Archive for the ‘Sports/Olympics/Summer Sports’ Category

Olympic wake-up call: Canada’s overnight wins and a near-podium finish

Saturday, July 24th, 2021

Canadians posted wins on the sand, court, and pitch, while a cyclist raced to an impressive fifth-place finish. Here's what you might have missed on Saturday in Tokyo.

With no fans, Olympic opening ceremony had sombre, muted feel

Friday, July 23rd, 2021

On a steamy night in Tokyo, the Olympic flame was ignited atop a Mt. Fuji replica, inside of a sparkling new stadium, full of thousands of empty seats. It’s a stark reminder of the global COVID pandemic that continues to loom as these Games officially begin.

Olympic wake-up call: Opening ceremony scandal, men’s soccer begins

Thursday, July 22nd, 2021
Virus Outbreak Japan Olympics

During the sleeping hours in Canada, and with one day to go until the opening ceremony, another Tokyo Olympic creator departed in controversy. Here's what you missed on Thursday in Tokyo.

Basketball’s Ayim, rugby’s Hirayama to carry Canadian flag into unique Tokyo 2020 opening ceremony

Monday, July 19th, 2021

When Team Canada enters a near-empty Olympic Stadium to officially kick off Tokyo 2020 on Friday, it will be led by Miranda Ayim and Nathan Hirayama.

Canada taking 371 athletes to Tokyo, largest Games contingent since 1984

Tuesday, July 13th, 2021

Team Canada is taking 371 athletes and 131 coaches to the Tokyo Olympics, the country's largest Games contingent since Los Angeles in 1984, the Canadian Olympic Committee announced Tuesday.

Hammer thrower Gwen Berry turns away from U.S. flag during anthem

Sunday, June 27th, 2021

For the past week, they've played the national anthem one time a night at the U.S. Olympic track and field trials. On Saturday, it was started while outspoken activist and hammer thrower Gwen Berry was on the podium after receiving her bronze medal.

Sport court chooses not to reinstate Canada’s show jumping team for Olympics

Tuesday, May 4th, 2021

The world's top sport court determined Canadian show jumper Nicole Walker inadvertently ingested a cocaine metabolite drinking South American tea, but did not reinstate the Canadian team for this summer's Tokyo Olympics.

Amar Dhesi secures gold as Canada’s medal haul continues at Rome wrestling event

Saturday, March 6th, 2021
Dhesi Wrestling Canada

Canada's medal haul continued Saturday at the Matteo Pellicone Ranking Series wrestling event in Rome. A Canadian trio of wrestlers captured three medals, including a gold-medal performance from Amar Dhesi.

Boxer Claressa Shields becomes 2-division undisputed champ with win over Canada’s Marie-Eve Dicaire

Saturday, March 6th, 2021
Shields Dicaire Boxing

Claressa Shields won a unanimous decision over Marie-Eve Dicaire in their 154-pound unification bout Friday night.

Erica Wiebe pins Ukrainian opponent for wrestling bronze medal in Kyiv

Saturday, February 27th, 2021

Canada's Erica Wiebe collected her third pin of the tournament, defeating Ukraine's Anna Melnyk in the women’s 76-kilogram bronze-medal match at the Outstanding Ukrainian Wrestlers and Coaches Memorial on Saturday.