UNDERSTANDING THE SPORT:Canoe sprint

HOW IT ALL BEGAN From North America, all the way to Polynesia and even Greenland, kayaks have been used for different purposes throughout history. Originally intended for hunting and fishing, they were made with animal fur stretched over a wooden frame. Canoe races became more...

Canadian wrap-up on day 5: Canadians nipping at the podium

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Today was a day of ''close but no medal'' for Canada at the Paralympic Games, with nine top-eight finishes for Canada - including five top-five finishes and three top-four finishes. Wheelchair racer Josh Cassidy of Port Elgin, Ont. did...

Webb Ellis Cup On Show In Lima

The Webb Ellis Cup has made the trip to Peru for the first time and will be on display for the Sudamérica Rugby B Championship. The event, which is the first qualifier in the South America region for Rugby World Cup 2019, will take...

Chantal Givens Climbs into Eighth at Paralympic Triathlon

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil—Three Canadians put down a spirited effort as women’s triathlon debuted at the Paralympic Games on Sunday in Rio de Janeiro.   Winnipeg’s Chantal Givens was relentless in her eighth-place finish in the PT4 classification, while two women from the nation’s capital –...

Canadian women back on track in wheelchair basketball

RIO DE JANEIRO - Arinn Young of Legal, Alta., and Cindy Ouellet of Quebec City combined for more than half of Canada's scoring as they help put the women's wheelchair basketball team back on the winning track at the Paralympic Games. The Canadians defeated Brazil...

UNDERSTANDING THE SPORT:Football 7-a-side

How it all began Football 7-a-side, an adaptation of Olympic football for players with cerebral palsy and similar impairments (traumatic brain injury or stroke sequelae), debuted at the 1984 New York/Stoke Mandeville Paralympic Games and has been featured in all editions since. About the...

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...

Thierry Neuville pipped Elfyn Evans to win YPF Rally Argentina

Belgian Neuville edged out longtime leader Evans by just 0.7sec in a pulsating final speed test on Sunday when the Welshman clipped a bridge, ending his dreams of a maiden victory. Only two rounds have been decided by a smaller margin in the WRC’s...

Strong showing for Team Canada at Rio 2016 Paralympic Games

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Triple gold medallist swimmer Aurélie Rivard led Team Canada in to the Opening Ceremony at Maracanã Stadium tonight in Rio. The 20-year-old from St-Jean-sur-Richelieu set two world records en route to winning three gold medals and a silver here...

Paralympic Games to feature in global Snapchat Live Story

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) will partner with Snapchat for the world’s first global Paralympic Live Story on 15 September. Fans, athletes, and behind-the-scenes reporters will be able to contribute their unique experiences of the action from the Paralympic Games. Live Stories allow Snapchatters in and...

Canada’s sitting team comes on strong, but falls to Netherlands

Sept. 11, 2016: Canada’s women’s sitting volleyball team came out swinging today, winning its first set, but then falling to the Netherlands 1-3 (25-22, 17-25, 17-25, 22-25) in front of 7000 fans at Riocentro. Felicia Voss-Shafiq of Burnaby, B.C. served up four aces in a row...

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