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313 Canadian athletes set to compete at Rio Games

TORONTO – The Canadian Olympic Committee has announced Canada’s full 313-athlete team for the Rio Olympics.

The large Canadian contingent is made up of 187 women and 126 men ranging in age from 16 to 56. 180 more words


Canadian runner Lanni Marchant cleared to race 10,000, marathon double at Rio Olympics

EDMONTON – Lanni Marchant will compete in the women’s marathon as well as the 10,000 metres at the upcoming Rio Games, allowing the Canadian distance runner to race a rare Olympic double. 234 more words


Rio 2016: 65 track & field athletes named to Team Canada

With 25 days to go until the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics, the Canadian Olympic Committee and Athletics Canada revealed the 65 athletes that will represent our country in track and field. 752 more words


Rio 2016: Russian ban could boost Canadian track and field team

EDMONTON – Russia finished second in track and field medals at the 2012 London Olympics, with 16.

Canada finished way down in a tie for 33rd, with one medal, a bronze by Derek Drouin in high jump. 266 more words


Calgary to get some help to mount bid for 2026 Olympic Winter Games

The possible bid by Calgary for the 2026 Winter Olympics has taken another step forward, with the Canadian Olympic Committee announcing Friday the establishment of a committee to help the city with the process. 649 more words

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For professional athletes, the Olympics are a secondary trifle. So why invite them at all?

Every day now, the inbox dings with a new message from the Canadian Olympic Committee about the “nomination,” in the formal language, of more athletes to the national contingent for Rio 2016. 972 more words


Councillors to discuss Calgary 2026 Olympic bid

Calgary city councillors are slated to discuss behind closed doors on Monday whether there’s any appetite for entertaining a bid for the 2026 Olympics, Postmedia has learned. 811 more words

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