Archive for the ‘News/Canada’ Category

Canadian tennis star Bianca Andreescu on Indian Wells win, equality and perseverance

Sunday, April 7th, 2019
Bianca Andreescu

Canadian teen tennis star Bianca Andreescu recently sat down with The National's Adrienne Arsenault to discuss her big win at Indian Wells, her push for equality in the sport and persevering when things get tough.

‘I was angry. I was sad’: Players and experts on why Canadian Women’s Hockey League failed

Monday, April 1st, 2019
Carlee Campbell

News that the Canadian Women's Hockey League will cease operations has been met with nearly universal shock and disappointment.

Q&A | Sexual offences in amateur sport

Thursday, February 14th, 2019
Q&A | Sexual offences in amateur sport

CBC’s Jamie Strashin puts questions to our panellists — Lorraine Lafreniere from the Coaches Association of Canada, Karyn Kennedy from Boost Child and Youth Advocacy Centre, Dawn Smyth of Basketball Canada and Todd Jackson of Hockey Canada

Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2018 LIVE (courtesy NBA TV)

Thursday, September 6th, 2018
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2018 LIVE (courtesy NBA TV)

Steve Nash, Jason Kidd and Grant Hill are among the 13-member class that will be inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame. At this event, each class member is presented with their orange hall of fame jacket

Women abused by ex-national ski coach Bertrand Charest speak out for 1st time

Monday, June 4th, 2018
Bertrand Charest victims

Four former elite alpine skiers spoke to CBC's Adrienne Arsenault about the trauma that still haunts them after they were sexually assaulted by a trusted coach — and what they think needs to happen to make sure athletes training today don't suffer similar abuse.

Speed Skating Canada investigating ‘substantive’ complaints against head coach

Saturday, January 20th, 2018

The head of Speed Skating Canada tells CBC News the organization is investigating “substantive” complaints against its head coach, Michael Crowe.

Ex-U.S. athlete tells Speed Skating Canada of head coach’s alleged sexual relationships with skaters

Friday, January 19th, 2018

A former U.S. speed skater says she reported allegations to Speed Skating Canada in November that head coach Michael Crowe had sexual relationships with several of his athletes when he coached elite skaters south of the border in the 1990s and early 2000s.

Edmonton fighter’s death highlights risks, patchwork rules of the ring

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017
BOX MMA Tim Hague 20170618

The death of Tim Hague after a recent Edmonton boxing match raises questions as to whether the local commission acknowledged the knockouts he suffered as an MMA combatant. And it comes as UFC's biggest superstar prepares to box against one of the all-time greatest fighters.

Solving the mystery of the NHL’s 1st game

Sunday, April 16th, 2017
Joe Malone of the Montreal Canadiens

For decades historians and hockey nerds have debated where and when the NHL's first puck was dropped. A new discovery finally sheds light on the answer.

This Canadian women’s basketball team ruled the world — and now gets a moment of fame

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017
Edmonton Grads

They played hundreds of games and won 95 per cent of their matches, an astonishing success rate for any team in any sport. Now, a women's basketball team that dominated for years is getting a moment in the spotlight.