Olympics

Canada’s Caileigh Filmer (left) and Hillary Janssens show off their bronze medals, won in the women’s pair rowing final event during the Tokyo Summer Olympic Games, in Tokyo, Thursday, July 29, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Canada gets first rowing medal of Tokyo Olympics

‘First 1,000 (metres) was about being physical. And the second half was about rowing with our heart’

 

Gymnast Ellie Black smiles after receiving her official Olympic jacket during an event presenting the Canadian Olympic Artistic Gymnastics team for the Tokyo 2020 games in Montreal, Thursday, June 17, 2021. Black has withdrawn from Thursday’s all-around final event at Tokyo Olympics with an ankle injury. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Canada’s Ellie Black out of all-around final with sprained ankle

Brooklyn Moors the only Canadian left competing in the all-around final

 

Canada's Penny Oleksiak swims to take the bronze medal in the women's 200m freestyle final event during the Tokyo Summer Olympic Games, in Tokyo, Wednesday, July 28, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Penny Oleksiak wins bronze in 200-metre freestyle for sixth Olympic medal

Penny Oleksiak wins bronze in 200-metre freestyle for sixth Olympic medal

 

Weightlifter Maude Charron leads the way as Canadian women win four more medals

Weightlifter Maude Charron leads the way as Canadian women win four more medals

Maude G. Charron of Canada celebrates after a lift in the women’s 64kg weightlifting event, at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, July 27, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Luca Bruno
Maude G. Charron of Canada celebrates after a lift in the women’s 64kg weightlifting event, at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, July 27, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Luca Bruno
People wearing face masks to protect against the spread of the coronavirus walk on a street in Tokyo Tuesday, July 27, 2021. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

Tokyo reports record virus cases days after Olympics begin

Tokyo reported 2,848 new COVID-19 cases

  • Jul 27, 2021
People wearing face masks to protect against the spread of the coronavirus walk on a street in Tokyo Tuesday, July 27, 2021. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
Canada’s Margaret Mac Neil, left to right, Rebecca Smith, Kayla Sanchez and Penny Oleksiak celebrate a silver medal in the women’s 4 x 100m freestyle relay during the Tokyo Olympics in Tokyo, Japan on the weekend. (Photo by The Canadian Press)
(From left) Canada’s Margaret Mac Neil, Rebecca Smith, Kayla Sanchez and Penny Oleksiak celebrate a silver medal in the women’s 4 x 100m freestyle relay during the Tokyo Olympics in Tokyo, Japan on Sunday. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn)
Canada’s Margaret Mac Neil, left to right, Rebecca Smith, Kayla Sanchez and Penny Oleksiak celebrate a silver medal in the women’s 4 x 100m freestyle relay during the Tokyo Olympics in Tokyo, Japan on the weekend. (Photo by The Canadian Press)
(From left) Canada’s Margaret Mac Neil, Rebecca Smith, Kayla Sanchez and Penny Oleksiak celebrate a silver medal in the women’s 4 x 100m freestyle relay during the Tokyo Olympics in Tokyo, Japan on Sunday. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn)
A Japanese softball player tosses the balls into a basket during a training session at the Fukushima Azuma Baseball Stadium ahead of the 2020 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, July 20, 2021, in Fukushima, Japan. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Olympics finally to start, 1 year later and far from Tokyo

Olympics finally to start, 1 year later and far from Tokyo

A Japanese softball player tosses the balls into a basket during a training session at the Fukushima Azuma Baseball Stadium ahead of the 2020 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, July 20, 2021, in Fukushima, Japan. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Canada's Penny Oleksiak reacts after her heat of the women's 50m butterfly at the World Swimming Championships in Gwangju, South Korea, Friday, July 26, 2019. Canada is sending one of its largest teams ever to a Summer Olympics despite the pandemic challenges imposed on its athletes over the last year and a half. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Lee Jin-man

Canada sending large team of 371 athletes to Tokyo’s Olympic Games

Canada sending large team of 371 athletes to Tokyo’s Olympic Games

Canada's Penny Oleksiak reacts after her heat of the women's 50m butterfly at the World Swimming Championships in Gwangju, South Korea, Friday, July 26, 2019. Canada is sending one of its largest teams ever to a Summer Olympics despite the pandemic challenges imposed on its athletes over the last year and a half. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Lee Jin-man
International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach waves from the vehicle to media upon his arrival an accommodation Thursday, July 8, 2021, in Tokyo. Bach arrived on Thursday, July 8, 2021, in Tokyo as Japan Prime Minister Yoshihde Suga was set to declare a state of emergency that is likely to result in a ban on fans from the Tokyo Olympics as coronavirus infections spread across the capital. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, Pool)

Japan bans fans at Tokyo-area Olympics venues due to virus

State of emergency begins July 12 and runs through Aug. 22

  • Jul 9, 2021
International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach waves from the vehicle to media upon his arrival an accommodation Thursday, July 8, 2021, in Tokyo. Bach arrived on Thursday, July 8, 2021, in Tokyo as Japan Prime Minister Yoshihde Suga was set to declare a state of emergency that is likely to result in a ban on fans from the Tokyo Olympics as coronavirus infections spread across the capital. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, Pool)
Tokyo 2020 athlete Mandy Bujold takes part in a photoshoot at the SydFIT Health Centre in Kitchener, Ont., on Tuesday, July 6, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - COC, Michael P. Hall

Canadian boxer Mandy Bujold officially punches her ticket to Tokyo

Canadian boxer Mandy Bujold officially punches her ticket to Tokyo

Tokyo 2020 athlete Mandy Bujold takes part in a photoshoot at the SydFIT Health Centre in Kitchener, Ont., on Tuesday, July 6, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - COC, Michael P. Hall
In this May 11, 2021, file photo, athletes compete in the men’s 400-meter T20 race during an athletics test event for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics Games at National Stadium in Tokyo. The pandemic-delayed Tokyo Olympics are shaping up as a TV-only event with few fans — if any — being allowed when they open in just over two weeks. Japan’s Asahi newspaper, citing multiple unidentified government sources, says the opening ceremony will be limited only to VIP guests. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama, File)

Tokyo Olympics shaping up as TV-only event with few fans

IOC earns almost 75% of its income from TV rights

  • Jul 6, 2021
In this May 11, 2021, file photo, athletes compete in the men’s 400-meter T20 race during an athletics test event for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics Games at National Stadium in Tokyo. The pandemic-delayed Tokyo Olympics are shaping up as a TV-only event with few fans — if any — being allowed when they open in just over two weeks. Japan’s Asahi newspaper, citing multiple unidentified government sources, says the opening ceremony will be limited only to VIP guests. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama, File)
Nathaniel Coleman rubs his hands before climbing during practice on Wednesday, May 26, 2021, in Salt Lake City. "For the most part, people were psyched," American Olympic climber Coleman said. "They knew the sport would get more attention, a lot more inflow of money and kind of be recognized as the high-quality sport that it is." Climbing is an Olympic sport for the first time, and the spotlight will introduce a massive audience to what can be a lonely pursuit. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Hands the key to keeping a grip in Olympic climbing

Hands the key to keeping a grip in Olympic climbing

Nathaniel Coleman rubs his hands before climbing during practice on Wednesday, May 26, 2021, in Salt Lake City. "For the most part, people were psyched," American Olympic climber Coleman said. "They knew the sport would get more attention, a lot more inflow of money and kind of be recognized as the high-quality sport that it is." Climbing is an Olympic sport for the first time, and the spotlight will introduce a massive audience to what can be a lonely pursuit. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
A sign for COVID-19 countermeasures is placed at Main Press Center (MPC) for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Tokyo Big Site Friday, July 2, 2021, in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)

Some fans. No fans. Tokyo undecided as games open in 3 weeks

Possible about-face being forced by rising new infections in Tokyo

  • Jul 2, 2021
A sign for COVID-19 countermeasures is placed at Main Press Center (MPC) for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Tokyo Big Site Friday, July 2, 2021, in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)
Canada's Kim Gaucher watches during a break in the second half of a women's exhibition basketball game in Bridgeport, Conn., on July 29, 2016. Canadian Kim Gaucher has won in her quest to bring baby Sophie to the Tokyo Olympics. The International Olympic Committee says it will now allow breastfeeding moms to bring their children to Tokyo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Jessica Hill

IOC says yes to babies at Olympics; Gaucher able to bring daughter Sophie with her

IOC says yes to babies at Olympics; Gaucher able to bring daughter Sophie with her

Canada's Kim Gaucher watches during a break in the second half of a women's exhibition basketball game in Bridgeport, Conn., on July 29, 2016. Canadian Kim Gaucher has won in her quest to bring baby Sophie to the Tokyo Olympics. The International Olympic Committee says it will now allow breastfeeding moms to bring their children to Tokyo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Jessica Hill
Mandy Bujold, of Ontario, celebrates after defeating Kim Klavel, of Quebec, in their 51kg bout at the Canadian Olympic boxing trials, in Montreal, on December 9, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Canadian boxer Mandy Bujold wins appeal to compete at Tokyo Olympics

Canadian boxer Mandy Bujold wins appeal to compete at Tokyo Olympics

Mandy Bujold, of Ontario, celebrates after defeating Kim Klavel, of Quebec, in their 51kg bout at the Canadian Olympic boxing trials, in Montreal, on December 9, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
Red Deer's Rebecca Smith earned a spot at the Toyko Olympics this past week when she competed at the Canadian Olympic Trials in Toronto. Smith, 21, is one of 26 Canadian swimmers that will compete in Toyko. (Photo courtesy of Swimming Canada)

Red Deer’s Rebecca Smith named to Canada’s Olympic swim team

Smith will compete for Canada in Toyko at her first Olympics this summer

Red Deer's Rebecca Smith earned a spot at the Toyko Olympics this past week when she competed at the Canadian Olympic Trials in Toronto. Smith, 21, is one of 26 Canadian swimmers that will compete in Toyko. (Photo courtesy of Swimming Canada)
A man walks past the Olympic rings in Tokyo, Monday, June 7, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Koji Sasahara

Countdown On: Opening ceremony at the Tokyo Olympics now just a month away

The buildup to the Tokyo Olympics — with a one-year postponement among…

A man walks past the Olympic rings in Tokyo, Monday, June 7, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Koji Sasahara
Kawasaki City Institute for Public Health Director General Nobuhiko Okabe speaks during a press conference after a roundtable on COVID-19 countermeasures at Tokyo 2020 Games in Tokyo, Friday, June 11, 2021. A group of experts participated in a third roundtable on COVID-19 countermeasures proposed for audience-related infection control. (Franck Robichon/Pool Photo via AP)

Tokyo Olympics still undecided on fans — or no fans at all

About 11,000 athletes will attend Olympics, with 4,400 for the Paralympics

  • Jun 11, 2021
Kawasaki City Institute for Public Health Director General Nobuhiko Okabe speaks during a press conference after a roundtable on COVID-19 countermeasures at Tokyo 2020 Games in Tokyo, Friday, June 11, 2021. A group of experts participated in a third roundtable on COVID-19 countermeasures proposed for audience-related infection control. (Franck Robichon/Pool Photo via AP)
Red Deer’s Jeremiah Lauzon has been invited to compete in the 200 metre race at the Canadian Olympic Track and Field Trials from June 24-27 in Montreal, Que. (Contributed photo)

Red Deer runner invited to Canadian Olympic Track and Field Trials

Jeremiah Lauzon will run against Canada’s best later this month. The 20-year-old…

Red Deer’s Jeremiah Lauzon has been invited to compete in the 200 metre race at the Canadian Olympic Track and Field Trials from June 24-27 in Montreal, Que. (Contributed photo)