Alberta Sports History Library

Discover, Experience and Explore Alberta's Sports History

The Alberta Sports History Library research project is dedicated to documenting Alberta’s vast and complex sporting history in an easily accessible research website. Alberta's elaborate histories are organized by Sport, and broken into manageable sections such as an Introduction and Timeline.  All resources are organized under their respective sport topic making research effortless.

Please be advised that like all research websites, updates are ongoing.  Check the 'What's New' blog below to review our latest updates and discoveries.  If you would like to contribute to the ASHL website, please click Submit Story above!

What's New
New Content - Bobsleigh & SkeletonMonday, 15 December 2014

Check out our latest addition to Alberta Sport History; Bobsleigh & Skeleton Introduction and Timeline!

New Content - Canoeing and Kayaking!Friday, 24 January 2014

Check out our latest addition to Alberta Sport History; Canoeing and Kayaking Introduction and Timeline!

Volleyball Update!Monday, 18 November 2013

Check out our latest Sport Organization history to be submitted!  Thank you Alberta Volleyball Association!

A Brief History of the AVA.pdf

New Content - Rodeo!Monday, 21 October 2013

Check our our newly posted sport Intro and Timeline - Rodeo!

New Look!Friday, 18 October 2013

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Working on Updates!Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Watch for our New Look coming soon!

History Spotlight
20th Century Hockey Chronicle by Stan Fischler, Shirley Fischler, Morgan Highes, Joseph Romain, James Duplacey


"20th Century Hockey Chronicle traces the passionate pursuit of the Stanley Cup, not just through colourful text but through photographs – more than 1,000 photos – starting with 1900 and progressing through the 1994 Stanley Cup Finals. Moreover, the book also recounts the great moments of Olympic, collegiate, and junior hockey."

Technical Booklet - Snowboarding


Welcome! On behalf of the Organizing Committee for the XVIII Olympic Winter Games, Nagano 1998, it gives me great please to welcome all athletes and officials participating in the Nagano Games.
The 1998 Nagano Games, as the last Olympics of the 20th century, will serve as the sports festival that will guide us into the 21st Century. It is our sincere wish that the "Games from the Heart" will not only offer an optimal environment in which to compete, but also promote friendship and generate a feeling of excitement among the participants who will gather here in Nagano. With these goals in mind, we are putting our wholehearted effort into preparing for the games.
The Nagano Games will consist of 68 events over 7 sports, the most events to be held at any Winter Olympics. NAOC has put together these technical booklets for the purpose of all athletes participating in these events. We hope that the updated information contained in the booklets will serve to be of use to you.

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