Skating's Popularity Around the World

Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by Philly2034, Jul 29, 2013.

  1. Philly2034

    Philly2034 Banned Member

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    There is a website called mostpopularsports.net. It lists most popular sports worldwide and by country.

    Skating is in the top ten in three countries: Japan (#10), Denmark (#4), and Columbia (#9).

    http://mostpopularsports.net/in-japan?page=2
    http://mostpopularsports.net/in-colombia?page=2
    http://mostpopularsports.net/in-denmark

    I am not surprised about Japan, but Denmark and Columbia?

    These countries have very few elite figure skaters but skating is popular there.

    Is anyone from Denmark or Columbia? Why is figure skating so popular?
     
  2. joeperryfan

    joeperryfan Well-Known Member

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    It only says skating, not ice or figure skating so maybe the high number is because it's gathering figure skating with inline skating, roller skating, etc...
     
  3. alchemy void

    alchemy void it's time for the perkolator

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    For Denmark, the reason is simple. Anita Madsen's emergence this past year; and her sexy coaches.
     
  4. Dr.Siouxs

    Dr.Siouxs Well-Known Member

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    Pictures please. :grope:
     
  5. care bear

    care bear Active Member

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    Last week I was on vacation in Denmark near Frederikshavn, so there was an ice rink in the town with the population about 23 000. That is very surprising.
     
  6. manhn

    manhn Well-Known Member

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    Badminton is the *tenth* most popular sport in the US. Really?

    Winter sports is the sixth most popular sport in Canada. Not broad at all.
     
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  7. allezfred

    allezfred Old and Immature Admin Staff Member

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    Before oleada gets here to :lynch: you, the country is called Colombia, not Columbia.
     
  8. Skittl1321

    Skittl1321 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I'm thinking this website can't be regarded as reliable at all.
     
  9. PeterG

    PeterG Hanyuflated

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    In December and January, me and my friends go out and play winter sports all the time. It's our favourite sport.
     
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  10. lala

    lala Well-Known Member

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    In my country Columbia not Colombia. The European discoverer of the continent was Christopher Columbus. He was Italian, originally Cristoforo Colombo. I think both of them is good.
     
  11. mathil

    mathil Active Member

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    IMO, the question is that this is an English-language board and in this language the country is named 'Colombia'. 'Columbia' is the capital of South Carolina and also the name of many cities/towns in North America, so to use that would be confusing to some people :)
     
  12. lala

    lala Well-Known Member

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    understand, thanks :)