Every year Turkey hosts great and entertaining events in many sports, football being chief among them. Those national and international organizations attract millions into the stadiums and around TV screens in every corner of the country, and sports events are always one of the main nation wide news items. The fact that clubs of especially big football teams have become widely popular and started to organize events in various other fields, has carried sports beyond being an entertainment industry towards being a culture and a way of life. At the same time, apart from the large organizations, amateur sport branches are also favored and you can see in the fields, stadiums and schools in almost every neighborhood people in every age group engaging in various sports activities, as different as volleyball, swimming, wrestling, tennis, fitness and jogging. While in Turkey, you can join one of the large sports organizations and witness the excitement or engage in amateur sports yourself in the hotel you are staying at, or at the nearest sports hall or sports field.