Travel allows us to eat new food, learn about different cultures, meet interesting people and best of all- see a different sport in each country. If you’re a sports fan and planning to do some travel, here are some of the best sports to see around the world:
Polo in Argentina is considered the best in the world, and the Argentina Open Championship is the place to go to see the best players on earth. The tournament takes place between late November and early December each year and has been going strong since 1893. The championship was moved to Palermo in 1923 where it has been held ever since, and while the sport was introduced to Argentina by English ranchers, the Argentinians have been dominating the tournament since the end of World War II.
Many people are aware that Wimbledon is considered to be the most prestigious of tennis tournaments, and it has featured prominently in the history of the sport through the years. This is the place to go for tennis fans who also like to get dressed in their best and enjoy a wine or two at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club.
World Series, USA
While I still can’t figure out why it’s called the “World Series” when the United States were the only country playing baseball for so long, fans of the sport will want to make it to a game if they’re traveling through the USA. Baseball fans are rowdy and known for their trash talking, so grab a hot dog, sit back, and watch the entertainment both on and off the field.
Melbourne Cup, Australia
When it comes to horse racing, the Melbourne cup is one of the best places to see this interesting and exciting sport, and a great excuse to get dressed up and maybe a little messy. This is the major thoroughbred horse race in Australia and is known as “the race that stops a nation”. The first race was in 1861, and the prize money has grown from $1 million in 1985 to more than $6 million in 2015.
Tour de France, France
While the tour de France occasionally passes through neighboring countries, it is primarily held in France each year. The race has been held since 1903, except during both World Wars and is traditionally held during July. There are usually between 20 and 22 teams, each with nine riders, and while it has been plagued with controversy due to the likes of Lance Armstrong, it remains one of the most watched and enjoyed cycling events in the world.
Rugby, New Zealand
Winners of the last World Cup, New Zealand has a passion for rugby which is unmatched by any other country. In fact, a good percentage of the New Zealand news is dominated by the sport each night, and people around the world are impressed by the All Blacks and their haka. For the best experience be sure to watch a game between New Zealand and their rivals Australia.
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