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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These Olympics made us laugh, cry, and cheer — a look back at Tokyo 2020

The events in Tokyo 2020 have made us laugh, cry and cheer. CBC Sports looks back at some of our favourite moments from the resilient 32nd Olympiad.

Canada's Alannah Yip slips out of sport climbing medal contention in Tokyo

Canada's Alannah Yip slipped out of medal contention after missing the cut for the women's sport climbing final at the Tokyo Games on Wednesday. 

Canadian soccer team advances to knockout round with draw vs. Great Britain

Canada closed out group play in the Olympic women’s soccer tournament with 1-1 draw against Great Britain on Tuesday.

Oksana Chusovitina, 46-year-old gymnast, retires after record-extending 8th Olympics

In a sport where anything north of 20 is already considered past your prime, 46-year-old gymnast Oksana Chusovitina — who made her first Olympic appearance nearly five years before Simone Biles was even born — remains an ageless wonder.

Tokyo Games redefines an Olympic medal's worth through ground-breaking alchemy

All of the approximate 5,000 medals to be distributed throughout the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Japan are made of recycled materials.

Syrian table tennis star makes historic debut as youngest Olympian at Tokyo Games

Syria's Hend Zaza, already the youngest competitor at the Tokyo Games, entered the record books on Saturday after becoming the youngest competitor in Olympic table tennis history.

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.  
Point of View

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.