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WNBA’s Nneka Ogwumike, Elizabeth Williams denied appeal to represent Nigeria at Olympics

Monday, July 19th, 2021
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Nneka Ogwumike and Elizabeth Williams won't be playing for Nigeria in the Olympics after the Court of Arbitration for Sport rejected their appeal.

All roads lead to Tokyo for Canada, but playoffs at Olympic qualifier won’t be easy

Friday, July 2nd, 2021
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With pressure mounting in Victoria, Canada appears as cool as ever. Canada must beat the Czech Republic on Saturday (4 p.m. ET, CBC TV), then the winner of a Greece-Turkey matchup in Sunday’s final (7 p.m. ET, CBC TV) to qualify for Olympic men’s basketball for the first time since 2000.

‘Dynamic, relentless, together’: Canadian women take aim at Olympic basketball podium

Thursday, July 1st, 2021
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The time is now for the Canadian women’s basketball team to reach the podium. A third straight quarter-final loss at Tokyo 2020 could only be viewed as a disappointment for a team ranked fourth by FIBA, boasting three WNBA players and regarded as one of the top basketball nations in the world.

In trouncing China, Canada displays chemistry required to win on international stage

Thursday, July 1st, 2021
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A first-quarter three-pointer gave Canada the lead over China on Wednesday, showing how the team can punch its ticket to Tokyo.

Down to last shot, Canada must gel quickly to win Olympic basketball qualifier

Monday, June 28th, 2021
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Canada’s men’s basketball team should make the Olympics for the first time since 2000. It’ll begin its last-chance qualifying tournament on Tuesday at home in Victoria, B.C., with by far the most NBA talent, plus arguably the most accomplished head coach, of any of its five foes.

Olympian mom a big influence on Wiggins’ return to Canadian team

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2021
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After a six-year hiatus, Andrew Wiggins is back with Canada's national men's basketball team as it gears up for an Olympic qualifying tournament in Victoria. His mother, two-time Olympian Marita Payne-Wiggins, influenced on his decision to return.

Relentlessness of women’s basketball schedule only amplified in Olympic year

Thursday, June 3rd, 2021
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The relentlessness of the schedule in an Olympic year, which the WNBA breaks for, only increases that wear-and-tear. And for Team Canada in 2021, it means a 12-week journey together, outside of any pro commitments, intended to end on the Olympic podium in Tokyo.