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.
They even compete in the same sports as their Olympic parents!
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Definitive proof exercise is the fountain of youth.
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 Olympians are grooving with Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi and Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau in a tribute video to Pharrell Williams’ hit song Happy. The video, posted on YouTube by the Canadia...
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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 Minister Jim Flaherty's latest budget — released Tues...
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.
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.
Barbara Ann Scott, still the only Canadian to win an individual gold medal in Olympic figure skating, died Sunday. She was 84. 'Canada's Sweetheart' won gold at the 1948 St. Moritz Olympics. Wearing...
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 safety net and a growing voluntary sector. We think of...
Meet 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.