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amateurism

amateurism  

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The approach to the playing of sport that insisted that the game must be played for love rather than money (from the Latin, ‘to love’), and according to a particular code of behaviour and conduct. ...
county championship

county championship  

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In Britain, a form of regional sporting competition based upon fixtures between teams representing counties, politically designated and named areas (such as Somerset, or Yorkshire). County ...
hockey

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The Oxford Companion to Canadian History

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2004
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Although it is widely held that hockey in its modern form originated in a game played by McGill students in

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The Oxford Companion to Irish History (2 ed.)

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2007
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in Ireland may have its roots in the older game of hurling, and was to absorb the variant of

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World Encyclopedia

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Game played by two teams of 11 players, in which a hooked stick is used to strike a small, solid

hurling

hurling  

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A fifteen-a-side team game played with sticks and ball, with a long-established pedigree in Irish history and culture. In Gaelic, the hurling stick is known as the caman, and the ball as the ...
Maurice ‘Rocket’ Richard

Maurice ‘Rocket’ Richard  

(1921–2000).Born in (St Denis) Montreal, Richard is one of Canada's true sporting icons. He played 18 years for the Montreal Canadiens, 1942–60, scoring 544 regular season goals and 82 ...
professional sport

professional sport  

Professional sport involves two distinct but interrelated practices: the awarding of prize money to and/or the hiring of athletes, coaches, and other personnel, and the commodification of sport ...
roller hockey

roller hockey  

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A five-a-side stick-and-ball game combining elements of ice hockey and field hockey. It is played on roller-skating rinks and also known, in Europe, as rink-hockey. Introduced in London in the later ...
Scots

Scots  

Celtic Irish settlers, in what is now Scotland. In the early 6th century ad they settled Argyll (Ar Gael) after two centuries of raiding the coasts of Britain and Gaul. They overcame the northern ...
team sports

team sports  

Such activities developed in Canada with the coming of industrialism and the growth of cities and towns in the mid-19th century. As they developed, team sports gradually overwhelmed rural sporting ...
winter sports

winter sports  

Because of its long winters, when much of the land is covered by ice and snow, Canada is naturally a winter sports country. From early days settlers found recreational opportunities ...

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