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Mar 08 2019

Competing in ‘Canada’s Olympics’

Young athletes from across Canada headed to Red Deer, Alberta in February. Why? To compete in the Canada Winter Games. It’s Canada’s biggest multisport games. Like the Olympics, the Canada Games is held every two years. It alternates between winter and summer sports. “...

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Sep 07 2018

An Unbeatable Talent

The Vancouver Whitecaps will lose a top player at the end of the season. Alphonso Davies is just 17, but he’s been playing pro soccer since he was 15. Why is he leaving? He’s been signed by one of the world’s best clubs. Bayern Munich snapped up the speedy midfielder...

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Jun 08 2018

World Cup 2018

Soccer fans unite! The Men’s FIFA World Cup is about to start. Are you ready for the Beautiful Game? The World Cup brings together 32 top national men’s teams for a month-long tournament. It’s one of the biggest sporting events in the world. More than three billion...

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Brian McKeever carries Canada's flag as he leads his teammates into the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Paralympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, on March 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
Mar 09 2018

By Ice and By Snow

Team Canada is sending 55 athletes to the Paralympics. It’s our biggest team ever. Between March 9 and 18, they’ll compete in PyeongChang, South Korea together with over 500 other athletes from 48 nations. There are six Paralympic sports. Hockey and curling. Snowboard...

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Jan 26 2018

It Takes Two

Excitement is building for the 2018 Winter Olympics. Before the first skate hits the ice, Team Canada will march into the opening ceremony behind the Maple Leaf. For the first time ever, not one – but two – Olympians will carry it. Their names? Tessa Virtue and Scott...

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Jan 19 2018

Sporting a New Look

Do you know what a hijab is? It’s a headscarf, worn by some Muslim girls and women. A hijab covers the hair, neck, and chest. It’s often just a square of fabric, pinned in place. Hijabi athletes don’t remove their headscarf to play sports. So a Winnipeg high school has...

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Jan 05 2018

Shooting for the Podium

The 2018 Winter Games are on the way! The Winter Olympics and Paralympics are held every four years. This time, they’ll be held in PyeongChang, South Korea. The Olympics come first, from February 9 to 25. Almost 3000 athletes will bring the best of ice and snow sports...

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Oct 06 2017

I Am Invictus

War can break a soldier, body and soul. Just ask Prince Harry. The queen’s grandson, who was a captain in the British army, served two tours of duty in Afghanistan. He experienced the scars it left behind on his friends and colleagues. On him. “The way I viewed service...

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Naomi Prohaska with her father at the summit of Mount Logan.
Jun 16 2017

Feeling on Top of the World

Nothing’s impossible if you set your mind to it. Just ask 15-year-old Naomi Prohaska. She’s the youngest person to climb to the top of Canada’s highest mountain.  Summiting Mount Logan is no small feat. The Yukon mountain rises from the biggest nonpolar ice fields in...

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Jun 01 2017

Still in Motion

It’s been 30 years since Rick Hansen’s Man in Motion Tour. On his tour he did something no one has ever done before. He travelled around the world by wheelchair. Can you imagine? Rick wheeled through 34 countries on four continents. He saw the Great Wall of China and...

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Gary Robbins, with his wife Linda Barton-Robbins by his side, collapses after finishing the 2017 Barkley Marathons. (Michael Doyle/Canadian Running Magazine)
Apr 21 2017

A Race to the Finish

They call it the toughest race on Earth. It’s almost four times longer than a marathon. More challenging than the Ironman triathlon. It’s the Barkley Marathons.   The Barkley is a 160-kilometre cross-country race. But you aren’t racing against the other runners. You’re...

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The Edmonton Commercial Graduates basketball team, arriving in Toronto on April 19, 1927 for the Canadian championship series with the Lakeside team. Third from left, Hattie Hopkins, substitute; Margaret MacBurney, star forward; Elsie Bennie, defense; Dorothy Johnson holding flowers, captain of the team; and world's champion foul-shooter; Mildred McCormack, substitute; Daisy Johnson, centre; Kate Macrae, defense; and Marguerite Bailey. (John Boyd/The Globe and Mail).
Mar 31 2017

Queens of the Court

Every team has its glory years, its winning streaks. The New England Patriots. The LA Lakers. Our men’s and women’s Olympic hockey teams. But no team has ever been as unbeatable as the Edmonton Grads. Between 1915 and 1940, this women’s basketball team played 522 games...

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