Archive for the ‘Sports/Paralympics’ Category

Canadian legend Stephanie Dixon named chef de mission for 2020 Paralympics

Wednesday, April 17th, 2019
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.

Canada’s Mark Arendz earns 10th career para Nordic world championships medal

Sunday, February 17th, 2019
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Canada's Mark Arendz skied to his 10th career world para Nordic ski championship podium finish after winning the silver medal in the 10-kilometre cross-country skate-ski race on Sunday.

Canada’s Collin Cameron opens para Nordic world championships with silver

Saturday, February 16th, 2019
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Canada's Collin Cameron opened the 2019 world para Nordic skiing championships with a silver medal on Saturday in Prince George, B.C.

Canada’s McKeever swaps skis for tuxedo, nominated for Laureus World Sport Award

Thursday, February 14th, 2019
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From a glitzy awards ceremony in Monaco to the nordic trails of Prince George, B.C., Brian McKeever is in for a whirlwind week.

Russia reinstated for Tokyo 2020 after Paralympics doping ban lifted

Friday, February 8th, 2019
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Russia will be able to compete at next year's Paralympics in Tokyo after being reinstated Friday, more than two years after the country was suspended for widespread doping.