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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

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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

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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

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Élise Marcotte joins Team Canada for Toronto 2015

Olympic synchronized swimmer Élise Marcotte has been added to Team Canada as an assistant chef de mission for the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games.

Marcotte replaces Josée Grand’Maître in the team leader role. 138 more words

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Another PMO staffer tapped for Olympics gig

OTTAWA – Yet another member of Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s staff is about to join the Canadian Olympic Committee.

Carl Vallee — who is leaving the PMO after four years as Harper’s press secretary — has been announced as the Canadian Olympic Committee’s new executive director of communications. 97 more words

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Dylan Armstrong receives long-awaited Olympic medal

After waiting more than six years, Dylan Armstrong finally has the one piece of hardware to complete his collection, an Olympic medal.

It didn’t come easily. 547 more words

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