There has never been an agreement as to what makes one game more popular than the other because not all sports are related with the same origin and practice as some are considered ancestral inheritance while others are said to stem from practice.Every sporting is equally important though may not be as popular as others due to the fact that most games stem from some cultural connotations which are better known to the people practicing the particular sport.This article endeavors to clarify some key aspects which determine popularity of a sporting activity.
The attractiveness of a game to the general public can definitely win it a front row in popularity index as people seek for something they can spend their free time doing or watching.Adittionally, if a sport attracts a lot of interest then it can have more people watching even if they are not participating and that already is popularity created by the media in collaboration with companies which provide financial support to those sports.If all sports were televised by mainstream media, then all sports could be at the same level but the corporates can be at loss because of lack of audience for their advertisements which they place on the media during such events as well as through sponsorship to teams and individuals who participate on events.
The perception held about a sport can determine its acceptance by the society.Sports are driven by financial backing from corporates and therefore, for large multinationals spanning across different markets they are looking for those sports which have support from different cultural setups and this has driven some sports down the popularity ladder because they are only designed for a specific group of people.People have an interest in sports which attract more money so that as they enjoy their sport they can also make a living out of the sport.Sports unite people from different parts of the world and is for this reason that, those games which incorporate such elements are more attractive to the general public.
Ability of a sport to create anxiety among the fans is seen as another basis which determines the extent of support to the sport.Every person wants to go into the field and feel it was worth spending their time there making some sports more popular because they bring out the highest levels of pleasure than others.Such activities which attract the attention of everyone globally are seen to promote peace and coexistence and gain much support.
In most cases, some of the talents are passed from one generation to the other and that has made some sports quite relevant over a long period of time.As a generation grows they employ some of the practices left behind by their predecessors which means unless a sport has existed for considerably a longer period of time it is not easy to find such a sport more attractive than those that have been around for a while.