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Sport in Poland

As with many other European nations, football (soccer) is the most popular sport. The Polish National Football Team have had some success on the international stage. The team won the 1972 Olympic Football Tournament. They also finished third at the 1974 and 1982 FIFA World Cup.

boxing match at Ergo Arena, Gdańsk-Sopot, Polandboxing match at Ergo Arena, Gdańsk-Sopot, Poland

Speedway or Motorcycle speedway is another prominent sport in Poland. Involving well-skilled drivers, they ride a motorbike with only one gear and no brakes inside an oval track with dirt and loosely packed shale for four counter-clockwise laps. The sport became famous because of the success of their athletes like Tomasz Gollob who won eight times in the Polish Individual Championship, 10 times in the Polish Pairs Championship, and eight times in Polish Grand Prix.

Since the country is very popular with their speed racing it wouldn't be bad to hold an event with such relevance to the sport, only with more safety. Tour of Poland is a road bicycle racing first held in the year 1928. The race consists of seven to eight stages and usually 1,200 km in length. The first remarkable edition of the race was from September 7 to 11 of 1928. It was a 1,500 km race joined by 71 cyclists. In the Olympic Games, Poland has taken home 291 medals since they first participated in 1924 (as of 2014).

Palant, Kapela and Kulanie Kulotka are some of the traditional sports in Poland that haven’t been totally forgotten and replaced over time. Othe locally played sport are Pierścieniówka and Ringo. Palant is quite similar to baseball. The players hit the ball with a bat, runs to the finish line and back to the nest while the other team distracts the running player by hitting them with a ball.

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

Popular sports of Poland (see more)

Traditional or Regional Sports

Polish Sporting Success

Famous Athletes from Poland

Poland Sports trivia

Poland at major events

Past sporting events hosted in Poland

Upcoming sporting events in Poland

Annual sporting events held in Poland

Sporting Facilities in Poland

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