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

Simone Biles’ candid talk about mental health resonates with Canadian Olympians

Thursday, July 29th, 2021
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What Simone Biles did isn't a mental health campaign transparently pushed by a corporate entity, but the honest voice of one of the greatest athletes ever. As CBC Sports' Jamie Strashin writes, that's why it resonated with many of Canada's top athletes in Tokyo.

Simone Biles set for Tokyo spotlight after claiming 7th U.S. gymnastics title

Sunday, June 6th, 2021

Simone Biles looks ready for Tokyo. So it seems, are the leading contenders vying to join the reigning world and Olympic gymnastics champion in Japan next month.

Canadian gymnast Ellie Black embraces enforced breather, aims for Tokyo 2021

Saturday, April 18th, 2020

The postponement of the Tokyo Olympics to 2021 gave Canadian gymnast Ellie Black the gift of time. The 24-year-old from Halifax tore an ankle ligament landing a vault during last October's world championship in Stuttgart, Germany. Black underwent surgery on her ankle later that month.

Olympic champion gymnast Simone Biles cried at news of Tokyo postponement

Wednesday, April 1st, 2020

Four-times Olympic champion Simone Biles has finally broken her silence on the year long postponement of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and said on Wednesday that while the news left her in tears, it was the right call.

Simone Biles slams USA gymnastics over ‘happy birthday’ tweet

Sunday, March 15th, 2020

Simone Biles sent USA Gymnastics spinning on Saturday. After receiving a tweet from the organization wishing her a happy birthday, the five-time Olympic medallist pulled no punches.

Canadian Olympic hopeful Ellie Black returns to competition following ankle surgery

Saturday, March 7th, 2020

Morgan Hurd of the United States jump-started her rebound from a frustrating 2019 season by winning the women's all-around title in the American Cup gymnastics competition Saturday.

Canada’s Samantha Smith wins World Cup bronze in women’s trampoline

Sunday, February 16th, 2020
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Samantha Smith won bronze in the women's trampoline competition at the Baku World Cup on Sunday in Azerbaijan.

Larry Nassar investigation not suspended after all, says Michigan attorney general

Wednesday, December 25th, 2019

Michigan's attorney general on Wednesday said her communications director's statement announcing the suspension of a nearly two-year criminal investigation into Michigan State University's handling of complaints against serial sexual abuser Larry Nassar was "inadvertently misleading."

Attorney General suspends investigation of Michigan State over Nassar

Tuesday, December 24th, 2019

State Attorney General Dana Nessel has suspended a nearly two-year-long investigation into Michigan State University's handling of complaints against now-imprisoned serial sexual abuser Larry Nassar, a spokeswoman said Tuesday.

Road to the Olympic Games: Trampoline & tumbling world championships

Wednesday, December 4th, 2019
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Watch Road to the Olympic Games, our weekly program spotlighting the best high-performance athletes from Canada and around the world. On this week's edition of the program, watch action from the tumbling and trampoline world championships in Tokyo.