A national sport is a sport or game that is consider to be a culturally intrinsic part of a country or nation. In North American English the term national pastime is often used.
Although there are normally no official parameters towards defining what is a national sport, there are some general characteristics that most national sports share:
The rules and objectives of the sport or game are known in fairly great detail in the country or nation.
The game or sport is widely played or watched in the country or nation.
The game or sport has a long history of popularity or extreme current popularity in the country or nation.
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