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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
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
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
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