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

How Canada’s athletes fared Friday in Rio

Friday, August 19th, 2016
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Canada won three bronze medals on Friday, but it could have been as few as two or as many as four depending on how certain post-race reviews panned out. Here's how Canadian athletes performed throughout Brazil on Friday.

Who should be Canada’s flag-bearer at the closing ceremony?

Friday, August 19th, 2016
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With the Rio Olympics drawing to a conclusion, the role of Canada's flag-bearer at the closing ceremony is up for grabs. Here are several worthy candidates and make sure to vote for your favourite.

PHOTOS | The thrill of victory, agony of defeat at the Olympics

Friday, August 19th, 2016
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From the defeat that led to U.S. goal keeper Hope Solo's ingracious comments about the Swedes to Michael Phelps's dominance in the pool, here's a look at the highs, and lows, of Olympic competition.

Canada’s soccer women called ‘inspiration’ after making history

Friday, August 19th, 2016
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After repeating as bronze medallist at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympic Games, the Canadian women's soccer team gained respect and adoration from all over the world.

How to watch Tragically Hip show, Rio Olympics

Friday, August 19th, 2016
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A special presentation Saturday night gives CBC viewers a chance to see both the Rio Olympics and the Tragically Hip concert from Kingston, Ont. Here's a guide of how and where to watch.

PHOTOS | Race walking is a 50K ‘world of hurt’

Friday, August 19th, 2016
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Canadian race walker Evan Dunfee, who referred to his event as a 'world of hurt,' turned down an opportunity to counter-appeal for a bronze medal after a controversial bump in the final stretch of the 50K race. Here's a look at the gruelling event that is Olympic race walking.

Canadian medallists know how to celebrate

Friday, August 19th, 2016
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Winning a medal is the pinnacle of Olympic competition. The celebration style and method of every athlete is completely unique and individual. Here's a round-up of how the Canadian medallists celebrated after winning in Rio.

Evan Dunfee awarded bronze after protest in 50km race walk

Friday, August 19th, 2016
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Race walker Evan Dunfee collected Canada's 12th bronze medal at the Rio Olympics and 19th overall following a protest in the men’s 50-kilometre race Friday morning. In the final two kilometres, Dunfee lost stride after Japan's Hirooki Arai bumped him.

4 strong wins in Rio on lucky Day 13 for Canada

Friday, August 19th, 2016
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in an ironic sort of way, Day 13 in Rio turned out to be one of good fortune for Canada. CBC Sports host Scott Russell writes that each of the four Olympic medals won by Canadians had a back story which made it significant and therefore destined to become a part of our nation's sporting folklore in the future.

2 Canadian boats advance to Olympic kayak medal races Saturday

Friday, August 19th, 2016
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Halifax paddler Mark De Jonge will race for a medal in sprint kayak Saturday, and so will the four-woman team of Adrienne Langlois, Genevieve Orton, Emilie Fournel and KC Fraser.