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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
Ceremony sends Canadian Homeless World Cup teams off in style
Members of Canada's men's and women's squads will leave tomorrow to travel to Paris, France, where they will compete in this year’s Homeless World Cup. This year, five men and eight women from BC...
Aug 16th, 2011
A golden man at Vancouver Art Gallery comes out for Team Canada
Ross Maxwell loves hockey. He always has. And ever since the Paralympics, he's gotten up on Saturday morning and painted himself gold, from skates to helmet. "I come here to ...
Linda Solomon Wood
Apr 14th, 2010
Mayor Gregor Robertson presents certificate of appreciation and City Olympic medallions to VANOC executives
At City Council today, Mayor Gregor Robertson presented a Certificate of Appreciation and City Olympic medallions to executives of the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and...
Apr 6th, 2010
Winner of Vancouver Observer and BC Hydro PowerSmart Hockey Ticket Twitter Contest Has "One of the Greatest Nights Ever" at Canada vs. Russia Game
Even though I woke up still dressed, smeared with red face paint, and in a panic over the location of my cell phone – definitely one of the greatest nights ever. Thanks again to Vancouver Observer and
Feb 26th, 2010
Mayor Robertson declares Canada Snowboard Day and honours Olympic medalists Maëlle Ricker and Mike Robertson
Mayor Gregor Robertson declared February 24th, 2010 Canada Snowboard Team Day to honour women's snowboard cross gold medalist Maëlle Ricker and congratulate all of Canada’s snowboard competitors at...
Feb 25th, 2010
China Concedes to Canada in Curling at 2010 Olympic Games
As Canada faced off with China in the round robin tournament for Olympic Men's Curling, fans of all shapes and sizes cheered them on. Story in pictures.
Feb 24th, 2010
Hot Destinations in Beautiful BC Beyond the Home of the Olympic Host City
Pemberton, part time home to freestyle skier Ashleigh McIvor, who won the debut sport of Ladies’ Ski Cross at Cypress Mountain, is well-worth a two hour journey from Vancouver. The 26-year-old...
Feb 24th, 2010
Virtue and Moir Win Gold Medal for Ice Dancing at the 2010 Olympic Games and Push Canadian Pride to New High
I didn’t know I could feel more patriotic than I’ve felt this past week navigating the throngs of people downtown or driving street lined with Canada's flag. But watching Tessa Virtue and Scott...
Feb 23rd, 2010
Agony and Ecstasy as Men's Ski Cross Makes Its Olympic Debut: Story in Photos
Mens Ski Cross made its Olympic debut at Cypress Mountain early Sunday morning.
Feb 22nd, 2010