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Securing 2030 Olympics for Vancouver would revive corporate funding, sports federations claim

The Vancouver Olympics created unprecedented enthusiasm for amateur sport in Canada. But since 2010, corporate funding has dwindled, and sports federations say they have to work very hard for Canadian athletes to compete among the world's best at the international level.

Canada's Remi Drolet balances cross-country skiing and Harvard University

Remi Drolet, an Olympic cross-country skier from B.C., is balancing a career in cross-country skiing and an Ivy League education at Harvard University.
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Canadian cross-country ski team seeks to maximize experience gained at Olympics

After experiencing a major boom at the start of the century, Canada's cross-country ski program is now undergoing a serious rebuild. But that doesn't mean expectations aren't high for its nine young athletes competing at the Beijing Olympics.

'The Olympics were stolen from me' says Canadian cyclist Hugo Barrette

Canadian cyclist Hugo Barrette claims the Olympics were "stolen" from him after he was eliminated from the men's keirin in track cycling under controversial circumstances at the Tokyo Olympic Games on Saturday.

Canadian boxer Caroline Veyre advances to quarter-finals in Tokyo

Canadian boxer Caroline Veyre qualified for the women's 57 kg quarter-finals with a dominant performance over her opponent, Nikolina Cacic of Croatia, on Monday at the Tokyo Olympics.

Olympic Games a dream come true for Canadian rising star Felix Auger-Aliassime

Stepping onto Tokyo's Ariake Tennis Park will be a childhood dream come true for Felix Auger-Aliassime. The star tennis player says playing in the Olympics is something he's thought about ever since he watched his first Games in 2008.

Quebec boxing promoters eager to resume bouts behind closed doors

Quebec's two top boxing promoters are itching to hold cards as soon as possible — without any fans in the audience.

QB Vernon Adams Jr. signs 2-year extension after leading Alouettes to playoffs

The Montreal Alouettes have signed quarterback Vernon Adams Jr., to a contract extension through the 2022 CFL season after he guided the team to its first playoff berth since 2014.

Former Winnipeg Jet Ben Chiarot says it took little persuading to sign with the Canadiens

High taxes, obsessive fans, blanket media coverage and the French language are all reasons invoked to explain why NHL free agents tend to steer clear of Montreal. But Ben Chiarot isn't worried about any of that.

CFL puts no deadline on finding new owner for Alouettes

The CFL wants the best buyer possible for the Alouettes and Montreal, and commissioner Randy Ambrosie said Monday they won't be rushed into making a decision on the club.

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