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About Sports TourismIn 1997 the City of London approved a Sport Tourism initiative which is now directed by Tourism London. Magnificent facilities, experienced and dedicated volunteers and organizational expertise have all contributed to London becoming a destination of choice for sporting events. London boasts an impressive resume of hosting sporting events from grassroots to major international events and everything in between.

  • The Sport Tourism Division of Tourism London markets London as a premier destination for regional, national and international amateur & professional sporting events. London and area has a long and successful history of hosting a variety of tournaments and events including the jewel, the 2001 Canada Summer Games.

    London has also played host to numerous regional, national and international sporting events including but not limited to:

    • Winterfest 2003 - Ontario Senior Games
    • 2004 Ontario Winter Games
    • 2004 Ontario Summer Games
    • 2004 FIRS World Inline Hockey Championships
    • 2004 Can Am Police Fire Games
    • 2005 World Transplant Games
    • 2005 BMO Canadian Figure Skating Championships
    • 2005 Memorial Cup
    • 2006 Scott Tournament of Hearts
    • 2006 World Field Lacrosse Championships
    • 2006 CN Canadian Women’s Open (LPGA)
    • 2007 World Synchronized Skating Championships
    • 2008 World Under 17 Hockey Challenge
    • 2009 Canadian Professional Dart Tournament
    • 2009 Euro-Can Cup
    • 2010 BMO Canadian Figure Skating Championships
    • 2010 Special Olympics Canada Summer Games
    • 2010 Inaugural Peter Puck Hockey Tournament
    • 2011 Tim Horton’s Brier
    • 2011 World Sledge Hockey Championships
    • 2011 Synchrofest
    • 2012 World Junior Ringette Championships
    • 2013 ISU World Figure Skating Championships
    • 2014 Ontario Cup - U11 Girls, U12 Girls, U15 Girls
    • 2014 MasterCard Memorial Cup
    • 2014 Canadian Pacific Women's Open
    • 2015 International Police Hockey Tournament
    • 2015 Docs on Ice
    • 2015 OBA Ontario Cup - U11 Girls, U12 Girls, U15 Girls
    • 2015 Freedom 55 Financial Championship
    • 2016 Freedom 55 Financial Championship
    • 2016 Canadian Ringette Championships
    • 2016 OBA Ontario Cup
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    • London is the chosen location for a number of future events including but not limited to: 
    • 2017 CCAA Men's Volleyball National Championships
    • 2017 Canadian Espoir Championships
    • 2018 Ontario Summer Games
    • 2018 OFSAA AAA Girls Volleyball Championships
    • 2018 OFSAA AAA Girls Basketball Championships
    • 2018 OFSAA AA Girls Basketball Championships
    • 2018 OFSAA Boys AAA Rugby Championships
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    • Event organizers will find London home to numerous first class athletic venues to support a variety of sports. The local hotel and restaurant amenities are second to none and when the competition is over we have numerous one of a kind attractions for everyone to enjoy.
    • We look forward to hosting your event in London!
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