Tagged Olympics

Dinos women’s hockey coach inducted to Hockey Hall of Fame

By Christie Melhorn, November 30 2017 —  Dinos women’s hockey head coach Danielle Goyette is a University of Calgary legend whose legacy only expanded with her induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame on Nov. 13. Goyette secured 68 points with the Canadian women’s national team, making her the fourth-leading all-time scorer in the International…

Olympic Games have the power to unite Canadians

By Jill Girgulis, August 2 2016 — Every four years, something strange happens. Despite Calgary’s sunny weather and wealth of available outdoor activities, I find myself spending a disproportionate amount of time in front of the television for two weeks of the summer. The reason is three simple words — Summer Olympic Games. Growing up…

Canada pins Olympic hopes on track & field and cycling

By Emilie Medland-Marchen, March 29th 2016 —  Team Canada is shaping up as a force to be reckoned with at this year’s Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The games are only a few months away, but Canada’s athletes are hard at work fighting for spots in numerous preliminary events that will determine…

Calgary home to world-class international competitions

By Fabian Mayer, February 9 2016 — Watching the best in the world compete is always something special, regardless of the sport, and Calgary offers more opportunities to take in world-class competition than most cities. This is especially true of winter sports, as Calgary’s facilities are among the best in Canada. Olympic heroes and up-and-comers…

Calgary prepares to host 2015 Netflix Olympics in lieu of 2026 bid

By Jill Girgulis, September 29 2015 — Despite rumours of Calgary submitting a bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics, city council recently announced their plan to host an alternative marquee event. While taxpayers are surely disappointed, they can take comfort in the fact that Calgary was recently named as the host of the upcoming 2015…

Sexist traditions lead to transphobia in sports

By Emilie Medland-Marchen, June 18 2015 — At the 1976 Summer Olympic Games, the American athlete then called Bruce Jenner set a world record in the track and field decathlon event, winning the gold medal. While still identifying as a man at the time, she was dubbed the “greatest athlete in the world” by reporters….

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