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Sport in Canada

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Henning Rommel

on 8 October 2015

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Transcript of Sport in Canada

lacrosse is the national summer sport

was invented in the 1850s

from "baggataway" to lacrosse

hundreds of players played at the same time
National Sports
invented Hockey in the 1800s

Basketball was invented by Dr. James Naismith in 1891

soccer is the most popular sport among children

many organizations make up Canada’s sport system

the government is the largest investor in Canada’s amateur sport system

General Facts
General Facts
National Sports
Other Sports


Sports in Canada - the same as in the USA or Germany?
Sport in Canada

Canadian Sport Policy checks if sport has a positive impact

2015 "The Year of Sport" in Canada

Canada has two national sports
Ice-hockey is the national winter sport

Shinty a Celtic sport was the begin of hockey

most watched sport in Canada

best player of all time is Wayne Gretzky

there are four times more Canadian professional players than US ones in the NHL
5 players + one goaltender per side


Hockey ring ( 61m long 30m wide )

goal is 1,22m high and 1,83 wide

"bodychecks" are allowed
high risk of injurys

main speed of 20-30 mph (30-50 kmh)

Canada is in 1st place, USA in 5th and Germany in 13th

fighting prohibed but it often happens
Other sports
Thank you for your attention
-Patrick Erkelenz, Henning Rommel
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