Many sports events are happening around the world at any given time. However, not all sports events are the same. Some sports have a broader fan base, while others are more significant. In most cases, some of the most popular sports events are global. This article outlines some of the most popular sports events in the world.
FIFA World Cup
Usually referred to as the World Cup, this is an international association football competition that involves senior men’s national teams of FIFA country members. The event started in 1930 and happens after every four years. The event has a combined viewership of about 3.6 billion people.
The Olympic Games
The Olympics are leading international sporting events with summer and winter events. In these events, thousands of athletes from all over the world participate in several competitions. Over 200 countries participate in the Olympic Games. Olympic Games occur every two years with summer and winter games alternating every four years but two years apart. The summer Olympic Games viewership is usually above 3 billion people.
The UEFA Champions League
This is an annual European continental club football competition organized by UEFA. Started in 1955, the event involves the top football clubs in Europe competing for a continental cup. The UEFA Champions League is one of the most prestigious sporting events in the world.
Cricket World Cup
This is a premier international championship of cricket of men’s One Day International cricket and T 20 Cricket. The International Cricket Council organizes it. The event is held once in four years with preliminary qualifications. The first one was held in 1975, and it is the fourth viewed event.
There are many popular sports events which are held around the world all year round. However, we have highlighted the four most popular ones based on the fan base.