Archive for the ‘Sports/Paralympics’ Category

Nicolas Turbide leads smashing of records at Para-swimming Canadian Open

Thursday, October 5th, 2017

Quebec City’s Nicolas-Guy Turbide broke both an Americas and Canadian record on the final night of competition Wednesday at of the Para-swimming Canadian Open in Toronto.

Saskatoon’s Shelby Newkirk sets world record at Para-swimming championship

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

Shelby Newkirk of Saskatoon set a world record in the S7 100-metre backstroke on Tuesday at the Para-swimming Canadian Open at the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre.

Athletics community mourns death of Paralympic coach Ken Thom

Friday, September 29th, 2017

Paralympic coach Ken Thom died suddenly last Sunday in Cape Town, South Africa as a result of a scuba diving incident, shocking many in the athletics world.

Canada’s Stefan Daniel reaches top of podium at para-triathlon worlds

Friday, September 15th, 2017

Canada’s Stefan Daniel took gold in para-triathlon at the world championships in Rotterdam, the Netherlands on Friday.

COC’s Game Plan program a lifesaver for Paralympian

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

It’s been two years since the Canadian Olympic Committee launched its comprehensive athlete wellness program, Game Plan, and the results of its impact on Canadian athletes are starting to come to fruition. For one, it saved Canadian Paralympic sledge hockey athlete Kevin Rempel's life.

Westlake, Bridges lead Canadian sledge team into Paralympic season

Monday, September 11th, 2017

Paralympic gold medallists Greg Westlake and Billy Bridges were among the 20 players named to Canada's sledge hockey team for the 2017-2018 season on Monday.

Canadian Patrick Jarvis wants to lead International Paralympic Committee

Thursday, September 7th, 2017

Patrick Jarvis was left off Canada's track team in 1988. The anger from that decision propelled him into a lifetime of Paralympic sport stewardship. Now, the 59-year-old from Morrin, Alta., is running for president of the International Paralympic Committee.

Paralympics body eases ban on Russian athletes

Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

The International Paralympic Committee has eased a ban on Russian athletes, allowing them to compete in qualifying events for next year's winter games in South Korea.

Brent Lakatos wins gold again at world para athletics championships

Sunday, July 23rd, 2017

Canadian Brent Lakatos captured his fourth gold medal at the 2017 world para athletics championships with a victory in the men's T53 100-metre race on Sunday in London.

Liam Stanley captures silver for Canada at para athletics worlds

Saturday, July 22nd, 2017

Liam Stanley put Canada back on the podium Saturday at the world para athletics championships.