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

Canadians give their 2 cents on Penny Oleksiak as flag-bearer

Sunday, August 21st, 2016

After all the great performances from Canadian athletes there was some debate regarding who should receive the flag-bearing honour, but in the end it appears most are thrilled with the choice of swimming phenom Penny Oleksiak.

Penny Oleksiak to carry flag for Canada at Rio closing ceremony

Sunday, August 21st, 2016

The Canadian Olympic Committee has chosen Penny Oleksiak to be the country's flag-bearer at the closing ceremony of the Rio Olympic Games.

As sun sets on Rio Games, 7 Olympic-sized questions finally answered

Sunday, August 21st, 2016
Thiago Braz Da Silva

The bleak predictions failed to come to pass, and as these Games draw to a close, Rio has answered — with aplomb — many of the big questions that were being asked .

5 Olympic events to watch Sunday

Sunday, August 21st, 2016
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Here's a final look at what Olympic events you need to watch on the final day of Rio 2016.

Olympians celebrate the Tragically Hip

Saturday, August 20th, 2016
Scott watching Gord

Being in Brazil was no reason for Team Canada to miss out on the biggest concert the country has ever seen.

Canada’s flag-bearer: Could it be Evan Dunfee?

Saturday, August 20th, 2016

The Rio Olympics have featured some great performances by Canadian athletes, leaving room for plenty of discussion on who should carry the flag for Canada at the closing ceremony. Swimmer Penny Oleksiak and runner Andre De Grasse seem to be the favourites, but some are making a push for Evan Dunfee.

Gold medal not the only prize for most Olympic champions

Saturday, August 20th, 2016

This is a look at how countries competing at the Olympics reward their athletes if they win gold medals but also how they offer incentives besides financial profit - if at all.

Canada’s Brooke Henderson misses podium in Olympic women’s golf, Inbee Park takes gold

Saturday, August 20th, 2016
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Canada's Brooke Henderson closed with a 4-under-par 67 on Saturday but it wasn't enough to reach the podium at the Rio Olympic Games.

Mark De Jonge, women’s 4 team finish out of the medals in Olympic kayak racing

Saturday, August 20th, 2016
canada kayak

Two Canadian boats finished out of the top three in kayak racing Saturday and as a result will come home empty-handed.

Wild 4×100 relay brings bronze to Canada — or does it?

Friday, August 19th, 2016
Canada 4x100m team

The men's 4x100 relay was a wild ride that ended with Canada winning a bronze medal, but a U.S. appeal means it's not over yet.