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Women's volleyball most popular among Koreans watching Olympics

The Korean women's volleyball team cheer after their bronze medal decider match against Japan at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. [JOINT PRESS CORPS]

The Korean women's volleyball team cheer after their bronze medal decider match against Japan at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. [JOINT PRESS CORPS]

 
Women's volleyball was the most popular sport among Koreans watching the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, according to analytics provider TLOG.
 
The survey, conducted from Aug. 10 to 17, collected answers from a sample of 1,000 men and women between the ages of 15 to 59. The margin of error was at plus or minus 3.5 percentage points at the 95 percent confidence level.
 
Asked which sport they tuned into with the most interest during the Games, 45.7 percent replied women's volleyball; archery took second place with 24.1 percent. Asked which sport they newly took interest in due to the Games, 47.9 percent replied with women's volleyball, while 11.1 percent said archery.
 
Women's volleyball was the most-watched sport of the Olympics on television as well. According to TV ratings company TNMS, the national team's semifinals match against Brazil on Aug. 6 was watched in 36.8 percent of homes, outranking even football and baseball to take the No.1 spot.

BY PARK SO-YOUNG, JEON YOUNG-JAE [jeon.youngjae@joongang.co.kr]
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