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

Monday, June 28th, 2021

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

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

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.