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After whom is the Stanley Cup named?
Governor of Canada. The trophy is named for Lord Stanley of Preston, a Governor General of Canada, who supported and promoted ice hockey. He awarded the first cup (then named Dominion Hockey Challenge Cup) to Canada's top-ranking amateur ice hockey club in 1893.
Who invented basketball?
A Canadian. The basketball game was created in 1891 by James Naismith, a physical education professor at the Springfield College. His aim was to keep his gym class active on a rainy day. He wrote the basic rules and nailed a peach basket onto a 10-foot (3.05 m) elevated track (see original photo). Basketball was originally played with a soccer ball.
What country did boxer Lennox Lewis represent at the Olympics?
Canada. Lennox Lewis holds dual British and Canadian citizenship. As an amateur he won gold representing Canada at the 1988 Olympic Games. Having achieved that goal, Lewis declared himself a professional boxer and moved back to his native England, which he had left at the age of 12.