Week 3: It’s time to be entertained!
This week you will learn a great deal about the sports, television shows, movies, music, and people who are famous in your country. It will be a really entertaining week!
Day 11 – He Shoots, She Scores!
After a full week of sightseeing in your new country you are given tickets to attend a local sporting event. Check out the links below to see videos of athletes playing two of the most popular sports in each country.
Ice hockey - Olympic Gold Medal Game in 2002 between Canada and the United States of America [3:04 minutes]
Canadian football - Grey Cup (Championship) Game 2013 [8:52 minutes]
Soccer (football) - Highlights of game between Chile and England – 2013 [4:47 minutes]
Chilean rodeo - Example of a traditional Chilean rodeo [2:43 minutes]
Soccer (football) - Highlights of German women’s football team vs. the United States of America [2:22 minutes]
Motor sport - Footage of German Formula 1 driver, Michael Schumacher’s, the world’s most famous motor sport driver
Field hockey - Footage from Men’s Junior World Cup Game – Malaysia vs South Africa [2:31 minutes]
Badminton - Footage of Lee Chong Wei – the most famous badminton player in Malaysia [18:04 minutes]
Rugby union - Highlights of Rugby World Cup game between England and Australia, 2015 [3:52 minutes]
Cricket - Highlights of England vs New Zealand match at Edgbaston, 2015 [1.54 minutes]
Baseball – Highlights of World Baseball Competition Game between Japan and Mexico [4:33 minutes]
Soccer (football) – Highlights of soccer game between Mexico and the United States of America [7:06 minutes]
United Arab Emirates
Soccer – Highlights of soccer game between the United Arab Emirates and Australia [1:12 minutes]
Camel racing – Highlights of camel racing in Abu Dhabi [4:32 minutes]
Cricket – Highlights of semi-final game in World Cup between South Africa and New Zealand [3:20 minutes]
Rugby – Highlights of 2016 Rugby Championship game between Australia and South Africa [4:48 minutes]
Sumo wrestling – Sumo wrestling competition in Fukuoka, Japan [6:54 minutes]
Baseball - Highlights of World Baseball Competition Game between Japan and Mexico [4:33 minutes]
Aussie rules football – Grand final game (2015) between Hawthorn and the West Coast Eagles [8:36 minutes]
Rugby league – Rugby league test between Australia and New Zealand [1:48:26 minutes]
Now that you know a bit more about the sports that are popular overseas, it is time to think about what is popular in New Zealand. For today, your challenge is to…
Take a picture of yourself participating in a popular New Zealand sport. On your blog tell us the name of the sport and why you have chosen it.
The sport I have chosen is basketball because I think that basketball is fun to play and watch.
Write a short paragraph describing your sporting hero. Who is he/she? Why are they your favourite sportsman?
My sporting superhero is Valerie Adams because she is humble and she inspires me to never give up and keep trying until I accomplish my goal and to try my best even if it is hard.
According to the Love New Zealand website, the most popular sports in New Zealand are rugby union, rugby league, netball, soccer and cricket. In your opinion, which of these sports is the best one? On your blog tell us which sport you think is the best. Be sure to tell us why. Give us as many reasons as you can!
I think that rugby union is the best sport because New Zealand has one 2 rugby world cups playing this sport and it is also fun.
Bonus Blog = 6 points