Archive for the ‘News/Canada’ Category

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.

Grey Cup head coaches news conference LIVE

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016
Grey Cup head coaches news conference LIVE

Calgary Stampeders head coach Dave Dickenson and Ottawa Redblacks head coach Rick Campbell take questions in Toronto

Rick Hansen recalls favourite Paralympic moments

Thursday, September 15th, 2016
Rick Hansen paralympics

It’s been almost 30 years since Paralympian Rick Hansen pushed his wheelchair around the world to raise awareness and millions of dollars for spinal cord research, but before he was known as the "Man in Motion," Hansen brought home medals for Canada as a wheelchair marathon athlete.

Paralympics highlight co-operation between disabled and able-bodied athletes

Thursday, September 1st, 2016
Steve Sampson and Andrew Seely

More than 150 athletes will represent Canada in 19 different sports at the Rio Paralympics. Each competitor has their own unique story about how they got to the Games. And sometimes those stories involve an able-bodied person participating at the Paralympics, either in the background, or right out font.

‘Canada has your back’: Penny Oleksiak leads athletes home after 22-medal Games

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016
Penny Oleksiak

Members of Canada's Olympic team, led by breakout swim star Penny Oleksiak, stepped through the arrivals area at Toronto's Pearson airport this morning in a triumphant return after an impressive 22-medal performance in Rio de Janeiro.

Match point for Milos? Canadian tennis star Raonic says his prime years may be fading

Sunday, June 26th, 2016
Raonic Mansbridge

Milos Roanic, the highest ranked Canadian male tennis player ever, tells The National's Peter Mansbridge his prime playing years and opportunities to finally win a single Grand Slam may soon be fading.