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A litany of the good, the bad and the most memorable moments of the Rio Olympic Games

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And, we’re off

Despite huge cuts to its production budget due to the state’s financial crisis, the opening ceremony for Rio 2016 still managed to dazzle, telling the story of Brazil and its people while making an overt pitch for environmentalism straight out of an episode of The Nature of Things. 2,053 more words

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2016 Olympic Blog: Day 14

All eyes were on the track today to see what is believed to be Usain Bolt’s final Olympic event, and he did not disappoint. With a time that breaks the 2016 record at 37.27 seconds, Bolt led the Jamaican team to a first-place finish, completing another trifecta of medal wins at Rio.  566 more words

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Determined Canada in Rio back on the Olympic soccer podium

Sometimes a bronze medal can be just as good as gold.

After overcoming the disappointment of falling short in the semifinals in women’s soccer, Canada came out on Friday and—in front of a raucous crowd at Arena Corinthians—earned a… 528 more words

Canada's women collect themselves after disappointment to seize soccer bronze medal for second straight Olympics

Twenty seconds into the Olympic women’s soccer tournament on Aug. 3, Canada had already found the back of the net, a confidence-building strike and an omen for a remarkable 16 days to come. 416 more words

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Rio 2016: Canada wins bronze in nail-biting women’s soccer match

Canada has taken the bronze medal in women’s soccer for the second Olympics in a row, beating hosts Brazil in their own backyard. Canada took the game 2-1. 449 more words

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Christie Blatchford: Captain Sinclair leads her women into battle for bronze; 'It’s why you play'

SAO PAULO — It’s the loveliest thing to know about Christine Sinclair — that the thing her coach and the team’s press officer and perhaps some of her teammates knew, she didn’t. 925 more words

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Christie Blatchford: Be sad fast; Canadian women want to refocus for a new task, another soccer bronze medal

BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil — Big dreams die hardest.

On the pitch, where the Canadian soccer women had just lost the semifinal 2-0 to Germany and with it the precious chance to fight for Olympic gold, players wept or fell to their knees in naked despair. 745 more words

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