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Barclays 7 Wonders of the Sporting World

A survey conducted in 2008-9 by Barclays Bank, sponsors of the English Premier League, asked British sports fans to vote for the world's greatest sporting venue outside the UK. After 3500 reposnses, they cam eup with this list of 7 Wonders of the Sporting World.

Check out our discussion about the Seven Sporting Wonders of the World, with our own list, which has just a few venues in common. Remember that this list was created based on responses from British sports fans. There is no surprise that four football stadiums made the list.

Wonder location % of votes
1. Monaco F1 circuit Monaco 18
2. Nou Camp stadium Barcelona, Spain 15
3. Bird's Nest Beijing, China 14
4. Bernabeu Stadium Madrid, Spain 5
5. San Siro Stadium Milan, Italy 4
6. Maracana Stadium Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 4
7. Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 4


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Football/Soccer is clearly the world's most popular sport, and has the most popular athletes, but which sport has the fittest players (but not necessarily the greatest athlete). These players do not always earn the most. The best of the best have made it to our 7 Sporting Wonders Lists.

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