Cricket never caught on in Canada the way it did in the rest of the British Empire. The match between these two nations is in fact the oldest international fixture in cricket , having first been played in The most famous cricketer is John Davison , an Australian, born in Canada, who played for Canadian national cricket teams.
Canada has participated in the , and Cricket World Cups. Curling is most popular in the prairie provinces with the most competitive teams in recent years coming from the provinces of Alberta and Manitoba.
However, curling has a degree of popularity and competitiveness across the country. In Canada, organized disc sports began in the early s, with promotional efforts from Irwin Toy Frisbee distributor in Canada , the Canadian Open Frisbee Championships , Toronto —85 and professionals using Frisbee show tours to perform at universities, fairs and sporting events.
Ultimate Canada is the rules and sanctioning organization for disc ultimate in Canada. Rugby league first appeared in Canada in the 20th century, although by the end of the s, the sport had disappeared entirely from the nation.
However, the 21st century has seen the game gain popularity in Canada. Toronto Wolfpack , the first fully professional team of any code of rugby football in Canada, began play in in the predominantly British and French Rugby Football League system.
The new franchise started in the 3rd tier League 1 , which offers a Promotion and relegation route to the Super League and won promotion to the 2nd tier Championship in its inaugural season.
The team also competes in the Challenge Cup. Their home ground is Lamport Stadium in Toronto. Canada has around 13, seniors and twice as many junior players spread across the country.
The Canadian Rugby Championship is the premier domestic rugby union competition since , featuring four regionally based Canadian teams. In , the top two teams advanced to the Americas Rugby Championship , where they faced the A national teams from Argentina and the United States.
The Canadian national side have competed in every Rugby World Cup to date, yet have only won one match each tournament with the exception of the tournament where they reached the quarter finals and the tournament when their best result was a draw against Japan in the group stage.
Highlights include famous victories over Scotland and Wales , and regular wins over their North American neighbours, the United States.
Known for their trademark "hard nosed" style of play, many Canadian players play their trade professionally in English and French leagues.
The Toronto Arrows professional rugby union club debuted September , and will play in Major League Rugby as of Soccer has been played in Canada since Soccer is the highest participation sport in Canada, with , registered players according to the Canada Soccer Yearbook.
There are 1, clubs in districts across 12 regions provincial and territory member associations. At all levels, clubs qualify for the National Championships through their respective provincial championships.
Louis Olympics, Canada won the gold medal in soccer. A minority of the teams in the Canadian Championship play in U. The Canadian Premier League CPL is a professional soccer league that will begin play in spring , consisting of an initial seven teams all in Canadian markets not served by Major League Soccer.
The league will have a minimum requirement of Canadian players on each roster and an annual draft of U Sports players , to develop Canadian talent.
The eventual goal of the league is to have multiple divisions with promotion and relegation. Players are called into the national program at different times of the year, primarily in conjunction with the FIFA International Calendar when professional clubs are required to release players for national duty.
The sport of bowling takes several forms in Canada, including ten-pin and lawn bowling , but most notably Canada has its own version: Five-pin bowling , which was invented circa by Thomas F.
Ryan in Toronto, Ontario , at his Toronto Bowling Club , in response to customers who complained that the ten-pin game was too strenuous.
Candlepin bowling is played at several centres in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. The sport of boxing has a long history in Canada.
Canada has produced several world champions, including heavyweights Tommy Burns and Lennox Lewis. Boxing is generally learned in independent gyms, located in most large Canadian cities.
Canadian boxers compete in the Olympic Games and often then turn professional. The Japanese martial art Judo has been practised in Canada for nearly a century.
Canadians have won five Olympic medals in Judo since it was added to the Summer games in MMA is a young and growing sport in Canada, [ citation needed ] which has produced several notable fighters in the UFC and other promotions.
At the middle, high school and collegiate level there is a broad-based varsity participation in Freestyle Wrestling and Greco-Roman Wrestling.
Outside of schools among the general population, the dominant forms of wrestling are Judo , Submission Grappling , Brazilian Jiu-jitsu and Sambo.
Each of these forms of wrestling was brought to Canada from abroad both by coaches who immigrated to Canada from elsewhere and by students of the sport who studied it overseas and returned with their enthusiasm.
Canada has a strong showing on the international scene, at world championships and at the Olympics in all these wrestling sports.
Cycling has increased its participation in the past few years. Several new genres of the sport have become popular in Canada, including slopestyle competition , four cross , downhill racing , dirt jumping , and freeride.
With the sport increasing bikes have also increased in quality and durability. Golf is a widely enjoyed recreational sport in Canada, and the country boasts several highly rated courses.
Golf Canada , historically the Royal Canadian Golf Association, is the governing organization, and has over 1, associated member clubs and over , individual members.
In its first season under PGA Tour operation in , it held a qualifying school in California, and followed it with nine tournaments in Canada. The season saw significant expansion.
Three qualifying schools were held—one in California, another in Florida, and finally in British Columbia. The BC qualifier was followed by a series of 12 tournaments, all in Canada.
The Canadian Grand Prix Formula One auto race had been conducted every year since , and since had been held at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal , apart from when a dispute arose between brewers Labatts and Molson over sponsorship, and again in when the race was not on the FIA calendar for one year.
The Edmonton race was transferred over to the new series immediately, and the Toronto event was added for Many Canadians enjoy participating in the various disciplines that make up this broad sport.
In the past decade shooting sports in Canada have seen a major surge of popularity as more and more Canadians are applying for firearms licences.
At the recreational level individuals and families can be found across the nation improving their marksmanship skills at various private and public shooting ranges.
At the competitive level, many Canadians train in Olympic events. There are also a variety of other competitive shooting sports that operate provincially, nationally and internationally through their respective organizations.
Athletes are strictly amateur only, and represent their province or territory. Similar events are held on the provincial level, such as the annual BC Games.
Canada is one of only six nations to have attended every Commonwealth Games, and hosted the first ever British Empire Games in in Hamilton, Ontario.
Canada ranks third in the all-time medal tally of Commonwealth Games. Canada has competed at every Olympic Games, except for the first games in and the boycotted games in Canada has previously hosted the games three times, at the Summer Olympics in Montreal , the Winter Olympics in Calgary , and the Winter Olympics in Vancouver.
At the winter games , Canada is usually one of the top nations in terms of medals won. Because Canada failed to win any gold medals at the Summer and Winter games, soon after Vancouver-Whistler was awarded the Winter Olympics several organizations including Sport Canada and the Canadian Olympic Committee began collaborations to launch " Own the Podium — ", a development program to help Canada earn the most medals at the Games.
Canada did not win the most total medals at the Vancouver Olympics they finished third, behind the United States , whose 37 total medals was the most of any country at a single Winter Olympics, and Germany , with 26 , but did win the most gold medals, with 14, the most of any country at a single Winter Olympics.
The National Sport School in Calgary, founded , is the first Canadian high school designed exclusively for Olympic-calibre athletes.
Canada has participated in each of the Pan American Games since the second edition of the games, held in Mexico City in Winnipeg hosted again in Toronto was selected as the host city for the games , which was held in July, in venues located in Toronto and its surrounding municipalities.
Canadian athletes are world-ranked in many amateur sports. In ice hockey, Canada supports national teams for both men and women in the under and under categories.
There are sports federations for most sports in Canada. Funding for amateur athletics is provided by governments, private companies and individual citizens through donation.
There are sports radio stations in most major Canadian cities as well as on satellite radio. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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Retrieved June 6, Retrieved August 26, Kanada ist ein Land mit zwei verschiedenen Nationalsportarten. Der National Sports of Canada Act trat am Mai in Kraft.
Heute liegt Eishockey in der Zuschauergunst weit vor allen anderen Sportarten. Organisiert wird das kanadische Eishockey vom Dachverband Hockey Canada.
Von herausragender Bedeutung sind die drei professionellen Juniorenligen, die in der Canadian Hockey League zusammengeschlossen sind. Seit den er erlebt Basketball in Kanada einen Aufschwung.
Canadian Football wird auch in Highschool-, College- und Amateurligen gespielt. Bis zu Beginn des Dreimal konnte sie bisher am Cricket World Cup teilnehmen.
Jahrhunderts durch schottische Soldaten verbreitet. Die jeweiligen Sieger vertreten Kanada auf internationaler Ebene.
Golf ist eine weit verbreitete Sportart in Kanada. In Kanada gibt es Seit nehmen die Damen und seit die Herren an internationalen Turnieren teil.
Die Herrennationalmannschaft rangiert aktuell auf Platz 14 der Weltrangliste und liegen in der Amerikaliste auf Platz 2 Stand: Dezember , die Damen sind