Canadian Athletes

Let's Not Leave The Olympic Inspiration In Rio

Carla Qualtrough | Posted 08.22.2016 | Canada Living
Carla Qualtrough

As the Olympic flame was extinguished during Sunday's closing ceremony of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, I join Canadians in offering Team Canada our thanks and praise. Beyond the thrill of watching elite competition, the past several weeks have delivered us inspirational moments and stories that now sit in our collective memory.

Olympian Jen Kish Plays Rugby Like a Girl (And You Should Too)

Kathy Buckworth | Posted 08.12.2016 | Canada Living
Kathy Buckworth

Jen Kish looks tough. And she is tough. Tough on herself to perform at the highest level of athletics, and more importantly, to provide a positive role model for female athletes anywhere. As the captain of the bronze medal-winning Canadian Women's 7 Rugby Team, she is well poised to do just that.

Proud Parents Surprise Canadian Bronze Medallist During CBC Interview

The Huffington Post Canada | Zi-Ann Lum | Posted 08.08.2016 | Canada Parents

We're not crying. You're crying.

Unforgettable Canadian Olympic Moments

The Huffington Post Canada | Chole Tejada | Posted 08.03.2016 | Canada Living

Go Team Canada!

What You Need To Know About Gymnastics Before The Olympics

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 07.27.2016 | Canada Living

Women made their debut to the sport in 1928.

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!

The One Thing I Want For My Canadian Olympian Son

Lucie Huot | Posted 08.03.2016 | Canada Parents
Lucie Huot

Normalcy is something we all take for granted sometimes as the comforts of our day-to-day lives often seem too simple. For a high performance para-athlete like my son, some days are far from the usual and so normalcy is the one thing I try to maintain in his life.

The Three Ways I Raised A Canadian Olympian

Beverly Labbe | Posted 08.03.2016 | Canada Parents
Beverly Labbe

We all want our children to reach their full potential and the same is true when you're raising an Olympic athlete. My daughter, Stephanie Labbe, started playing soccer when she was 12 and from that point on, a large part of the whole family's life was spent on sport fields and arenas.

How I Taught A Canadian Olympian To Reach New Heights

Jane MacLennan | Posted 08.03.2016 | Canada Parents
Jane MacLennan

Failure is essential to success. That was an important lesson for my daughter, trampolinist and London 2012 Olympic Games gold medalist Rosie MacLennan.

How I Raised Canadian Olympian Mark Oldershaw

Connie-Lee Oldershaw | Posted 08.03.2016 | Canada Parents
Connie-Lee Oldershaw

Coming from a long line of athletes doesn't guarantee a medal, but doing whatever it takes to have your child succeed may be the thing that helps someone get there.

6 Tips To Keep You Out Of Trouble On Race Day

Canada Running Series | Posted 03.16.2017 | Canada Living
Canada Running Series

You've put in all the work -- weeks of uninterrupted training, the long runs, the speed sessions and those hard workouts in the pouring rain -- all to have it unravel at the last minute due to injury or a cramp mid-race. Unfortunately, this can be an all too common scenario afflicting even the most experienced runners.

A Solid Recovery Routine Is A Runner's Secret Weapon

Canada Running Series | Posted 03.10.2017 | Canada Living
Canada Running Series

Do you find yourself squeezing in workouts around the rest of your life -- before work, during lunch breaks and in the evening? While your workouts are important, it is also critical to take your recovery seriously -- the little details have a bigger impact on your training quality than you might think.

Winning An Olympic Medal Comes With Great Responsibility

World Vision | Posted 08.12.2016 | Canada Impact
World Vision

What most athletes don't think about as they're competing is our responsibility after the big win. I didn't realize at the time that an Olympic medal would mean I could one day make a difference in the world, just by lending my name to a cause.

Sochi 2014: Ten Canadian Athletes to Watch

Gal's Got Game | Posted 04.08.2014 | Canada
Gal's Got Game

The 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi officially kick off on Friday, and after a solid ride in Vancouver in 2010, Canadians have high hopes as we venture away from our home turf. To make the most of your Olympic-viewing experience, keep an eye out for these 10 athletes across a variety of disciplines as they bring their impressive speed, enthusiasm, and finesse to the Winter Games.

I'm Gay, and I'm Supporting Canada's Olympic Team in Sochi

Elizabeth Hawksworth | Posted 04.08.2014 | Canada Impact
Elizabeth Hawksworth

I've had people ask me if that's what I plan to do, as a bisexual person. But that's where the fact that being gay is only one part of me comes in. I'm also a staunchly patriotic Canadian. And I love the winter Olympics, a lot. There's a crossroads, here, for me. Because the delegation travelling from Canada to Sochi is also comprised of staunchly patriotic Canadians and talented athletes. Some of them happen to be gay. And I want to see them succeed.

The Greatest Athletes Canada Has Ever Produced

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 11.23.2012 | Canada Living

As the 100th Grey Cup looms, it's hard not to think of the glorious moments of our country's diverse athletic past. While the most recent one that ...

Canadian Moose Takes To Twitter Over Ear Theft

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.06.2012 | Canada

LONDON - A Canadian symbol at the London Olympics has been a victim of theft, and was quick to voice its displeasure on Twitter.The Canadian Moose, a ...