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As Maple As

Iconic sports broadcaster Ron MacLean talks with Canadian Olympians exploring what it means to be Canadian on the world stage and how they celebrate the "maple" in all of us. Listen to the untold stories of triumph, defeat and true patriot love through intimate, in-depth and raw conversations with Olympic athletes past and present.

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As Maple As with Ron MacLean: Daniel Nestor’s Maple Test

Daniel Nestor struggles in this week’s Maple Test, especially when it comes to choosing the most Canadian place and the most Canadian uniform.

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As Maple As with Ron MacLean: Daniel Nestor

Six-time Olympian doubles tennis player Daniel Nestor talks with Ron about harnessing his ‘eye of the tiger’ -- Daniel’s term for trying to be the best player you can be -- and how his longevity and continued success in tennis was deeply influenced by his

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As Maple As with Ron MacLean: Lanni Marchant’s Maple Test

Lanni Marchant choose plaid shirt over toque when it comes to the most Canadian garment when Ron puts her to the Maple Test.

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As Maple As with Ron MacLean: Lanni Marchant

Lanni Marchant faced numerous struggles on her road to run both the 1000M and the marathon to make history in Rio. Listen to Lanni’s story of running “a double” and giving her all “to represent Canada even if she had to crawl across the finish line.”

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As Maple As with Ron MacLean: Brooke Henderson’s Maple Test

Brooke Henderson passes Ron’s Maple test when she chooses her most Canadian country music star.

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As Maple As with Ron MacLean: Brooke Henderson

Brooke Henderson is the youngest winner of the LPGA Championship and was given a chance to compete at a new stage when golf was added as to Rio 2016. Brooke speaks with Ron about her career in golf as a “lifelong game that teaches you so much”.

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As Maple As with Ron MacLean: Tara Whitten’s Maple Test

Tara Whitten has some lightening fast responses when Ron MacLean puts her to the Maple Test.

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As Maple As with Ron MacLean: Tara Whitten

“We said every pedal stroke is for the team”: Tara Whitten tells Ron reflecting on her Team Pursuit bronze win in London 2012. She discusses overcoming a concussion before Rio 2016, combining her passions for sport and neuroscience, and how her family has

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[mp3 file: runs 00:39:41]


As Maple As with Ron MacLean: Jennifer Kish’s Maple Test

Jennifer Kish tells Ron why there’s no contest when it comes to choosing the most Canadian singer between Shania Twain and Justin Bieber in her Maple Test.

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As Maple As with Ron MacLean: Jennifer Kish

Rio 2016 medallist and captain of the Canadian women’s Rugby Sevens team Jennifer Kish sits down with Ron to recap the 48 hours after receiving the bronze including hugs, beers, and getting to wear that podium gear.

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As Maple As with Ron MacLean: Abby Hoffman’s Maple Test

Ron puts Abby Hoffman to the Maple Test as she chooses between the most Canadian uniform, mode of transportation, author, painter, and more.

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As Maple As with Ron MacLean: Abby Hoffman

Abby Hoffman is a born athlete. She shares her experience with Ron of sneaking into a boys’ hockey league as a child in the 1950’s and describes how this experience gave her a distinct impression of the limitations of women’s place in sport. Ron and Abby

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As Maple As with Ron MacLean: Larry Cain’s Maple Test

Listen as Larry Cain decides between Beaver Tails and poutine as Canada’s favourite dish and shares his hockey knowledge of the “lucky loonie.”

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As Maple As with Ron MacLean: Larry Cain

Olympic gold and silver medallist Larry Cain, recounts watching Adam van Koeverden compete in the Beijing 2008 Olympics, remembers Olympian John Wood and what he meant to the careers of canoeists and kayakers.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:43:03]


As Maple As with Ron MacLean: Greg Joy’s Maple Test

Which NHL team is Montreal 1976 Olympic silver medallist Greg Joy’s favourite? Ron MacLean tries his best to find out.

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As Maple As with Ron MacLean: Greg Joy

Even though it was 40 years ago, Greg Joy tells Ron MacLean who it amazes him how strangers still recognize him from when he won the high jump silver medal on home soil at the 1976 Montreal Olympic Games.

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As Maple As with Ron MacLean: Claire Carver-Dias’ Maple Test

Listen as Claire Carver-Dias professes her love for toques, poutine and chooses between Margaret Atwood and Gordon Lightfoot as Canada’s most iconic writer/songwriter.

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As Maple As with Ron MacLean: Claire Carver-Dias

Decorated synchronized swimmer, Claire Carver-Dias, discusses with Ron MacLean the importance of community and strong networks for younger Canadian athletes and how she discovered the more artistic -- and emotional -- side of competitive swimming.

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As Maple As with Ron MacLean: Annamay Pierse’s Maple Test

Find out why Annamay Pierse thinks a plaid toque is the most patriotic uniform and how Terry Fox is the most famous icon for Canadian kids.

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As Maple As with Ron MacLean: Annamay Pierse

Annamay Pierse reminisces with Ron MacLean about her childhood and growing up in an athletic family and remembers watching Marianne Limpert win the silver medal at the 1996 Olympics on TV and how it inspired her to become an Olympian herself.

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As Maple As with Ron MacLean: Alex Despatie’s Maple Test

Former world champion diver Alex Despatie explains why the Habs jersey is Canada’s unofficial uniform.

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As Maple As with Ron MacLean: Alex Despatie

Alex Despatie reminisces with Ron MacLean about the moment at the 1998 Commonwealth Games when he broke records in the 10m platform at just 13 years old and on winning silver medals over the course of two Olympic Games.

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As Maple As with Ron MacLean: Silken Laumann’s Maple Test

Three-time Olympic Games medallist, Silken Laumann, dishes about her love of Canadian food.

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As Maple As with Ron MacLean: Silken Laumann

Ron MacLean speaks with three-time Olympic Games medallist, Silken Laumann, about the difference between being an Olympian and watching the Olympics as a fan and the importance of having a connection with nature and the outdoors.

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As Maple As with Ron MacLean: Marianne Limpert’s Maple Test

Listen as 1996 Olympic Games silver medallist, Marianne Limpert, debates whether Michael Phelps or a polar bear can swim faster.

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As Maple As with Ron MacLean: Marianne Limpert

Ron MacLean speaks with Atlanta 1996 Olympic silver medallist, Marianne Limpert, about working with the coach of her hero, Alex Baumann, her father’s encouragement to become involved in sports, and her charity work with the SPCA.

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As Maple As with Ron MacLean: Lori-Ann Muenzer’s Maple Test

Listen as 2004 Olympic gold medal cyclist Lori-Ann Muenzer agonizes over deciding her favourite Canadian writer and her favourite folk hero.

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As Maple As with Ron MacLean: Lori-Ann Muenzer

Ron MacLean speaks with Athens 2004 Olympic gold medallist, Lori-Ann Muenzer, about the origin of her name, her relationship with her family, and her appreciation of the children in her life.

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As Maple As with Ron MacLean: Leah Pells’ Maple Test

The former world No.1 1500 metres runner talks about hockey and her dislike of two of Canada’s most popular snacks.

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As Maple As with Ron MacLean: Leah Pells

Ron MacLean speaks with former world number one runner in the 1500 metres, Leah Pells, about walking into the stadium in Atlanta 1996, dealing with her mother’s alcoholism, and about her favourite place to go for a run.

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As Maple As with Ron MacLean: Simon Whitfield’s Maple Test

Sydney 2000 Olympic Games gold medallist, Simon Whitfield, talks about his love for Canadian literature and the time he had to explain what a toque was to his fellow athletes.

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As Maple As with Ron MacLean: Simon Whitfield

Ron MacLean speaks with Olympic gold medallist, Simon Whitfield, about his venture into paddleboarding after his Olympic career and how his love for the outdoors has had a positive impact on his life.

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