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

Canada to face Georgia for 7th place at men’s water polo Olympic qualifier

Saturday, February 20th, 2021
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France defeated Canada 11-9 Saturday in a placement game at a men's water polo Olympic qualifier in Rotterdam, Netherlands. The Canadians will face Georgia in a seventh-place game on Sunday.

Canadian men pull out important win over Brazil to open water polo Olympic qualifier

Sunday, February 14th, 2021
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In a match many considered a must-win for Canada, five men scored twice in a tournament-opening 11-7 victory over Brazil on Sunday at the FINA water polo Olympic qualifier in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Canada’s water polo men ‘in sync’ for Olympic qualifier after pro-style camp

Friday, February 12th, 2021
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The Canadian men's water polo team will attempt to secure its first Olympic berth since 2008, with three spots in Tokyo this summer up for grabs at a week-long qualification tourney in the Netherlands, starting Sunday against Brazil (CBCSports.ca, 8:30 a.m. ET).

Olympic gold medallist Klete Keller identified as part of U.S. Capitol siege

Tuesday, January 12th, 2021
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American Klete Keller, who won two Olympic gold medals as a relay teammate of Michael Phelps, was identified as being among the Donald Trump supporters who stormed the U.S. Capitol last week, according to multiple reports.

Chinese swimmer Sun Yang has 8-year doping ban overturned by Swiss court

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2020
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The World Anti-Doping Agency says a Swiss court has overturned an eight-year doping ban against Chinese swimmer Sun Yang and ordered the case back to the Court of Arbitration for Sport for a second time but with a different chairman of the judges.

Canada’s Olympic, Paralympic swim trials ahead of Tokyo Games will be invitation only

Monday, December 7th, 2020
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Each race at Olympic trials will be limited to 20 swimmers invited to compete, as opposed to previous trials open to all Canadian swimmers registered with a club.

Toronto Titans laden with Canadian talent in International Swimming League’s 2nd season

Thursday, October 15th, 2020
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The International Swimming League is back for a second season, with some of the world’s best swimmers coming together in the midst of a pandemic to compete in Budapest, Hungary for prize money. 

July 30: Celebrating a golden day in Canadian swimming history

Thursday, July 30th, 2020
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July 30 will forever be etched into the memories of Anne Ottenbrite, Alex Baumann, and Mark Tewksbury. It’s also a landmark day for all of Canadian swimming because, as Scott Russell writes, it provides proof positive that athletes from this country can be the best in international waters.

Canadian swimmer Markus Thormeyer feeling fast and free after coming out

Friday, March 27th, 2020
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Fear of the unknown was holding Markus Thormeyer back in the pool. When the Canadian swimmer told teammates he was gay, the walls he'd built up came down and Thormeyer felt liberated to swim fast.

Brent Hayden swims Olympic ‘A’ time in placing 3rd at Pro Swim Series event

Monday, March 9th, 2020
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Canada’s Brent Hayden made a statement Saturday night as he continues his comeback, placing third in men’s 50-metre freestyle at a Pro Swim Series meet on Saturday in Des Moines, Iowa. The native of Mission, B.C., ended his seven-year retirement last fall.