Canada Basketball fans

February 23rd, 2015 by SportInfo

Basketball is the sport that everybody loves. No doubt, today basketball is one of the world’s most popular and widely viewed sport games.

So, let’s start to plan the sporting year to major basketball events coming in 2015. First of all it is FIBA U19 World Championship that will take place in Greece (GRE) on 27 Jun. 2015 – 05 July and FIBA U19 Women’s World Championship in Russia (RUS) on 18 Jul. 2015 – 26 Jul. 2015. No doubt basketball fans in Canada are expecting big things from 2015 Canada Basketball National Championships and Basketball Alberta is proud to host the 2015 Canada Basketball U15 and U17 Women’s. These splitting events will take place in Edmonton, AB during July 23rd-30th.

If you still think that the most popular sport in Canada is hockey you’re completely wrong. Now basketball overtook hockey and soccer and became the most popular sport in Canada. And that is because Canada’s recent Canadian national basketball team success and its great payers such as Steve Nash, Samuel Dalembert, Todd MacCulloch, Rick Fox, Bill Wennington, Leo Rautins, Bob Houbregs.

Sport statistics shows that today the rate of basketball participation among youth between the ages of 12 and 17 have exceeded 16 percent since 2010. A 2010 study found that basketball is the most popular team participation sport in Canada among youth between the ages of 12 and 17. Basketball has become a game where most people in the world take a palpitating interest and is clearly the most popular sport in terms of fans.

“People ask me if I could fly, I said, “yeah…. for a little while.” said Michael Jordan, the best basketball player of all time.

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Major World Sporting Event in June 2013

May 6th, 2013 by SportInfo

Looking for sport events to visit during June? here is the calendar of most interesting sport events you can take part of:

Cricket (ODI) – ICC Champions Trophy – England and Wales – June 6-23

Rugby 7s – Rugby World Cup Sevens – Moscow, Russia – June 28-30

Ice Hockey – Stanley Cup finals – June

Basketball – NBA Finals – USA/Canada – June

Golf – US Open – Ardmore, Pennsylvania – Jun 13–16

Tennis – Wimbledon – London, England – June 24 – July 7

Cycling – Tour de France – France 2013 – June 29-July 23

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Major Sport Events Calendar Winter – Spring 2013

January 14th, 2013 by SportInfo

Jan 14-27 – Tennis – Australia Open, Melbourne
Jan 19 – Feb 10 – Soccer – Africa Cup of Nations, South Africa
Jan 31 – Feb 17, Cricket, ODI World Cup for Women, Mumbai, India
Feb 2 – Mar 16, Rugby Union Six Nations final in Cardiff, Wales
Feb 3 – Gridiron, Football, Super Bowl, New Orleans
Feb 4-17, Skiing World Championships, Schladming, Austria

Feb 20-24, Cycling, World Track Championships, Belarus
March 2-19, Baseball, World Baseball Classic, Japan, Taiwan, Puerto Rico and USA.
Apr 6, Horse Racing, Grand National, Aintree Racecourse in Liverpool
Apr 11-14, Golf, Masters, Augusta, USA
Apr 20 – May 6, Snooker,World Championship the Crucible in Sheffield
May 4, Horse Racing, Kentucky Derby, Louisville, Kentucky, US
May 11, Soccer, FA Cup Final,Wembley Stadium
May 11-18, Multi-sports, Arafura Games, Darwin, Australia
May 26 – June 9, Tennis, French Open, Paris, France
May 25, Soccer, UEFA Champions League final, Wembley Stadium, London, England

Basketball Euroleague

May 8th, 2011 by Sport Guy

Despite Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv routed Real Madrid 82 – 63 in the Euroleague they couldn’t get Panathinaikos who won finally the Euroleague basketball final Sunday, beating Maccabi 78-70 behind 16 points and nine assists from Dimitris Diamantidis.

More than 5,000 Maccabi fans arrived to to Barcelona to support the favorite team.