• Fixing Canadian men’s soccer team now falls to Jason deVos Originally Published at cbc.ca/sports Jason deVos knows his task won’t be easy. Named Canada Soccer’s director of development in August, the former Canadian player is fully aware of the challenges he now faces.  Following Canada’s recent elimination from men’s World Cup qualification, deVos spoke to CBC Sports on his plans for turning around a program that hasn’t been to soccer’s biggest […]
  • Denny Morrison works to regain edge after stroke, motorcycle crash Originally published on cbc.ca/sports Denny Morrison’s return to competitive speed skating has been filled with adulation as well as hardship. First came a motorcycle crash that destroyed his knee, ruptured his lung, fractured a bone beneath his spine and bruised both his liver and kidney while also leaving him with a concussion in 2015. Less than […]
  • eSports (finally) feeling the love in Canada Originally published on cbc.ca/sports Video games are no longer child’s play. In fact, they may very well be the next great cultural craze. When Riot Games announced that Toronto would host its North American League of Legends (LoL) Championship Series Summer Finals in August, the eSports event at the Air Canada Centre sold out in less […]
  • Neymar resigns captaincy following Rio gold Originally published on cbc.ca/sports Neymar has decided to step down as captain of the national team after leading Brazil to Olympic soccer glory. His announcement came immediately after Brazil’s penalty shootout victory over Germany on Saturday at the Maracana Stadium. “It was an honour to be captain, but from today I stop,” Neymar, who has […]
  • Carli Lloyd, U.S. women’s soccer captain, seeks to extend winning legacy in Rio Originally published on cbc.ca/sports In the span of 16 minutes Carli Lloyd became a superstar. Her three goal performance at the 2015 Women’s World Cup to help the U.S. defeat defending champions Japan (5-2) stands as one of the greatest performances (male or female) in a final. Accolades naturally followed, including the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year Award — […]
  • Canada’s Olympic weaknesses exploited in U.K. media Originally published on cbc.ca/sports Hey Canada, with the Rio Olympics fast approaching, it seems the U.K. media is a little worried about us. On Saturday, the Guardian published a humorous piece on why Canada struggles to reach the podium at the Summer Olympics. The piece breaks down Canadian struggles into eight key points but basically claims the athletes underperform because Canada is “a […]
  • Record number of condoms to be distributed at Rio Olympics Originally published on cbc.ca/sports Despite concerns over security, infrastructure and Zika, Olympic organizers stand prepared for Herculean performances this summer. The expectations are nothing short of breathtaking: 10,500 athletes, 17 days and — wait for it — 450,000 condoms. That breaks down to 42 per athlete, or nearly 2.5 condoms per day; record breaking stuff that gives new meaning […]
  • Could video games be heading to the Olympics? Originally published on cbc.ca/sports Parents get ready; it may get harder to pry those controllers away from your kids. At least it will be if video games — also referred to as eSports — become an Olympic event. Players will already have the chance to win gold at the eGames. This Rio-based event — which is not […]
  • Wimbledon using IBM’s super computer Watson to serve up data on fans Originally published on cbc.ca/sports Tennis fans watching Wimbledon this year may not realize that Wimbledon is watching them right back. Whether they’re talking about the matches on social media, or actually in attendance at the All-England Club, a super computer that’s best known for winning the game show Jeopardy! has been tasked with gathering meta […]
  • Why Lionel Messi may never escape Diego Maradona’s shadow Originally Published at cbc.ca/sports Once again Lionel Messi’s moment has come and gone. And this time it could be forever. Having failed, yet again, to win a major trophy with Argentina, the world’s best player has decided to retire from international play at just age 29. Messi retires from international soccer The decision will potentially leave him forever […]