On average about 1 in every 4 youth in the US participate in a sport. It is mostly to the liking of their parents, but occasionally there is an excitedly athletic child.
25 Sports Handball was the only sport for which the United States had no representation at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
The US will compete in 25/26 sports. The exact number of events are not known as they have to do with placement and medaling.
On Average over 5 million people Waterski in America
about 2 milllion
at the Olympics: gymnastics, track and field, soccer, bobsled racing, triathalons, lacrosse. field hockey, swimming, diving, and many many more.
The answer to that is it depends on who you ask. Many people would choose sports and many people would choose politics. For me, it's neither. For me, it's far more important how each of us treats the other for all occasions. Sports is a teamwork activity and politics is a compromise activity and you can participate in or enjoy either and still believe in the Golden Rule.
23.6 million people in the U.S. play pro sports
Some US schools allow students with a D average (lower than C but improving) to participate in sports, while most require a solid C average as a minimum to participate in extracurricular activities.