Watching sports on TV is a great American pastime, but there are some events that are best experienced in the flesh, where you can really feel the energy of the crowd and get a close view of the action. Here are 12 sporting events from around the world that you could watch at home, but that are best experienced live.
Modeled after an ancient Greek tradition, the modern Olympic Games are considered to be the place where the best athletes in the world go toe-to-toe in events that attract thousands of attendees and millions of international television viewers. Alternating between winter and summer events every two years, the Olympic Games have something for everyone whether you’re into swimming, volleyball, bobsledding, or figure skating.
Not only are the Olympics a chance to see the best of the best compete, but it’s also a chance to get to know a new international city each time, as the location constantly changes. Your next chance to go for the gold in person will be in Pyeongchang, South Korea, where the 2018 winter games will be held.