Fumbling fans, football, French Open: world's most-watched sports videos
Thursday 09 June 2011
Sports fans caught in the moment, highlights from club and country soccer, and Li Na's win at Roland Garros were among the world's most-watched sports videos for the week ending June 8.
On YouTube, one proud parent dropped his daughter while attempting to catch a home run pitch.
At the French Open, an eager fan topples in the scramble for a photo with tennis great Roger Federer.
Viewers of China's Tudou were also tranfixed by events at Roland Garros, as Chinese star Li Na clinched the Women's Singles title in a historic Grand Slam first for both China and Asia.
Soccer clips old and new can be seen across the Tudou, Nicovideo (Japanese) and Dailymotion (French) top three.
A Chengdu Blades fan baits the Shanghai Shenhua on Tudou, while Dailymotion displays domestic and international games from Europe.
Nicovideo's users opt for a slice of nostalgia, with a Champions League goals compilation circa 2005-06 and referee Bibi Steinhaus's brush with (internet) fame.
YouTube's most watched sports videos of the week (total views)
1) Dad drops daughter at Dodgers game (3,902,119)
2) Federer fan takes a tumble (1,981,703)
3) Alex Burrows bites Patrice Bergeron in Game 1 NHL Stanley Cup (1,087,242)
Dailymotion's most watched sports videos of the week
1) ' Capdevila's 30 meter lob - Xerez vs Elche' (51,992)
2) Barcelona v Manchester United Fox highlights (89,075)
3) Austria v Germany Euro 2012 Qualification (24,665)
Nicovideo's most watched sports videos of the week (requires free registration)
1) ' Ordinary Life theme tune: baseball version' (477,149)
2) ' Female soccer ref touches players' hearts' (836,121)
3) ' UEFA Champions League goals compilation' (28,697)
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