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The committee broke protocol to award two cities at the same time.
What Olympic athletes also have in common, whether or not they win medals, is passion, desire, ambition, hunger, determination, confidence and grit. They're not afraid to dream big... Why, then, do so many of us limit ourselves, hold ourselves back, restrict ourselves to "modest" goals -- only to look back at our lives and wonder what might have been?
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This isn't his first, uh, interesting encounter in Rio.
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The U.S. need to beat 42.70 seconds to knock the Chinese out of the final.
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There's something so inspiring watching the world's greatest athletes push the limits of physicality. Regardless of the sport in which they're competing, the key to most competitors' success goes well beyond the physical: it starts with their mindset, too. They think and act in a certain way before ever stepping onto a track, diving into a pool, or running onto a field.
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UNICEF Canada's #HighFiveIt campaign received significant support and encouragement from the Canadian Women's National Soccer Team. But today, the tables have turned. As many of the women settle in to compete in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil, UNICEF Canada and The 25th Team are now on the encouraging end.
The Olympic Games in Rio are about to open, and there is great cause for celebration. The Olympics were founded to foster harmony between nations and celebrate the achievements of individuals who devote their life to excellence in sports. However, the Olympics offer little cause for celebration on economic grounds.
The fourth-ranked McIlroy was scheduled to play for Ireland as golf makes its return to the Olympics for the first time since 1904.
It's been 10 years since the Olympic Summer Games took place in Athens, Greece. But if you saw what its venues looked like today, you'd think that many more decades had passed. Pictures captured by G...
If you aren't old enough or you're not from the Canadian prairies, you probably haven't heard of an amazing man who fostered the sport and spirit of wrestling and amateur sport in Canada, a man who competed in three Olympic Games, and a man with a twinkle in his eye and a smile to share, my Great Uncle, James Trifunov.
British Columbia plays a major role in making Canada a dominant force at the Olympic Winter Games. The province's triumphs reach all the way back to 1968, when skier Nancy Greene won the gold medal in...
Well, that didn't take long. After complaints that Vancouver's Olympic Cauldron was not being lit during the Sochi Winter Games, the B.C Pavillion Corporation (PavCo) has ignited into action. A spokes...
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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.
Canada's athletes are ready! Many of them are even snapping great photos of selfies from the athlete's village and around Sochi. But just because you're not in Russia doesn't mean you can't take your...
While LGBT people in Canada and the United States certainly still face important struggles in attaining equal rights and protection from discrimination based on sexual or gender orientation, their peers in Russia are dealing with a dangerous erosion of their freedom and safety. Though homosexuality has not been illegal in Russia since 1993, in recent years officials have denied permits for Pride parades and intimidated and arrested LGBT activists in the country. In June of 2013, the country passed a new law stating that "propaganda of non-traditional sexual relationships" aimed at minors was now banned.
Even before the Games began, it seemed Bell and Rogers decided to stick with selling cellphones and they aren't interested in the next Olympics (which have gone to CBC). Now, the viewing numbers are excellent of course. But they're no more than a rather dubious measurement of eyes in front of TV sets, computers and various gadgets. They're not indications of satisfaction. Or dissatisfaction. For the record though, here are some things in CTV's evening prime time coverage that certainly could have been done better...
Disappointment, with just a hint of betrayal, is what we're feeling about the Olympics right now. Like you, we read all the typical Olympic stories -- the triumphs, the heartbreaks and the heroes. Behind them, though, are darker stories of labour camps, child athletes and sweat shops. There's no excuse in this day and age for organizers of major events like the Olympics not to be aware of these issues.
The Canadian Synchronized Swimming team will soon be in the spotlight. We have been together for four years. We understand each other and we are a great family: 12 sisters! After a training camp of 360 hours in six weeks in a secret location in Spain, we are ready to compete against our rivals and all of those who will be in our way. Be careful! Canada is coming!
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Googling the term "pole dancing" is more often associated with teenagers ogling a computer screen than getting inspired. But Jenyne Butterfly is aiming to change that, most recently with her YouTube v...