Archive for the ‘Sports/Olympics/Canada Rising’ Category

Canada Rising: Natalie Achonwa’s growing basketball presence

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016
Natalie Achonwa

In this segment of Canada Rising, women's basketball team member Natalie Achonwa talks about what it will take to add an Olympic medal to her golds from the Pan Am and FIBA Americas tournaments.

Dillon Brooks’ journey from Vin-sanity to March Madness

Monday, May 16th, 2016

College sophomore and Mississauga, Ont., native Dillon Brooks is the focus of the latest episode of Canada Rising.

French NBA stars opt out of Olympic qualifier, could ease Canada’s route to Rio

Monday, May 16th, 2016

Many of France's top NBA stars announced they would not play for the country in July's Olympic qualifying tournament in Manila, Philippines, which could make Canada's route to the Rio Games a bit easier.

Canada Rising: Andrew Wiggins’ ascent

Friday, May 6th, 2016

In the latest segment of Canada Rising, NBA sophomore sensation Andrew Wiggins becomes the centre of attention.

Kia Nurse ready to end women’s basketball medal drought

Thursday, April 28th, 2016

Kia Nurse isn’t just a budding star on the basketball court. To many, the 20-year-old's early success is viewed as a launching pad to attracting young Canadian girls to the sport, just like Christine Sinclair's influence has stretched beyond the soccer pitch.

Andrew Wiggins non-committal for Olympic basketball qualifier

Friday, April 15th, 2016

When Andrew Wiggins responded to a question about his status for Canada's men's basketball team this summer, his answer was non-committal. The Minnesota Timberwolves forward told a scrum of reports prior to his team's final game of the season that he "will cross that bridge when we get to it."

‘High expectations’ for Canadian women’s basketball team at Rio

Friday, February 12th, 2016
Canada Pan Am Games Basketball

It's a good time to be Lisa Thomaidis these days. The head coach of Canada's women's basketball team and the University of Saskatchewan Huskies is riding an all-time high. And with that success, come even greater expectations for the Rio Olympics.

Jay Triano working to get Canadian basketball team back to Olympics

Thursday, February 11th, 2016

With the NBA All-Star Game in Toronto this weekend, the quality of Canadian basketball is in the spotlight. Canada's head coach Jay Triano reflects on the disappointment of the fall, and what lies ahead on the road to a last-chance Olympic qualifier.

Tony Parker could stand in Canada’s way of reaching Rio

Monday, February 8th, 2016

Canada's men's basketball team will have to get through San Antonio Spurs' Tony Parker in order to get a spot at the Rio Olympics.

Tony Parker’s baby could boost Canadian basketball team’s Olympic hopes

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

The Canadian men's basketball team's chances of making the Rio Olympics could improve if French point guard Tony Parker is forced to miss a July qualifying tournament due to his wife's pregnancy.