Baseball has been played in Canada since the beginning and is one of the most popular sports in this country. The oldest baseball park in the world is still operating at Labatt Park in Ontario. This country has only one big Federation, Toronto Blue Jays. More than 70 Canadian towns have played against several teams of major tournaments. Several independent tournament teams also exist in the country and participate in the Can-Am Federation and the American Association. Baseball in Canada is managed by Canada-based Baseball. Canada is also represented at the international competition of the Canadian national baseball team.
Football in Canada is a form of soccer net played by two teams of twelve players per team. Football in this country originated from rugby but has since been developed into Canadian football. The leading professional tournament of domestic sport is called the Canadian Football Federation while Football Canada dominates the game of armature. Gray Cup is one of the main football events in the country that attracts millions of television viewers. The sport is also played at the local school and university level, while it is also played at the senior league level during the summer.
Lacrosse was declared a national game of Canada in 1859 and a summer sport in 1994. It is played by thousands of people throughout Canada. Lacrosse is managed by the Canadian Lacrosse Association, which was established in 1925. The agency conducts high-level and grassroots championships in both lacrosse fields and boxes. There are two professional lacrosse tournaments in the country, the National Lacrosse League for lacrosse tournaments and the large Lacrosse Tournament for lacrosse tournaments. Canada defeated the USA 15-10 in the final of the 2006 Lacrosse World Championships which broke the 28-year string of American victories. Great people in lacrosse are recognized and awarded by the Lacrosse Hall of Fame of Canada.
Hockey is a year-round sport in Canada at all levels. Modern ice hockey in Canada dates back to the 19th century and is the country’s popular pastime with participation from all ages. Some popular titles for the domestic national championship include the Memorial Cup and the Allan Cup for teenagers and seniors respectively. There are also division championships throughout the country. The governing body for hockey is Canada Hockey, also a member of the International Ice Hockey Federation. The Canadian national hockey team for men competes in international tournaments such as the Olympics.