Jamie Strashin


Jamie Strashin is a native Torontonian whose latest stop is the CBC Sports department. Before, he spent 15 years covering everything from city hall to courts and breaking news as a reporter for CBC News. He has also worked in Brandon, Man., and Calgary. Follow him on Twitter @StrashinCBC

Latest from Jamie Strashin


Blue Jays' confounding Anthony Bass saga comes to inevitable conclusion

One has to wonder who conceived the Toronto Blue Jays' bungling attempt to rehabilitate the image of the team's mediocre middle reliever Anthony Bass?

Golf merger shows Saudis now the biggest players in global sport

While before Saudi largesse was reserved for mostly European sports, the golf merger gives it tacit control over one of the oldest entities in American sport. And it could pave the way for future ownership of other North American sport properties.

Canada's Olympic CEO makes argument for more safe-sport resources at the local level

David Shoemaker, the CEO of the Canadian Olympic Committee, echoed the concerns of many parents in Canada when he said regulations for safe sport aren't reaching the local levels where they are needed most.

Olympian Brittany Crew puts disappointment of Tokyo behind her, finding peace in karate dojo

A poor Olympic performance had Brittany Crew at the lowest of her athletic depths, but the former Canadian record-holder in shot put is enjoying a new journey in karate.

In-game betting has changed how many watch sports, and even some gamblers warn of consequences

The legalization of sports gambling has quickly changed the way we watch sports on television and for many has forever changed their relationship with games they once consumed simply for entertainment.

Women's pro sport in Canada 'ripe for investment' but investors need patience — and happy fans

In a country madly in love with hockey, why has the women’s game never been able to ride the excitement of big events like the Olympics and form a full-time league? For Canada’s best female hockey players, it remains a sorepoint, a perplexing and never quite answered question. A new report indicates that there is a momentum around women's sports that may change this narrative.

Meet the 13-year-old Canadian skateboarder who's grinding her way to Paris 2024

For most 13-year-olds, the goals are modest: do well in school, get along with your friends, and keep your parents off your back. Few are contemplating competing at the Olympic Games. But that’s where Toronto teenager and skateboarding sensation Fay De Fazio Ebert finds herself.

Baseball no longer the timeless game as pitch clock shaves 30 minutes off 9-inning game

A series of rule changes have pumped much-needed life into Major League Baseball games and produced a product that analysts say make the sport vastly more enjoyable and watchable for both casual and diehard fans.

Far from resolved: Debate rages following World Athletics' ban on trans athletes in elite female sport

Although World Athletics says its decision this week to ban transgender women from competing in elite female sport is based on the “overarching need to protect the female category," president Sebastian Coe says the move is about fairness over inclusion.

Trio of University of Toronto students win NFL's annual analytics competition

A trio of University of Toronto students beat out 300 other teams from around the world and walked away with $20,000 US at the NFL’s annual Big Data Bowl, held in conjunction with the league’s scouting combine, held this year in Indianapolis.