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Every Michael Phelps and Usain Bolt Olympic race (video)

The 2016 Rio Olympics are sure to be a seminal Games for two of the most legendary athletes in history. Both Michael Phelps and Usain Bolt… 239 more words


Sweetland leads young triathlon team to Rio

The third time is definitely the charm for triathlete Kirsten Sweetland.

The 27-year-old from Victoria is among the five first-time Olympians that Triathlon Canada has selected to compete in… 377 more words

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The Music of the Olympics: Lighting the Cauldron at Sydney (2000)

(Note: Start the video at the 12:00 mark)

The opening ceremony for the 2000 Summer Games were spectacular on multiple levels. Who can forget the spectacle of the giant jellyfish (and other fish) “swimming” through the stadium? 596 more words

Carioca Crash Course: Basketball edition

One of the most popular sports in the world, basketball was introduced to the Olympics at Berlin 1936 with the men’s tournament.

The women’s tournament had its debut in Canada 40 years later at… 441 more words


Kobe Bryant almost made 2000 Olympic team

One day after Kobe Bryant‘s breakout performance in the 2000 NBA Finals, it looked like a path opened for him to be named to the Sydney Olympic team. 346 more words


Nestor notches career doubles win number 1000

Olympic champion Daniel Nestor reached 1000 career doubles wins after defeating Jeremy Chardy and Leander Paes with Brazilian partner Marcelo Melo in Sydney on Monday. 320 more words


Mary King - Barcelona & Beyond

Three-time Olympic medalist, Mary King, describes her experiences of competing at six Olympic Games, gives a spine-tingling account of representing Team GB at London 2012, and tells of her pride as daughter Emily attempts to follow in her footsteps at Rio 2016.