Canadian Olympians

Athletes Pay The Price For Rampant Olympic Committee Spending

Nick Fillmore | Posted 08.19.2016 | Canada Politics
Nick Fillmore

Given the financial difficulties faced by athletes, you would think the Canadian Olympic Committee and the International Olympic Committee would provide every dime possible to sports bodies to provide funding. Not so. In fact, both are guilty of greedily spending millions of dollars on themselves while struggling athletes scrambled for a few bucks to get to Rio.

13 Canadians In Rio Who Have Olympic Blood In Their Veins

The Huffington Post Canada | Kristy Woudstra | Posted 08.16.2016 | Canada Parents

They even compete in the same sports as their Olympic parents!

These Canadian Olympic Medallists Haven't Aged In Decades

The Huffington Post Canada | Kristy Woudstra | Posted 08.07.2016 | Canada Parents

Definitive proof exercise is the fountain of youth.

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.

Canadian Politicians, Olympians Dance To 'Happy'

CBC | Posted 08.23.2014 | Canada Music

Canadian Olympians are grooving with Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi and Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau in a tribute video to Pharrell Williams’ hit song...

Great News For Canadian Olympians

CP | Steve Rennie, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.13.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Canadian athletes keep racking up medals at the Sochi Olympics, and now more money is coming their way to keep them on the podium.Finance Min...

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.

Star Power: This Olympian Thinks Outside the Box

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 02.05.2013 | Canada Impact
Craig and Marc Kielburger

Certain people have such boundless inner energy that it seems the whole global deficit might be solved, if only we could tap into their power reserves. Sylvie Fréchette is one of those people. It's not hard to see how this vivacious Québécoise helped Canada bring home the Olympic gold for solo synchronized swimming. We managed to pin down the bubbly Fréchette just long enough for a quick chat in Montreal.

Canadian Figure Skating Legend Barbara Ann Scott Dies

CBC | Posted 11.30.2012 | Canada Living

Barbara Ann Scott, still the only Canadian to win an individual gold medal in Olympic figure skating, died Sunday. She was 84. 'Canada's ...

Competition Meets Compassion: Canadian Olympians Reach Out

The Huffington Post Canada | Maya Hamovitch | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Impact

Canadians take care of one another. While there’s always room for improvement, we like to boast about our universal health care, a robust social saf...

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.