Jamie Strashin

Reporter

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

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CBC Investigates

Sports groups defrauded by their own members face uphill battle in rebuilding community trust

An investigation by CBC Sports reveals that in the past decade, nearly $8 million has been stolen from dozens of sports leagues and associations across Canada, almost all of it by someone on the inside, leaving the organizations and their members devastated. Rebuilding trust with their communities could take years.
CBC Investigates

Canadian youth sports groups are losing millions of dollars to fraud and theft

A CBC investigation reveals at least 28 separate cases of fraud in Canadian youth sports organizations totalling nearly $8 million.

Canada's largest youth hockey league changes approach to dealing with racism, discrimination

Canada's largest youth hockey league says it is taking steps to "address issues of racism and discrimination in minor hockey."

Crippled by COVID-19, Canada's youth sports sector requires flexibility for families, businesses

Like most businesses in this country, Canada’s billion dollar youth sports industry has been devastated by COVID-19. Thousands of leagues have been sidelined. So, too, have the wide array of businesses that support and supplement young athletes.
Analysis

Is this the CFL's last gasp or a cash grab?

During Grey Cup week in late-November, CFL Commissioner Randy Ambrosie was almost teetering on the edge of being boastful about the league's future. Within six short months that swagger has all but disappeared, as the league has been brought to its knees by COVID-19.

Golf courses aiming for 'touchless experience' as they begin to open across Canada

While many parts of our economy remain shuttered and other sports continue to wait for the go ahead to resume play, courses in all 10 provinces will soon be open for business.

International restrictions pose a challenge for resuming pro sports

As the NHL, NBA and MLB consider resuming play, the issue of international travel poses another hurdle for Canadian-based teams.

Canada's top doctor says too early to say when sports might return

Dr. Theresa Tam says whatever is decided, including playing games in empty stadiums, will be done with extreme caution.

Virtual racing series has injured Canadian driver Robert Wickens back on the 'road'

Canadian race car driver Robert Wickens is back behind the wheel, racing again against the same drivers that he used to race against every weekend on the IndyCar circuit.

Ottawa doctor says proof of immunity might be only way for fans to return to sports arenas

After the coronavirus pandemic is conquered and sports has re-emerged, a new layer of security measures must be introduced to ensure public safety.

Canada's youth sports machine has ground to complete halt

The coronavirus pandemic has altered the evening and weekend routines of millions of Canadian families. There are no more trips to the rink, no more practices to rush to, no more games to look forward to and no more tournaments to plan for.

Olympic preparations continue despite criticism

Despite growing criticism, the International Olympic Committee insisted Wednesday it remains full steam ahead for this year's Summer Games in Tokyo.

Prominent athletes slam IOC for risking athletes' health

Canada's Dick Pound, the International Olympic Committee's longest serving member, says it isn't ignoring the need to contemplate contingencies, but it isn't prepared to get "swept up in the immediacy of events going on as we speak.

Nike's Vaporfly rattling running world as shoe credited for record times

For Canadian marathoner Reid Coolsaet, the choice was easy. He knew that if he wanted to qualify for this summer's Tokyo Olympics, he had to dump his long-time sponsor and switch to Nike and its Vaporfly running shoe.

'He deserves to be there': Canadian baseball community wants Larry Walker in the Hall of Fame

It's been a 10-year wait, but B.C.'s Larry Walker is poised to become the second Canadian elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

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