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Clara Hughes among new members of Order of Canada
With a bright smile and tears streaming down her face, she was recognized for the humanitarian work she’s done for Right to Play, an organization that brings sport to children in developing countries. April 8, 2010

New records, new heroes and a new era for the Paralympics
These were the Games that may have changed Canada, with an unprecedented outpouring of national pride and unparalleled Olympic success. But the glow didn't stop when the puck fired by Sidney Crosby found the back of the American net on that memorable Sunday three weeks ago. Lauren Woolstencroft, and Viviane Forest are the country's new athletic heroes, emulating the nation's Olympians by leading Canada to a record harvest of winter gold at the Paralympics, as well. March 21, 2010

Golden Goodbye, Paralympics come to a close
The Paralympic flag has been lowered in Whistler and the flame has been extinguished, bringing to an end 10 days of competition which saw Canada set new standards when it comes to medals won and the promotion of the Paralympic movement. In declaring the Paralympic Games closed, International Paralympic President Sir Philip Craven called them "the best ever" Games while noting that the medals were among the most beautiful he had seen. March 21, 2010

Woolstencroft to carry flag in closing ceremony
When Lauren Woolstencroft was a child she used to come home from school, then disappear into the basement. The little girl who was born with no legs below the knee and no left arm was teaching herself how to skip. "She was so determined even at that age to learn how to skip," remembers her mother Dorothy. March 21, 2010

Bourgonje honoured for excellence in sport
Paralympic alpine skier Colette Bourgonje is being recognized with an award for exceptional determination at the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games closing ceremony. Bourgonje, who won two medals at the Games, will receive the Whang Youn Dai Achievement Award honouring elite athletes with a disability who demonstrate exceptional determination overcoming adversity through sport and the Paralympic Games. March 20, 2010

Canada tops Korea to take wheelchair curling gold
Canada's wheelchair curling team held off a hard-charging South Korean rink for an 8-7 win in the gold-medal game at the Vancouver Paralympics on Saturday. Canada, which nearly blew a seven-point lead in the final, lost just two games in the round robin and qualified for the final after beating Sweden 10-5 in one of the semifinals earlier Saturday. March 20, 2010

Woolstencroft's 4th gold gives Canada record haul
By turning potential into podiums Lauren Woolstencroft has helped Canada win more gold medals than at any previous Paralympic Games. Woolstencroft earned her fourth gold in as many races Friday with a victory in the standing super-giant slalom. That pushed Canada's gold-medal count to seven, bettering the six won at the 2002 Salt Lake Paralympics. March 19, 2010

Woolstencroft makes history, Forest wins gold
With a first-place finish in the women's downhill standing event on Thursday, Lauren Woolstencroft became the first Canadian to ever win three gold medals in one winter Paralympic competition. Posting a time of one minute, 25.54 seconds, Woolstencroft, 28, won Thursday's event by a staggering 4.40 seconds over her closest competitor. March 18, 2010

Bourgonje adds a bronze in sitting cross-country ski race
Decorated Paralympian Colette Bourgonje added a second medal to her 2010 collection on Thursday, earning bronze in the women's 5km sitting cross-country ski race at Whistler Paralympic Park. March 18, 2010

Closing Ceremony of 2010 Paralympic Winter Games To Air Live on CTV and RDS, This Sunday
As part of its commitment to new standards in Paralympic Games coverage, CTV Inc. announced today it will televise live coverage of the Closing Ceremony from the Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games in both English and French. March 16, 2010

Woolstencroft golden again for Canada
It's been three days and two gold medals for Canada's Lauren Woolstencroft. The Vancouver resident became the first Canadian to win double gold at the 2010 Paralympic Games on Wednesday when she won the women's standing giant slalom at Whistler - and she did so in dominant fashion. March 17, 2010

Forest battles through injury to earn bronze medal
Viviane Forest battled through a serious groin injury to win bronze today in the ladies visually impaired giant slalom at the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games in Whistler, BC. March 16, 2010

Gold and bronze for Canada in paralympic women's slalom
Lauren Woolstencroft captured gold in the women’s slalom, standing division and teammate Karolina Wisniewska won bronze as Canada captured its first double podium finish of the Paralympic Winter Games. March 15, 2010

Forest wins silver for Canada in slalom
Viviane Forest, a double Paralympic gold medalist in the summer sport of goalball, finished second in the visually impaired slalom. Forest, making her Paralympic Winter Games debut along with guide Lindsay Debou, placed second in a two-run combined time of two minutes 01.45 seconds. March 14, 2010

Three Canadian Para-Equestrians Carry 2010 Paralympic Flame
Paralympians Lauren Barwick of Aldergrove, BC, Karen Brain of Saanichton, BC, and Jennifer McKenzie of Maple Ridge were selected as torchbearers for the 2010 Paralympic Games. March 12, 2010

ParalympicSport.TV to Broadcast Opening Ceremony LIVE
The official Internet channel of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), ParalympicSport.TV, will be the best source for Canadians to get live coverage of the Opening Ceremony of the Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games. March 12, 2010

Opening ceremony to inspire both athletes and fans
Welcome back, world. Friday's opening ceremony for the 2010 Paralympic Games will once again put Canada on the international stage, but the producer of the show said he hopes the athletes are the true stars. "We want to inspire the world Canadian-style but we also want to inspire the Paralympians," said Patrick Roberge in an interview with The Canadian Press. March 11, 2010

A Budget for a Golden Year
Today's budget put a golden financial glow on a memorable week for sport in Canada. The budget has demonstrated a level of support previously unseen by our federal government. Kudos to the many sport leaders and citizens - and our exceptional athletes and coaches - who collaborated in bringing these valuable sport proposals to government and for demonstrating what sport can do when we work together. March 4th, 2010

Vancouver bids a reluctant farewell
Two weeks ago, Vancouver was the scene of nervous anticipation, a mixture of the possible and the unknowable. Yesterday, this city, if not the entire country, seemed suddenly transformed: confident, unabashedly proud, revelling in the certainty of achievement. Last night's closing ceremonies were about more than a glitzy gala, and the chance to celebrate Canadian athletes' record medal haul. February 28, 2010

Joannie Rochette to carry flag at Olympic closing ceremonies
This wasn’t the Olympic story that Joannie Rochette wanted to write. But if there can be a fitting end to a bittersweet Games for the 24-year-old figure skater from Ile-Dupas, Que., carrying Canada’s flag into the closing ceremonies of the Vancouver Games is it — the perfect tribute to a courageous athlete who has lifted so many. February 28, 2010

Canadians Support Increased Public Investment In Own The Podium Initiatives For Our Athletes
3 out of 4 Canadians feel that the Own the Podium initiative was worthwhile despite not placing #1 in total medal count
A s the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games come to a close, a poll conducted by Angus Reid on behalf of the Sport Matters Group indicates that a very strong majority of Canadians (72%) support an increased public investment of $22 million for a program like Own the Podium. February 27, 2010

Canadians are proud of athletes who 'play like girls'
So far Canada's women have dominated the medal count at the 2010 Winter Games. This sort of excellence, particularly as it is in the media spotlight, will encourage more girls to get involved in sports. Athletes like Clara Hughes have inspired more than one young woman with her medal winning performances in both the Summer and Winter Olympics. Now we have a whole new generation of outstanding women athletes to be role models for young women and girls. February 26, 2010

Silver for Canada's Women Curlers
Canada's Cheryl Bernard ran out of extra-end magic in the women's curling gold medal final on Friday. Bernard gave up a steal of one in the extra frame and dropped a 7-6 decision to defending Olympic champion Anette Norberg of Sweden. Bernard had a chance to run Sweden out of rocks in the 10th end but her final take-out jammed, allowing Norberg to force an extra end with a hit-and-stick for a deuce. February 26, 2010

Rochette holds nothing back to come up bronze
Shaken by the sudden death of her mother, Joannie Rochette opted to turn herself into "an ice cube" and persist in her bid for Olympic figure-skating glory, come what may, to ensure she would never regret her decision. The bronze-medal winner told a packed news conference Friday she isolated herself from the media and others while she privately grieved for her 55-year-old mother. February 26, 2010

Canada's women win third straight hockey gold medal
Home-ice pressure? No problem. The Canadian women's hockey team has embraced a nation's desire for hockey gold and it has delivered just that. Led by an 18-year-old scoring phenom and a goalie most considered the sure No.3 just a few months ago, Canada skated to a confident 2-0 win over its rivals from the United States, and seized its third straight Olympic gold medal. February 25, 2010

Own the podium? Canada's women still might
As I watched Canada's spectacular medal haul Wednesday -- one gold, two silvers and one bronze, the most yet in a single day -- I was struck by something else: all four medals were won by women. Indeed, it made me think that most of the Canadian athletes I've seen up on the podium so far have been female athletes. A quick look at our medal count shows I'm not wrong: 11 of our 15 medals (73%) have been won by women. (You could argue that should really be 11.5 with Tessa Virtue's half of the ice dancing medal). February 24, 2010

Canadian women lead the charge
In less than four hours on Wednesday, Day 13 of the 2010 Winter Games, Canadian athletes celebrated their first multi-medal day in Vancouver as female athletes used their long blades on two separate speedskating ovals and an icy serpentine bobsled track to secure one gold, two silver and one bronze. February 25, 2010

Canada finishes 1-2 in women's bobsleigh
Kaillie Humphries and Heather Moyse led a one-two punch for Canada in women's bobsleigh, winning gold on Wednesday at the Whistler Sliding Centre. Helen Upperton and Shelley-Ann Brown picked up the silver medal in the Canada 2 sled. February 24, 2010

Canada takes silver in women's 3,000m relay
The Canadian women's short-track relay team made it six medals in six Olympic appearances, Wednesday, as Jessica Gregg, Kalyna Roberge, Marianne St-Gelais and Tania Vicent took the silver medal in the women's 3,000m relay. February 24, 2010

Hughes skates to bronze in 5,000m
Clara Hughes skated the final race of her illustrious Olympic career in style, finishing with the bronze medal in the 5,000-metres race at the Richmond Olympic Oval. Hughes skated a time of 6 minutes 55.73 seconds to shatter the track record by over two seconds, set by Martina Sablikova in March, 2009. February 24, 2010

McIvor takes gold in ski cross
Canadian racer Ashleigh McIvor has won the Olympic gold medal in ski cross at Cypress Mountain. McIvor, the reigning world champion, took the lead in each heat going into the final and beat out Norway's Hedda Bernsten. "This is the most amazing thing, this is the most amazing moment of my entire life," McIvor said immediately following the race. February 23, 2010

Virtue and Moir make history with ice dance gold
It seems that Canadian ice dancers in the past could have used a loonie buried at centre ice when it came to the Olympics. Not Monday night. It wasn't about luck. Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, dazzled the judges and carved out a little history for themselves by becoming the first Canadians - and the first North Americans - to win an Olympic gold medal in ice dancing. February 23, 2010

Groves makes it a silver Sunday in Richmond
Kristina Groves won her second medal of these Winter Olympic Games, capturing silver in the ladies 1,500-metres race on Sunday. Dutchwoman Ireen Wust took home the gold medal while Martina Sablikova of the Czech Republic claimed bronze. February 21, 2010

Nesbitt is golden
Christine Nesbitt has captured gold in the ladies 1,000-meters speed skating event. Annette Gerritsen of the Netherlands took home the silver medal, while Laurine Van Riessn of the Netherlands won the bronze. February 18, 2010

St-Gelais skates to silver - on her 20th birthday
It was the best birthday present Marianne St-Gelais of Roberval, Que., could have given herself: Silver. On her 20th birthday on Wednesday, St-Gelais finished second in the women's 500m short track speed-skating final behind China's Wang Meng. February 17, 2010

Ricker wins gold in snowboard cross final
Canadian Maelle Ricker, the world's top-ranked rider, has won the ladies' snowboard cross final at Cypress Mountain. Ricker, who was top-ranked on the World Cup circuit heading into the Games, narrowly qualified for the finals Tuesday advancing only on the strength of her second qualifying run. February 16, 2010

Groves grabs bronze in 3,000m
Canadian Kristina Groves has won a bronze medal for Canada. The Ottawa native placed third in the Ladies 3,000-metre event at the Richmond Oval on Saturday. The Czech Republic's Martina Sablikova took the gold medal, while Germany's Stephanie Beckert won the silver in the seven-and-a-half lap race. February 14, 2010

Heil earns Canada's first medal
Jenn Heil won Canada's first medal of the Vancouver Olympic Winter Games but it wasn't the colour she had in mind. Heil was in first place with only Hannah Kearney of the United States to go. But Kearney surpassed Heil's score to win gold. Heil, a 27-year-old from Spruce Grove, Alta., had been defending her 2006 Olympic gold medal. February 13th, 2010

The 2010 Olympic Winter Games have begun!
The 2010 Olympic Winter Games have begun, with a display of fire and ice. Catriona Le May Doan, and Nancy Greene Raine were among the final torch bearers. Women’s hockey captain Hayley Wickenheiser was chosen to recite the Olympic Oath on behalf of all athletes. February 12, 2010

Le May Doan Signs Exclusive Deal with Canada’s Olympic Broadcast Media Consortium Through London 2012
Canada’s Olympic Broadcast Media Consortium today announced it has secured an exclusive deal with two-time Olympic Games gold medallist Catriona Le May Doan through the London 2012 Olympic Summer Games. A well-respected athlete, broadcaster and community leader, Le May Doan will play a significant role in the Consortium’s coverage of Vancouver 2010 and London 2012. February 2, 2010

CAAWS board member and Aboriginal sport expert guiding Olympic centre
The International Centre for Olympic Studies (ICOS) went to a former varsity athlete, three-time Western graduate and Aboriginal sport expert when selecting a new director. For Janice Forsyth, the opportunity to return to The University of Western Ontario and take the helm of the Olympic centre seemed almost too good to be true. January 28, 2010


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