Ignacio Estefanell

Based in Toronto, Ignacio is a life-long footy fan, with entrepreneurial roots and a passion for sports science.

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Olympic champion Kingsbury calls for urgent action to allow sport in Quebec schools

Reigning Olympic and world moguls champion Mikael Kingsbury is urging Quebec Premier François Legault to take urgent action to help return organized sport to schools amid the COVID-19 restrictions.

Canadian athletes say vaccine priority must go to vulnerable individuals, not Olympians

With COVID-19 cases spiking throughout Japan — threatening to yet again derail the already postponed Summer Games — IOC member Pound sparked a debate Wednesday by suggesting Olympic athletes be given vaccination priority. As multiple Canadian athletes say, priority remains with the most-vulnerable.

Aussie pro surfer displays life-saving skills in daring beach rescue

Australian pro surfer Mikey Wright has garnered world-wide praise after thrusting himself into the water to save a woman caught in dangerous surf.  
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Why Diego Maradona will always be Argentina's favourite son

While parallels will be drawn with compatriot Lionel Messi, Diego Maradona stands alone in Argentine eyes. As the driving force behind Argentina's 1986 World Cup victory, Maradona captured the soul of his nation, writes CBC Sports' Ignacio Estefanell.

Canada's Olympic focus remains despite coronavirus fears, Marnie McBean says

McBean, who was named Team Canada's top spokesman last July, has been in steady contact with the nations' top athletes. Until told otherwise, she says its full steam ahead to the beginning of the Summer Games.

AthletesCAN claims IOC lacking in empathy as Olympic debate heats up

As the debate continues over whether the Tokyo Olympics should proceed as planned, an internal letter from AthletesCAN - the organization that represents all of Canada's national team athletes - is questioning the International Olympic Committee's level of empathy, as the world deals with the COVID-19 pandemic.
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AthletesCAN claims IOC lacking in empathy as Olympic debate heats up

As the debate continues over whether the Tokyo Olympics should proceed as planned, an internal letter from AthletesCAN - the organization that represents all of Canada's national team athletes - is questioning the IOC’s level of empathy, as the world deals with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Vincent Lapointe says traces of banned substance could have come from bodily fluids

One of Canada's top 2020 Olympic medal contenders is expected to find out a decision on a doping case affecting her status for Tokyo on Monday.

'Coach's Corner is no more': Ron MacLean discusses Don Cherry on Hockey Night in Canada

Hockey Night in Canada host Ron MacLean addressed Sportsnet's firing of Don Cherry during the first intermission of Saturday night's primetime NHL game — when the duo would normally host "Coach's Corner."  

'He ruined and deterred my career': Akim Aliu discusses the racial abuse he suffered in hockey

During the first intermission of Hockey Night in Canada's primetime game on Saturday, Sportsnet aired an interview of Akim Aliu discussing what his life has been like since November 2019, when he first shared his story of racial abuse at the hands of his former coach.

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