Alexandre Despatie

Montreal Showcases Its Best

We all know Montreal as a city of festivals. The best known of those celebrations, however, are focused on a particular type of experience, such as food, art, or music. But for the tourist who wants a taste of it all, Montréal en Lumière is a particularly great treat.
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Despatie Calls It Quits

MONTREAL - Alexandre Despatie may have already begun thinking about ending his medal-filled career after he cracked his head on the diving board before last summer's Olympics.The injury sidelined the...

The End Of The Road

LONDON - They've carried the Olympic load for Canada over multiple Games. For a few of them, London was their last.Triathlete Simon Whitfield, cyclist and speedskater Clara Hughes, diver Alexandre Des...

The Mom Behind the Olympic Athlete

Canadian Olympic Diving sensation Alexandre Despatie owes much of this success to his mom, Christiane. When he was just three weeks old, Christiane took her newborn son to a class to learn to swim -- a perfect start to a successful career in diving. Alex has won three world championships and two Olympic silver medals and has became a Canadian heartthrob.

LOOK: 9 Canadians To Watch In London

A tennis ace, a boxing world champion and a speed skater (who just happens to rock the road cycling circuit) are among Canada's best bets for a podium appearance at the London Olympics beginning July...