This article will list the countries and their national games which are an important subject of general awareness for various competitive exams, such as SSC, RRB NTPC, and all other state-level exams.
What is the national game of India?
• Most people know that hockey is the national sport of India. But this is a complete misconception. Neither Hockey nor Kabaddi is the national sport of India. Kabaddi is the national sport of India’s neighboring country Bangladesh.
• Hockey is considered the national sport of India due to India’s heyday in hockey from 1928 to 1956. During that time India had won 6 consecutive gold medals in hockey at the Olympic Games. But recently the sports ministry clarified that they have not declared any sport as the national sport of the country.
List of Countries and Their National Games 2022
|S. No.||Name of Countries||National Game|
|1.||Antigua and Barbuda||Cricket|
|3.||Australia||Cricket and Australian Rules Football (AFL)|
|28.||Canada||Ice hockey (In Winter) & Lacrosse (In Summer)|
|32.||Czech Republic||Ice Hockey|
|35.||Estonia||Basketball (summer)& Ice hockey (winter)|
|38.||Mongolia||Mongolian wrestling, archery and horse riding.|
|45.||New Zealand||Rugby union|
|48.||Papua New Guinea||Rugby league|
|60.||Switzerland||Shooting and Gymnastics|
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on Countries and Their National Games
Answer: The National Sport of Australia is Cricket.
Answer: Latvia, Czech Republic
Ans: National Sport of France is Football
Answer: Table Tennis
Answer: Rugby union is the national sport of New Zealand, Georgia, Wales, Papua New Guinea, and Madagascar.