Sports have always been considered one of the oldest forms of entertainment in the country. Currently, besides the fact that the Greeks invented the Olympic Games, the two most popular sports in Greece are Soccer and Basketball. Greece is among one of the "Worlds Top Basketball Powers" as they are ranked Number 4 in the entire world. The Greek Basketball Team won the European Championship twice in 1987 and in 2005, they were Runners Up in the 2006 FIBA World Championship, and won the Bronze at the 2009 EuroBasket.
The second major Sport in Greece, but still the most popular. is soccer. Over the past few years, Greece has risen to be known for having one of the greatest Soccer Teams in the world. The highest they have ever been ranked was Number 8 in the World in 2008. Currently they are ranked Number 10 and hold leads over countries such as Italy, France, and the United States. The Greek Soccer Club is best known for winning the 2004 UEFA European Championship. They have also qualified for the 2008 UEFA European Championship and the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Aside from International Soccer, Greece also has the "Greek Super League." The most notable team is Olympiacos having won an impressive 38 Championships.