• ‘He ruined and deterred my career’: Akim Aliu discusses the racial abuse he suffered in hockey Originally published on cbc.ca/sports Akim Aliu didn’t know when and how he would share his story of racial abuse at the hands of his coach before he took to Twitter in late November 2019 to write a series of tweets that would upend the hockey world. During the first intermission of Hockey Night in Canada‘s primetime game […]
  • ‘Coach’s Corner is no more’: Ron MacLean discusses Don Cherry on Hockey Night in Canada Originally published on cbc.ca/sports With files from the Canadian Press Hockey Night in Canada host Ron MacLean addressed Sportsnet’s firing of Don Cherry during the first intermission of Saturday night’s primetime NHL game — when the duo would normally host “Coach’s Corner.” MacLean addressed Cherry’s Nov. 9 remarks and the ensuing controversy in a rambling speech, touching on his […]
  • Pyeongchang Olympics have seen broken records and broken barriers Originally published on cbc.ca/sports As these Winter Games wind down, there are volumes of patriotically proud performances produced by Canada’s 226 Olympic athletes in Pyeongchang. Canada’s medal total stands at 29 going into the final few competitions, the most ever won by the nation’s Olympians at a Winter Games, good for an unprecedented second in […]
  • Canada on record Olympic medal pace in Pyeongchang Originally published on cbc.ca/sports At Saturday’s midway point of these Winter Games, Canada is on a record pace for medals. After eight days of competition, the country’s athletes have won 15 medals — five gold, five silver and five bronze. That’s seven more than Canada had at the same point in Vancouver 2010, when a record was set with 26, […]
  • World Cup draw: Lady Luck takes the 1st shot, then it’s up to the teams Originally Published at cbc.ca/sports After nearly three years, and 872 matches, the field of 209 countries has been narrowed to the 31 that will compete alongside host Russia in the biggest, single sporting event in the world. And yet, the road thus travelled — while riveting for some and arduous for others — will be wiped clean on […]
  • Are you not entertained? Canadian sports tech companies want to change that Originally published on cbc.ca/sports Do you watch alpine skiing? What about horse racing? If not, what if a virtual-reality camera was attached to the ski racer or jockey’s helmet, putting you on the mountain or in the saddle of the horse you just placed a bet on — allowing you, in real-time, to experience the thrilling charge to […]
  • Could video games be the key to athletic success? Originally published on cbc.ca/sports The search for the next Lionel Messi or LeBron James may one day soon involve playing a video game. In fact, in some ways, this virtual-reality future is already upon us. While sports scientists have long studied the world’s top athletes, they are now using a mix of analytics and retro-like […]
  • Canada’s soccer women throwing party for their past and future Originally Published at cbc.ca/sports The Canadian women’s national soccer team will be throwing a party in Vancouver on Saturday. Except the guest of honour isn’t Mexico — Canada’s on-field opponent — but three retiring veterans: Melissa Tancredi, Rhian Wilkinson and Marie-Eve Nault. Prior to the match (6 p.m. ET) in Vancouver, the entire squad will celebrate Canada’s […]
  • Doping debate part of ‘a war for the soul of sport’ Originally Published at cbc.ca/sports With all the scandals — from FIFA ethics to Russian doping — it can, at times, feel as if the sports world is in constant crisis. According to author Roger Pielke Jr., the lines between right and wrong have been blurred, resulting in “a war for the soul of sport.” Pielke, a professor and thehead of the […]
  • Would soccer accept Caster Semenya? Social Sharing Originally Published at cbc.ca/sports After winning gold in Rio, 800-metre runner Caster Semenya is preparing to take her next step — which may or may not be on the track. In a recent interview with the BBC, Semenya pondered her future. “I want to be a coach — that’s the main goal,” she said. “When I’m […]