Wendy-Ann Clarke

Wendy-Ann Clarke is a multimedia journalist and track and field coach from Toronto, Canada. As a writer, she has covered a wide range of disciplines and reported on athletics during the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Eritrea's 1st winter Olympian details mental anguish from racism growing up in Canada

Skier Shannon-Ogbani Abeda’s journey to becoming the first winter Olympian to represent Eritrea carried with it a racial burden he says he’s only now beginning to unravel.

Alysha Newman is raising the bar in Canadian pole vault

There may be nothing natural about launching yourself several metres into the air on a fibreglass rod, but Canadian pole vault star Alysha Newman makes it look easy. Now she's reaching new heights in her sport.

Sage Watson poised to hurdle into Canadian history

Clocking 400-metre hurdles times Canada has not seen in over two decades, since national record holder Rosey Edeh was on the scene, Sage Watson continues to chase her dream of becoming the country's best ever.

Curling gets a boost with the Winter Games in South Korea

Aside from Tessa and Scott, Cassie Sharpe and Samuel Girard, one of the biggest breakout stars of the Pyeongchang Olympics might just be a sport—curling. Yes, it's true. The sport once considered to some to be more recreational than athletic, has experienced a new wave of interest which not only produced a rise in competition attendance during the Games but also famously gained a high profile endorsement from former WWE star Mr. T.
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Eritrea's first Winter Olympian is from Alberta

Born and raised in Alberta, Shannon-Ogbani Abeda will soon don a ski suit hued with the vibrant colours of the Eritrean flag as the country makes its Winter Olympic debut.

Lindsey Vonn says she would decline White House invitation

It seems American ski star Lindsey Vonn won’t be visiting the White House any time soon. In an interview recently posted to CNN's Twitter account, Vonn said she would decline the Trump administration's invitation if extended to her as a 2018 Olympian.

105th Grey Cup might just be the most Canadian ever

In the twilight of the country's 150th anniversary celebrations, the Toronto Argonauts defeated the Calgary Stampeders 27-24 in the nation's capital in a night jam-packed with Canadiana.

Alabama plays 3-on-5 basketball after fight, ejections and injury

It's not March Madness but things got more than a little crazy between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Minnesota Golden Gophers.

Colin Kaepernick named GQ's citizen of the year

Free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick has been named GQ magazine's Citizen of the Year for his activism and, as is often the case with Kaepernick, Twitter had lots to say about it.
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What you should know about the drug that cost Usain Bolt an Olympic gold

The IOC's decision to strip Usain Bolt and his Jamaican teammates of their 2008 Olympic relay gold because of a failed drug test by Nesta Carter has raised several questions, including: What is methylhexaneamine? And is there a chance for a successful appeal?

Barack Obama's most memorable sports moments

On Friday morning, the whistle will blow on the Barack Obama presidency when the title of POTUS is officially transferred to incoming U.S. commander in chief Donald Trump. An avid sports enthusiast, Obama may just go down as one of the sportiest presidents in American history.

Muhammad Ali's 75th birthday: Canadians recall their brushes with 'The Greatest'

Seven months after his death, as we mark what would have been Muhammad Ali's 75th birthday, the man they called "The Greatest" still resonates with those he touched in the Canadian boxing community.

Can Ronda Rousey bounce back from 'rock bottom?'

Known for her arrogant showmanship, the psychological toll of her first professional loss over a year ago which sent her into hiding for six months, has now been compounded by her second loss leaving comeback hopes dwindling in the wind.

Brianne Theisen-Eaton's retirement leaves 'very large shoes to fill'

Following her decision to retire from competition, Canadian heptathlete Brianne Theisen-Eaton is drawing praise from both her peers and those who hope to follow in her footsteps.

'Always in my corner': Olympians pay tribute to beloved boxing coach

On Saturday in Toronto, Olympic boxers past and present gathered at the mom-and-pop boxing club built by Adrian Teodorescu to pay their respects to the beloved coach who died late last month.

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