Road To The Olympic Games



Watch Rugby World Cup Sevens (all day)

CBC Sports is providing a free live stream of the 2018 Rugby World Cup Sevens from San Francisco. Today's coverage includes the men's championship bronze and gold matches.

Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018: Schedules & Results

Stay up to date on the Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018 with the full schedules and results for both the men's and women's tournaments in San Francisco.

New Zealand to face England in men's Rugby World Cup Sevens final

New Zealand will get a chance to defend its Rugby World Cup Sevens title and complete a Kiwi sweep in San Francisco after defeating Fiji 22-17 in the men's semifinals.

New Zealand retains Rugby World Cup Sevens women's crown

The women's Rugby World Cup Sevens trophy will remain in Kiwi hands after New Zealand successfully defended its title with a 29-0 win over France on Saturday.
Coming Up

Watch the 2018 Canadian swimming trials

CBC sports is providing a free live stream of the 2018 Canadian swimming trials, resuming on Saturday at noon ET through to the end of the competition on Sunday.

Shawn Barber earns top-5 finish at Diamond League event in London

Canada's Shawn Barber dropped one spot from last week's Diamond League event, placing fifth in men's pole vault in London on Saturday.

Taylor Ruck blazes to gold in women's 200 at Canadian Swimming Trials

Taylor Ruck has picked up right where she left off after winning a record eight medals at the Commonwealth Games in April.

Canadian 3x3 basketball star puts Olympic aspirations into focus

Considered one of the best 3x3 basketball players in the world, Michael Linklater knows how difficult it will be for Canada to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. But the Saskatoon native isn't intimidated by the qualifying process or the challenges it presents.

Hurdler Sage Watson hasn't lost sight of goals following latest foot injury

Canada's Sage Watson will return from a sprained right foot to compete in the women’s 400-metre hurdles at the Müller Anniversary Games in London, U.K., on Saturday (, 9 a.m. ET) in a tune-up for the upcoming NACAC championships in Toronto.

Rugby World Cup Sevens: Become an instant expert

Are you feeling World Cup withdrawal, but would prefer a tournament that encourages tackling and lets everyone use their hands? Pull up a chair and crack open a cold beverage — it's rugby sevens time.

The Douglas brothers return to hometown rugby roots

Canadian rugby players Justin and Jared Douglas go back to the hometown family farm where their rugby roots begin.

Ghislaine Landry overcomes adversity with coach's assistance

Landry is the career points leader in the Women's Rugby Sevens World Series.
Player's Own Voice

From books to flips: Philippe Gagné on the challenges of juggling school and diving

For Canadian diver Philippe Gagné, being a student-athlete is far from a stroll in the park. But the Montreal native would come to realize that mixing an academic life with high-level sport is a terrific way to build character

Canadian Olympian fights for her right to take 'lifeline' drug

To fight a medical condition that makes her feel like she's "going through puberty every month," Canadian distance runner Lanni Marchant was prescribed a drug that has become her "lifeline." Problem is, it's banned in track and field, and international officials have yet to grant her an exemption.

Andre De Grasse's agents on sprinter's reported split with coach: It's 'unfounded speculation'

Is Canadian Olympic triple medallist Andre De Grasse prepared to walk away from coach Stu McMillan and the ALTIS training group? "He is still under the guidance of ALTIS," his agency Doyle Management said Monday in an emailed statement to CBC Sports.
Player's Own Voice

'I have a basketball-size bump': Melissa Bishop-Nriagu puts track career on hold for motherhood

Canadian track and field runner Melissa Bishop-Nriagu is about to become a mom. While starting a family came quicker than she planned, the thought of bringing in a new life excites her with each passing day. Still, she hasn't given up her dream of winning an Olympic medal at the 2020 Games.

Spruce Meadows and the thrill of being there

At this time of year, every year, Scott Russell's thoughts turn to Spruce Meadows — the iconic horse park on the outskirts of Calgary where he always feels the magic of covering live sport.
Player's Own Voice

'A whole new race': Canada's Sam Edney on life after luge

Competing in luge may seem dangerous to outsiders, but for Canadian Sam Edney, the sport was made easier because his life was planned out. Now, fresh of an Olympic silver medal, Edney is moving on. However, making that transition can be difficult and scary.

The lasting legend of running icon Steve Prefontaine

To this day, American running legend Steve Prefontaine is revered for his all-out effort style from start to finish, a reputation that earned him a cult-like following in the 1970s. He also earned respect after fighting for athletes' right to a fair share of revenues generated from their performances.
In Depth

What's the real problem with Caster Semenya?

Track and field's world governing body says its new testosterone-restricting rules are designed to ensure a level playing field. But are there darker factors at play in the battle against Caster Semenya and athletes like her?