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Statistics About The Most Popular Sports In China

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"Soccer is identified as the most popular sport in China, followed by basketball and tennis."

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"In 2020, approximately 600 million people in China watched the English Premier League, making it one of the favourite football leagues among the Chinese audience."

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"Table tennis, traditionally a popular sport in China, is reportedly played by around 10 million people regularly in the country."

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"China has won the most Olympic gold medals in table tennis, having secured 28 golds till 2021."

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"A 2019 Nielsen report stated that 54% of Chinese people showed strong interest in the National Basketball Association (NBA)."

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"The top sport for Chinese women in terms of participation is badminton, followed by swimming and volleyball, according to a China Sports Research report."

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"In 2020, over 50% of China’s eSports audience was aged between 21-30, illustrating the apparent popularity of eSports among young people."

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"Swimming remains a major participation sport in China, with nearly 20% of individuals swimming at least once a week in 2020."

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"China has been the most successful country in women's volleyball, having won multiple World Championship and Olympic titles."

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"Running is growing in popularity, with nearly 6 million people participating in marathons in China in 2019."

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"In 2019, around 37.6% of Chinese Internet users accessed information about sports online, suggesting a high level of interest in sports."

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"A survey conducted in 2020 found that 35% of Chinese people prefer watching sports on mobile devices."

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"Golf is also gaining popularity in China, with an estimated 5 million players in the country in 2020."

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"Tai Chi, a traditional Chinese martial art, is practised by approximately 73 million people in China according to a 2018 survey."

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"According to Nielsen, 39% of Chinese sports viewers follow sports every day, showing a high level of regular engagement with sports."

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"According to 2018 data, 44% of individuals in China have shown interest in professional leisure sports, including extreme sports."

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"In 2016, China had 1.1 million football fields, displaying the widespread participation in soccer."

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"Around 33% of Chinese people have shown interest in athletic sports like track and field, according to a 2018 report."

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"In 2020, Badminton's governing body, the BWF, recorded over 339 million interaction minutes on its digital channels from China, highlighting badminton's huge popularity."

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