Deporte del España
By Blake, Georgia, and Tory
Football is the most popular sport in Spain. The national Spanish football team, nicknamed La Furia Roja (The Rd Fury) won the Football World Cup in 2010.
Between March and October many Spaniards go to an arena to watch a bullfight (una corrida de toros). The earliest recorded Spanish bullfights took place in the 11th Century.
Spain's ACB (Asociación de Clubs de Baloncesto) is not only the top competitive league in Spain but also is considered to be one the best in the world behind the NBA.
Fun fact: The 1992 Summer Olympic Games were held in Barcelona
- (What is your favorite sports team?) Que es sus equipo deportivo favorito?
- (What is your favorite sport?) Que es sus deporte favorita?
- (Have you seen the running of the bulls?) Has visto encierro?
Another famous tradition is Spain is the Running of the Bulls (encierro)
The origin of this event comes from the need to transport the bulls from the fields outside the city, where they were bred, to the bullring, where they would be killed in the evening. During this 'run', youngsters would jump among them to show off their bravado. In Pamplona and other places, the six bulls in the event are still those that will feature in the afternoon bullfight of the same day.