By: Sheyla Figueroa
In America, football, basketball, baseball, and soccer maybe extremely important, however, some of the most watched sports worldwide aren’t from the U.S.
Monaco Grand Prix-The Monaco Grand Prix is considered the premier event of the racing season by auto racing enthusiasts and has been held annually since 1929. The viewership for this event averages 25 million people each year, and contuse to grow as auto racing becomes even more popular.
Super Bowl-The Super Bowl is the annual championship game of the NFL. The first game was held on January 15, 1967. Each year, the viewership changes depending on who is playing. This year an average of 115.5 million people tuned in.
ICC Cricket World Cup-The ICC Cricket World Cup is the international championship of One Day International (ODI) cricket. The first international cricket match was played between the 24th and 25th of September in 1844.However, the first World Cup was organized in England on June 1975. The viewership on average is 635 million.
The Olympic Games-The Olympic Games are held every four years with the summer and winter games alternating. Over 200 nations participate and send more than a thousand athletes.The viewership ranges in the billions, with the most recent Olympic Game in Sochi being watched by 3.5 billion.
FIFA World Cup-The FIFA World Cup is the quadrennial soccer championship held every four years since 1930. The current champion is in Germany, which won its fourth title in 2014. Thirty two teams, including the automatically qualifyinghost nation, competes in the cup. The 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil was viewed by 3.2 billion people worldwide.
SGHS junior, Veronica Vegas decided if given the opportunity she would attend the Monaco Grand Prix. “I would want to go to the Monaco Grand Prix because, first, Monaco is near France and I always wanted to go there. Second, it just sounds fun.”