Ice Hockey in general isn’t exactly huge here, even thought it might even be the second most popular sport to watch, but our team has always been a top 10 team...that said, last time they won an Olympic medal was 1976, which was bronze. So yeah, this is special, especially when the guys are surprisingly beating the top teams...even though Canada might have been in a weaker position than usual this time.
Haven’t watched a lot of the Olympic Games this year but started today, since I’m sick at home...was a nice start and pleasant surprise!
Cheers and high five to Canada btw...Norway, Germany and Canada are showing the USA their backsides atm.
It's interesting to me that the second most popular sport isn't that huge. Germany only has 1 team sport with national popularity?
pretty much. All other teams sports combined don't even come close to football, in both spectators and players.
Football has 7,000,000 players
Handball has 750,000 players
Volleyball has 430,000 players
Basketball has 200,000 players
Hockey has 82,000 players
American Football has 55,000 players
Ice Hockey has 25,000 players
Baseball/Softball has 23,000 players
Rugby has 14,000 players