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

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.

Canada names 12 skaters for 1st national skateboard team

Friday, February 26th, 2021

Canada Skateboard announced a group of twelve skaters to make up Canada's first national skateboard team on Thursday based on them having competed in the Olympic Qualifying Tour in 2019-2020 and Canada Skateboard’s National Team Selection Policy.

Canadian men drop 2nd straight water polo match at Olympic qualifier

Tuesday, February 16th, 2021
WPO Pan Am Canada 20190810

Georgia stormed out to a 3-1 advantage in the first quarter and never surrendered the lead on the way to a 14-10 victory over Canada on Tuesday at the FINA men's water polo Olympic qualification tournament in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Canada’s show jumping team barred from Olympics after Nicole Walker loses appeal

Tuesday, January 12th, 2021

Show jumper Nicole Walker's appeal of a doping violation has been denied by the Court of Arbitration for Sport, meaning Canada won't have a team in the 2021 Tokyo Olympics.