With the weather almost cold all year round, Canadians love to participate in sports activities to combat the cold and strengthen their fitness. Therefore, this country is not only known for its cultural diversity but also for sports diversity.
This is evident in the world sports industry when Canada is always ranked in the top of the high ranking countries in the world every Olympics. Here are 10 most popular sports in this North American country.
Hockey is the most popular sport in Canada, and the official national sport in Canada is practiced to develop domestic and international competitions. The Canadian Hockey team, called the National Hockey League (NHL), was formed with an expansion in both Canada and the US.
The official basketball sport governing body in Canada was established in 1928 by Canada Basketball – established in 1928. Since before 1900 basketball has been played in all parts of the country and is still very popular. Participants, many classes of talented young players trained and trained to compete professionally in the international arena.
The king sport has been popular in Canada for many years. Although the football laws in Canada have many separate rules, the main rules of this sport are still maintained. The first football match in Canada took place in the city of Toronto in October 1876 between two local soccer teams.
Although not quite as popular as football in Europe, Canada’s women’s soccer team still has a lot of remarkable achievements in international competitions. In 2015, Canada hosted the FIFA Women World Cup and enjoyed a lot of success.
Tennis is one of the oldest sports in Canada. The National Tennis Association of Canada is the country’s first sports agency, founded in 1867. In 1994, tennis became the country’s official summer sport. In tennis competitions around the world, both the men’s and women’s tennis teams are highly appreciated by professionals.
The Canadian women’s tennis team is considered one of the top in the world. In 2013 the team won a ticket to the FIL World Cup final against the US women’s team and won a silver medal.