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Canadian distance runners raised the bar at Rio Olympics

Sunday, August 21st, 2016
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Despite competing in the deepest sport at the Olympics, many of Canada's top distance runners are no longer happy unless they win medals.

Andre De Grasse makes statement with 3-medal showing in Rio

Sunday, August 21st, 2016
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Andre De Grasse alone met Athletics Canada's stated goal of two or three medals at the Rio Olympics while three others also reached the podium in track and field.

Eliud Kipchoge wins marathon, Canada’s Eric Gillis 10th

Sunday, August 21st, 2016
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Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge completed his collection of Olympic marathon medals by winning gold, while Eric Gillis delivered a rare top-10 result for Canada on the closing day in Rio.

Ryan Lochte says ‘immature behaviour’ got him into a mess

Saturday, August 20th, 2016
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American swimmer Ryan Lochte says he over-exaggerated what happened at a Rio de Janeiro gas station and acknowledges it was his "immature behaviour" that got him and three teammates into a mess that consumed the final days of the Olympics.

How Canada’s athletes fared Saturday in Rio

Saturday, August 20th, 2016
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Catharine Pendrel's mountain biking bronze pushed Canada's total to 22, tied with the effort at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics for second-most at a Summer Games. Here's how Canada did on the penultimate day of the Rio Olympics.

Mo Farah repeats as 5,000 champion, Canada’s Ahmed 5th

Saturday, August 20th, 2016
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Britain's Mo Farah won the men's 5,000-metre final on Saturday, his second gold medal of the Rio Olympics, while Canada's Mohammed Ahmed came in fifth.

Melissa Bishop disappointed after 800 podium miss

Saturday, August 20th, 2016
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Canada's Melissa Bishop turned in a national record but could not hold off Kenya's Margaret Wambui, who passed her en route to a bronze medal in the women's 800-metre final.

Usain Bolt cements his ‘greatest’ status with 9th gold medal

Friday, August 19th, 2016
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Usain Bolt turned a close 4x100-metre relay race against Japan and the United States into a typical, Bolt-like runaway, helping Jamaica cross the line in 37.27 seconds.

United States powers to gold in women’s 4×100 relay

Friday, August 19th, 2016
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The United States won the women's Olympic 4x100-metres relay on Friday as Allyson Felix became the first woman to collect five gold medals in athletics.

Andre De Grasse anchors Canada to relay redemption after USA DQ’d

Friday, August 19th, 2016
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Usain Bolt led Jamaica to a third consecutive Olympic gold medal in the men's 4x100-metre relay Friday, while Canada crossed the finish line fourth but a disqualification to the United States bumped Canada to the bronze medal position.