Peter Mendelsohn

Intern

Peter began his internship with CBC Sports on November 5th. Over the last year, he published baseball, basketball, and tennis articles with Sportsnet, Raptors Republic, and Tennis Canada, respectively. He also wrote feature stories from the New York Open and Rogers Cup for New York Tennis Magazine.

Latest from Peter Mendelsohn

These women are fighting to make sports news more accessible

While having dinner one night in February 2017, Ellen Hyslop, Jacie deHoop and Roslyn McLarty had an idea to create sports content, experiences and communities that are for women, by women. And with that, The GIST was born.

'Kids are hurting. Adults are hurting': Brock McGillis fights homophobia in hockey

It's easy to tell male teenage hockey players not to use homophobic slurs. It's a lot more difficult to convince them to change the vocabulary they use in the private confines of their dressing room. But when the voice they hear is one of their own, the message becomes that much more powerful.

Canadian snowboarder Darcy Sharpe still proving his doubters wrong

Many of us did some pretty dumb things when we were kids. Snowboarding down a mountain while wearing a beaver costume probably wasn't one of them, something Canadian slopestyle snowboarder Darcy Sharpe thought was a 'great idea' at 12 years old.

Canadian Bianca Andreescu hopes momentum takes her to Australian Open's main draw

In January 2018, Bianca Andreescu competed in the qualifying round of the Australian Open for the first time in her career. It didn't go very well. But fresh off her most successful run on tour to date, the 18-year-old Canadian is looking for a better outcome starting Tuesday night.

Leonard vs. DeRozan: A mid-season examination of the controversial trade

The Toronto Raptors and San Antonio Spurs square off on Thursday night for the first time since their trade this off-season that saw DeMar DeRozan, Jakob Poeltl and a first-round pick head to the Spurs in exchange for Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green. But who got the better end of the deal?

5 times sports took a strange turn in 2018

Sometimes, we watch sports to witness incredible athletic feats. Other times, if we're really lucky, we get to see shocking moments that no one could have anticipated.

Top 5 Raptors wins: A stroll down memory lane

A look back at the team's best regular-season victories

From washing dishes to the NBA: The unlikely rise of Raptors' Chris Boucher

The future didn't look very bright for 19-year-old Chris Boucher. He was earning less than $10 an hour as a part-time cook and dishwasher at a St-Hubert restaurant in Montreal. Then a serendipitous day that changed everything.
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Canada's skeleton athletes ready to slide back into World Cup action

The 2018-19 Skeleton World Cup season gets underway this weekend in Sigulda, Latvia. Skeleton analyst Helen Upperton thinks the Canadian women can take advantage of a post-Olympics hangover.

From Ottawa to Nairobi: How a Canadian coach helped Kenyan hockey team roar

Ottawa native Tim Colby moved to Kenya in 2010. Nowadays, he coaches the Kenya Ice Lions, the hockey team which made headlines by playing with NHL stars Sidney Crosby and Nathan MacKinnon as part of a Tim Hortons commercial.
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Moguls star Mikael Kingsbury hopes to start season as king of the hill

The Olympic gold medallist is back. Mikael Kingsbury, the mogul skiing champion in Pyeongchang, begins the 2018-19 World Cup season on Friday at Ruka in Finland.

Dwane Casey's return sparks 5 memorable Raptors' homecomings

Dwane Casey is expected to be warmly received by fans in his his return to Toronto on Wednesday night. That certainly wasn't the case for all former members of the Raptors.