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

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.

Vancouver 2010 Olympics ushered in golden decade for Canadian athletes

Alex Bilodeau's historic gold medal at the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver would prove to be the first of many golden moments as Canada defined itself as a competitive force at the Olympic Games.

Race driver Robert Wickens was told he'd never walk again, but he was determined to dance at his wedding

In October, Robert Wickens stood to dance with his new bride, Karli, a defiant celebration of the progress the Guelph, Ont., race car driver has made since a horrifying crash last year.

Nowhere to go: Girls can still dream in wake of CWHL's collapse, just not too big

When the Canadian Women's Hockey League folded in March, it took with it the aspirations of many young female hockey players.
TOKYO 2020

1 year to go: Japan, IOC challenged to show world Olympics are viable

The Olympics are officially one year away. But with any Olympics, organizers always face questions prior to the Games. Here are five that are unfolding for Tokyo 2020.

Montreal baseball fans better hope MLB dreamers know something nobody else does

After years of dead-end dreams, there is finally a ray of hope that baseball could one day return to Montreal. But there's a lot that needs to happen before it does.

With Raptors done, focus shifts to Jays — and that's a bad thing

For sports fans putting away their Toronto Raptors’ championship paraphernalia and turning their attention towards Canada’s other team –The Toronto Blue Jays - you may want to look away.

How the 2019 NBA champion Toronto Raptors were built

Sometimes it takes a mad scientist to build a championship team — someone who has a willingness to test untried techniques, to sprinkle in ingredients that others have discounted or discarded.

Take a breath, Toronto fans: Odds still point to Raptors dethroning Warriors

Imagine for a moment Raptor fans if this scenario was presented to you around Christmas: In June you will have three opportunities to beat the defending world champion Golden State Warriors in order to win the franchise’s first-ever NBA title.

Raptors' bandwagon: The more the merrier

By every conceivable metric, from television ratings to merchandise sales, the Toronto Raptors are gaining news fans in droves. Will these bandwagon jumpers show the same passion when next regular season rolls around. Who cares? Just enjoy the ride however long it lasts.
NBA Finals

Kawhi Leonard's suit against Nike over 'Klaw' logo falls into grey zone

The lawsuit filed this week by Kawhi Leonard against Nike, which centres around the Toronto Raptors star's "Klaw" logo, comes down to one key question: Does the sneaker giant's design simply build off of Leonard's or is it a new design?

Watching history: Maybe being there isn't everything

There is no escaping this game, this moment. Toronto Raptors paraphernalia is inescapable, the sound of basketballs bouncing, moments being recreated, seems ubiquitous on Toronto streets. But for most in this city, going to the actual game is out of the question.

A family's dilemma: What's the cost of a memory?

The Toronto Raptors are creating once-in-a-lifetime memories during this historic playoff run to the NBA Finals. But with skyrocketing cost for tickets, can a family justify the expense of the moment at any cost?

Newly formed women's hockey union wants to find a way to play

It has been about a month since 200 of the best female hockey players in the world decided they no longer wanted to play. Liz Knox knew there was risk of walking away after the Canadian Women’s Hockey League folded, but says the fight to create an economically viable professional league is a worthy one.