Canada Athletes

Stop Complaining! Being Stressed Might Be a Good Thing

Leah Eichler | Posted 07.06.2014 | Canada Living
Leah Eichler

According to Martin Birt, a Toronto-based human resources manager and consultant, bad stress often results from situations where you lack control. That doesn't necessarily mean that an employee needs complete autonomy but has the sense that his or her voice affects the decision-making process.

How You Can Prevent Sport-Related Injuries

Dr. Sara T | Posted 05.25.2014 | Canada Alberta
Dr. Sara T

During the Olympics, you heard stories of athletes who sustained serious injuries and are back at their sport. But what about when the injuries hit close to home affecting your kids, your friends or yourself? The future is unknown when it comes to injuries and can be filled with chronic pain, disability and rehabilitation. So how can we prevent sport-related injuries?

Sure, Eugenie's Great at Tennis, But Who Is She Dating?

Toula Drimonis | Posted 03.23.2014 | Canada Living
Toula Drimonis

Last night, tennis fans sat riveted in front of their TV screens, watching 19-year-old Canadian, Eugenie Bouchard, beat former world No. 1 Ana Ivanovic and triumphantly reach the semifinals of the Australian Open. And after that exhilarating and shocking victory, what did the on-court interviewer ask this dedicated and amazing athlete? Who's the man of your dreams, Eugenie? Who are you crushing on, girl? Because, being a woman, what else could she possibly be interested in? Entrenched sexism needs to be pointed out, ridiculed, and eradicated.

Is Lululemon More Offensive Than Abercrombie & Fitch?

Marci Warhaft-Nadler | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Marci Warhaft-Nadler

There have been a lot of comparisons made over the last week or so between Abercrombie & Fitch founder, Mike "We only like the cool kids" Jeffries and Lululemon founder, Chip "Our designs aren't flawed, your bodies are" Wilson. But there's one big difference between these two clothing moguls

SavvyMom Roundup: Parenting Athletes and Louis C.K. on Cellphones

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 11.26.2013 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

Parenting athletes, Louis C.K. on cell phones, mobile strategies, foodie travel and mass shootings all caught my attention this week.

Why We Shouldn't Force Our Kids Into Sports

Samantha Kemp-Jackson | Posted 04.06.2013 | Canada Living
Samantha Kemp-Jackson

The message that we're sending to our children is loud and clear: we want you to excel at sports, so you'd better do it. We want to see you become an athletic star, regardless of your interest (and often skill level). Until we let go of our collective dreams of athletic super-stardom, of touchdowns and home runs, we will continue to negatively affect our children's psyches.

SavvyMom Roundup: Lying Athletes, Kids on Diets and the Quinoa Controversy

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 03.28.2013 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

Sports celebs as liars, a seven-year-old girl on a diet, the quinoa question and hockey rules. There was a lot of good stuff that caught my attention this week.

What Drives an Athlete?

Kristina Groves | Posted 02.06.2013 | Canada Living
Kristina Groves

What is it that makes some athletes persevere while others give up? What drives an athlete at all? It's of course impossible to know if an athlete will 'make it' until they actually do but, in my mind, the root of this perseverance is planted in four simple things: a love of the sport, the desire to improve, being satisfied with small, incremental improvements and patience. In a word -- grit.

SavvyMom Roundup: Winning Outfits, Athletic Diets and Bacon Everywhere

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 10.07.2012 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

Even with the Olympics on 24/7 (admittedly a huge distraction for me) there was a lot that caught my attention this week. Let's talk about the Olympic uniforms, Twitter and freedom of speech, and ways that you can eat like an athlete!

Pro-Athlete As Red Carpet Starlets: Best Of Both Worlds

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.06.2012 | Canada Style

We've grown accustomed to seeing actors, actresses and musicians on the red carpet. But what about those who can not only stun at a premiere, but can ...

Three Kinds of Athletes Most Likely to Medal at the Olympics

Nicole Forrester | Posted 09.27.2012 | Canada
Nicole Forrester

2012-07-25-olympicbanner.png As an Olympian, I can tell you that nothing quite prepares you for what it is like to compete at the Olympic Games. Perhaps that is why far and few athletes medal at their very first Olympic Games. When it comes to the Olympic Games, be prepared to observe three types of medalists. The first medalist is your favoured athlete, the second your veteran, and the third -- wildcard!

LOOK: 9 Canadians To Watch In London

CP | Posted 07.06.2012 | Canada

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...

Olympics: My Interview With Synchro Canada's Senior National Team (VIDEO)

Shannon Skinner | Posted 08.23.2012 | Canada
Shannon Skinner

2012-06-18-ShannonSkinner.jpgMeet Synchro Canada's senior national team members who are training for the 2012 Olympic Games. I recently caught up with these young women at the Etobicoke Olympium Pool. Check out what they have to say about how they push past fear, their keys to success, their dreams, hopes and the upcoming Olympic Games in this Shannon Skinner Special Report, which is part of an ongoing series of on-location interviews.

Vogue's Depiction of Female Athletes? Last Place

The Vancouver Observer | Posted 07.29.2012 | Canada
The Vancouver Observer

The June cover of Vogue, featuring Team USA, has been compared to a scene from the popular TV show, Baywatch. Somehow, even to a mainly female audience, the women athletes in Vogue aren't given the chance to pose as the powerful athletes they are, but are toned down to conform to harmless stereotypes.

Why I'm Missing the 2011 Pan American Games

Nicole Forrester | Posted 12.12.2011 | Canada Living
Nicole Forrester

Friday Oct. 14, 2011 is the opening ceremony for the 2011 Pan American Games, and it will be the first Pan American Games in my entire athletic career...

The Red Mittens Are Coming Back

CP | Donna Spencer, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.29.2011 | Canada

TORONTO - The Canadian Olympic Committee is bringing out the red mittens again.Three dollars from each pair of the $10 mittens, sold by the Hudson’s...

Passions At Play: Canada's Other Sports (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post Canada | Monte Stewart | Posted 09.20.2011 | Canada

It turns out that Canada’s national sport is older than people think. Further research, says Randy Radonich, shows it dates to the 1600s, and pla...