Built for strength and speed, the cycling track is where Lauriane Genest has found her greatest success
Lauriane Genest knows she's fast, but understands she has a long way to go before she can call herself the best.
From spectator to competitor, Pierce LePage reflects on his Olympic Decathlon debut
Fifth place in decathlon is no mild feat. In just a few years, Pierce LePage has grown his skills across 10 events and set the bar high for his Olympic future.
Jennifer Abel and Penny Oleksiak sit are two of Canada's top aquatic athletes – hear from them in the Spotlight Studio
Jennifer Abel and Penny Oleksiak join studio host Anastasia Bucsis to celebrate their incredible achievements at Tokyo 2020. Spotlight Studio presented by @RBC
Melissa Humana-Paredes thanks teammate Sarah Pavan for their journey
Beach Volleyball star Melissa Humana-Paredes stops by the RBC Spotlight Studio with host Anastasia Bucsis to discuss her time in Tokyo and bond she shares with teammate Sarah Pavan. RBC Spotlight presented by RBC.
Canada's top gymnast Ellie Black sits down with Anastasia Bucsis to discuss the ups and downs of Tokyo 2020
Canada's most decorated gymnast Ellie Black shares how proud she is of not only her performance but all the athletes who were able to perform in Tokyo. RBC Spotlight presented by RBC.
The Tsewtsáwḵen drum heard all the way from Tokyo
With cheers from spectators limited due to COVID-19, Chef de Mission Marnie McBean found another way to celebrate Canada’s athletes - with a customized drum made by Tsewtsáwḵen (Tewanee Joseph) and his family, who are a part of the Squamish First Nation community. Tsewtsáwḵen was the CEO of the Four Hour First Nations during the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. McBean talks about the drum being “the heartbeat of a community” and how she’s using it to support Canada's Olympic athletes in Tokyo. Presented by RBC
RBC Spotlight Studio: Women from Canada's 2012 bronze winning soccer team chat the Canada, USA rivalry
At the 2012 Olympics, Canadian women played the most legendary soccer game of all time. Join former Team Canada soccer players, Karina LeBlanc, Diana Matheson, and Carmelina Moscato, as they chat about their greatest opposition.
RBC Spotlight Studio: Alex Despatie and Melissa Bishop-Nriagu
Anastasia Bucsis breaks down day 8 at Tokyo 2020 with Alex Despatie and Melissa Bishop-Nriagu. Spotlight Studio presented by RBC
RBC Spotlight Studio: Avalon Wasteneys and Kristen Kit
Avalon Wasteneys and Kristen Kit join Anastasia Bucsis in the RBC Spotlight Studio to discuss their gold medal win
RBC Spotlight Studio: Alena Sharp and Michael Tayler
Anastasia Bucsis catches up with Micheal Tayler and Alena Sharp on RBC Spotlight Studio, on day six of the Tokyo Olympic Games. Spotlight Studio presented by RBC
RBC Spotlight Studio: Gabrielle Smith, Hayley Daniels and Antoine Valois-Fortier
Anastasia Bucsis talks with Gabrielle Smith, Hayley Daniels and Antoine Valois-Fortier on Spotlight Studio presented by RBC
RBC Spotlight Studio: Diana Matheson and Karina LeBlanc
Olympic bronze medallists and soccer icons Karina LeBlanc and Diana Matheson join Anastasia Bucsis to chat the beautiful game and what makes Christine Sinclair the G.O.A.T.
RBC Spotlight Studio: Brittany MacLean and Marnie McBean
Olympic medallist and swimming analyst Brittany MacLean breaks down all the action in the pool and Chef de Mission Marnie McBean stops by to share the 'heartbeat' of the Games with Anastasia.
RBC Spotlight Studio: Matt Berger and Steve Armitage
RBC Olympian Matt Berger stops by the studio to chat with Anastasia about the inaugural skateboard event.
RBC Spotlight Studio: Mandy Bujold and Skylar Park
Skylar Park breaks down her first Olympic experience, while veteran Mandy Bujold gets vulnerable about her battle both in and out of the ring.
RBC Spotlight Studio: Allison Beveridge joins Anastasia Bucsis live from Tokyo
Track cyclist Allison Beveridge gets a sweet surprise from her littlest fan.
Skylar Park comes from a family of black belts, so it shouldn't be surprising she earned hers at 7-years-old
The first-time Olympian has karate in her blood: her father is a master, her grandfather is a grand master, and she is headed to the Tokyo Olympic Games.
Matt Berger went from couch surfing in California to Canada’s top ranked street skater
One Street League competition helped Berger become an overnight success, now he will represent Canada as part of the first skateboarding team to compete at the Olympic Games.
At first, Trevor Jones wanted rowing more than rowing wanted him
Perseverance was key for the rower, he tried out three times before being accepted into a competitive program and now he’s chasing his Olympic dream.
Decathlete Pierce Lepage was inspired in Rio and is now excelling on the world stage
The first-time Olympian was in Rio in 2016 as a spectator, it was there that his Olympic dream was fueled and soon after that he stormed onto the international decathlon stage and hasn't looked back.
The last time cyclist Kelsey Mitchell owned a bike? 12-years-old
Three years after getting back on a bike, Mitchell is a World Cup medallist, a world record holder and an Olympian.
Lauriane Genest possesses speed, power and big goals
Only 5 years after getting on a bike, the Canadian cyclist is headed to #Tokyo2020 as a Pan Am champion.
Gabrielle Smith believes ‘happy athletes go faster' so she's always ready with a joke
The Canadian rower is always ready with a good joke to keep things light and funny because taking the time to enjoy things makes for happy athletes, who go faster.
Avalon Wasteneys may not have embraced it at first, but rowing was in her blood
After starting her sporting career on skis, Wasteneys has fully transitioned to the water just in time for Tokyo.
Alanna Bray-Lougheed had to shift her perspective to take things to the next level
After missing the World Championships Bray-Lougheed got redemption after winning gold at the Pan Am Games.
Jerome Blake always had potential, but moving to Canada made him an Olympian
Growing up in Jamaica, Blake joked that he would run for Canada one day. After making the move to Kelowna, B.C., he was spotted by a coach who encouraged him to take sprinting seriously.
Penny Oleksiak felt the weight of swimming as an Olympic champion
After becoming an Olympic champion in Rio, Oleksiak carried the pressures of expectation. Now 4 years later, she is using her experience (and tips from none other than Michael Phelps) to push herself forward, instead of pulling herself back.
RBC Spotlight Features
Kripps is confident in his bobsleigh team's unique skillset
After a gold medal showing in the 2-man competition in Pyeongchang, Justin Kripps is now determined to lead his 4-man team to the podium in Beijing.
Miha Fontaine is following in his father’s footsteps with every jump
With an Olympian and former world champion as a father, Miha Fontaine always had a role model on the hill. Now, he’s a part of a new generation of Canadian aerial skiers.
It took a week for Marion Thenault to stick with aerial skiing
As a child watching the Olympics, Marion Thenault never thought she would get into something like aerial skiing. Now, the Canadian will be the one twisting through the air wearing the maple leaf at Beijing 2022.
How Justine Dufour-Lapointe stayed mentally strong while performing on the biggest stage
While Justine Dufour-Lapointe was putting down three medal-worthy runs at PyeongChang 2018, she was quietly processing her mother’s recent cancer diagnosis.
Playing hockey is more than scoring goals to Sarah Nurse, it’s using her platform to make a difference
When she was younger, Sarah Nurse was used to being the only biracial woman in the arena. Now, as a member of Canada’s women’s hockey team, she’s using her platform to inspire the next generation and make hockey more inclusive.
Having goals in and out of bobsleigh has kept Chris Spring driven
Chris Spring has always valued his life outside of sport. When he’s not working towards his goal of an international podium, he’s taking his talents as a pilot to the sky.
Marie-Philip Poulin is golden on and off the ice as Canada’s captain
When it really matters, you want Marie-Philip Poulin to have the puck on her stick. The Canadian women’s hockey captain is known for being clutch under pressure, but for her teammates, it’s her golden character that makes her shine.
Elena Gaskell’s brother made her a better athlete
Growing up skiing alongside her older brother for some friendly competition, Elena Gaskell credits her success to her biggest fan pushing her every step of the way.
Becoming a father changed everything for Laurent Dubreuil
After the birth of his daughter, Laurent Dubreuil is faster than ever and using his newfound speed to carry him to a world championship title and Beijing 2022.
Chasing adrenaline and an Olympic dream led Sara Villani to bobsleigh
After a stellar performance at an RBC Training Ground event, Sara Villani had her pick of sports to pursue. She felt the pull towards bobsled and has been sliding ever since.
A summer of firefighting led Ryan Sommer to a career of bobsledding
After a summer of fighting forest fires in northern Alberta, Ryan Sommer found himself at the Whistler Sliding Centre in a bobsled. Now, he’s firing towards a gold medal at Beijing 2022.
Cynthia Appiah’s bobsleigh journey inspires both her teammates and opponents
Cynthia Appiah discusses the camaraderie in bobsleigh and how changing seats makes her an inspiration to other sliders.
Valérie Maltais had a full Olympic schedule from start to finish
Speed skater Valérie Maltais competed on both the first and last days of the Olympics. In between she won a gold medal in team pursuit.
Antoine Gélinas-Beaulieu shares how much he enjoyed his Olympic experience
At his first Olympics, Antoine Gélinas-Beaulieu radiated contentment and satisfaction for just being part of the occasion, winning over new fans with his cheerfulness as well as his impressive moustache.
Brady Leman is happy to have been able to compete one more time
Although 2018 gold medallist Brady Leman was not able to get back on the podium in Beijing, he is grateful that the Olympics were able to happen at all. Now he is looking forward to a vacation somewhere "without snow."
Miha Fontaine feels like he won 'a medal for Canada'
Freestyle skier Miha Fontaine is thrilled to have been part of the team that won a bronze medal in the Olympic debut of mixed team aerials.
Charles Hamelin reflects on a career where he is going out on top
At his fifth and final Games, Charles Hamelin won a gold medal to tie the record as Canada's most decorated Winter Olympian of all time.
'Captain Clutch' has a bite to eat and learns the meaning of 'GOAT'
Anastasia Bucsis explains to Marie-Philip Poulin what 'GOAT' stands for as teammate Sarah Nurse delivers her captain some food.
Chris Spring is grateful for his Olympic experiences and teammates
At his fourth Olympic Games, bobsleigh pilot Chris Spring reflects fondly on his sliding career.
Isabelle Weidemann completes the circle of inspiration
Triple medallist Isabelle Weidemann looked up to the Canadian women who skated before her. Now they feel inspired by her, Canada’s newest Olympic hero.
Justin Kripps and Cam Stones reflect on lessons learned in two-man bobsleigh
After a disappointing defense of an event Canada won in 2018, Justin Kripps and Cam Stones look ahead to the four-man event.
Having fun has been integral for Canada’s women’s hockey team
Renata Fast reveals what the women’s hockey team does to stay loose and relaxed, including who is the squad’s best euchre player.
Winning a medal is just the beginning for Marion Thénault
At her first Olympic Games, Marion Thénault is thrilled to have a medal from the team event but is determined to win an individual medal next time.
Sara Villani reflects on her time in Beijing ahead of competition
Anastasia Bucsis sits down with Sara Villani who, despite not having competed yet, feels a part of her teammate’s bronze medal run in monobob.
Medal-less in Beijing, Canadian Laurent Dubreuil is keeping things in perspective
Anastasia Bucsis is joined in the RBC Spotlight by Laurent Dubreuil who is disappointed to miss the podium but has plenty of reasons to be happy.
Jane Channell appreciates all the support from back home
Anastasia Bucsis is joined in the Spotlight by skeleton racer Jane Channell who is competing in her second Olympic Games.
Elena Gaskell discusses getting injured before being able to compete
Anastasia Bucsis is joined by RBC Olympian Elena Gaskell who was injured before she could compete in freestyle skiing.
Keegan Messing thanks everyone who helped get him to Beijing
Anastasia Bucsis sat down with Canadian figure skater Keegan Messing to breakdown the many hurdles on his road to Beijing.
For Mark McMorris, snowboarding is the gift that keeps on giving
CBC's Anastasia Bucsis sat down with three-time Olympian Mark McMorris to discuss growing up in the spotlight, his evolving snowboarding career, and support systems back home.
Ryan Sommer & Mike Evelyn discuss the importance of hard work and dedication
RBC training Ground athletes, Ryan Sommer and Mike Evelyn, sat down with Anastasia Bucsis to discuss how competing in other sports helped launch their bobsleigh career.
Sarah Nurse and Ann-Renee Desbiens chat Team Canada on ice
Women's hockey team members Sarah Nurse and Ann-Renee Desbiens joined host Anastasia Bucsis in the RBC Spotlight to break down their experiences playing with the Canadian team.
Jennifer Hawkrigg is proud to be able to call herself an Olympian
CBC's Anastasia Bucsis sat down with Jennifer Hawkrigg to chat about the snowboarder's Olympic debut.
From rivals to teammates, Lisa Weagle chats being a part of Team Jones
Lisa Weagle sat down with CBC's Anastasia Bucsis to chat about Team Jones and the opportunity to be an Olympian.
Justine Dufour-Lapointe is grateful for all the support following her time in Beijing
The Dufour-Lapointe sisters joined host Anastasia Bucsis in the RBC Spotlight to discuss the importance of grit and determination no matter the outcome.
Catriona Le May Doan chats about being a mentor and the power of sport
Olympic champion Catriona Le May Doan joined host Anastasia Bucsis in the RBC Spotlight to chat about the importance of sport in Canadian communities from grassroots all the way to the world stage.
Best of Beijing
Training pays off for Beijing medallists Sommer, Thenault, Fontaine
Graduates of RBC Training Ground program find huge success in Beijing, including bronze medal wins for aerial skiers Marion Thenault and Miha Fontaine, and bronze for Ryan Sommer in four-man bobsleigh.
From big laughs to heartfelt answers, RBC Spotlight features candid conversations with Olympians
Go inside the Beijing experience as Anastasia Bucsis hosts RBC Spotlight, a space for athletes to chat one-on-one with a fellow Olympian.
Dufour-Lapointe sisters 'never gave up' during their time in Beijing
Justine and Chloe Dufour-Lapointe stopped by the RBC Spotlight space following the moguls final at Beijing 2022 to chat with Anastasia Bucsis about their competition.
Caroline Ouellette opens up about former teammate Marie-Philip Poulin
“Marie-Philip is so humble, so respected and loved, that I’m sure Canadian athletes were so proud to walk behind her”. Caroline Ouellette joined host Anastasia Bucsis in the RBC Spotlight to chat all things women hockey and former teammate Marie-Philip Poulin’s flag-bearer entrance.