Sport

The variety and quality of geographical conditions in Poland make it possible for any kind of sport to be practised all year round.

Water sports, skiing, cycling or horse-back riding are only some of the many options one might choose from.

The undeniable highlight of Poland are its mountain ranges, which offer innumerable opportunities for outdoor activities. The Polish mountains are a perfect place for hiking, skiing and mountain biking and attract tourists from all over the world.

The heart of water sports is the sea region in the North and the lake district in the North-East, which are the most popular locations for sailing, fishing, canoeing and many other water-themed sports.

As for indoor activities, the most admired sport is football. Co-hosting of the UEFA Euro 2012 tournament with Ukraine made almost every Pole a passionate football fan.

Following the spectacular championship of the Polish team in 2014, also volleyball is rapidly gaining more and more enthusiasts.

Other sports that enjoy a growing popularity are speedway, basketball, handball, track & field, tennis, boxing, ice hockey, swimming and weightlifting.

Among countless possibilities everyone should find something to suit their needs.

INTERESTING FACT

THE SECOND MOST-WATCHED SPORT IN POLAND IS SKI-JUMPING, WHICH GAINED ITS POPULARITY YEARS AGO, THANKS TO ADAM MAŁYSZ – THE ONLY SKI-JUMPER TO WIN THE WORLD CUP THREE TIMES IN A ROW AND RECEIVE THE MOST TITLES IN THE HISTORY OF INDIVIDUAL WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS. EVER SINCE, SKI-JUMPING GATHERS THOUSANDS OF POLISH PEOPLE IN FRONT OF THEIR TVS.