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Sports in Asia

Overview of sport in Asia / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Basketball is the most popular sport overall in Asia.[1] Cricket is the second most popular sport in Asia, and is most popular in South Asia.[2] Other popular sports in Asia include association football, baseball, badminton and table tennis among others. There are also some traditional sports that are popular in certain regions of Asia, such as the South Asian sports kabaddi and kho-kho,[3] and sepak takraw in Southeast Asia.[4] Top sporting nations/regions in Asia include China, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, India, Iran, Pakistan, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.

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Shizuka Arakawa during the Japan Gymnastics Open

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