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2018 Winter Olympics Facts

Here are facts about the 2018 Winter Olympics. The games last until February 25. The venues are remote, but high-tech trains will get fans from Seoul to Pyeongchang in under 60 minutes.  Hosting the 2018 Games has a $10 billion

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Rio 2016 Wraps Up

Yesterday was the final day of competition at the Rio Olympics. The U.S. men’s basketball team won gold, and they did it pretty easily. The final was 96-66 over Serbia. Canada finished with 22 medals, including four gold. That puts

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Olympic Update – Thursday

Four medals for Canada on Day 13 in Rio. Andre De Grasse took silver in the men’s 200-metre final, for his second medal in his Olympic debut. The 21-year-old finished the race in 20.02 seconds, just behind Jamaica’s Usain Bolt,

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Rio Recap From Wednesday

What Canada Did on Wednesday at the Rio Summer Olympic Games: ATHLETICS Men’s 200 – Andre De Grasse of Markham, Ont., ran a Canadian record 19.80 seconds in the semifinals to qualify for Thursday’s final; Aaron Brown of Toronto, failed

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Rio Recap From Tuesday

What Canada Did on Tuesday at the Rio Summer Olympic Games … ATHLETICS Men’s 200 – Andre De Grasse of Markham, Ont., finished first in qualifying in 20.09. Aaron Brown of Toronto, finished 11th in 20.23. Both advanced to the next

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Rio Recap From Monday

What Canada Did on Monday at the Rio Summer Olympic Games … ATHLETICS Women’s 3,000 steeplechase – Genevieve Lalonde of Moncton, N.B., finished 16th in the final in 9:41.88. Men’s 3,000 steeplechase – Matt Hughes of Oshawa, Ont., finished fourth

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Rio Recap From Sunday

What Canada Did on Sunday at the Rio Summer Olympic Games (distances in metres): ATHLETICS **Men’s 100 – Andre De Grasse of Markham,  had the second-fastest time in the semifinals (9.92 seconds), then ran a personal-best 9.91 to win the

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Rio Recap From Thursday

What Canada Did on Thursday at the Rio Summer Olympic Games… BADMINTON Men’s singles – Martin Giuffre of Calgary, lost his preliminary-round to Hong Kong, 2-0 (21-11, 21-14). BEACH VOLLEYBALL Women – Heather Bansley of Waterdown, Ont., and Sarah Pavan of

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Penny Oleksiak Wins Gold !!

Toronto’s Penny Oleksiak has won gold. She made Canadian Olympic history when she tied in the women’s 100-metre freestyle. It was an Olympic record time of 52.7 seconds. That’s Penny’s fourth medal in Rio, which is a Canadian record for

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Rio Recap From Wednesday

What Canada Did on Wednesday at the Rio Summer Olympic Games: ARCHERY Women’s individual – Georcy-Stephanie Thiffeault Picard of Montreal, lost in the opening round to Ya-Ting Tan of Chinese Taipei, 7-1. Men’s individual – Crispin Duenas of Toronto, edged

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Golfers at Rio Olympics Need To Watch Out For Large Rodents

Wildlife is taking over the Olympic golf course just before the sport makes its official comeback to the Games after 112 years.   Capybaras have been seen exploring and settling in on the green, in sand traps and near water hazards. 

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Rio Recap From Tuesday

What Canada Did on Tuesday at the Rio Summer Olympic Games: BEACH VOLLEYBALL Men – Ben Saxton of Calgary, and Chaim Schalk of Red Deer, Alta., downed Brazil 2-1 (17-21, 21-18, 16-14) to improve their preliminary-round record to 1-2. Women – Jamie

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Rio Recap from Monday

On Monday at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics… BASKETBALL Women – Canada beat Serbia 71-67 in the preliminary round, improving to 2-0 in Group B. Kia Nurse of Hamilton, led with 25 points. BEACH VOLLEYBALL Men – Josh Binstock and

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Rio Recap From Sunday

On Sunday at the Rio Summer Olympic Games: BEACH VOLLEYBALL Women – Heather Bansley of Waterdown, Ont., and Sarah Pavan of Kitchener, Ont., won their preliminary-round match 2-0 over the Netherlands; Jamie Broder, Victoria, and Kristina Valjas of Toronto, defeated

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Facts About The Rio Olympics

Here are some facts about the Rio Olympics.   Rio de Janeiro is the first city in South America to host the Olympics.   The 2016 Olympic Games mascot is Vinicius, a bright-yellow catlike figure that also has elements of

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