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    Skating's Popularity Around the World

    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?

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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...

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

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    Pictures please.

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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.

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Philly2034 View Post
    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?
    Before oleada gets here to you, the country is called Colombia, not Columbia.
    To think that fun is simple fun, while earnest things are earnest, proves all too plain that neither one thou truthfully discernest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by manhn View Post
    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.
    Yeah, I'm thinking this website can't be regarded as reliable at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by manhn View Post
    Winter sports is the sixth most popular sport in Canada. Not broad at all.
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by allezfred View Post
    Before oleada gets here to you, the country is called Colombia, not Columbia.
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lala View Post
    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.
    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

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    understand, thanks

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