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Hayden Vonbargen | How Different Regions Celebrate and Compete in Athletic Events

Hayden Vonbargen, based in Chehalis, Washington, shares how different regions around the world celebrate sports.

By Hayden VonbargenPublished 9 months ago 3 min read

Athletic events have been an integral part of human culture since ancient times, with people from all over the world coming together to compete and celebrate. From the Olympic Games to regional competitions, athletic events have been a source of national pride and a way to showcase physical prowess and skill.

Different regions have unique ways of celebrating and competing in athletic events. This article will discuss how other areas celebrate and compete in athletic events.

North America

North America is home to some of the world’s most prominent and well-known athletic events, including the Super Bowl, the World Series, and the NBA Finals. These events are celebrated enthusiastically, and fans from all over the region come together to cheer on their favorite teams.

In addition to professional sports, North America has a solid high school and college athletics tradition. In many communities, high school and college sports are a significant part of the local culture, with fans packing stadiums to watch their hometown heroes compete.


Europe is another region known for its passionate sports fans and competitive athletic events. Football (soccer) is the most popular sport in Europe, with the UEFA Champions League and the FIFA World Cup being the most prestigious events in the sport.

In addition to football, Europe has a rich winter sports tradition, including skiing and ice hockey. The Winter Olympics is a major event in Europe, and many countries send their best athletes to compete in events such as the biathlon and the ski jump.


Asia has a diverse range of athletic events, with sports such as cricket, badminton, and table tennis being popular in many countries. The Asian Games, held every four years, are a significant event in the region, with athletes from over 45 countries competing in various sports.

In addition to traditional sports, Asia has made a name for itself in martial arts. Sports such as karate, judo, and taekwondo are popular in many countries, and the Asian Martial Arts Games bring together some of the world’s best martial artists to compete against one another.


Africa has a rich tradition of athletic events, with running being the most popular sport on the continent. The African Cup of Nations is a major football event, with countries from all over the continent competing for the champion title.

In addition to football, Africa has a strong track and field tradition, with many of the world’s best runners hailing from the continent. The African Athletics Championships bring together athletes from all over Africa to compete in events such as the 100m sprint and the marathon.

South America

South America is known for its passion for football, with countries such as Brazil, Argentina, and Uruguay producing some of the world’s best players. The Copa Libertadores is South America’s most prestigious football event, with clubs from all over the continent competing for the champion title.

In addition to football, South America also has a strong tradition of martial arts, with sports such as Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and capoeira being popular in many countries. The South American Games bring together athletes from all over the continent to compete in various sports.

Athletic events are a significant part of human culture, and different regions of the world have their unique ways of celebrating and competing in these events. Whether it’s football in South America or track and field in Africa, athletic events bring people together and showcase humanity’s best.

About Hayden Vonbargen

Hayden Vonbargen is a dedicated, hardworking individual from Chehalis, WA, who prioritizes staying active and helping others. His passion for sports, the outdoors, and giving back to his community has led him to pursue various activities and opportunities that allow him to make a difference in the world. Since graduating from Adna High School in 2017, Hayden has embraced a diverse range of hobbies, interests, and responsibilities that keep him busy and help him find purpose and fulfillment in life.


About the Creator

Hayden Vonbargen

Hayden Vonbargen loves to hike, run, and snowboard. He lives in Chehalis, WA, where he keeps active while working for UPS and regularly volunteering for the Washington Trails Association.

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