Sports played in puerto rico: Most Popular Sports in Puerto Rico

Sport in Puerto Rico

For the past several years, Boxing has remained the top choice of sports for Puerto Ricans along with baseball and basketball. Puerto Ricans have a strong tradition of road running races. Many important racing events are held every year in the island, including the Marathon de San Blas in Coamo and the Ponce Marathon.

Puerto Ricans have have been strong in both amateur and professional in boxing. Nero Chen became the first Puerto Rican professional boxer to gain international recognition. Puerto Rico was also the site of many championship fights.

Other notable Puerto Rican boxers include Wilfredo Gomez, Félix «Tito» Trinidad, Miguel Cotto, Wilfred Benítez, Héctor «Macho» Camacho, Edwin «El Chapo» Rosario, and Carlos Ortíz.Juan Evangelista Venegas Trinidad was a Puerto Rican boxer notable for winning Puerto Rico’s first Olympic medal.

Other well-known sports in Puerto Rico include American football, baseball, fencing and horse racing.

The 1948 Summer Olympics in London is a remarkable event for Puerto Ricans because it was the very first time that they would participate as a country in a major international sports competition and the 1988 Winter Olympics was held in Alberta, Canada was the first time that a Puerto Rican team was sent to represent the island in an Olympic ski competition.

Below are details of sports, sporting events and sports people related to Puerto Rico. Is there something missing? If you know of something that should be listed here, please let us know.

Popular sports of Puerto Rico

  • Baseball, basketball, boxing, road running, American football, football (soccer), tennis

Puerto Rico Sporting Success

  • Mónica Puig won the first Olympic gold medal for Puerto Rico

Athletes from Puerto Rico

  • Nero Chen (boxing)
  • Gigi Fernández (tennis)
  • Javier Pérez (track and field)
  • Juan Félix «Tito» Trinidad (boxing)
  • Roberto Clemente (baseball)
  • Rebekah Colberg (track and field)

Puerto Rico Sports trivia

  • The 1948 Summer Olympics in London was the first time that they participated as a country in a major international sports competition.
  • The first Puerto Rican woman to ever win an Olympic gold medal was Gigi Fernández, who won gold in the tennis doubles in 1992 and 1996. Although she was born in Puerto Rico, she represented the USA at the Olympic Games.

Puerto Rico at major events

  • Puerto Rico at the Summer Olympics
  • Puerto Rico at the Winter Olympics

Past sporting events hosted in Puerto Rico

Upcoming sporting events in Puerto Rico

Annual sporting events held in Puerto Rico

  • Marathon de San Blas in Coamo
  • Ponce Marathon — held in December each year

Sporting Facilities in Puerto Rico

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Most Popular Sports in Puerto Rico

We will highlight here the most popular sports in Puerto Rico, since it is a curious nation, because despite belonging to the territory of the United States, in sporting events such as the Olympic Games it is represented as an independent nation.

Another thing that definitely happens in Puerto Rico, despite being U.S. territory in the practice, is that they are just as Latino as any Central or South American country, and this is seen in the idiosyncrasy and simple things like how passionate they are about sports and music.

That’s why at JefeBet we made a list of the 6 most popular sports in Puerto Rico, do you have a favorite among the list?


In the modern era Puerto Rico has more than 100 Major League Baseball players who are currently active, in addition to hundreds more who have participated in the past, making this sport one of the most popular on the island, well, this is specifically the most popular on the island, taking the number 1 spot.

Some of Puerto Rico’s most notable baseball players include five Hall of Famers: Roberto Clemente, Orlando Cepeda, Roberto Alomar, Iván “Pudge” Rodríguez and Edgar Martínez.


This sport was introduced by the Americans after cockfighting and bullfighting had been banned during a military government. Over the years, this sport has become one of the most popular sports in Puerto Rico, with players of international stature such as José Juan Barea.

Even in the 2004 Olympic Games, the PR Olympic team was the first to defeat the United States Dream Team in a competition of this stature.


Let’s start with the fact that there are twelve Puerto Ricans in the International Boxing Hall of Fame, so from there we can say that this sport is the third most popular sport in Puerto Rico.

This sport, also introduced by the Americans, has been surrounded by valuable stories for the island that make it one of the most popular and beloved by the inhabitants of PR.


Although it is usually an equestrian sport that has more relevance among the upper social classes of Puerto Rico, contestants are frequently sent from the island to different international tournaments, such as the Olympic Games, for example. They have won several gold medals in this type of international game such as the Pan American and Olympic Games.


Image taken from the Puerto Rico Fencing Federation Facebook page.

Since the era of David “Kike” Bernier, Victor Bernier and brothers Jonathan and Marcos Peña, fencing has become a popular sport in Puerto Rico. These athletes won medals at the 2003 Pan American Games held in the Dominican Republic. Another athlete in this discipline from PR was Mirthescka Escanellas.

It is safe to say that the popularity of fencing has gained enough momentum to become one of the most popular sports in Puerto Rico.


Although it is not really that popular in Puerto Rico, there are a lot of golf courses all over the island, such as the Club Deportivo del Oeste. If there is an outstanding and famous Puerto Rican golfer, it is Juan “Chi-Chi” Rodríguez, who was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1992.

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