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

Canadian Olympians proved glory can come from anywhere

Sunday, August 8th, 2021
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Against seemingly insurmountable conditions throughout the incessant pandemic, Canada's athletes navigated restrictions and kept up with the rest of the world by training in basements and backyards, hockey rinks and garages — they not only endured, they thrived.

Olympic wake-up call: Canadian cyclist ends with gold in Tokyo, passing the torch to Paris 2024

Sunday, August 8th, 2021
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Canadian Kelsey Mitchell cycled to the country's final medal — an Olympic gold. Here's what you missed on Day 16 of the Tokyo Olympic Games.

Watch the closing ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

Sunday, August 8th, 2021
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Watch live coverage of the closing ceremony of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, beginning on Sunday at 6:30 a.m. ET.

France earns 1st women’s Olympic handball gold with victory over ROC

Sunday, August 8th, 2021
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France claimed its first Olympic women's handball title, beating the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) team 30-25 in the final at the Tokyo Games on Sunday.

IOC increases own power to remove sports from Olympics

Sunday, August 8th, 2021
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The IOC gave itself more power Sunday to remove sports from the Olympic program.

Decathlon champion Damian Warner named Canada’s closing ceremony flag-bearer

Saturday, August 7th, 2021
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Damian Warner, Canada's first Olympic decathlon champion, was chosen as the country's flag-bearer for the closing ceremony on Sunday in Tokyo. Coverage of the Tokyo 2020 closing ceremony begins Sunday at 6 a.m. ET on CBC-TV, CBCSports.ca and CBC Gem.

Olympic viewing guide: Canada’s last medal chance

Saturday, August 7th, 2021
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Here's what to watch on Saturday night and Sunday morning, including one more solid chance for Canada to win its 24th medal before the Tokyo Games come to a close.

Olympic wake-up call: Canada secures 23rd medal to break a record in Tokyo

Saturday, August 7th, 2021
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With Canada's latest medal captured in canoe sprint, the country beat its record for the most medals won by Canadians at a single Games — 23 of them at the time of publishing — than any other non-boycotted summertime Olympic Games. 

Hebert Sousa wins boxing gold for Brazil with stunning last-gasp knockout

Saturday, August 7th, 2021
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Unheralded Brazilian Hebert Sousa won the Olympic middleweight boxing gold on Saturday with a stunning third-round knockout of Ukrainian Oleksandr Khyzhniak, turning around a fight he had all but lost to win Brazil's second-ever Games gold in the sport.

Olympic viewing guide: How Canada can reach a new high in medals

Friday, August 6th, 2021
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After a wonderful Day 14 for Canada, here's what to watch on Friday night and Saturday morning with a 23rd podium in sight.