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Olympic high jump champion Derek Drouin competed in Rio with a double stress fracture in his back

CALGARY — Derek Drouin’s pain tolerance is legendary, dating back to the days when he soared off couches and tumbled off monkey bars as a kid growing up in Corunna, Ont. 996 more words


Sandwich students give Olympic hero Kylie Masse roaring welcome back

There was no flying under the radar for Kylie Masse this time when she returned to Sandwich Secondary School with her Olympic bronze medal in the 100-metre backstroke. 559 more words

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Eu estive no Rio em 2016

Pra ser sincera, eu moro no Rio então só permaneci em casa mesmo. Mas tendo em vista o ano e principalmente o mês de Agosto (mês de Olimpíadas) e o mês de Setembro (mês de Paralimpíadas) achei que meus programas caseiros, de repente, se tornaram muito mais interessantes e vou compartilhar, hehe. 1,550 more words


The Betrayal of the Olympic Ideal

The Baron de Coubertin, the founder of the modern Olympic Games, championed the idea of reviving the ancient Greek Olympics as a way of fostering and encouraging fraternity among the inhabitants of different countries around the world, and thereby reducing the risk of war. 1,443 more words

Act II: Free-Market Folly: Why Economics Is Not A Science

Your letters for Wednesday, Sept. 28

Don’t call big blue ring a work of art

Re: “Big blue ring reflects modern city,” Letter, Sept. 27.

What people like Kirk Layton fail to realize is that a big blue ring is not art, it is structure. 627 more words


HRH writes to Steve De'ak!

FAO: Steve De’ak

Dear Steve,

It has come to my attention that you look just like James Bond (the Sean Connery version). For some time now, I have been seeking a new James Bond character for my next… 406 more words


Tax Break for Olympic Heroes? A Lone Wolf Says No

Connecticut’s Jim Himes, the only United States representative who voted against a bill to grant medalists a break on their bonuses, called it “a lonely, lonely moment.” 10 more words