Australian Sport

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Australian Sport

Australians are obsessive about sport in all shapes and forms, from extreme sports to more traditional games. If it involves competition, Australia wants to be in it. Australia likes to think of itself as a sporting nation, and in many types of sport this is true.

The main sports supported in the country are Australian Rules Football ('footy', not to be confused with 'soccer' which is the Australian term for English football), Rugby League, tennis, cricket and surf-related sports such as the Iron Man competition. Motor sports are very popular and even golf gets a look in if an Australian is likely to win. While Australians are passionate about their sport, sports fans are mostly noise and violence is not strongly associated with sporting culture.

   

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