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Vancouver 2010 Olympic gold medal sells for $71,600 Cdn at auction

Thursday, July 18th, 2019
Vancouver Olympics Freestyle Skiing

Freestyle skiing champion Alexei Grishin of Belarus selling medals to raise money to fund a "serious operation" needed by a person close to him.

Vancouver 2010 Olympic gold medal expected to net over $50K US at auction

Tuesday, July 16th, 2019
2010 Olympic gold medal

Olympic gold medallists usually cash in after their big moment on the podium through sponsorship deals and paid appearances.

Canada’s Malindi Elmore returns to marathon at 39 after lengthy break

Monday, July 15th, 2019
OLY ATH Canada Trials 20120629

Malindi Elmore who walked away from track and field disheartened and unfulfilled in 2012, has reinvented herself as a marathon runner. And what began as a whim has the 39-year-old from Kelowna, B.C., within striking distance of an Olympic berth next summer in Tokyo.

Ex-Raptors star Danny Green says bags stolen in Vancouver

Wednesday, July 10th, 2019
Danny Green in Vancouver

A star shooting guard who helped fuel the Toronto Raptors' historic championship run this season says he and his friends had their car broken into during a recent trip to Vancouver after leaving their bags on the seat of a car parked on the city's Downtown Eastside.

B.C. skier launches class-action lawsuit over coach convicted of sex crimes

Wednesday, June 26th, 2019

Olympian Allison Forsyth was a victim of Bertrand Charest and says Alpine Canada bears responsibility for his actions.

Aaron Brown takes first place in men’s 100-metre sprint at Harry Jerome Classic in Burnaby

Friday, June 21st, 2019

Canada's fastest man had a clear lead in the men's 100-metre sprint final, where he placed first at Thursday night's event at Swangard Stadium.

‘It’s a crazy big deal!’ Sarah McLachlan to sing O Canada at Raptors-Warriors game

Wednesday, June 12th, 2019
Music Juno Awards 20190317

Sarah McLachlan will perform the Canadian anthem at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., where the Toronto Raptors could make history by clinching the NBA title with a win over the Golden State Warriors.

Why the 1994 Canucks continue to be the most-loved losing team in B.C. sport history

Monday, June 3rd, 2019

It was 25 years ago this month the Canucks faced off against the New York Rangers in the Stanley Cup finals, ultimately losing in Game 7 by a single goal.

Former Whitecaps player ‘optimistic’ after meeting about alleged harassment

Monday, May 27th, 2019

Meeting between former women's team players and Whitecaps owners described as 'emotional' and 'intense'.

Surfing debuts at 2020 Olympics — and Canada is a surprising contender

Saturday, May 25th, 2019
2019 canadian surfing championships Wickaninnish beach

Surfing debuts as an Olympic sport at the Tokyo 2020 Games and Canada is, surprisingly, a contender. Peter Devries, 36, and sixteen-year-old Mathea Olin of Tofino, B.C., secured their spots on Team Canada after podium finishes in the Olympic team trials earlier this month.