Canada Olympians

The Real Reason Why Olympians Bite Their Medals

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 08.15.2016 | Canada Living

No, they aren't checking to see if it's real.

Every Day Is Father's Day When You're Olympian Mark Oldershaw

Kathy Buckworth | Posted 06.15.2016 | Canada
Kathy Buckworth

Canadian Olympic medalist canoer Mark Oldershaw and his wife, Olympic swimmer Annamay Pierse recently became parents to Josephine, who was born 14 weeks prematurely, and they're finding the change in their rigid training routines to be a pretty tricky adjustment.

Why Parents of Olympians Aren't Better Than the Average Mom or Dad

Kathy Buckworth | Posted 07.26.2014 | Canada Living
Kathy Buckworth

When the daughter you've been driving to ballet class every Saturday for 12 years tells you she wants to focus on the history of dance as her $20,000 a year university major, you might pause and point out the successful engineers you know. Most parents push academic over athletic when push comes to shove.

'There Just Aren't That Many Athletes Making That Much Money'

CP | Romina Maurino, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.26.2014 | Canada

TORONTO - The medals, the tears and the pride may be what most Canadians remember from the Olympics, but when the glory fades, athletes need to plan f...

The Top 15 Canadian Athletes To Watch At The Games

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 02.06.2014 | Canada Living

Once the Olympic Games get started tomorrow in Sochi, Canadians won't be able to help but be glued to their screens to watch the action unfold in Russ...

Mental Strategies From The World's Best Athletes

CP | Malcolm Ritter, The Associated Press | Posted 10.01.2012 | Canada Living

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Now that you've been watching the world's top athletes compete in London, you may be inspired to go out and pursue your own sport at,...

What Olympians Should Be Thinking of Now

Dr. Peter Jensen | Posted 08.26.2012 | Canada
Dr. Peter Jensen

2012-07-25-olympicbanner.png My goodness it's almost here! This is not the time to hold on to what you have gained -- it is the time to keep improving. Imagine if you could improve one half a per cent per week between now and when your event starts -- what would that mean for your performance?

WATCH: Canadian Moms Of Olympians Melt Our Hearts

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 07.17.2012 | Canada Living

What does it take to make an Olympian? Sure, there's the impossible workouts and the impossible-to-achieve diets. But before all that starts, there's ...

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.