Sport in Mexico

Located just south of the United States of America, Mexico is one of the largest countries in the Americas and 13th in the whole world. With all that real estate to play with, it is not hard to imagine why Mexicans have a special place in their heart for football.

Football is a national past time in Mexico and indeed the most popular sport in the country. Mexico loves football more than they love tacos. Traditionally, Mexicans love charreada (a form of rodeo), bullfighting and basque pelota. In modern times however, other sports has taken hold. Other than football, basketball, baseball, rugby union, racquetball and even ice hockey has enjoyed a decent amount of following in Mexico.

Mexico is also home to various individual sports like tennis, golf, taekwondo, track and field and their second most popular sport, boxing. But we cannot talk about any spectator sport in Mexico without mentioning lucha libre. It is the Mexican professional wrestling although some may argue that it's more like a spectacle than an actual sport.

Mexico has also hosted many international sporting events like the World Cup (1970 and 1986) and the Olympics (1968). They have produced many internationally acclaimed players like Eduardo Najera (basketball), Cuauhtemoc Blanco (football), Hugo Sanchez (football), Lorena Ochoa (golf) Fernando Valenzuela (baseball), and boxers Julio Cesar Chavez and Oscar De La Hoya.

Below are details of sports, sporting events and sports people related to Mexico.

Popular sports of Mexico

Traditional and Regional Sports

Mexican Sporting Success

Athletes from Mexico

Mexico Sports trivia

Mexico at major events

Past sporting events hosted in Mexico

Upcoming sporting events in Mexico

Annual sporting events held in Mexico

Sporting Facilities in Mexico

Other

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