Archive for the ‘Sports/Olympics/Rio Olympic 2016’ Category

Rio’s Olympics 1 year later: The good, the bad and the ugly

Friday, July 28th, 2017
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Rio barely managed to keep it together for the Olympics, needed a government bailout to hold the Paralympics and then collapsed under a grinding recession and sprawling corruption scandals.

Rio’s Olympic Park plans may be spoiled by bad economy

Monday, August 22nd, 2016
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The celebrations are done and the torch extinguished, but now that the Olympics are gone, Rio is left with questions about what will become of the city's plan to convert the Olympic Park into a bustling recreational district with luxury apartments and offices.

Pan Ams in Toronto a springboard for Canada’s Olympic team

Monday, August 22nd, 2016
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The chef de mission of the Canadian Olympic team believes there was a Pan Am effect at work. The 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto just over a year ago provided not just a boost in bricks and mortar, according to Curt Harnett.

Canada’s success in Rio comes at a price

Monday, August 22nd, 2016
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By many measures, the Rio Olympics were a great success for Canada. But that success, largely the product of the Own the Podium funding strategy, can come with hidden costs.

2020 vision: Rio offers glimpse of Canada’s bright Olympic future

Monday, August 22nd, 2016
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The future looks bright for Canadians in the pool, in the field and on the track. But rowers, kayakers and canoeists face big questions in the run up to Tokyo in four years' time.

Canada celebrates at the #Rio2016 closing ceremony

Sunday, August 21st, 2016
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Even rain couldn't dampen Canadian spirits as they celebrated the close of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

Penny Oleksiak carries Canadian flag at Olympic closing ceremony

Sunday, August 21st, 2016
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The closing ceremony for the Rio Olympics is underway. Teenage swimming sensation Penny Oleksiak will be Canada's flag-bearer.

U.S. wins Rio medal race, Canada surpasses goals

Sunday, August 21st, 2016
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The United States decisively won the medal race in Rio, but many other countries, including Canada, are holding their heads high.

8 really weird things that happened at Rio 2016

Sunday, August 21st, 2016
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Considering how bad the leadup to the Rio Olympics was, which was almost unprecedented in its calamity, the actual Games themselves have gone fairly smooth. But there were still a few odd things to see over the past two weeks.

Mongolian wrestling coaches strip down in protest after controversial loss

Sunday, August 21st, 2016
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After Mongolian wrestler Ganzorigiin Mandakhnaran lost a bronze-medal clash against Uzbekistan's Ikhtiyor Navruzov in controversial fashion, his coaches reacted in a way you would only expect to see in a WWE event.