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Sports in Canada
Canada is a nation with two offical sports.
Since its founding, and until 1994, the offical sport was Lacrosse, a sport invented by the aboriginal groups that extended from the Canadian Praries into the United States. In 1994, First Nations groups objected to a bill that proposed establishing ice hockey as Canada's national sport, justly arguing that it neglected and obliterated the game of lacrosse, a unique Native contribution. In response, the House of Commons amended the bill "to recognize hockey as Canada's National Winter Sport and lacrosse as Canada's National Summer Sport." On May 12, 1994, in Bill C-212 , Ice hockey was made an official sport of Canada.
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