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| July 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

Stretching Out for Global Events

From May to December in Ottawa, Ontario, thousands of residents and visitors have the chance to participate in free yoga sessions outside the Parliament of Canada. Photo courtesy of Ottawa Tourism

From May to December in Ottawa, Ontario, thousands of residents and visitors have the chance to participate in free yoga sessions outside the Parliament of Canada. Photo courtesy of Ottawa Tourism

By Rachel Carter

The types of sports people play say as much about a country as its food, music or art. It’s no surprise that ice hockey is a staple in the Canadian capital of Ottawa or that sailing regattas cut through the turquoise waters around the U.S. Virgin Islands. Monaco is known for the iconic Formula 1 Grand Prix that roars through its streets and the yachts that flock to its deep-water port. But there’s always room for surprises. Beach volleyball is hugely popular in Berlin, while in Vancouver residents are hungry for basketball. The surprises, and the opportunities, are endless. When event organizers are looking for a change of pace, it might be smart to look beyond the border of the continental United States.

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