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Canadians to watch at next Olympics revealed themselves at Commonwealth Games

After strong performances at the 2018 Commonwealth Games from Canadian athletes touted as the next generation of great athletes, the whole country should now know who to watch for as the 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo draw closer.

Canada leaves Gold Coast without rugby 7s medal — and looking for consistency

The Canadian women's rugby sevens team will leave the Commonwealth Games without a medal after falling 24-19 to England in the bronze-medal match on Sunday.

Canada looks for composure ahead of rugby sevens semis at Commonwealth Games

Following a "disappointing" loss to New Zealand, the Canadian women's rugby sevens team have drawn the hosts in the semifinals at the Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast.

Canadian rugby sevens team wants to do more than make history

Canada's women's rugby sevens team is thrilled to be taking part in their event's Commonwealth Games debut, but just being there isn't enough. They came to Australia to win gold.

Erica Wiebe goes around the world and back to defend her Commonwealth gold

Erica Wiebe has come — and gone — a long way in the last four years, but the Canadian wrestling star was happy to return to the Commonwealth Games to defend her title and take another step towards repeating as Olympic champion.
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Pierce LePage has arrived and he could be Canada's next great decathlete

With his attention-grabbing medal win at the Commonwealth Games, his first major international event, young Canadian decathlete Pierce LePage announced himself as a man to watch on the road to the Tokyo Olympics.
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Taylor Ruck gives Canadian swimming a glimpse into the future

The Tokyo Olympics can't come soon enough for Canadian swimming after 17-year-old phenom Taylor Ruck matched a Commonwealth Games record with eight medals. But first there's an English exam to pass.
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Meet Canada's 79-year-old Commonwealth Games rookie

There are quite a few rookies at the Commonwealth Games in Australia, but none quite like Bob Pitcairn. The Canadian fullbore shooter is making his Games debut at the age of 79, and on Monday he officially became the oldest participant to ever compete at a Commonwealth Games.

Evan Dunfee sets his pace for Olympic success

Evan Dunfee has plenty on his mind, but no regrets. At least not about the Olympic bronze medal that was briefly his in Rio.

Kylie Masse wins gold, sets new Commonwealth backstroke record

Canada’s Kylie Masse took gold in the women’s 100-metre backstroke at the Commonwealth Games on Saturday night. It marked the third time Masse lowered the Games record in the Gold Coast.

Canadian beach volleyballers feel the love on the Gold Coast

Canadians Sarah Pavan and Melissa Humana-Parades are the top-ranked women's beach volleyball team in the world, and they began their quest to top the Commonwealth Games podium with a statement win against Fiji on Thursday in Australia.

Teen swimmers Ruck, Oleksiak using Commonwealth Games as Olympic prep

For two swimmers with six Olympic medals between them, career firsts should be hard to come by. But for 17-year-old Canadians Taylor Ruck and Penny Oleksiak, there’s still plenty to learn on the road to the 2020 Olympics.

Share the dream: Progressive Commonwealth Games open in the Gold Coast

For the first time at a Commonwealth Games, men and women will compete for the same amount of medals.

Canadians feeling right at home in Gold Coast on eve of Commonwealth Games

As a major tourist destination, the Gold Coast is used to welcoming travellers who come to enjoy its sun, sand, and beautiful, subtropical climate. Canadian athletes and officials agree that the Australian city is also ready for the 21st edition of the Commonwealth Games.
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Canada's Commonwealth Games team looks to build Olympic momentum

Situated about halfway between the Rio and Tokyo Summer Olympics and Paralympics, the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast in Australia offer Canadian athletes a mission that is twofold: eclipse their previous medal tally and prove the country will be a force to reckon with in 2020.