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You Know About Soccer Because of TSN

Vac Verikaitis | Posted 08.09.2012 | Canada
Vac Verikaitis

We stand on the verge of another sure to be historical event. The thousands who gathered in the streets to wave the flags and scream and shout, this tradition that started with a great street party on St. Clair in Toronto in 1982, it was all a result of what people saw on TV. Soccer is now regarded as a valuable sports property. But all of this came from very humble beginnings.

Lee Harvey Oswald's "Lover" Claims Conspiracy

Peter Worthington | Posted 12.18.2011 | Canada
Peter Worthington

Here we go again! Another conspiracy theory -- this time by a woman who has written a 600-page book (Me and Lee) claiming she and Lee Harvey Oswald were lovers and that instead of assassinating John Kennedy in 1963, he was trying to save him.

Today's Moscow: Golden Domes and Golden Arches

Peter Worthington | Posted 12.06.2011 | Canada
Peter Worthington

The New Russia Is Much Like the Old Russia

Peter Worthington | Posted 12.05.2011 | Canada
Peter Worthington

To those familiar with "Soviet" Russia, it's startling to see the billboards advertising Western cars, Samsung electronics, Subway fast food, Italian clothes, Paris fashions. Quite a change from the Moscow I remember where billboards advertised "Glory to Soviet cement."

Why Is Paul Henderson Not in the Hockey Hall of Fame?

David Menzies | Posted 11.26.2011 | Canada
David Menzies

It was 39 years ago today that the most famous goal in Canadian hockey history was scored. And yet, in the almost four decades since that piece of vulcanized rubber got past Soviet Union goaltender Vladislav Tretiak, the Canadian who scored that goal, Paul Henderson, is still inexplicably not in the Hockey Hall of Fame.

Europe Rejects Trademark Bid For Soviet Hammer And Sickle

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 11.20.2011 | Canada Business

BRUSSELS - Two decades after the fall of Communism, the hammer and sickle is still off limits to capitalist ownership.An European Union high court Tue...

Russia's Economy of Corruption

Peter Worthington | Posted 11.10.2011 | Canada
Peter Worthington

Now that it no longer aspires to take over the world -- or at least subvert Western countries -- Russia is not the threat to peace that it once was. Even when I lived in Moscow, true communism was never really practiced. Most Muscovites had clandestine deals going on, where they could manipulate or cheat the system.