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Wrestler Carol Huynh brought home Olympic bronze. Was it good enough?
Four years ago in Beijing, BC native Carol Huynh catapulted to success when she made history with Canada's first gold medal in women's wrestling and the first Canadian gold of the games. During the...
Aug 28th, 2012
Canadian Para swimming team arrives in London for Paralympic Games
After a 12-day training camp in Italy, Canada’s 24-member Para swimming team landed in London and moved into the Paralympic Athlete Village on Wednesday for the 2012 Paralympic Games August 29 to...
Aug 23rd, 2012
Canada's Olympic soccer bronze a triumph for BC
After a heartbreaking loss to the US, Canada's Olympic soccer team captures the bronze medal: it's a special triumph for Christine Sinclair from Burnaby, BC.
Aug 9th, 2012
How much 2012 Olympic medalists earn for winning
Ever wondered how much Olympic athletes get paid for winning medals? The numbers may surprise you.
Aug 1st, 2012
London Olympics 2012 photos: Canadian athletes shine at the Games
At the London 2012 Olympics, Canadian athletes --many of them from British Columbia -- continue to make Canada proud. Canada's Olympic women rowing team took silver today. Victoria native Malcolm...
Aug 2nd, 2012
At London 2012 Olympics, BC boys make Canada proud
At the London 2012 Olympics, British Columbian athletes captured silver and bronze medals today, prompting provincial Sport Minister Ida Chong to comment that it was a "glorious day for Canadian...
Aug 1st, 2012
Canada's first-ever female Olympic boxer, Mary Spencer, at the punching bag:video
For the first time in history, women will be allowed to compete in Olympic boxing. With the games under way, Canada's Mary Spencer is “looking forward to fighting.”
Jul 28th, 2012
Canadians strut their stuff at 2012 London Olympics: slideshow
At the 2012 London Games, Canadian officials and athletes get ready to shine...or at least to have a good time. As usual, former British Columbia Premier Gordon Campbell is at the centre of...
Linda Solomon Wood
Jul 26th, 2012
Former Canadian Olympic swimmer calls for minute of silence at 2012 London Olympics opening ceremony
Former Olympic swimmer Karen James still remembers the 1972 Munich Olympics, but not just because she was a 19 year old representing Canada at the world's largest sporting event. She remembers...
Jul 25th, 2012
My hot, sweaty commute on the tube during the 2012 London Olympics
As the train lumbered into the station, I could feel a collective groan down the platform. Kings Cross Underground Station - 6:28 p.m. on a Monday. Rush hour. Summer had finally come to...
Jul 23rd, 2012