Canadians have a strong passion for sport. This country is known for its cultural and sporting diversity.
Canada always ranked high in every Olympic Games. Join us to take a look at some of the Canadian sports that are particularly popular.
Hockey is a popular Canadian sport. In it, two teams will compete against each other by trying to control a ball or also a hard, circular disc called a hockey ball.
Evidence of medieval hockey is found in legal documents. Ice hockey was born around the 19th century. As a sport, it originated from grass hockey to adapt to icy weather in Canada and the northern United States.
Ice hockey is a competition between two parties. Athletes will use ice skates, round discs made from vulcanized rubber called puck. The puck is usually left in the icy temperature before high level games. Purpose to reduce this degree and friction on ice.
This sport is popular in Europe and North America. Especially Canada, Finland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Latvia. For Canada, this is considered a national winter sport. Ice hockey is played in many levels and of all ages.
The governing body of the international competition is the International Ice Hockey Federation – IIHF. The National Hockey League (NHL) is considered the largest professional league in the world.
This kind of sports has been held at the Winter Olympics since 1924. It was also featured in the 1920 Summer Olympics.
This is one of the oldest Canadian sports. According to records, Lacrosse was played in Canada in 1630. It is a variation of the game of hockey.
In 1920, the owner of the Motreal Hockey Federation, Canada, legalized the sport. Accordingly, it became a popular sport in Canada.
The first official Lacrosse competition with the Montreal Canadiens, Montreal Maroons, Toronto Maple Leafs and Cornwall Colts teams was held in Canada in 1931.
In 1867, the “National Lacrosse Association” of Canada was established. It was Canada’s first sports agency.
Lacrosse was announced as the country’s official summer sport in 1994. Both men’s and women’s tennis teams are highly regarded in world tennis competitions.
The Canadian women’s Lacrosse team is highly regarded for their performance. They are one of the top football teams in the world. This team reached the final of FIL World Cup 2013 in Ontario.