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    Thumbs up Panama's favorite sport

    What's Panama's favorite sport? I don't know but would guess it's baseball.

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    Michael

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    Hi Michael! I'd say baseball, but soccer is becoming more popular now.
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    Panama's national sport is Baseball. The Panama National Baseball Team is the national team of Panama. Soccer is already gaining popularity in the country while boxing and basketball are also two of the most popular sports Panamanians enjoy.

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    I think a lot of country really enjoys playing baseball and soccer although I am only much aware of boxing and basketball because those too are popular games on my own country. But I am pretty much aware too that soccer is gaining it's popularity on my country to be able to participate on other country held games.

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    Soccer is the best! We find time to play and kick during the weekends with my officemates. We even encourage non-players to join us. What matters is that you have the attitude.

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    Another sports that's gaining popularity is surfing. I am just not sure if it has been recognized as one of Panama's national sports but because of the nice beaches around it, many surfers around the world have chosen Panama as their surfing haven. Another sports that are gaining more and more popularity: horse racing, cycling, tennis, and sport-fishing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oopsie-daisy View Post
    Another sports that's gaining popularity is surfing. I am just not sure if it has been recognized as one of Panama's national sports but because of the nice beaches around it, many surfers around the world have chosen Panama as their surfing haven. Another sports that are gaining more and more popularity: horse racing, cycling, tennis, and sport-fishing.
    I really wanted to try surfing. But I think I need to learn how to swim first. Whenever I watch movies with surfing scenes on it, I imagine myself getting on the board and challenging the waves.

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    They should include water sports as the best sport in their country because they have great beaches around them. I haven't tried surfing but it seems great to experience.

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    I don't think the country has a favorite sport. Everyone has their own tastes. One sport that I've been hearing more about is fishing. It's nothing I'm too interested in, but a lot of people like fishing.

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    Baseball, followed by basketball and soccer. Although, by those that actually play sports, you find more futbol fans and surfers than anything else. The surf there is fantastic!! As awesome as Costa Rica is, there are similar beach breaks on the Pacific coast without any crowding at all. And you get a much greater variety of Caribbean breaks outside of Honduras, which can't compete for the infrastructure to boot.

    Just try changing the channel in any pub or bar when theres a futbol game on...

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    I am thinking of retirement in Panama and am very interested in fishing. Can anyone tell me if any freshwater fishing is availible and is it worth doing. Also is there any saltwater fishing other than deepsea game fishing availible.

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    I am a big fan of football/soccer. That's because I don't play baseball. I do play softball, but not much.

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    i know that a lot of great boxers came from Panama but well i'd be delighted to see your national football team at World Champshiops soon

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nosfer View Post
    ...but well i'd be delighted to see your national football team at World Champshiops soon
    ESPNsoccernet: Panama Schedule and Results

    Hmm, as much as I wish them luck, I think they're going to need it! This was their record from the Concafaf Cup this year; while beating Honduras and Cuba is great...they're smaller countries! Oy!

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    well about the football team... an old pal of my father was coach of Panama.. few years ago.. Mihai Stoichita... i think he hasnt done too many good matches there... but i've heard he was really appreciated

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    When was Mihai Stoichita the coach? That must be cool to know that he is your father.

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    well, i've said he was an old pal[friend] of my father ... i think back in 2001-2002.. don't know for how long he remained coach... now he's somewhere in Kuweit

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    Soccer is probably one of the most popular sports in the world, nearly every country has their own international club. Does anybody know if Panama has an international team? That would be great to see Panama playing somebody like USA or England at home so we could all have a nice holiday and watch the game. Can anybody here sort out a Friendly?? That would be great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laura View Post
    Hi Michael! I'd say baseball, but soccer is becoming more popular now.
    cool, I live in the soccer country, it feels nice to see this being introduced to other cultures
    I'll play some when I go to Panama lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nosfer View Post
    i know that a lot of great boxers came from Panama but well i'd be delighted to see your national football team at World Champshiops soon
    Really? I do not think i have ever heard of a good boxer coming from Panama. Could you tell me some names of famous boxers that are from Panama? I know a little bit about boxing so i doubt I'll know the smaller names, any really famous boxers or athletes from Panama? I know that basketball is extremely popular, and there are regional teams as well as a squad that competes internationally. Baseball also is played throughout the nation, and many Panamanians have played on professional teams in the United States, i've heard of Rod Carew, who was one of the game's greatest hitters, and Mariano Rivera, a much-praised pitcher.

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    I haven't heard any boxers from Panama, but I don't watch boxing much. In fact, I don't think I know where most famous boxers are from.

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    Here's your list of Panamanian boxers:
    Category:Panamanian boxers - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Cheers.

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    Yes i also knew that Baseball is the national sport ! I was wondering what sports are you playing in your schools ? Basketball ? Football !?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MonAmb View Post
    That would be great to see Panama playing somebody like USA or England at home so we could all have a nice holiday and watch the game. Can anybody here sort out a Friendly?? That would be great.
    They have an int'l team that plays all over the place--they're just not very good. And they play in a lot of friendlies, just usually against S.A. teams or other C.A. teams. Here's a tidbit, but the rest of the ESPN site has a lot of info, they play in the Copa Libertadores cup, Concafaf Cup, etc:

    ESPNsoccernet - World Cup - Players brawl after Venezuela hold Panama
    ESPNsoccernet - Global - Gold Cup Standings

    Cheers.

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    Can we watch those games online? I would like to see some of the international games.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seashore View Post
    Can we watch those games online? I would like to see some of the international games.
    Check out the site and let us know what you find--whether the games are broadcast freely or are subscriber-based, etc.

    I've got a rather lovely digital sports package on my tv, so I get GolTV, SkySports, NBAtv, and a few others. So I can usually catch all the good games from S.A., C.A. and Europe.

    Cheers.

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    I was not aware of surfing being popular, too bad I can't surf.

    Soccer on the other hand I often play and like to watch occasionally. But I rather play it as it's great being on the field and kicking that ball around. I usually like to play as a defender. But I'll play offense as well. Not a big fan of being the goalie though, too much pressure...

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    My two favorite sports are horseback riding and rock climbing. Does anyone have any suggestions or want to share a favorite spot for either? Much appreciated.

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    You can spend allot of time doing both of those in Panama. Plenty of rocks and horses as well as just about everything else. I have not seen any Polo clubs yet but you cant have everything.

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    is it any polo club in panama?
    horseback riding is very great especially ride along the beach

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