With its great climate, strong economy, and low crime rate making Canada one of the best places to visit or live. This place is also a great destination for sports lovers.
Baseball has been played in Canada for a long time and is one of the most popular sports in the country. The world’s oldest baseball park still active – Labatt Park in Ontario. Baseball in Canada is managed by unification by an organization called “Baseball Canada” based in Ottawa.
Football has been popular in Canada for many years. Although football in Canada is played according to many different rules, the main concept of football has not changed. The first football game took place in Toronto in October 1876 between two local clubs.
Not only men, women’s football is also developing. The Canadian women’s soccer team has brought home many victories at international level. The Canadian women’s soccer team attended the 2012 London Summer Olympics and performed excellently throughout the tournament.
Tennis was recognized as a national sport by Canada in 1859. This sports is played by thousands of people in this country. Tennis is managed by the Canadian Tennis Association which was established in 1925.
There are two professional tennis tournaments held in the country. Canada once beat the US 15-10 in the 2006 World Championship final and broke the US 28-year winning streak.
This kind of sports is considered to be the most popular sport in Canada, as it has been named the official national sport in Canada. Actually, National Hockey Federation (also called NHL) is established in Canada and the United States. Currently, Canada has 7 teams currently in the NHL. They are Calgary, Edmonton, Calgary, Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa and Winnipeg.
Canada also hosts a number of powerful semi-professional and amateur ice hockey tournaments. Ice hockey is number one in the list of the 10 most popular sports in Canada.
Canadians value some sports competitions not only for their entertainment, but also for asserting themselves. A variety of sports activities provide Canadians opportunities to show off their talents and compete effectively with other countries of the world on an international level.