Top Ten Greatest Sports Countries


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21South AfricaSouth Africa, officially the Republic of South Africa, is the southernmost sovereign state in Africa. It is bounded on the south by 2,798 kilometers of coastline of Southern Africa stretching along the South Atlantic and Indian Oceans, on the north by the neighbouring countries of Namibia, Botswana more.

Soccer, Cricket, Rugby, Swimming, Gymnastics you name it all South Africa participate in everything and they're the most active sporting country in Africa. Deserve a spot in the top 10

Second in the world in rugby, first in the second biggest sport in the world (cricket), swimming, gymnastics... South Africa live and breathe rugby. One of the strongest sport nations in the world

Name any international sport, and South will also come up!

All Blacks are better than Springboks better learn that

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22NorwayNorway, officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a sovereign and unitary monarchy whose territory comprises the western portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula plus the island Jan Mayen and the archipelago of Svalbard.

Norway is the #1 in winter sports by a giant margin. I think this gives them a good reason to be in the top 10! There are also a lot of talent I'm Norway outside of winter sports, just look at women's handball (which is the only relevant handball) results of the last years!

This country is getting taken over by Muslims and Osama bin laden was born in Norway no joke, they are currently supporting Isis behind the scenes and doing the beheadings in there country

Are you sure Osama was born in Norway and by the way I as a Muslim do not support bin laden (just to correct your information)

Best in skiing have the best woman in handball

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23Philippines more.

Filipino's have the pride, belief, and skill when playing sports. They have a good time especially with basketball (basketball player myself) and boxing because MANNY all the Way! They aren't the best in the world but they are good enough to make it to one of the most athletic countries list.

Manny Pacquiao is a great boxer and a good person

If the Philippines are 24th best at sport in the world tell me when they made it to a World Cup or starred at either olympics. I would go as far as saying they are completely hopeless at sport, other than pacqiaou who is world class.

Philippines are good at boxing

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24ColombiaColombia, officially the Republic of Colombia, is a country situated in the northwest of South America, bordered to the northwest by Panama; to the east by Venezuela and Brazil; to the south by Ecuador and Peru; and it shares maritime limits with Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, Jamaica, Dominican Republic more.

Should be higher just for the great soccer team of the 90s and Carlos valderamas hair.

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25KenyaKenya, officially the Republic of Kenya, is a country in Africa and a founding member of the East African Community.

Great athletes at middle and long distance, bit of a one trick pony though.

Kenya has been an African powerhouse in sports ranging from hundreds of talented Athletes the likes of all time great Kipchoge Keino to the current generation in the 2015 IAAF games Kenya fineshed top. Beating Jamaica and USA..In rugby Kenya and South Africa are the only countries in Africa which participate in World sevens Tour. Kenya has also made wonders in Women volleyball being crowned African champions four times in a row. Back to football Kenya has good players who play in international stages an example being Victor Wanyama who plays for Southampton in the British Premier League.Back home Kenya premier league is one of the robust and most competitive in Africa.

Definitely Kenya is among the best country in sports it should actually be among the top 10 not top athletics it's the the 2015 iaaf athletics held in China Kenya was the leading country in the world.beating United States,britain and Russia etc.

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26JapanJapan is an island country in East Asia in the Pacific Ocean which has a huge capital city called Tokyo . Other cities in Japan include Fukuoka, Hiroshima, Osaka, Nagoya and Sendai . It's close to South Korea, which is on the North West of it . It has a large population of 127 . 3 million people (in more.V1 Comment
27CroatiaCroatia, officially the Republic of Croatia , is a sovereign state at the crossroads of Central Europe, Southeast Europe, and the Mediterranean . Its capital city is Zagreb . It is a member of the European Union . During the Cold War it was part of Yugoslavia .

Nine Olympic medals 4 million people

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28ArgentinaArgentina, officially the Argentine Republic, is a federal republic located in southeastern South America.

I'm English and Argentina should be higher than this, great sporting nation at football, golf, rugby, formula 1.

I am still happy with the result though.
Vamos Argentina! Go Argentina!

Argentina have shown to obviously be a higher ranking than this. Fourth best in rugby (mens). Second best in football after Belgium (mens). One of the best in mens hockey and the women are arguably the best in the world. plus our basketball side is one of the best (mens). Argentina is good at all the big sports. Not small ones like Olympic sports. And we are decent in some Olympic sports too. Argentina deserve a higher ranking.

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29IranIran, also known as Persia, officially the Islamic Republic of Iran, is a sovereign state in Western Asia.V2 Comments
30PolandPoland, officially the Republic of Poland, is a country in Central Europe, bordered by Germany to the west; the Czech Republic and Slovakia to the south; Ukraine and Belarus to the east; and the Baltic Sea, Kaliningrad Oblast (a Russian exclave) and Lithuania to the north.
31GreeceGreece, officially the Hellenic Republic, also known since ancient times as Hellas is a country located in southeastern Europe.

They are an all round sporting nation

Greece deserve the most votes because in men they are 5th In basketball, 10th in football,8th in water polo and 10th in polo and in women 3 rd in Water polo and 5th in polo. They have a good past present and future

Are an all rounding sporting nation

So what are they actually top at? Not a great sporting nation. Name a world class Greek sportsman or woman?

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32SloveniaSlovenia, officially the Republic of Slovenia, is a nation state in southern Central Europe, located at the crossroads of main European cultural and trade routes.

If Slovenia is awesome at football I am a father to two dolphins

Just check Slovenian results in winter sport in last seasons, but also in summer sports Slovenia is awesome compared with population of 2 million inhabitants.

I am from Bosnia but I think Slovenia is awesome in some sports for exmp. football.

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33PortugalPortugal, officially the Portuguese Republic, is a country on the Iberian Peninsula, in Southwestern Europe.V3 Comments
34TurkeyTurkey was established on October 29th, 1923. It is located in Westernmost Asia or Southeastern Europe. more.V2 Comments
35Czech RepublicThe Czech Republic, also known as Czechia, is a nation state in Central Europe bordered by Germany to the west, Austria to the south, Slovakia to the east and Poland to the northeast.
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Have won the Boxing Tournament in First European Games

38Bosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia and Herzegovina, sometimes called Bosnia-Herzegovina or Bosnia & Herzegovina, abbreviated BiH or B&H, and, in short, often known informally as Bosnia, is a country in Southeastern Europe located on the Balkan Peninsula.

Good country in football, basketball, tennis, handball and so on. Well every country from ex Yugoslavia is good in sports so yeah.

39United Arab EmiratesThe United Arab Emirates, sometimes simply called the Emirates or the UAE, is a country located at the southeast end of the Arabian Peninsula on the Persian Gulf, bordering Oman to the east and Saudi Arabia to the south, as well as sharing sea borders with Qatar and Iran.V1 Comment
40HungaryHungary is a sovereign state in Europe. It is situated in the Carpathian Basin and is bordered by Slovakia to the north, Romania to the east, Serbia to the south, Croatia to the southwest, Slovenia to the west, Austria to the northwest, and Ukraine to the northeast.

Won three football Olympic cups and excellent team at water polo

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