The Bahamas – Sports
The national sport of The Bahamas is cricket. It is considered the oldest sport in The Bahamas and has been played there since 1846. Although cricket is the national sport of The Bahamas, basketball is actually the most popular. It is one of the most common spectator sports along with baseball, and American football, which became popular due to influence from the United States. A variety of other sports are also played in The Bahamas: tennis, volleyball, squash, bowling, racquetball, rugby, and football. The most popular sports for visitors are swimming, snorkeling, boating, fishing, sailing, scuba diving, and golf.