Archive for the ‘Sports/Olympics/Money at Play’ Category

Sport empowers women, but equality remains elusive

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

For Olympian Deidra Dionne, International Women's Day offers a chance to reflect on both the benefits and challenges that sport presents.

What Erik Guay got right — and wrong — about the Olympics

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

Canadian skier Erik Guay made headlines last week when he said that World Cup wins are more meaningful to him than the Olympics. Guay has a point, but winning Olympic gold presents its own unique set of challenges.

What do Canadian athletes want for Christmas? Better funding

Friday, December 16th, 2016

'Tis the season to be hopeful, and optimism is in the air for Canadian athletes looking for a much-needed boost in funding and better educational opportunities.

Gender equality in sport can’t be achieved by women alone

Friday, December 2nd, 2016
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Serena Williams' call to action should be applauded, but gender equality in sport won't be achieved by women alone, writes former Canadian Olympian Deidra Dionne.

Are some countries hacking the Paralympic system?

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

As the competition for medals grows more intense, some nations may be turning to questionable tactics to boost their results in the Paralympics. Now Canada must decide if it wants to play that game, writes Deidra Dionne.

Canadian Olympic Committee can’t forget to celebrate

Monday, October 31st, 2016

As it tries to distance itself from the contentious Marcel Aubut era, the COC must strike a balance between fiscal responsibility and elevating Canada's greatest athletes and Olympic moments.

NHL vs. IOC: A power play that’s just getting started

Thursday, September 29th, 2016

Don't be fooled, the World Cup of Hockey doesn't harm the chances of NHL players going to the Olympics.

The Olympic model is broken: An open letter to Thomas Bach

Thursday, September 1st, 2016

In an open letter to IOC president Thomas Bach, CBC columnist and Olympian Deidra Dionne highlights the lack of progress on crucial issues.

Olympic medal may be priceless, but that doesn’t mean golden athletes will get rich

Thursday, August 18th, 2016

Winning an Olympic medal is a priceless experience. But let's not mistake priceless for financially valuable.

A lot of what-ifs emerge from the McLaren report

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

The fallout of the McLaren report on Russian state-sponsored doping could have far-reaching effects for a number of Canadian athletes.