2016 Summer Olympics Rio

2016 Summer Olympics Rio

Pope Francis wishes athletes good luck for the Rio 2016 Paralympics

Pope Francis on Wednesday (24 August) wished good luck to everyone competing at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games during an audience with four Para athletes in St Peter’s Square. During his weekly audience in the Vatican City, the Pontiff met four athletes – two from...

IGF Statement on Successful Olympic Games For Golf

Peter Dawson, President of the International Golf Federation, said: "We are delighted by the strong showing of golf during the Olympics. We were always confident that we would deliver high-quality men's and women's competitions and we have witnessed that over the last two weeks. "Golf's success...

The CAS dismiss appeal by the Russian Paralympic Committee

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on Tuesday (23 August) dismissed an appeal by the Russian Paralympic Committee against its suspension by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC). The IPC suspended the Russian Paralympic Committee on 7 August due to its inability to fulfil its...

A WALK IN THE OLYMPIC PARK FOR INBEE

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil:  Inbee Park of the Republic of Korea captured Asia’s first Olympic golf gold medal when she completed a remarkable recovery from injury to underline her status as one of the modern greats of the women’s game. The 28-year-old from Seoul recorded...

Burroughs Goes 1-2 at Rio Olympics

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Jordan Burroughs (74 kg/163 pounds) went 1-2 in his second appearance in the Men’s Freestyle Wrestling Competition at the Olympic Games on Friday. In the Round of 16, Burroughs took down Guinea-Bissau’s Augusto Midana, 8-3, but dropped back-to-back matches to...

Jorgensen wins triathlon at 2016 Summer Olympics

RIO DE JANEIRO – Four years ago at the 2012 London Olympics, former Wisconsin track and field runner and swimmer Gwen Jorgensen saw her medal dreams dashed in the bike portion of the triathlon, as she suffered a flat tire. Four years later at the...

Canadian Women Finish Mid-Field in Olympic Triathlon Race

Rio de Janeiro—A trio of young Canadian women put their fitness to the ultimate test for the first time in an Olympic race, on a course that was flat out punishing in Rio de Janeiro, and it got the best of them.   Amelie Kretz (Blainville,...

LIFE IS JUST ACE FOR KO AS PARK LEADS RACE FOR OLYMPIC TITLE

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: World No. 1 Lydia Ko chose the perfect moment to register the first hole-in-one of her life today – and that sweetest of seven-iron shots could potentially lead her to the promised land of Olympic glory in Rio de Janeiro. Standing in...

CBC CELEBRATES RIO 2016 WITH LIVE COVERAGE OF THE CLOSING CEREMONY, TOMORROW

August 20, 2016 – CBC is Canada’s ticket to what promises to be a spectacular celebration, with coverage of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Closing Ceremony on Sunday beginning at 6 p.m. ET (3 p.m. PT). The Ceremony will celebrate Rio de Janeiro and all of...

Men’s 4x100m win Bronze And Set A New Canadian Record

  The men’s 4x100-metres quartet of Akeem Haynes from Calgary, Alta., Aaron Brown from Toronto, Ont., Brendon Rodney of Hamilton, Ont., and Andre De Grasse of Markham, Ont., combined to set a new Canadian record of 37.64 on the way to a bronze medal finish....

Statement from Evan Dunfee on today’s 50km race walk

What a day, 4th place at the Olympics in a new National Record. I couldn’t be more proud of my efforts out on the course today, I know that I left everything I possibly had out there and I can’t ask for anything more...

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