Each corner of our athletic planet is stocked with unique cultural flavors. From muddy horse races to elegant cricket matches, there is little that hasn't been tried.
And we're here to find out which events reign supreme, which battles absorb the most cash and attract the most awe-inspired viewers.
As we search the world in search of the greatest events, we must take into account that each offers its own taste of athleticism, it's own brand of entertainment.
Enjoy the more than slight culture shock.
Here are the biggest events in sports.
Or rather, every sports fan's ultimate bucket list.