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This Map Shows Every Country's Favorite Winter Olympic Sport

Picture of Michael LoRé
Sports Editor
Updated: 9 February 2018
The 2018 Winter Olympics are set to begin Feb. 9 in Pyeongchang, South Korea. If you’re curious what sports people around the world will be watching, this map will help.

YouTube has compiled data on relatively unique sports viewed by different countries over the past 12 months. Hockey, not surprisingly, is a favorite in North America, Russia, and Scandinavia, but sports like curling and bobsleigh are more widespread around the globe.

Bobsleigh dominated viewership in Central America, South America, parts of Africa, and parts of the Middle East.

Curling is a favorite in most of Africa, as well as in the Middle East and Asia.

Snowboarding and speed skating have a notable presence due to their popularity in large nations like Australia and China, respectively.

What sport will you be watching when the Winter Games begin?