It’s official: Cycling is the 8th ‘most boring’ sport

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A new survey from YouGov investigating which sports Brits find exciting and boring suggests that no sport is adored nationwide.

A total of 1,616 British adults were presented with 17 sports, and asked whether they found them very/quite boring, neither boring nor exciting, very/quite exciting, or didn’t know.

Golf has been crowned Britain’s most boring sport, according to the new survey, while cycling was found to be tedious by 50% of respondents.

American football was ranked the second most boring sport, closely followed by cricket, while Formula One was perhaps surprisingly only the ninth most boring sport.

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At the other end of the league table, the British public find athletics to be the most exciting sport, with 47% of those who have watched it finding it thrilling.

It is followed in joint-second place by football and tennis, which 43% find exciting (and with football being the sport the highest number of people finding “very exciting”, at 20%).


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