• September 18, 2021

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Canadian Aurélie Rivard’s Paralympic title defence underway with berth to 50m freestyle final

Canadian Aurélie Rivard’s Paralympic title defence underway with berth to 50m freestyle final

Canadian world-record holder and five-time Paralympic medalist Aurélie Rivard is off to the women’s 50m freestyle S10 final at the Tokyo Paralympics. Rivard, who won gold in the event at Rio 2016, placed second in…

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Andre De Grasse claims 100m victory with blazing time at Prefontaine Classic

Andre De Grasse claims 100m victory with blazing time at Prefontaine Classic

Canada’s Andre De Grasse won the men’s 100 metres at the Prefontaine Classic in Eugene, Oregon on Saturday, besting a world class field with a blazing wind-aided time of 9.74 seconds (+2.9). The six-time Olympic medalist from Markham, Ont., beat the stacked…

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Nick Nurse to remain head coach of Canadian men’s basketball team through Paris Olympics

Nick Nurse to remain head coach of Canadian men’s basketball team through Paris Olympics

There were plenty of moments when Nick Nurse was watching the Tokyo Olympics that he couldn’t help but imagine Canada playing there. Nurse and the Canadian men’s basketball team had to watch the Olympics from…

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Andy Murray replaces Wawrinka in field for US Open

Andy Murray replaces Wawrinka in field for US Open

Andy Murray moved into the field for the US Open on Monday when another past champion at Flushing Meadows, Stan Wawrinka, pulled out because he still is recovering from foot surgery. Murray is a former No. 1…

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Top-ranked Novak Djokovic pulls out of Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati, citing need to recuperate

Top-ranked Novak Djokovic pulls out of Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati, citing need to recuperate

Novak Djokovic pulled out of the Western & Southern Open on Monday, meaning the next time he will be in action will be as he tries to complete a calendar-year Grand Slam at the U.S. Open.…

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France survives Luka Doncic triple-double, to face Team USA for gold medal

France survives Luka Doncic triple-double, to face Team USA for gold medal

Game on the line, final seconds ticking away, and Slovenia’s Klemen Prepelic had nobody between him and a layup that would have sent his country into the gold-medal match at the Tokyo Olympics. Nicolas Batum had…

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Oleksiak earns historic medal No. 7 as Canadian women win bronze in 4x100m medley relay

Oleksiak earns historic medal No. 7 as Canadian women win bronze in 4x100m medley relay

Penny Oleksiak is now Canada’s most decorated Olympian, captivating her seventh medal — a bronze — in the women’s 4×100-metre medley relay Sunday morning in Tokyo.  But in the celebration and excitement of the historic moment,…

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Canada’s Penny Oleksiak brushes off latest 4th-place finish, looks to set medal record on Sunday

Canada’s Penny Oleksiak brushes off latest 4th-place finish, looks to set medal record on Sunday

Five years ago at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Penny Oleksiak won gold in the women’s 100-metre freestyle with a time of 52.70 seconds.  In Tokyo on Friday morning, she set a Canadian record…

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Canada’s Maude Charron wins Olympic weightlifting gold

Canada’s Maude Charron wins Olympic weightlifting gold

Maude Charron has won a gold medal in the women’s 64-kilogram weightlifting. She lifted 105 kg in the snatch, and 131 in the clean and jerk to collect Canada’s second gold medal of the Tokyo Games. Charron…

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Canada’s Kylie Masse surges to silver in Olympic 100m backstroke

Canada’s Kylie Masse surges to silver in Olympic 100m backstroke

Swimmer Kylie Masse is Canada’s latest medalist in the pool. The Lasalle, Ont., native narrowly missed the gold medal in the women’s 100-metre backstroke, earning a well deserved silver on Tuesday in Tokyo. A close…

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Barty in shock first-round Games loss

Barty in shock first-round Games loss

Ash Barty has lamented a “loose and erratic” effort after she fell flat in a shock first-round Tokyo Olympic loss to unheralded Spaniard Sara Sorribes Tormo. The world No.48 defeated world No.1 and newly crowned Wimbledon champion…

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Canada makes long-awaited return to Olympic softball diamond with shutout win

Canada makes long-awaited return to Olympic softball diamond with shutout win

After waiting 689 days since its last international softball game and enduring a pandemic, the Canadian women’s softball team didn’t miss a beat, defeating Mexico 4-0 on Wednesday in the opening game of the 2020…

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Wheelchair Basketball Canada announces men’s and women’s squads for Tokyo Games

Wheelchair Basketball Canada announces men’s and women’s squads for Tokyo Games

Three-time Paralympic champion Patrick Anderson will be making his Paralympic return to Canada’s wheelchair basketball team in Tokyo. The Canadian men’s and women’s teams headed to Tokyo were announced on Friday by the Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC) and…

Alex de Minaur withdraws from Tokyo after testing positive for virus

Australian tennis star Alex de Minaur has been forced to withdraw from the Olympic Games after testing positive for COVID-19, the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) confirmed. De Minaur, not currently in Tokyo, tested positive during…

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De Grasse 4th for 2nd straight Diamond League 100m race leading into Olympics

De Grasse 4th for 2nd straight Diamond League 100m race leading into Olympics

Trayvon Bromell continues to demonstrate he’ll be the man to defeat in the 100 meters at the Tokyo Olympics. The American sprinter won for the sixth time in seven races in the event this season,…

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Novak Djokovic ‘divided’ on whether to play in Tokyo Olympics

Novak Djokovic ‘divided’ on whether to play in Tokyo Olympics

Wimbledon men’s singles champion Novak Djokovic has stated he is “divided” on whether he will go to the Tokyo Olympics, having previously committed to attending. Djokovic defeated Italy’s Matteo Berrettini 6-7 (4-7), 6-4, 6-4, 6-3 in the final on…

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De Grasse gets final test against Olympic-calibre field ahead of Tokyo

De Grasse gets final test against Olympic-calibre field ahead of Tokyo

Andre De Grasse is in the final stages of Olympic preparation but will get a last look at some of the competition in a strong 100-metre field headed to Tokyo at Tuesday’s Müller British Grand Prix…

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Canadian runner Marco Arop hopeful of breakthrough in Monaco before Olympic debut

Canadian runner Marco Arop hopeful of breakthrough in Monaco before Olympic debut

Chris Woods marvels at Marco Arop’s growth as a middle-distance runner. His buy-in of increased aerobic training last fall leading to more steady performances on the track. His ability to stay calm on the biggest of…

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De Grasse rules track in Hungary, sprints to 2nd 200-metre victory in 5 days

De Grasse rules track in Hungary, sprints to 2nd 200-metre victory in 5 days

Canada’s Andre De Grasse ran to another fast time less than a month out from the Tokyo Olympics. The three-time Olympic medalist from Markham, Ont., won the 200 metres in 19.97 seconds on Tuesday at…

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Canadian men’s basketball team misses out on Olympic qualification

Canadian men’s basketball team misses out on Olympic qualification

This Canadian basketball loss is going to sting for a long time.  After mounting an unbelievable and chaotic comeback, storming back from nine points down with 44 seconds left in the game to force overtime,…

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Canadian Olympic women’s water polo team announced for Tokyo

Canadian Olympic women’s water polo team announced for Tokyo

Co-captains Monika Eggens and Emma Wright will lead Canada’s 13-player Olympic women’s water polo team into Tokyo this summer. It’s the first time since 2004 that Canada has qualified a women’s water polo team for…

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Canadian runners eye last-chance Olympic qualifier after missing standard in Montreal

Canadian runners eye last-chance Olympic qualifier after missing standard in Montreal

Blustery conditions played havoc with Canadian runners racing for Olympic qualifying on Sunday. Charles Philibert-Thiboutot of Quebec City won the men’s 1,500 meters at the Canadian Olympic track and field trials, but his time of…

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Canadian women’s soccer team wants to climb further up the Olympic podium

Canadian women’s soccer team wants to climb further up the Olympic podium

With the official announcement of the Canadian women’s Olympic soccer roster revealed by Canadian coach Bev Priestman Wednesday, the team can now focus on a loftier goal. Winners of back-to-back bronze medals, the Canadian players…

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U.S. Open runner-up Louis Oosthuizen among withdrawals from 60-man Olympics field

U.S. Open runner-up Louis Oosthuizen among withdrawals from 60-man Olympics field

Four of the top 10 men in the Official World Golf Ranking are not going to Japan for the Olympics, only one of them by choice. The 60-man field was set Tuesday based on the…

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Buchanan returns, as Canadian women’s soccer reveals player pool for final pre-Tokyo camp

Buchanan returns, as Canadian women’s soccer reveals player pool for final pre-Tokyo camp

Call it the last opportunity to impress. Call it crunch time. For members of the Canadian women’s national soccer team, there are few opportunities left to crack the 18-player roster for this summer’s Tokyo Olympics…

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Canada earns 3 more spots at Tokyo Olympics at last-chance regatta

Canada earns 3 more spots at Tokyo Olympics at last-chance regatta

A last-chance rowing qualifying event in Switzerland on Sunday has produced three more entries for Canada at the Tokyo Olympics. Canadians Patrick Keane and Maxwell Lattimer qualified a boat for Tokyo in lightweight men’s double sculls by…

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Canadian Olympic swimming trials pushed back to June, may move from Toronto

Canadian Olympic swimming trials pushed back to June, may move from Toronto

Canada’s Olympic swim trials have been delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic situation in Ontario. The primary means of selection for Canada’s team bound for Tokyo this summer has been pushed back almost a month…

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Canada withdraws from upcoming World Relays in Poland over COVID-19 concerns

Canada withdraws from upcoming World Relays in Poland over COVID-19 concerns

Athletics Canada has withdrawn from the 2021 World Athletics Relays, which take place next month in Poland, due to  COVID-19 concerns. The travel risks simply outweigh the rewards of competing at the Olympic qualifying event, according to…

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Canadian skateboarders Balt, Ebert forced to rethink Olympic path due to pandemic

Canadian skateboarders Balt, Ebert forced to rethink Olympic path due to pandemic

Lack of funding, Tokyo qualifiers forces young skaters to turn focus to Paris 2024 Simply competing ahead of the Tokyo Games has been tough enough for a lot Canadian athletes due to travel restrictions caused…

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Canadian men face stiff challenge in Honduras at CONCACAF Olympic qualifier

Canadian men face stiff challenge in Honduras at CONCACAF Olympic qualifier

A triumph or draw versus Honduras on Thursday and Canada is through to the semifinals of the CONCACAF Men’s Olympic Qualifying Championship. And if Haiti and El Salvador (both 0-1-1) tie in the earlier matchup,…