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Sports

Many sports are popular in Ukraine. They are: hockey, soccer, weightlifting, track and field, tennis, basketball, volleyball, boxing, figure-skating, cross-country skiing, swimming, judo and shooting. All these sports have their strong supporters. In our country much attention is paid to organized sports and this shouldn't overshadow the many sporting activities which are a part of daily Ukrainian life. Many people grow up with outdoor winter sports as well as with swimming, diving, sailing, water skiing, canoeing.

In Great Britain the summer national sport is cricket. Golf is Scotland’s chief contribution to British sport. Walking and swimming are the two most popular sporting activities for men and women. Snooker (billiards), pool and darts are the next most popular sports among men.

But I think that football is the first among them. Football has been called the most popular game in the world.