Canada Sports

Motherhood Shouldn't Diminish Serena Williams' Success Story

Kirsten Parucha | Posted 04.24.2017 | Canada Parents
Kirsten Parucha

Well before she became the most adorned tennis player in the Open era, Serena had already solidified herself as one of the greatest athletes of our time, and with this next chapter in her life, she's proving motherhood coalesces with womanhood, and a professional career isn't an obstruction between them.

Advancing Women's Leadership In Sports

Dr. Ivan Joseph | Posted 04.07.2017 | Canada Living
Dr. Ivan Joseph

While getting equal pay is not a goal that can be reached overnight, it's critical to keep all channels of communication open with both female and male coaches and work through such challenges through honest discussions in a supportive environment. Encourage women on your team or in your department to ask for they want and to build a case for themselves based on merit and reaching set goals. It's important to make the ask.

Women's Roller Derby Whizzes Past Other Sports In Gender Inclusion

The Huffington Post Canada | Emily McCarty | Posted 03.21.2017 | Canada British Columbia

Roller derby is known for kicking ass, and now it's set an example with its gender inclusion policy. Thousands of members around the world belong ...

Game-Changing Snacks For Your Super Bowl Party | Posted 02.02.2017 | Canada Living

If you are excited to watch the big game this weekend, but still can't decide what to serve your hungry crowd, we'll help you get in the zone with this menu of championship Super Bowl snacks.

Are You Ready To Accept Your Call To Adventure?

Steph Jagger | Posted 01.24.2017 | Canada Living
Steph Jagger

What would change if we spent as much time glorifying start lines as we do finish lines? What if we cheered as wildly for people the moment they assumed their position in the starting blocks as we do when they run through the tape at the end of the race?

Sports Fans Mad At Meryl Streep Only Prove Her Point

Tara K. Reed | Posted 01.12.2017 | Canada Living
Tara K. Reed

If, after hearing her speech, you dedicated more of your able body and mind to railing against those thirty words than you did to meaningfully advocating for the safety of particularly vulnerable people, your lack of empathy only highlights how right she was to contrast the cultural impact of "The Arts" and that of televised sports.

Here's What You Do When You Lose A Beloved Player Before The Grey Cup

The Huffington Post Canada | Lisa Yeung | Posted 11.28.2016 | Canada Alberta

The Calgary Stampeders did right by Mylan Hicks and his mom.

'Weight Cutting' For Sport Is Eating Disorder By Another Name

Marci Warhaft-Nadler | Posted 11.17.2016 | Canada Parents
Marci Warhaft-Nadler

As dangerous as these rapid weight-loss practices are for adult athletes, the potential damage to young athletes is even scarier. In some sports, kids as young as eight years old using extreme measures to lose weight before competition.

Maybe There's Hope For Me As A Hockey Mom After All

Erin Silver | Posted 11.08.2016 | Canada Parents
Erin Silver

I didn't cry for myself or for how little hockey knowledge I currently have. I'd rather use these experiences as valuable life lessons. I won't make the same mistake twice. I won't make them with my younger son, because now I know better. And I won't hesitate to help other newbie hockey moms avoid my mistakes.

Steve Bartman Doesn't Need To Be Forgiven By Chicago Cubs Fans

Tesla Beard | Posted 11.03.2016 | Canada Living
Tesla Beard

Now, don't get me wrong. I love how sports have its own myths -- and baseball in particular has a slew of them. It's part of what makes sport great, and the storytelling so compelling. But this instance, with Bartman, is not one of those times. This man's life was ruined.

7 Life Lessons I Learned From French Kickboxing (Savate)

Tarek Riman | Posted 10.27.2016 | Canada Living
Tarek Riman

For the last three years, French kickboxing, otherwise known as Savate, has been an integral part of my life. I started Savate with the intention of improving my health and fitness, but it didn't take much time to realize that the impact of the sport goes well beyond the physical.

Will The World Anti-Doping Agency Be Allowed To Succeed?

Akaash Maharaj | Posted 10.18.2016 | Canada Politics
Akaash Maharaj

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) called for Russia to be banned from the Olympic and Paralympic Games. The International Paralympic Committee agreed; the International Olympic Committee did not. Since then, WADA has careered towards a pitiless confrontation with some of the most powerful figures in global affairs.

You Might Be That Parent I've Seen Ruining Youth Sports

Ian Warner | Posted 10.17.2016 | Canada Parents
Ian Warner

Parenting has changed since I grew up, and certainly since my parents were growing up. Kids can get away with more and more, and the side-effects of this in the sports world are not good at all. Sports are a great way to teach kids about life at a young age; they are not about creating superstars with a sense of entitlement.

How Playing Sports Inspires Confidence In Girls

Kathy Buckworth | Posted 10.14.2016 | Canada Impact
Kathy Buckworth

The Canadian Women's Foundations' Girls' Fund will help one thousand Canadian girls reach their potential, from age nine to 13 via 22 organizations in 44 communities across Canada. One such organization is the Boys and Girls Club of Hamilton, where 17-year-old Nikki met Hailey, who would become her mentor and change the trajectory of her athletic life.

Pro-Mountain Biker Hans Rey Gives Back To The Community

Tiffany Leigh | Posted 09.12.2016 | Canada
Tiffany Leigh

Crankworx is considered "the Superbowl of mountain biking"; it appeals to adrenaline addicts and it "brings the mountain biking world together in a to...

Faster, Higher, Stronger: How The Olympics Can Inspire Our Children

Canadian Paediatric Society | Posted 09.02.2016 | Canada Parents
Canadian Paediatric Society

Ask your children what sport they'd like to try, and try to find a way to make it happen. Get inspired as parents -- model an active lifestyle yourself and encourage your children to get active. The Olympics are a 4-year energizing catalyst to the imperative that we need to support this nation's children to get inspired and to get active.

What The Olympics Can Teach Us About Life

Fransi Weinstein | Posted 08.22.2016 | Canada Living
Fransi Weinstein

What Olympic athletes also have in common, whether or not they win medals, is passion, desire, ambition, hunger, determination, confidence and grit. They're not afraid to dream big... Why, then, do so many of us limit ourselves, hold ourselves back, restrict ourselves to "modest" goals -- only to look back at our lives and wonder what might have been?

10 Sports Positions That Are Harder Than The Rest

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 08.09.2016 | Canada Living

But they also get a lot of glory!

Economic Benefits Of Hosting The Olympics Are Largely Overblown

Jasmin Guénette | Posted 08.04.2016 | Canada Business
Jasmin Guénette

The Olympic Games in Rio are about to open, and there is great cause for celebration. The Olympics were founded to foster harmony between nations and celebrate the achievements of individuals who devote their life to excellence in sports. However, the Olympics offer little cause for celebration on economic grounds.

I Fear For The Aging Brains Of Extreme Sports Athletes

Sarah Collins | Posted 07.28.2016 | Canada Living
Sarah Collins

We now know that concussion's effects are cumulative and that repeated head trauma effects can take two generations to show up. Doesn't that make you want to take a second look at extreme sports? Because, let's face it: extreme sports are a growing phenomenon on the Olympic and international stage.

My Career Changed The Day I Started Focusing On My Strengths

Dr. Ivan Joseph | Posted 07.27.2016 | Canada Living
Dr. Ivan Joseph

I realized that while I was willing to take feedback on my weaknesses, I was not willing to listen to feedback on my perceived strengths. Only upon reflection, I was able to shift my attitude and seek and accept feedback on areas I was expert at. I had to get rid of the arrogant self-talk of "I was the best at this."

Why I'm Lucky Andre De Grasse Is My Son

Beverley De Grasse | Posted 08.03.2016 | Canada Parents
Beverley De Grasse

As a parent you don't set out to raise a high-performance athlete, you set out to raise a good kid who will mature into an honourable and productive adult. As he was growing up, I didn't really know that my son, Andre De Grasse, would be one of Canada's top track and field athletes on his way to compete at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games!

You Play Like A Girl? Good For You

Kathy Buckworth | Posted 07.11.2016 | Canada Living
Kathy Buckworth

Teamwork is of course one of the biggest benefits in sports for kids, but a recent study shows that while this is cited as one of the key benefits of girls staying in sports (as well as increased confidence and leadership skills), half of girls quit playing sports by the end of puberty.

The Secret To Cristiano Ronaldo's Success? Super Self-Confidence

Dr. Ivan Joseph | Posted 07.07.2016 | Canada Living
Dr. Ivan Joseph

Self-confidence as a skill that anyone can build, practice and master. It is the belief in your ability to accomplish the task at hand, no matter the odds, no matter the difficulty, no matter the adversity. Self-confidence is like a muscle. The more you practice, the stronger it gets.

Must Watch: Outstanding Sports Moments

Posted 02.08.2017 | Canada Living

Awe-inspiring sports moments that give us goosebumps. From the AOL Partner Studio