CANADIAN SPORT SYSTEM
The Canadian sport system is a three-tier structure. It is made up of the national sport organizations, provincial and municipal units. These organizations receive financial support from the federal, provincial and municipal budgets respectively.
For example, an ordinary swimming pool in any city is financed from the local municipality budget, but Canada’s National Swim Team will receive funding from federal agencies. All sports organizations in this country are engaged in promoting healthy lifestyles, as well as in designing individual programs for effective development of both professional and family sports.
Almost all citizens of the state are active fans and watch many national sports: football, basketball, figure skating and ice hockey. Professional teams are members of the Leagues, which are large-scale sports organizations. The Canadian government supports special programs that focus on physical education of teenagers. Thus, considerable funds are allocated for the construction of sports schools and relevant facilities in all cities.