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Lacrosse takes the Commonwealth Games by storm

The First Nations began playing the sport more than 500 years ago. Today lacrosse not only remains an integral part of native culture, but is played by thousands of people across Canada. From its origin as 'The Creator's Game' to the overwhelming popularity of the Toronto Rock and the modern game, lacrosse has survived the test of time after treading down a long, controversial path that led it to become recognized as Canada's official national sport.

Lacrosse draws new fans as the demonstration sport at the 1978 Commonwealth Games.
Medium: Television
Program: Newsday
Broadcast Date: Aug. 9, 1978
Announcer: Ted Reynolds
Duration: 2:07

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