Popular sports at the Beijing Olympics

very interested in Gymnastics and Swimming at the Olympics. According to a recent survey, about 4,556 people in the Asia Pacific region, when asked which sports they are interested in at the Olympics, answered Swimming, Soccer and Gymnastics.


Most men favor sports such as Football, Baseball, Boxing, while women are very interested in Gymnastics, Swimming at the Olympics. According to a recent survey, about 4,556 people in the Asia Pacific region, when asked which sports they are interested in at the Olympics, answered Swimming, Soccer and Gymnastics.

Even so, there is a clear disparity in interest in the general sports of love between men and women. 53% of men said they like football (19% more compared to 34% of women interviewed).

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There is a huge disparity between men and women in interest in sports such as Baseball, Boxing, Gymnastics and Swimming (especially Performance Swimming). 13% of women said they liked to watch Swimming at the Olympics and 9% liked to watch Gymnastics.

The number of people over the age of 45 has a special interest in Athletics and Baseball, twice as many people as young people from 18 to 24 with similar interests. Meanwhile, young people often have an interest in Hockey, Boxing and Tennis.

Obviously, environmental pollution has not reassured some international sports officials. Last August, Beijing marked the exact date of the opening of the Olympic Games with a grand ceremony at Tiananmen Square. Jacques Rogge, President of the International Olympic Committee, praised China’s thoughtful preparation, but warned that pollution could affect the quality of the performance of some sports.

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Jon Kolb, a member of the Canadian Olympic Committee, told Business Week that “hope for the best, but also prepare for the worst” that could happen during the Olympics in Beijing. However, for many Beijing residents, the problem is tackling pollution in the long run, not just focusing on serving the global sports festival, and then letting go. As Mr. Hu Fei, director of the Beijing Institute of Atmospheric Physics, said, “Don’t worry too much about the Olympics, we need to be concerned about the long term.”