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'I cried with joy': Canada's Maxime Dufour-Lapointe on why she retired from freestyle skiing

Ever since Canadian Maxime Dufour-Lapointe was an energetic little girl, she put everything into moguls skiing. Now recently retired, The 29-year-old Montreal native plans to fulfill another lifelong dream of becoming a doctor.

The Diamond League Final: Zurich

Watch as the world's best track and field athletes compete for a Diamond League Championship on CBC.

Canadian figure skating going through unprecedented transformation

With the start of the figure skating season around the corner, Canada's skaters have already worked out their choreography, as well as their plans for generating success in competition.

Donovan Bailey: Better days are ahead for Andre De Grasse

As another Diamond League track season comes to a close, it's a bittersweet time for Canadian sprint fans, who have witnessed the rise of Aaron Brown and the apparent decline of Andre De Grasse. But the future looks bright for both men, writes Canadian legend Donovan Bailey.

Shawn Barber just wants to 'jump big bars' again

Canadian pole vaulter Shawn Barber cleared 5.83 metres to earn a third-place finish and $10,000 US at Friday's Diamond League final in Brussels. "What I've seen with Shawn, probably over the last year, is a shift in attitude," says part-time coach Jeff Hartwig.

Celina Toth wins thriller at Canadian diving summer nationals

It went down to the last dive of the competition and Celina Toth of St. Thomas, Ont., emerged with the gold medal in the women’s 10-metre tower event on Saturday at the summer senior national diving championships in Gatineau, Que.

Shawn Barber earns top-5 finish at Diamond League event in London

Canada's Shawn Barber dropped one spot from last week's Diamond League event, placing fifth in men's pole vault in London on Saturday.

Taylor Ruck blazes to gold in women's 200 at Canadian Swimming Trials

Taylor Ruck has picked up right where she left off after winning a record eight medals at the Commonwealth Games in April.

Canadian 3x3 basketball star puts Olympic aspirations into focus

Considered one of the best 3x3 basketball players in the world, Michael Linklater knows how difficult it will be for Canada to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. But the Saskatoon native isn't intimidated by the qualifying process or the challenges it presents.
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From books to flips: Philippe Gagné on the challenges of juggling school and diving

For Canadian diver Philippe Gagné, being a student-athlete is far from a stroll in the park. But the Montreal native would come to realize that mixing an academic life with high-level sport is a terrific way to build character

Canadian Olympian fights for her right to take 'lifeline' drug

To fight a medical condition that makes her feel like she's "going through puberty every month," Canadian distance runner Lanni Marchant was prescribed a drug that has become her "lifeline." Problem is, it's banned in track and field, and international officials have yet to grant her an exemption.

Andre De Grasse's agents on sprinter's reported split with coach: It's 'unfounded speculation'

Is Canadian Olympic triple medallist Andre De Grasse prepared to walk away from coach Stu McMillan and the ALTIS training group? "He is still under the guidance of ALTIS," his agency Doyle Management said Monday in an emailed statement to CBC Sports.
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'I have a basketball-size bump': Melissa Bishop-Nriagu puts track career on hold for motherhood

Canadian track and field runner Melissa Bishop-Nriagu is about to become a mom. While starting a family came quicker than she planned, the thought of bringing in a new life excites her with each passing day. Still, she hasn't given up her dream of winning an Olympic medal at the 2020 Games.

Spruce Meadows and the thrill of being there

At this time of year, every year, Scott Russell's thoughts turn to Spruce Meadows — the iconic horse park on the outskirts of Calgary where he always feels the magic of covering live sport.
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'A whole new race': Canada's Sam Edney on life after luge

Competing in luge may seem dangerous to outsiders, but for Canadian Sam Edney, the sport was made easier because his life was planned out. Now, fresh of an Olympic silver medal, Edney is moving on. However, making that transition can be difficult and scary.

The lasting legend of running icon Steve Prefontaine

To this day, American running legend Steve Prefontaine is revered for his all-out effort style from start to finish, a reputation that earned him a cult-like following in the 1970s. He also earned respect after fighting for athletes' right to a fair share of revenues generated from their performances.
In Depth

What's the real problem with Caster Semenya?

Track and field's world governing body says its new testosterone-restricting rules are designed to ensure a level playing field. But are there darker factors at play in the battle against Caster Semenya and athletes like her?