June 2016

Sports

Popole Misenga, a refugee and judo athlete from the Democratic Republic of Congo, jogs near his home in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on May 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
Jun 17 2016

“With No Flag to March Behind”

A new team is competing in the Rio 2016 Olympics this summer. Its athletes will march behind the Olympic flag. They cannot march behind their own. The team is small, just six men and four women. But it represents 60 million people, almost twice the population of Canada…

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Ibrahim Al-Hussein, a refugee of the war in Syria, carried the Olympic Torch in Athens. (Getty Images/Milos Bicanski)
Jun 10 2016

Gold Medal Dreams

Athletes around the world dream of competing in the Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games. Every four years, that dream comes true for 15,000 athletes from 200 countries. The Olympics and Paralympics are the biggest multisport games in the world. Only the best…

Sports

Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry (7) gets fouled by Cleveland Cavaliers centre Tristan Thompson (13) during second half of the Eastern Conference final NBA playoff basketball action in Toronto on May 27, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)
Jun 03 2016

The Roar of the Raptors

Six weeks ago, the Toronto Raptors wrapped up the regular season with the best record in the team’s 20-year history. Fifty-six wins. First in their division. A point out of first in the Eastern Conference. Canada’s only NBA team was headed for the playoffs. The Raptors...