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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…

We can’t ignore the politics of this year’s Olympic Games

By Derek Baker, August 2 2016 — Rio de Janeiro will host the 31st Summer Olympic Games from August 5–21. But as excitement bubbles amongst the world’s top athletes — all vying for golden aspirations and national pride — so does controversy surrounding the international event. Venue construction is behind schedule. There are concerns in…

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…

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