Archive for the ‘News/Canada’ Category

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.

‘Try to kill each other and then become friends': George Chuvalo reflects on Muhammad Ali

Saturday, June 11th, 2016
George Chuvalo

Former Canadian heavyweight champion George Chuvalo reflects on his friendship and classic boxing matches with Muhammad Ali.

Canadians plan to watch less of NHL playoffs this year: survey

Thursday, April 7th, 2016
Montrealol-Canadiens

With none of Canada's seven NHL teams making it to the Stanley Cup playoffs this year, 54 per cent of Canadians who regularly watch playoff hockey are planning to watch less this year, according to an online survey from the Angus Reid Institute.

Hockey fighting ‘harder and harder to defend’ after NHL emails unsealed

Thursday, March 31st, 2016
Hockey fighting Ottawa Anaheim

Is it time for the NHL to end fighting in the game? The old debate has roared back to life after sensitive emails between league executives were made public this week.

In Prince Harry’s Invictus Games, sport is soldiers’ weapon of choice

Saturday, March 26th, 2016
Invictus training 1

More than two dozen Canadian veterans and active service members have answered Prince Harry's call to compete in the second Invictus Games in May, which will pit wounded and ill soldiers from around the world against each other in 10 sporting events.