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Oldershaw, Vincent-Lapointe double the gold in Portugal

Feature photo: Balint Vekassy/CanoeKayak Canada

Canada’s best canoe and kayak athletes paddled to seven podium places on Sunday, for a total of nine medals at the opening 2015 ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup event of the season in Montemor-o-Velho, Portugal. 468 more words


Former athletes buoyed by LGBTQ inclusion in sports

TORONTO – When Canadian swimmer Mark Tewksbury won gold at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, there were no gay characters on TV and talking about his sexuality was considered taboo. 560 more words


Three Olympic medallists lead trampoline team to Toronto 2015

The four athletes who will represent Team Canada in trampoline at the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games were named by Gymnastics Canada on Thursday, three of whom have won five Olympic medals. 174 more words


Modern pentathlon and how it became an 'orphaned sport': An inside look at the Olympic event you’ve probably never heard of

TORONTO — Remo Cigagna, a self-described “financial social worker for the well-to-do” in Toronto, was trying to explain why he spends 30 hours of his week volunteering both his time and expertise for a sport that hardly anybody knows. 2,868 more words


Toronto 2015 organizers reveal the torch

With spring around the corner, it’s full speed ahead to 2015 Pan American Games.

That in mind, organizers of the Toronto event this summer unveiled the torch that will guide Canada’s path to the Opening Ceremony. 196 more words


Canadian Olympic Committee Declares Disc Golf "Sort-of-Sport"

The Canadian Olympic Committee included disc golf on its list of fast-growing “sort-of-sports,” joining activities such as competitive eating, video game playing, and poker.

While ultimate (obviously a sport) and dodgeball (a game that becomes a sport when you start keeping track of the score) also made the list, so do competitions like spelling bees (not athletic) and excercise routines like crossfit (tracking your progress doesn’t make it a sport, but I guess competing with others’ scores does). 127 more words

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Former Pan Am synchro swimming champ Marcotte named assistant chef de mission

OTTAWA — Two-time Olympian Elise Marcotte has been named assistant chef de mission for the Canadian team at this summer’s Pan Am Games in Toronto. 192 more words