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Sports: July 2013 Archives

Last Woman Standing

In 2012, the Olympic games included women's boxing for the first time. That was the good news.

The bad news? Only three weight categories were admitted, instead of the usual eight.

Mary Spencer and Ariane Fortin were both world champion boxers. They were also the best of friends. For years they had toured together, competed together and confided in one another. But when the Olympics rolled around, they suddenly found themselves in the same weight category. This meant only one of them could represent Canada at the Games.

A new documentary, Last Woman Standing, tells the story of what happened to their friendship.

Juliet Lammers and Lorraine Price directed the documentary. They spoke to Elizabeth Robertson about their experience.

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Quebec rider in the Tour de France

The Tour de France is now one week into its three-week endurance race through the French countryside. When it's over, the riders will have cycled almost 35-hundred kilometres.

Ten of the original riders of the original 198 have dropped out. But Quebec City's David Veilleux is still there, supporting his team.

Today the riders face some tough climbs in the Pyrenees mountains. And back at home in the Quebec City area, Sonia Veilleux - the older sister of the first Quebec-born rider in the Tour --is keeping tabs on the race.

Elizabeth Robertson spoke with her this morning.

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