國技（National sport, national pastime, national game），又稱國民運動，是指一個國家特有或具代表性的競技運動。然而國技的定義並不嚴密，既有公認概念上的國技（如美國的棒球），也有通過法律具體規定的（如加拿大就法定袋棍球和冰球為國技），也因此使得國技並不一定是該國最具人氣或強項的運動。除了加拿大之外，世界上通過法律確定國技的還有巴哈馬的帆船、孟加拉的卡巴迪、巴西的卡波那拉、斯里蘭卡的排球等。
- 國家法令指定的競技運動，給予特殊的地位和待遇[註 1]
- 國家或民族文化中特有的競技運動，或者是有某種特殊意義的競技運動[註 2]
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Ha-du-du was given the name kabadi and the status of National Game in 1972.[失效連結]
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A reconocerse, en 1962, el rodeo como deporte nacional y oficial [10 de enero de 1962, oficio N°269 del Consejo Nacional de Deportes y Comité Olímpico de Chile]
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El año de 1933 fue muy importante, ya que el general Abelardo L. Rodríguez, emite un decreto presidencial, dando a la Charrería el título de único Deporte Nacional.
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In 1966, the Public Parks and Recreation Administration and the Puerto Rico Olympic Committee awarded official recognition of the “paso fino” horse riding sport as the autochthonous sport of Puerto Rico.
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Way back in 1991 volleyball was declared as the national sport of Sri Lanka but it was only name sake.
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Director of Sports, Alkins Rogers, [...] reported that the Government recognizes boat racing as the national sport of Anguilla and was giving financial resources for its development.
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Cricket, a left-over from the British rule, is the national sport of Antigua and Barbuda.
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The national sport of Barbados is cricket
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Bermuda are one of the few sides who count cricket as a national sport.
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National Game: The national sport of Bhutan is archery.
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Baseball is so ingrained in Cuba that it has thrived as the "national sport" through forty years of a bitterly anti-American revolution.
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Most Cubans, after all, consider baseball to be their national sport, a game entwined in history with their struggle for independence from Spain and the birth of their nation.
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the game that [...] is [...] our national sport [...] I am talking of baseball
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Baseball is the Dominican Republic’s national sport.
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the national sport, “pesäpallo”[失效連結]
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in the first Grenada Cricket Classics [, h]eroes such as Sir Viv Richards, Joel Garner and Curtley Ambrose came together to promote what is considered by many to be the national sport in Grenada.
- Games. Guyana Tourism Authority. [21 July 2008]. （原始内容存档于6 June 2008）.
Cricket lovely Cricket! One cannot miss out on Guyana’s national sport without participating in a game of cricket while in Guyana.
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The status of hockey as the national sport is not enshrined in any official proclamation by the Government of India. The NCERT textbook for Class XI does [...] state that India’s national game is hockey and that, in a way, does make for an official take on the issue.
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Hockey, the National Sport of the Country is one of the most religiously followed games in India.[失效連結]
- A 2012 article in the India Times argued that hockey is no longer the national sport: Mahanta, Bhaskar. What is the National Game of India?. India Times. 28 September 2012 [7 May 2013].
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The popularity of Football in Israel is sky-high and is the most popular sport of the nation by a distance. Football in Israel is the unofficial national sport of the nation and developed as an organized sport in the country during the period when the British controlled the administration or was the days of the British Mandate.
- RTÉ Secures Comprehensive GAA Championship Coverage Until 2010. RTÉ Online. 19 February 2008 [29 April 2009].
Today's announcement ensures that the public will enjoy quality coverage of our national games across all of RTÉ's media platforms.
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It's [the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Final] a big deal in Ireland, where Gaelic games are the national sport, but the problem for the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) is that no-one outside the country, save for committed expatriates, gives a fig.
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The legacy of Britain also lives on in Jamaica in many ways [...] the game of cricket is the national sport.
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Taekwondo is Korea's national sport
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Lithuania is a country that loves basketball. It is our national sport and we are proud to be reigning European Champions.[失效連結]
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Basketball is the only sport the 3.2 million Lithuanians truly care about—it's their second religion, after Catholicism—and their success is proportionately stunning.
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Traditionally New Zealanders have excelled in rugby union, which is regarded as the national sport, and track and field athletics.
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the national sport could become a fine weapon in time of war. In 1943, Norway's resistance movement won an epochal victory – on skis, of course
- Berglund, Nina. Few cheers for Norway. Aftenposten. 20 February 2006 [21 July 2008].
The scoreboard shows how the Norwegians placed, a performance considered much too poor in a country where cross-country skiing is a national sport.
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But it would still be one of the biggest shocks in World Cup history if Papua New Guinea - the only country to have rugby league as its national sport - were to qualify for the last four.
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Dar nici deciziile luate de autorităţile comuniste nu au salvat sportul naţional românesc de la uitare.
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Baseball justified its privileged legal status by citing the special nature and cultural significance of America's national pastime.
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Tradition – that quality so instrumental in elevating baseball to its century-old status as national pastime— has become less important
- Harris, John. (Re)Presenting Wales: National Identity and Celebrity in the Postmodern Rugby World (PDF). North American Journal of Welsh Studies (North American Association for the Study of Welsh Culture and History). Summer 2006, 6 (2) [14 July 2008].
rugby used to be the undisputed national sport of Wales [...] Rugby Union’s assumed position as ”the national game” has often been questioned on the basis that it is predominantly a game played and followed in South Wales.