly, the number of alpine skiers dropped to eight million last year, from over 18 million in the previous season. The figure is lower than the generally 9.5 million snowboarders in the 2019 season.
Studies revealed that free-skiing has doubled since 2008 in the United States. The official statistics also showed that the number of active skiers and snowboarders increases each year in the country. Last year, there were 11.2 million skiing and snowboarding enthusiasts in the United States.
As of now, lacrosse is one of the fastest-growing sports in the United States. With the quicker growth rate than bowling, swimming, water polo, ice hockey, and soccer, there are 36,015 lacrosse players in the school cross the United States in 2020. The growth rate of lacrosse is an average of 38% annually. In 2008, only 1,984 high school students across the United States supported a lacrosse program. The figure increased to 2,535 ones in 2014.
Initially, lacrosse was played by students on the east coast. However, it has moved out to the center and west of the country. As of 2019, 915,000 youngsters cross the nation played lacrosse.
13/ Car Racing/Auto Racing
Auto-racing is among the most popular sports in the globe and in the United States. Like racers in other nations worldwide, Americans started using large public streets to organize the automobile races. However, these scenes were reported to have been dangerous to the public. Drivers and promoters then found that horse racing tracks should be the better racing place than public streets.
American motor racers have achieved fruitful results in international races. Notably, seven Americans won a totaled 15 titled in MotoGP. Notably, Eddie Lawson won four titles, higher than the others.