Meet me in the middle: The weird Donovan Bailey vs. Michael Johnson 150m race

In 1997, the planet's two top sprinters clashed in a grudge match that became one of track's oddest spectacles

The 15 biggest moments in Canadian sports history

In honour of Canada's 150th birthday, we celebrate the events that made the greatest impact on the country

How Canada invented ‘American’ football, baseball, basketball and hockey

North America's favourite sports all have Canadian roots

Babe Ruth: Made in Canada?

The American icon was built with plenty of Canadian parts

The world’s fastest human is Canadian

Saskatchewan native Todd Reichert rides the fastest vehicle powered by muscle

Half a century without the Cup: The Maple Leafs and their 50-year drought

From Sittler to Clark, Gilmour to Sundin — a look back at the franchise’s long suffering since its last title in 1967

Sandra Schmirler: Larger than life

Nearly 2 decades after her Olympic gold, the late skip holds an outsized place in curling lore — and the hearts of her teammates

‘98 problems: How it all went wrong for Canada’s Olympic hockey team in Nagano

The NHL's first Winter Games foray was supposed to be a breeze for Canada's Dream Team. But it turned into a nightmare.

How a 13-year-old Canadian girl ran the world’s fastest marathon

'I am really good at distance because I could just keep going': Maureen Mancuso on her near 50-year-old historic run

300 days of running opened a world of possibilities

'I resolved to revisit the oldest of the athletic pursuits,' says CBC Sports broadcaster Scott Russell

Penny Oleksiak: Canadian athlete of the year

An Olympic star is born... and she's still growing

‘The Rock’ takes on the world

Canadian Ross Snook in flight at world darts championships

Rocket Men: The far-out (but true) story of the ‘91 Argos

How Toronto teamed up with Hollywood to outspend the NFL (yes, really) and have the most fun the CFL has ever seen

The longest yardage: Canada’s 112-year hold on Olympic gold

George S. Lyon captured golf title at the 1904 Summer Games

Don’t let the gold medal fool you: Even Olympic athletes struggle with body image

Just cuz they're fit doesn't mean they feel that way

Muhammad Ali’s impact went far beyond the boxing ring

Legendary boxer also known for his political activism and fight against racism in the U.S.

Giro d’Italia is cycling’s ultimate test

In its 99th year, Italy’s greatest race still offers true drama

Ali vs. Chuvalo: Brutality, beauty mingled in truly epic brawl

15 rounds that are still making history, 50 years later

Track and Field

Andre De Grasse: Canadian athlete of the year

Sprint sensation goes from zero to national hero in 7 months

Track and Field

Doping track and field athletes are just built for the guilt

Former Canadian 100m star Anson Henry didn’t have the will to take PEDs. But he understands why someone would.

Basketball

Erica Gavel: A day in the life of a wheelchair basketball rookie

Canada’s freshman enjoying her 1st Parapan Am Games tournament

Rugby

Kevin Orr: A day in the life of a wheelchair rugby coach

We follow the veteran as he prepares his team for a gold-medal run at the Parapan Am Games

Goalball

Goalball athletes facing challenges to keep funding

Nova Scotia is a hotbed for the sport for the visually impaired, combining basketball and soccer skills

Basketball

Nik Goncin: The honoured Canadian

Wheelchair basketball star proud to wear Maple Leaf colours

Track and Field

Canadian women go the distance against the best

Don’t fear the 10,000m or the marathon. Top stars send powerful message about women's running in Canada.

Golf

Brooke Henderson making the golf world green with envy

Despite Pan Am Games withdrawal, rising star making Canada proud

Wrestling

Dori Yeats a chip off the old block

Canadian wrestler following in her father’s footsteps

Aquatics

Canada’s Fab IV: Best friends share common drive

Filion, Abel, Benfeito & Ware continue tradition of great Canadian divers

Canoe/Kayak

Kayaker Michelle Russell living her grandmother’s dream

Nova Scotia native paddles low-key persona to success

Table Tennis

Ian Kent: 1 final shot at glory

Canada’s Parapan Am table tennis star ready for another podium run

Canoe/Kayak

Laurence Vincent-Lapointe navigating the waters of an uncertain future

Canadian powerhouse canoeist working hard to get her sport into 2020 Olympics

Speed Skating

Christine Nesbitt: The day I quit for the last time

Long before I became an Olympic speed skating champion, there was one rival I couldn't beat

Soccer

Kara Lang: From soccer sensation to mentor

Former Canadian star giving back to young athletes

Aquatics

Ryan Cochrane: The man who saved Canadian swimming

Victoria native rescued a program in shambles

Waterskiing

Taryn Grant a daredevil on water

Not even a broken neck could stop Canadian water skier

Hockey

Why did Governor General David Johnston pass up a tryout with the Boston Bruins?

Canada's GG captained Harvard's hockey team and once skated with the Espositos

Volleyball

Volleyball lineage flows through Canada’s budding beach duo

Melissa Humana-Paredes and Taylor Pischke serve notice of Pan Am, Olympic potential

Gymnastics

Patricia Bezzoubenko puts Canada in winning position

Rhythmic gymnast could have competed for Russia, but instead chose to wear the Maple Leaf

Boxing

Mandy Bujold sees Pan Am Games as gateway to Olympic boxing glory

Failure isn't an option in her mind. It simply can't be.

Track and Field

Josh Cassidy: This guy’s got wheels

Parapan Am favourite has shown great range from the 800m to the marathon

Gymnastics

Rosie MacLennan: A leap of faith

The Canadian trampolinist has soared to the top of her sport by trusting in herself, her coach and a special friendship

Aquatics

The toughest underwater show on Earth

This ain't no circus act. The world's best synchronized swimmers are built to defy Newton's laws. Without an ounce of fear.

Hockey

Glen Metropolit’s unexpected rise from Toronto’s mean streets

His brother served 16 years in prison. His family had no money. Now Metropolit is approaching his 1,400th game as a pro.

Hockey

Wayne Gretzky never thought he would make this team

Montreal hosted the world junior hockey championships last in 1978. Canada sent its 1st ever all-star team. And didn't win.

Sled sports

Kaillie Humphries takes on the men

Olympic bobsleigh champion ready to take on the men