The sport has a unique ability to capture the attention of millions of viewers worldwide. For passionate sports fans, the joy of seeing your team win is unrivaled, and the sense of desolation because of a loss can be crushing. Here we search the world for sports battles that absorb the most cash and attract the most viewers. So, here are, in our opinion, the most significant events for all types of sports.
Every four years, the greatest athletes in the world from diverse disciplines and sports compete in order to gain universal respect. Except for the boycotts, doping affairs, and scandals, this is exactly what Zeus and other gods lording over ancient Greece had in mind.
The Summer Olympics represents two weeks of pure athleticism where athletes from different sports compete against each other while proudly representing their countries. The competition in the Olympic games is always fierce and upsets are pretty common.
Take the 1980 Olympics for example — the US hockey team beat the Soviet Union and went on to win the gold medal. We can also remember Argentina basketball team beating the USA “Dream Team” in 2004 and capturing the gold medal. On average, the Olympic games are being watched by 2 billion people, and the next one is scheduled for 2020, in Tokyo, Japan.
For about a month every four years, billions of people around the world stop everything they’re doing to watch the most prestigious tournament in soccer. Thirty-two nations that compete in the World Cup have to pass through a series of qualifying rounds that take place over the prior three years. Therefore, the tournament is a showcase of the finest teams across the two hemispheres battling out for supremacy. Chanting, flag-waving, and amazing foot skills shown by legends on the pitch create the most beloved competition in all sports.
The Super Bowl is the culmination of the National Football League (NFL) season and an event that takes place at the beginning of February. Three hours of football madness is complemented by brilliant commercials that keep the audience engaged and make them laugh during the breaks. Due to the high viewership, the commercial broadcast is the most expensive of the year, and many companies regularly develop their costly commercials for the broadcast. The event also features music performances by some of the greatest musicians in the world, including The Rolling Stones, Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Lady Gaga, Beyonce, and much, much more.
Wimbledon is the oldest and probably the most prestigious tournament of the four Grand slams in tennis that has been held at the All England Lawn in London since 1877. It’s the only Major in tennis that’s played on grass, and capturing the winners’ trophy is probably the dream of every tennis player out there. Wimbledon is regarded as the most classy tournament in tennis mostly because of its glamorous setting and intriguing traditions that include a strict dress code, as well as eating strawberries and cream.
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