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updated: 11/06/2000

Paralympics on CBC
Television coverage of the Paralympics Games is upcoming on the CBC. In addition to the highlight package that the CBC made available each day during the Games (and was picked up by TSN Sportsdesk, Headline Sports, CTV Sportsnet and numerous national and regional TV stations), the network will be airing further Paralympic coverage in the coming weeks. - November 6, 2000
Golden Paralympics finish
Canada capped the Paralympic Games yesterday with gold medals in goalball and the wheelchair marathon. Canada finished fifth in the medal standings with 96 -- 38 gold, 33 silver and 25 bronze. Host Australia finished on top of the medal table with 149, followed by Britain with 131, the United States at 109 and Spain with 107. - October 30

Jessica Sloan
Jessica Sloan is on top of the World, down under
The 17-year-old Calgary swimmer won six gold medals in the Paralympic Games, which wrapped up on Sunday.  With each gold, she set a world record.  "I came into the meet with high expectations, but fulfilling them is a really good feeling," said Sloan in a phone call from Sydney. - October 30, 2000
Canada wins wheelchair basketball gold
Canada won its third straight Paralympic gold medal in women's wheelchair basketball Friday with a 46-27 win over Australia.  The Canadians won gold in Barcelona in 1992 and Atlanta in 1996. Six of these Canadian team members were in Barcelona and all but two were in Atlanta.  Canada led by 10 point at the half, playing before an announced sell-out at the SuperDome. - October 27, 2000

Chantal Petitclerc
Victory wiped out by accident
Canadian Paralympic officials expect to learn today whether a gold medal taken away from wheelchair racer Chantal Petitclerc will be reinstated by the International Court of Arbitration for Sport. - October 24, 2000
Canada finishes the day with nine medals overall
Toronto's Elisabeth Walker and Calgary's Jessica Sloan each won gold in world-record times Friday in their respective women's 200-metre individual medley finals on the first day of swimming at the Paralympic Games.-October 20, 2000
The Paralympic Games take place Oct. 18-29, 2000
An elite competition for the worlds top athletes with a disability, takes place from Oct. 18-29, 2000 in Sydney, Australia. The passion grit and determination of Paralympians will inspire the world as they compete in the XI Summer Paralympic Games.- October 17, 2000

Caroline Brunet second in delayed Olympic kayaking final
A nightmare day ended in silver Sunday for Caroline Brunet. The world champion from Lac Beauport, Que., had to stew more than five hours when winds postponed the Olympic canoe-kayak schedule. When the competitors finally got to race in the 500-metre kayak final, she was upset by Italy's Josefa Idem Guerrini.-October 1, 2000

Brunet solos to silver, finishes fifth with partner
She waited four long years, but in the end Canada's eight-time world kayaking champion could do no better than she did in Atlanta.A silver medallist. Caroline Brunet has to settle for being an Olympic bridesmaid once again. Somehow, it just doesn't sound right for the woman who hadn't lost a K1 500 race in more than two years and is referred to as the "queen of kayaking." -October 1, 2000

Clara Hughes finishes sixth in Olympic cycling time trial
Canadian cyclist Clara Hughes said goodbye to road racing with a ride she ranked among her best. She didn't add another Olympic medal to the two bronze she won at the 1996 Games, but what she did to finish sixth in the women's time trial Saturday filled her with pride.-September 30, 2000

Bosshart wins bronze in taekwondo
The biggest obstacle in Dominique Bosshart's path to an Olympic bronze medal in taekwondo Saturday lay not in her final match but rather in the Venezuelan blocking her route in the repechage.-September 30, 2000

Canada wins bronze in team synchro
The Canadian synchronized swimming team captured a bronze medal on Friday with a free program that symbolized the Olympic spirit.-September 29, 2000

Janice McCaffrey, 40 of Calgary was disqualified in the 20 K walk.
 "I was as shocked as anybody," an emotional McCaffrey told CBC. "I actually felt I was going quite slowly and I was surprised at the judges.- September 28, 2000

Montminy and Heymans synchronize to silver
Canada's Anne Montminy and Emilie Heymans won the silver medal in the 10-metre synchronized diving event Thursday giving Canada its fourth medal in introductory sports, following a gold in triathlon and two bronzes in trampoline.-September 28, 2000

Montgomery calls it off
Vancouver's Carol Montgomery will leave the Olympics without a medal but her courageous story will remain one of the most memorable moments for Canadians. Montgomery, her back still stiff from a horrific crash 11 days ago during the women's triathlon, pulled out of last night's women's 10,000-metre heats shortly before her start time.- September 27, 2000

Pells the latest casualty
The theme song for Canada's Olympic track team must surely be 'Another One Bites the Dust.Wednesday's first casualty, Leah Pells, was competing in her qualifying round of the women's 1,500 metres but pulled out of the race a little more than a few strides from the starting line.-September 27, 2000

Bad day for Bulmer
It wasn't the best day of Eryn Bulmer's life.The 24-year-old diver from Calgary missed two of her five preliminary dives during the women's three-metre springboard Wednesday, and sank to 20th place overall. Since only the top 18 return for semifinals, it means that Bulmer won't be back. Her Olympics are over.-September 27, 2000

Canadian women finish 10th
The Canadian women's basketball team finished 10th at the Olympics after dropping a 67-58 decision to Cuba on Tuesday. Yamilet Martinez had 13 points and 10 rebounds and Cuba (2-4) outscored Canada 8-1 over the final 2:19 to finish ninth.-September 26, 2000

Finishing for fallen friend Hughes toughs out women's road race
Freezing from the cold, hard rain that pounded down most of the race, exhausted from the effort, and stuck in 43rd place, 10:18 behind the winner, Winnipeg cycling star Clara Hughes crossed the finish line of the women's road race yesterday and paid tribute to the friend who couldn't be here.-September 26, 2000

Synchro pair take a chance but finish out of medals
Their program was ahead of its time. Too far ahead maybe.  Fanny Letourneau of Deux-Montagnes, Que., and Claire Carver-Dias of Toronto performed a quirky, funky, at times visionary and at other times simply bizarre routine in the final of the pairs synchronized swimming which left them out of the medals at the Olympic Games on Tuesday.-September 26, 2000

Injury forces Katie Anderson out of hurdles
Canada's medal hopes in the women's 100m hurdles crashed today as Katie Anderson collapsed in her semi-final heat with an apparent hamstring injury.-September 25, 2000

Women's basketball squeaks by Brazil in final game
Canada had some rough goings in women's basketball in Sydney, but they finished off strong squeaking by Brazil 61-60 on Sunday in round robin play.-September 24, 2000

Montminy wins bronze in 10-metre platform
Anne Montminy of Montreal won Canada's first ever Olympic medal on the 10-metre platform when she took the bronze Sunday. -September 24, 2000

Fourth bronze for Canada
The women's eight salvaged some pride in rowing, winning a bronze medal on Sunday. Only two other
Canadian boats were in finals, and both finished fourth. Canada won six medals in rowing in Atlanta four years
ago.-September 24, 2000

Canada loses 1-0 to China in Olympic softball 
Canada dropped to 1-6 in the Olympic softball tournament after a 1-0 loss to China on Saturday.Yan Fang had two hits and scored the only run as China raised its record to 5-2. Zhang Yanqing struck out nine and allowed just two hits as Canada joined Cuba (1-6) in failing to make the medal round.-September 23, 2000

Alison Sydor continues Canada's medal woes    
Another Canadian medal hopeful, another disappointing result. Alison Sydor was coming into Sydney with realistic hopes of bringing home a medal, but ended fifth in the women's mountain biking event on Saturday.-September 23, 2000

A pair of fourths for Canadian rowers 
It was a day of not-quite-good-enough for a pair of Canadian boats at the Olympic rowing regatta on Saturday. The world champion women's coxless pairs boat of Emma Robinson and Theresa Luke finished out of the medals.-September 23, 2000

Canada beats Kazakhstan to finish fifth 
Jana Salat of Calgary scored two minutes into overtime to lift Canada to a 9-8 victory over Kazakhstan and a fifth-place finish at the first-ever women's Olympic water polo tournament.- September 22, 2000

A pair of fourths for Canadian rowers
It was a day of not-quite-good-enough for a pair of Canadian boats at the Olympic rowing regatta on Saturday.- September 22, 2000

Seeing double
Canadian divers Edmonton's Eryn Bulmer and Vancouver's Blythe Hartley finished out of the medals in the new synchronized three-metre diving event. But head coach Mitch Geller felt it was a good warm-up for the individual events.-September 22, 2000

Fencing frailty
Despite a solid performance from veteran Jujie Luan, Canada was beaten 45-35 by Ukraine in the team fencing preliminaries and eliminated.- September 22, 2000

Team must rebound to stay in game
The Canadian women's basketball team dug a hole for itself on Friday in its attempt to reach the final round of the Olympic tournament.Slovakia took advantage of tightness in the Canadian game to win a crucial game 68-56.-September 22, 2000

Canadian bounces to bronze
You never know what will happen in trampoline. Karen Cockburn of Toronto won an unexpected Olympic bronze medal in trampoline Friday when her toughest competitor stepped off the canvas of the trampoline.-September 22, 2000
l Veteran fencer loses in first round
Even though she lost her first-round match in fencing 15-8 to South Korea's Seo Mi-Jung, getting to the Olympics would seem to have been enough for 42-year-old Jujie Luan.-September 21, 2000

Mismeasured vault foils some gymnasts
A mismeasured vault destroyed some Olympic dreams at the women's all-around individual final in artistic gymanstics on Thursday night.-September 21, 2000

Tough day in Sydney
It was a tough day at the Olympics on Thursday for Canadian judoka Kimberly Ribble.-September 21, 2000
Japan Edges Out Canada 
Haruka Saito homered to lead off the game, then doubled in the game-winner in the 10th inning Thursday as Japan knocked Canada out of medal contention with a 4-3 victory.-September 21, 2000

Canadian women fall to 1-2 after French loss
A stubborn Canadian team hung tough for 28 minutes before France, sparked by Audrey Sauret's three-pointer, broke the game open en route to a 70-58 victory in Olympic women's basketball play Wednesday.-September 20, 2000

Two more Canadian boats advance
The women's eight came alive in the final 1,000 metres and finished second in a photo finish with Australia in their repÍchage, edging the host nation by only one-tenth of a second. Their placing meant a spot in the final, since the top three boats automatically went through.-September 20, 2000

Women's 4 x 200 free team may pull switch
With a little personnel shuffling the Canadian women's 4x200m freestyle team hopes to deal themselves a medal-winning hand.  Winnipeg swimmer Shannon Shakespeare expects a couple of swimmers, probably Marianne Limpert and Laura Nicholls, to join the team even though they're entered in the women's 100m freestyle semifinal this evening.-September 20, 2000

Canada's medal dreams washed away
Canada's inconsistent performance cost it a shot at one of the first medals awarded in women's water polo at the Olympic Games.A 9-4 loss to Australia on Wednesday, coupled with Russia's 6-3 win over The Netherlands prevented Canada from advancing to the four-team medal round.-September 20, 2000

Shooting pain
Sharon Bowes, a four-time Olympian from Waterloo, Ont., finished tied for 26th in the women's 50-metre rifle competition. Bowes, who has posted four top-10 Olympic finishes in her career, compiled a score of 571 points.-September 20, 2000

Canada Suffers Another Tough Loss
Brooke Wilkins pitched a one-hitter and Sally McCreedy went 2-for-3 on Tuesday as Australia remained undefeated with a 1-0 victory over Canada.-September 19, 2000

Disappointment for Dubnicoff
Any medal hopes for Canadian cyclist Tanya Dubnicoff in the sprint event died on the track at the Dunc Gray Velodrome Tuesday night. She lost to the Ukraine's Iryna Yanovych in the quarterfinals and failed to advance.-September 19, 2000
Turcotte fourth in weightlifting
Mexican Soraya Jimenez Mendivil appeared out of nowhere to win gold in the women's 58-kg competition last night. Her rise pushed favoured Korean Ri Son Hui off the top of the podium, downgraded expected silver medallist Khassaroporn Suta to bronze, and denied Canada's Maryse Turcotte (fourth) any medal at all. - Sep. 19, 2000
Canada routs Kazakstan in water polo
Canada made sure to hold onto this one, routing Kazakstan 10-3 Monday for its first Olympic victory after two very different ties.
 The Canadians rallied late to tie Russia in their opener and then they gave up three goals to the United States in the final two minutes of an 8-8 tie. - Sep. 18, 2000
Langford defeated by whitewater course
It was a bitter pill for whitewater kayaker Margaret Langford to swallow. She dreamed of a medal, but instead she got a mouthful of water and sad memories of finishing in 13th place at the Sydney Olympics Monday. - Septmber 18, 2000
Nattrass misses trap shooting final
For a while, it looked as if Susan Nattrass was about to write a story of stories at the Olympic Games.   Forty-nine years old, she was leading and going for gold.  But just as Nattrass dared dream the impossible dream, it all disintegrated like the clay pigeons around her. - September 18, 2000
Canada drops second softball game
Cindy Potae hit a sacrifice fly to drive in the tie-breaking run, then Gina Weber shut down Canada in the bottom of the 10th inning to give New Zealand a 3-2 Olympic softball victory. - SEp. 17, 2000
Canada schools Senegal in basketball
After stumbling out of the gate with a blowout loss to Australia in the Olympic basketball tournament, Canada's women bounced back with a convincing 62-41 win over Senegal last night. - Sep. 17, 2000
Canada settles for tie against USA in water polo
Canada's women's water polo team let a win slip away in the final seconds as the United States scored three straight fourth-quarter goals to salvage an 8-8 tie Sunday. - Sep. 17, 2000
team1_sml.jpg (2867 bytes) Gymnasts show true grit
Nobody knows just quite how the Canadian women's gymnastics team pulled it off Sunday. It's not that they put themselves in a position to win a medal or anything. It was that they competed at all. By the time, the team members showed up, they were a limping, aching, hurting, earnest-eyed lot. (Globe and Mail) - Sep. 17, 2000
USA dominates Canada with no-hitter
Lori Harrigan pitched the first solo no-hitter in Olympic softball history on Sunday to open the Americans' gold-medal defense with a 6-0 victory over Canada.  Dot Richardson, Crystal Bustos and Jennifer Brundage all homered for the Americans.  - Sep. 17, 2000
Schalm upset in fencing
An outside medal hope in fencing has lost her second round match. Sherraine Schalm, a 25-year-old from Ottawa, was beaten by Sangita Tripathi of France 15-13. - Sep. 16, 2000
Badminton Cloutier loses in second round of badminton
Milaine Cloutier, a 28-year-old from Calgary, was beaten in her second round singles match by sixth-seeded Korean Kim Ji-Hyun 11-1, 11-3. - Sep. 16, 2000
Canada comes from behind to tie Russia in water polo
Johane Begin and Marie-Claude Deslieres each scored in the final quarter as Canada rallied to tie Russia 7-7 in water polo.  Russia looked on the way to victory with 5:02 remaining Saturday.  But Cora Campbell lobbed a long cross-pool pass to Begin to cut the lead to one. Deslieres' goal, a power shot from beyond the seven-metre area, tied it with 2:21 to go. - Sep. 16, 2000
Malar places 7th in 400 IM
Hamilton swimmer Joanne Malar got caught in the wake of a world-record time, finishing seventh in the 400-metre individual medley Saturday night at the Sydney Olympic Games behind gold medallist Yana Klochkova of Ukraine. Malar, 24, tried to find some consultation in her performance despite never really being in the race. - Sep. 16, 2000
Dubnicoff ends up eighth
Canadians will have to wait a bit longer before celebrating their country's first medal at the Sydney Olympic Games. Tanya Dubnicoff of Winnipeg finished a disappointing eighth on Saturday in the women's 500-metre trial cycling event. She was timed in 35.486 seconds in the event, which is new at these Games. (Globe and Mail) - Sep. 16, 2000
Canada gets dunked by Australia 78 - 46
Bev Smith, clearly unhappy with her squad’s breakdown in the first half of an embarrassing 78-46 loss to Australia, a medal favorite here, admitted she challenged her team’s mental toughness afterwards in order to fire them up for a must-win game against Senegal, clearly a weaker opponent. (Southam) - Sep. 16, 2000
montg2_sml.jpg (2416 bytes) Crash could put Montgomery out of 10,000 m
Carol Montgomery, Canada's top female triathlete, was sent headfirst into the pavement during a three-bike crash midway through the cycling portion of the Sydney triathlon. She fell so hard that the force of the impact shattered her bike helmet and took her out of the competition. (Globe and Mail) - Sep. 15, 2000
Opening celebrates women and the Olympics
The Olympic flame was carried through the stadium by a relay of the Australia's  great female Olympians of the past, then handed off to Cathy Freeman, one of its great hopes for gold this year in the 400 meters.  The choice of Freeman, a champion of aboriginal rights, also was a symbol of the country's efforts to heal the wounds over the treatment of its 390,000 indigenous people. - September 15, 2000
Canadian women preparing for Sydney --->

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