Archive for the ‘Sports/Paralympics’ Category

Own the Podium innovates around the Paralympics

Monday, July 29th, 2019
Canadian Sport Institute Ontario

On the Olympic front, research and development has helped athletes in summer and winter sports climb to the top of the podium. But Lindsay Musalem, a biomechanics expert at the CSIO, says there is a great opportunity when it comes to the Paralympics and improvements that can be made to the equipment and technology.

This Paralympian’s story helped Tokyo land the 2020 Games

Friday, June 21st, 2019

Mami Tani is training hard to qualify to compete in triathlon at the 2020 Paralympics in Tokyo. But it was her touching presentation to the IOC and its voters in 2013 that played a key role in Tokyo getting the 2020 Games.

‘The Michael Jordan of wheelchair basketball’ has returned

Thursday, May 16th, 2019
London Paralympics Wheelchair Basketball

Patrick Anderson helped Canada win the Paralympic gold medal in 2000, 2004, as well as silver in 2008. The fact he is back on the court with his crazy ball skills is welcome news for the the Canadian men’s wheelchair basketball team.

Canada looks to defend para-hockey title at world championship

Friday, April 26th, 2019
Tyler McGregor

The Beijing Paralympics are still three years away but the next best thing begins Saturday in Ostrava, Czech Republic. The Americans and Canadians are favoured to meet for gold once again at the IPC world para-hockey championship.

Canadian legend Stephanie Dixon named chef de mission for 2020 Paralympics

Wednesday, April 17th, 2019

Para-swimming great Stephanie Dixon will lead Canada into the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games as chef de mission, the Canadian Paralympic Committee announced Wednesday.

Success is sweet revenge against bullying for Paralympic star Aurélie Rivard

Friday, April 12th, 2019

Aurélie Rivard is on pace to become a Paralympic legend. But life hasn't been all glory for the 22-year-old Quebec native. Sitting down for an interview with CBC Sports just after the recently completing national swim trials, the pain starts coming back and the tears well up in her eyes when discussing her struggles with bullying.

Canada’s Tristen Chernove wins gold at para track worlds

Sunday, March 17th, 2019

Canada's Tristen Chernove concluded the para-cycling track world championships with a gold medal in the men's C2 category scratch race on Saturday.

Russian Paralympic doping ban ends — with conditions

Friday, March 15th, 2019

Russia returned to the Paralympics on Friday, though athletes face extra drug tests ahead of next year's games in Tokyo.

Canada’s Mark Arendz wins biathlon silver at para nordic worlds

Thursday, February 21st, 2019

Canada's Mark Arendz won silver in the biathlon individual race to capture his fourth medal of the World Para Nordic Skiing Championships.

Collin Cameron earns Canada’s 1st gold at para Nordic ski worlds

Monday, February 18th, 2019

Canada's Collin Cameron won the country's first gold medal of the world para Nordic ski championship in Prince George, B.C., capturing the men's cross-country sitting sprint title ahead of American Daniel Cnossen.