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Top 5 Best International Sports Cities

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Top 5 Best International Sports Cities

Without a doubt, the 21st century is considered a sports epoch for a reason. Football, basketball, volleyball and other not so popular kinds of sports — numerous countries are trying their best to be frontrunners in this subject. Intrigued? Let us introduce to your attention the top 5 leaders of “World Sport Race“. By the way all of them are available for sport betting Tanzania, so you have a great chance to win big money.

 

LONDON

London is the capital of Great Britain, but not only. This city is the most athletic place (BCW data confirms that). Moreover, London is the only lucky city in the world which was honored to host the Olympic Games three times.

The sports world also thanks London for cricket. A motherland of this authentic British sport hosted the Cricket World Cup five years ago. Since that time, it has become an annual sports tradition. No betting service is necessary to prove: numerous pubs offer online broadcasts and please customers with discounts for beer.

A true Englishman will say: football is their country's source of pride. People in Great Britain are passionate about this sport. We bet you have heard at least once about West Ham, Arsenal, Tottenham or Chelsea. These world-famous clubs were found in London. You can find football signs everywhere: on accessories and clothes, as well as on TV and radio. Here and there football fans are supporting their favorite teams. It has a common thing for English people.

Speaking about football, we should mention stadiums, too. The are 6 the most known of them: Wembley Stadium, Emirates Stadium, White Hart Lane Stadium, Stamford Bridge Stadium and Craven Cottage Stadium.


TOKYO

Everybody knows Tokyo as a city of incredible technological progress and newest discoveries in the industrial sphere. However, it is also one of the biggest world sports centers. 

Unlike the previous case, the most beloved sport in Tokyo is baseball. For note, there are five clubs in the cities’ area. The most successful of them is Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB).  Locals call it “Puro Yakyū”, meaning Professional Baseball. The club was formed in 1950 and created two main leagues: the Central League and the Pacific League. 

Apart from baseball, other sports such as moto racing, horse racing and boating are popular, too. These sports are legal for betting, which is very common among Japanese people. There is a great number of betting shops in Japan. Usually, the regional government controls the money supply from sports betting. Every bet is taxed (if we are talking about official betting offices).

Horse racing is one of the oldest sports in Japan. Being invented in England, it came to Japan with English conquerors and rooted in the Country of the Rising Sun. Every year millions of people join the horse racing held at Tokyo City Keiba, which is a local hippodrome. It is an international sport event. The best jockeys from all over the world take part in it, and gambling people monitor the results. They used to spend an immense amount of money for betting.

Due to the fact that Japan is a country that honours traditions and customs, the martial arts should be mentioned as well. In Tokyo there are a lot of opportunities to be fond of any of them. Five most pervasive martial arts are: Jujitsu, Kendo, Aikido, Iaido and Kyudo. These are not just simple combat techniques. Each martial art has sacral ideas and long process of learning how to deal with different types of energy.

 

PARIS

Paris is the “running city”. It has a perfect atmosphere to improve your health right down the streets. It is also comfortable to get some more intensive training at one of the thirty athletics tracks in the city.

One of the most famous spots is Stade Pershing. This oldest French capital’s sporting venues was built in 1919. Originally, it was a football stadium. Now it has a 400 metres athletics track among other facilities. 

Another iconic sport in Paris is tennis. The city has about 175 public courts and 43 municipal sports centres. The Butte-aux-Caille, Belleville and The Marais are the best districts for tennis players in the city.

Paris has hosted the Olympic Games twice: in 1900 and 1924 at Stade de France stadium. A hundred years later, in 2024 the city is going to host the next summer Games.

 

LOS ANGELES

Another athletic city is The City of Angels. A lot of celebrities and rich people live there. Los Angeles is a place of youth, beauty and money. The locals pay much attention to the body and health care. That is why the streets are full of runners and cyclists.

Moreover, the climate in LA is ideal for beach sports like beach volleyball, water polo, beach football etc. By the way, California is a homeland of volleyball which was invented by William G. Morgan in 1927. The first tournament — Manhattan Beach Open — was held in 1960 and grew in prestige to become the "Wimbledon of Beach Volleyball".

Another specific kind of sport in LA is surfing. It can be both professional and amateur. There are numerous surfing schools along the coast.

In addition, there are a lot of amateur teams and professional clubs of different colleges, which belong to five main sports leagues: baseball (MLB), football (MLS), basketball (NBA), American football (NFL) and hockey (NHL). LA’s basketball club “Lakers” has won The NBA Global Championship 16 times. 

Most of the championships and competitions in Los Angeles take place outdoors and at the stadiums like LA Coliseum, STAPLES Center, Dodger Stadium, Pauley Pavilion and Rose Bowl. Here is the list of some big annual sporting events:

- The Rose Bowl (the 1st of January);
- Los Angeles Marathon (March);
- Toyota Grand Prix (April);
- The X Games (July);
- Long Beach Marathon (October)!


LAUSANNE

This city is known as the capital of the World sport. The head office of The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is based in Lausanne. In 2006 there was opened The International House of Sport, which unites about fifty international sports federations. 

The sports industry provides almost 1400 workplaces and makes approximately €200 millions per year for the urban economy. It is comical but the Olympic capital has never conducted The Olympic Games. However, Switzerland plans to become the host country for The Games in 2022. In 2020 there will be The Winter Youth Olympic Games in the country. In the past, Switzerland has already conducted The Games twice: in 1928 and 1948, both in St. Moritz.

For the admirers of historical and cultural aspects of sport, there is the biggest Olympic Museum in Lausanne, which was founded in 1993 by Juan Antonio Samaranch. There are more than 10,000 artefacts related to sport in permanent and temporary exhibits of the Museum.

International Sports Cities