Top 5 Most Expensive Sports In The World

Sport is one form of exercise that is not only fun but also very beneficial to our health. Ever since we were in school, we have been taught different kinds of sports from running to jumping and even representing our school in football, basketball, and other kinds of sports. 

Looking back at the past, those were sweet memories that we would never forget. The most dramatic part is how sport manages to reunite us all to become one single team.

However, do you also know that not all sports can be played due to various reasons one of which is due to how expensive the sports are? You might think that golf will be on this list but it truly is not.

Here we would like to share with you the top 5 most expensive sports in the world that most of us will struggle with just to play. The cost itself can be quite overwhelming.

1. Ski Jumping

This sport is very popular in countries like Norway where the country consists of several mountains covered in snow. Why is it categorized as one of the most expensive sports in the world, one might ask?

This is because the average cost of equipment needed can reach $2,500 not to mention the high cost of coach who knows their way around this sport. With inflation on the rise, these costs are just getting up as we speak.

Aside from that, entering the training premises will cost them a lot more. So for an athlete to stay active in ski jumping, they will need at least $100,000 a year and this does not even include the cost of insurance in case an accident does occur.

2. Polo

The sport that mostly involves the elite group like the royal family and the filthy rich, Polo is also a horse game that is on this list. People who wish to get into Polo will need a specialized horse that requires high maintenance and training aside from a professional rider and its equipment.

If that is not all, Polo sport requires the athlete to own more than one horse commonly around 4. One horse will undergo proper training that will cost roughly $2,500 a month.

To participate in the competition, an athlete will need to spend anywhere between $3,500 to $150,000 depending on the reputation of the championship that they are involved in.

3. Equestrian

Equestrian is a sport that involves high horse riding skills and discipline to perform the task. The chemistry between the rider and the horse must be good so that the ultimate goal can be accomplished.

On top of that, the sport itself also requires high maintenance and training costs. According to reports, to partake in the international Equestrian competition, one must be prepared to spend around $250,000 a year exclusive of the horse.

The price of the horse is already too expensive to deal with.

4. Formula 1

Racing on the track is also on this list and even to this day it is still unknown of the exact cost needed to be involved in Formula 1 racing is. Nevertheless, the Executive Director of Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team, Toto Wolff revealed that there is no shortcut when it comes to joining F1 racing.

Instead, all racers must go through a series of test that requires high expenses before getting the F1 racing license. Wolff also added that kids who showed their interest will have to be in action with Go Kart first before moving to F4, F3, and F2 racing which will ultimately cost around $10.5 million.

5. Sailing

Did you know that a sailing boat of AC72 that partake in the American Cup competition will cost hundreds of millions of dollars including the participation cost that will take months?

You might see for yourself that sailing is considered one of the favorite sports with various championships worldwide. After the competition is over, the sailboat will need to be taken good care of before it is ready for the next race which will eat up huge amounts of costs too.

It cannot be denied that there are still many kinds of sports with huge amounts of spending that are not being shared on this list. However, it is also true that some people consider this a very lucrative job for them.

It is not surprising that every sport in the world will have its own value making it a platform for individuals to become great successful athletes.


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