Buenos Aires Argentina Sports
Usually not, but on Tuesday night in Buenos Aires I tried a few new sports. From March 7 to 9, the Argentine NOC held its annual National Olympic Games (Noc) for men's and women's athletics on Argentina's South Atlantic coast in Aires, Argentina.
The Buenos Aires Lawn Tennis Club hosted the first National Olympic Games for men and women in tennis, in which I participated as a spectator. More than 30 participants took part, covering a variety of topics, including the history of Argentine tennis, the history of sport and the current situation of the game in the country.
There are different rivalries in Argentine football, but the two most important teams are River Plate and Boca Juniors, which are two of the most popular teams in the country and the two best teams in South America. Buenos Aires' two top seeds are of course the Superclasico, which is played twice a year between B Coca and River. If you asked a randomly selected Argentine which of these two you support, the chances are at least 50% that you are one of them, so where do you see them? The biggest is between River and Plate, known as the Supercl asico or Superderby, as they are the only two teams with the same number of games in a season.
The Pumas play their home games in various stadiums across Argentina, but they play in Buenos Aires, home to Sarsfield Park, the home of the Argentine national team, and the Estadio Nacional. They meet on Saturday afternoon at the Plaza Italia and visit various baseball fields in the area of Aires to compete against the local teams.
Visitors to Buenos Aires usually stay within the city limits of the capital, or at least within its limits. Most of these stadiums are outside the actual city limits of Buenos Aires, which locals call the capital federal.
You could also watch the Argentine Pumas at the Rugby World Cup games in October and November. You could see the World Cup games between Argentina and South Africa in February in Buenos Aires and the Copa Libertadores in March.
If you love football and are in Buenos Aires, you should not miss the opportunity to attend the Copa Libertadores matches between Argentina and Chile in March and the World Cup matches in April. These games are exciting and unique experiences, so make sure you experience them in Aires when you are in Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Argentina or any other country in the world.
Information on upcoming cultural and sporting events is available in the Buenos Aires Sports Guide, available in English, Spanish, French and Spanish.
If you want to follow the Argentine Open Polo Championship, have a look at our guide to the best polo courses and courses in Buenos Aires. If you have never played or if you are starting out in polos, you might want to visit an estancia (ranch) in Aires to take an intensive course. For more information about playing golf in Argentina and its surroundings, please contact the Associacion Argentina de Golf. Check out our list of the most popular golf courses in the world and around the world, all of which are checked in to Buenos Angeles.
Nevertheless, Buenos Aires has a much greater diversity than other parts of the world, such as France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the United States. It attracts large crowds and hosts the Argentine Open Polo Championship, which is normally held in February, attracting big international names who compete against the cream of local talent.
Although women's basketball in Argentina is not professional, the national team has participated in most international competitions and reached its peak at the FIBA Women's World Championship in 2006, where it finished 9th. Handball is a fast-growing sport, although it is not as popular as it used to be, due to the lack of players and a lack of a national federation, while men's national teams regularly qualify for the World Championships. The most popular sport in Argentina is football, called fAotbol, and historically Argentina has always been the leading country in the sport. Argentine players make up most of the world's top ten players, having been world champions continuously since 1949.
Argentina cemented their ties with SANZAAR when they were included in the Super Rugby competition, which added teams from Argentina and Japan in 2016. In 2016, Buenos Aires-based Argentine club Jaguares entered Super Rugby, a first division that comprises 18 teams across three divisions: the first, second and third. There are two teams in the league that are spread over two divisions, one for men's teams and two for women's teams.
Argentina hosts three major polo tournaments that are part of the Triple Corona. Previous events include the Buenos Aires Polo Cup, the Argentine Polo Championship and the Argentine Polo World Championship.