CANADIAN ATHLETICS IN THE 1920s
In the 1920s, Canada won it's first gold medal in the Summer Olympics 1920 and it was in hockey. Hockey was a Canadian sport, that instantly became popular in Canada. Hockey was considered Canada's national game, as the popularity for the sport rapidly increased. During the 1920's, NHL (National Hockey League) was formed for Canadian athletes. It wasn't just hockey which helped Canada have significance for the future, but some of the most popular sports of the time were baseball, basketball etc. After all, Canadian Athletics had a huge impact on Canadians which massively increased the excitement and passion for the sports. Canadian athletes left a legacy of athletics by winning medals and trophies and by working hard to reach the success which is historically significant to the Canadians today.
Change and Continuity
Cause and Consequence
minor league system. Until the 1920s the game was played and watched by a
small but relatively well-educated and wealthy group of Canadians. It was based
mainly in the country's large eastern universities and it used these roots to ensure
it's long-term survival. In the 1920s, western teams began to use American players.
In the 1920s, Canada produced some of the world's finest amateur boxers,
oarsmen and track and field competitors.
As a result, it has changed the competitiveness, passion and dedication to the
sport. It has made Canada gain the identity not only in North America but also in
the other parts of the world. Nowadays, Canadians are more addicted to sports
then they used to be. Canadians have so much passion for their national team.
And the main reason behind it is what happened in the early 1920s. As Canada
won Olympic gold medals in different continents of the world which made people
recognize Canada as a great athletic country.