Archive for the ‘Sports/Olympics/Summer Sports/Generic Summer’ Category

Canadian goalkeeper Erin McLeod out of Olympics

Wednesday, April 6th, 2016

Canadian goalkeeper Erin McLeod has confirmed her knee injury will keep her out of the Summer Olympics in Rio.

Russian gymnast could miss Olympics after positive meldonium test

Saturday, April 2nd, 2016

A Russian gymnast could miss the Olympics after he became the latest to test positive for the banned substance meldonium.

Canadian women’s soccer players ‘supported well,’ says coach Herdman

Friday, April 1st, 2016

Canadian women’s soccer coach John Herdman understands the frustration of several U.S. players regarding wage discrimination, but doesn't seem the same problem occurring with his team.

Knee injury puts Canadian goalkeeper McLeod’s Olylmpics in doubt

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

Canada will be without goalkeeper Erin McLeod as it prepares for the next step on the road to the Rio Olympics. And it appears the 33-year-old from St. Albert, Alta., is a long-term casualty.

Brazil caught in turmoil as Rio Olympics approach

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016

Brazil's economic and political crisis has relegated Rio de Janeiro's Olympic preparations to an afterthought with South America's first games just over four months away.

John Cannon, former Canadian rugby national team player, dead at 35

Monday, March 21st, 2016
John Cannon

Former Canadian rugby international John Cannon has died at 35 of a suspected heart attack.

Take a spin around the Olympic BMX Centre with Tory Nyhaug

Monday, March 21st, 2016
Tory Nyhaug

Canada's Tory Nyhaug is in Rio training on the Olympic BMX Centre track ahead of his first Olympic Games. The Pan Am Games gold medallist shared a first-person video of what it's like riding the track.

Canada Cup win earns Rosie MacLennan spot in Rio Olympics

Sunday, March 20th, 2016

Reigning women’s Olympic trampoline champion Rosie MacLennan of Toronto booked her ticket to the 2016 Summer Games in Rio with her victory on Sunday at the Canada Cup in Kamloops, B.C.

Gold medals just icing on the cake for Rio-bound Canadian boxers

Saturday, March 19th, 2016
arthur-biyarslanov-pan-am-games in Toronto

Canadians Mandy Bujold and Arthur Biyarslanov picked up gold medals today, three days after qualifying for the Rio Olympics along with fellow Canadian Ariane Brochu-Fortin.

Canadian boxers Bujold, Brochu-Fortin lock up Olympic spots for Rio

Thursday, March 17th, 2016

Canadian boxers Mandy Bujold and Ariane Brochu-Fortin secured Olympic berths on Thursday at the 2016 American qualification event in Buenos Aires.