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Before she turned 10, Alex Loutitt became "obsessed" with ski jumping after watching the sport at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. Before she turned 20, the Calgary native was an Olympic medallist. "I always grew up saying I want to win Canada's first Olympic medal for ski jumping, and the kids on the playground would be like, 'Yeah right, OK, you're crazy,'" Loutitt said in a recent interview with CBC Sports. "But I mean, I graduated high school an Olympic medallist, so I wasn't that crazy." Loutit
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Shiffrin is four wins away from breaking the all-time record, regardless of gender.
Next month marks the 35th anniversary of the Winter Olympics in Calgary and this week, several items from the 1988 games are up for auction, including a gold medal won by a legendary Soviet defenceman. Sergei Starikov, who graced the cover of Sports Illustrated in 1989, wore the gold medal around his neck after the Soviet Union beat Finland at the Saddledome that year. Hockey fans in Calgary can bid on the piece of Olympic history until Thursday, as long as they have several thousands of dollars
It's an opportunity Canadian bobsledder Eden Wilson would have jumped at. RBC Training Ground announced earlier this week it would host custom testing events for North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) provincial delegations, including Alberta and Saskatchewan, in addition to its usual complement of events for young athletes to test their skills in different sports. Wilson, who is Black and Indigenous, competed in equestrian as a show jumper, before meeting Olympian Phylicia George, who convinced
A 13-year-old archer is breaking records and helping build her sport in the N.W.T. Sophia Elder has broken 13 national archery records since she first picked up a bow in 2019. The Yellowknife resident, formerly of Alberta, wants to share her skills and help develop the territory's archery program. She hopes to do that by working with Archery NT and running skills clinics in the communities. "Archery NT is working really hard in supporting me and the other communities and trying to get them more
Sapporo seems like an ideal place to host the world's top athletes seven years from now. The city has an Olympic legacy as the first in Asia to stage a Winter Games, in 1972. Its location on Japan's northern island of Hokkaido is reliably snowy and cold, and packed with ski resorts famous for world-class powder. And until recently, there appeared to be significant local support for the city's bid to host the Winter Games again in 2030, with polls last year suggesting more than half of residents
Many of the best archers in the world will be competing in a small town in northern Alberta next September. Lac La Biche will be hosting the 2024 World Archery Field Championships; the second international archery competition to be held in the town in the last five years, as the town also hosted the World Archery 3D Championships in 2019 Rene Schaub, president of Lakeland Archers, has been promoting Lac La Biche in the archery community for years, bringing in national and international tournamen
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Moore led the first U.S. women's Olympic team to a silver medal in 1976
Alison Levine and Iulian Ciobanu of Montreal won bronze in BC4 pairs at the World Boccia Championships on Tuesday in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Levine and Ciobanu, both members of the last two Paralympic Games teams, defeated Japan 3-1 in the third-place match to capture Canada's lone medal at the event. Colombia beat Slovakia 4-3 for gold. "We knew it wouldn't be an easy game but we were ready," Levine told Sportcom. The Canadian duo were eliminated in the preliminary round at last year's Paralymp
WARNING: This article contains details of sexual and other physical abuse and suicidal thought. A former Olympic athlete with a history of fighting against abuse in sport says she wants an inquiry into amateur sport in Canada to address systemic sexual, physical and verbal abuse of athletes. Waneek Horn-Miller is the former co-captain of Canada's Olympic women's water polo team. She was removed from the team in 2003 over what Water Polo Canada claimed were "team cohesion" issues. She said Canada