Weird Facts About Canadian Sports

Written by:
J. Alexander Poulton
Narrated by:
Dana Negrey

Unabridged Audiobook

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Book
Narrator
Release Date
December 2022
Duration
4 hours 45 minutes
Summary
Since our nation was first conceived, Canadian athletes have been involved in some of the weirdest moments in sport.


Learn facts that will astound, confuse and make you laugh.


The Great One himself is afraid of flying.


Semi-professional baseball team, the Guelph Maple Leafs, beat the Ku Klux Klan in an exciting but strange final.


The worst way to defrost a football field from the grounds crew of the Calgary Stampeders was to set it ablaze–they still went on with the game.


Golfer Andy Bean lost the Canadian Open after forgetting to follow the rules.


Discover lesser-known sports that Canadians have been playing for years, from rattlesnake hunts to horse apple hockey.


A sliced-up lacrosse ball and a rink superintendent’s need to save on window glass prompted the creation of the rubber hockey puck.


Steve Durbano grabbed Bobby Hull’s toupee during a World Hockey League game.


At the 1998 winter Olympics, snowboarder Ross Rebagliati almost lost his gold medal when he tested positive for marijuana.


And many more strange tales from Canada’s best and worst.
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