Sports unites the world with its passion, and display of the human spirit. Sporting events around the world are viewed by millions of people who scream, shout, bet on and enjoy the action of each and every one. They are a great unifier as our differences become insignificant in the face of the sport we love. Below, we have listed some of the sporting events that are as good as they get, from horse racing to football, these are some of the greatest sporting events around the world.
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Horse racing is one of the most popular sports globally and is the second most followed sport in the UK. This is with good reason as it offers up pure entertainment over a short period, which ensures that the adrenaline never stops pumping, not to mention the countless bookmaker offers up for grabs for bettors.
The Kentucky Derby is perhaps the greatest example of horse racing at its best. It makes up one leg of the infamous American Triple Crown along with the Preakness Stakes, and Belmont Stakes. The first-ever edition took place in 1875, and while it is one of the shortest races in the world (it’s only about 2 minutes long), it is undoubtedly one of the most exciting.
First established in 1930, the FIFA world cup is easily the most-watched competition in the world. With over a billion followers, this festival of football serves up a delightful display of talent that isn’t typically seen. Held every four years, the World Cup’s prestige is unmatched as 32 of the best teams in the world do everything in their power to win the coveted trophy.
As the name implies, the World Cup is staged worldwide, with each iteration hosted by a different nation. Also, the qualifiers are brutal and tasking; meaning that when the final lineup of countries for the tournament is announced, you can rest easy knowing that only the best of the best have made it through.
Known as the longest horse race ever, the Mongol Derby is a test of endurance and resilience that rewards only the strongest. It possesses a rich history that goes as far back as 1224 during the time of Genghis Khan. It lasts about 1000km, winds through the Mongolian steppe, and has a reputation as one of the world’s toughest competitions as it is a real test of endurance.
The event was first held in 2009, making it fairly new to the sport in comparison to other famous events in the sport, with the likes of Ascot and the Grand National having been around for years and years. Jockeys compete from all over the world, with past winners being from countries such as the US, Uk, Australia and South Africa.
The Super Bowl
The NFL Championship game, the Super Bowl, has become one of the world most popular sporting events, with fans tuning in from all over the world to watch the action unfold, due to being held in the USA this lead to issues with time zone around the world, but the NFL fans are dedicated and refuse to miss a minute of the live game, its fabulous half time show or its original adverts. This gargantuan competition has become notorious for its ads, which is a further testament to the event’s widespread appeal. Held annually since 1967, the game features the winner from the American Football Conference against the winner from the National Football Conference.
The teams duke it out to win the Vince Lombardi Trophy, and the perks of winning are numerous, including a visit to the White House. Also, since it comes at the end of the regular 16-game season, there is usually a lot of buzz around the game, which just amps up the hype.
Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe
This annual race is a festival of color and pageantry. While the race is ultimately the most important aspect of the event, fashion is another aspect of the race held in high regard. Furthermore, the race focuses on the most important thing to most horse racing enthusiasts: speed. It is open to horses aged three and above.