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

Why Canada’s medal tally is already on par with London 2012

Friday, August 19th, 2016
Penny Oleksiak-Rosie MacLennan-Derek Drouin-Erica Wiebe

With days to go until the closing ceremony in Rio, Canada has already matched its medal total from London 2012, quadrupled its number of gold medals, and is poised to reach the goal set our by Own The Podium for Rio 2016.

5 Olympic events to watch today

Friday, August 19th, 2016

Here are five Canadian Olympic events you need to watch today, including Canada's highly anticipated bronze medal soccer match against Brazil, the women's 4x100-metre relay and the men's 50-kilometre racewalk.

#DeBolt debunked in 200 showdown?

Thursday, August 18th, 2016
200m Final Rio

The internet's favourite bromance may have cooled with Thursday's rain, but the 200m final was still on fire with a 1-2 Bolt-De Grasse finish.

How Canada’s athletes fared Thursday in Rio

Thursday, August 18th, 2016

Canada won four medals on Thursday, pushing its total to 18 and matching the final tally from London four years ago. Here's how Canadians performed throughout Brazil on Day 11.

A black and white view of the Olympics

Thursday, August 18th, 2016
Olympics black and white Phelps

Little in life is as simple as black and white. In sports, though, sometimes the action looks best in black and white.

#DeBolt: Top 5 captions from the De Grasse and Bolt moment

Thursday, August 18th, 2016

Great photos captured the #DeBolt exchange and sports fans created even better captions to go with it. After an online vote, here are the best five of the bunch.

Don’t be fooled by the Usain Bolt-Andre DeGrasse brotherly love

Thursday, August 18th, 2016

This blossoming relationship between sprint superstars Usain Bolt and Andre De Grasse has injected new life into the circus that high stakes track and field was meant to be. But as CBC Sports host Scott Russell writes ahead of Thursday night's 200-metre Olympic final, it’s best not to take the chummy antics of rivals too seriously. The stakes are far too high, especially in Bolt’s case.

5 Olympic events to watch today

Thursday, August 18th, 2016

Our roundup of five things to follow Thursday includes Brooke Henderson in women's golf, Damian Warner's final day of decathlon and De Grasse vs. Bolt in the 200 metres.

Can you feel #DeBolt tonight?

Wednesday, August 17th, 2016
Can you feel Debolt tonight

Jamaica's Usain Bolt and Canada's Andre De Grasse seemed to consider Wednesday's 200-metre semifinal a laugh, and the internet is still in love — whether they are or not.

How Canadians fared Wednesday in Rio

Wednesday, August 17th, 2016

The men's volleyball team saw their great Olympic run come to an end, while a few Canadians put themselves in prime position to reach the podium in the coming days. Here's how Canada's athletes performed throughout Rio on Wednesday.