Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics

Tammy Cunnington, a Red Deer para-swimmer builds her life around what makes her happy: staying fit and competing in sports. (Contributed photo)

Red Deer’s Tammy Cunnington finishes seventh in heat, one event to go at Paralympics

Tammy Cunnington will have one final chance to earn a medal later…

 

Red Deer's Trent Farebrother, left, is the head coach of the Canadian women's goalball team at the Paralympics in Tokyo, Japan. (Contributed photo)

Canada goalball team, coached by Red Deerian, ousted at Paralympic

Team Canada’s women’s goalball team has been eliminated at the Paraylmpics in…

 

Red Deer’s Rebecca Smith, 21, shows off her silver medal that she won in the 4x100 metre freestyle relay at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)

Red Deer’s Rebecca Smith recalls Olympic journey

Smith won silver in the 4x100 metre freestyle swimming relay at the Tokyo Olympics

 

Laurence Vincent-Lapointe, of Canada, reacts on the podium after winning the silver medal in the women’s canoe single 200m final at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Aug. 5, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (Lee Jin-man/Associated Press)

Emotional Evan Dunfee wins 50k race walk bronze; canoe sprinters move on

IOC and World Athletics pulled the 50k race walk from the 2024 menu in Paris

Laurence Vincent-Lapointe, of Canada, reacts on the podium after winning the silver medal in the women’s canoe single 200m final at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Aug. 5, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (Lee Jin-man/Associated Press)
Moh Ahmed of Canada, centre, reacts after winning the silver medal in the Men’s 5000m final during the summer Tokyo Olympics in Tokyo, Japan on Friday, August 6, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Moh Ahmed of Canada, centre, reacts after winning the silver medal in the Men’s 5000m final during the summer Tokyo Olympics in Tokyo, Japan on Friday, August 6, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Players of Brazil and Ivory Coast warm up in the International Stadium prior to a men’s soccer match at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Sunday, July 25, 2021, in Yokohama, Japan. Olympic organizers are changing the start time of the women’s soccer gold-medal game between Canada and Sweden. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Kiichiro Sato

Start time of Canada-Sweden women’s soccer gold-medal game changed to evening

Temperatures have hovered in the mid-30s all week in the Tokyo area

Players of Brazil and Ivory Coast warm up in the International Stadium prior to a men’s soccer match at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Sunday, July 25, 2021, in Yokohama, Japan. Olympic organizers are changing the start time of the women’s soccer gold-medal game between Canada and Sweden. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Kiichiro Sato
Gold medallist Shanne Braspennincx of Team Netherlands, center, celebrates on the podium with silver medallist Ellesse Andrews of Team New Zealand, left, and bronze medallist Lauriane Genest of Team Canada, during a medal ceremony for the track cycling women’s keirin at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Thursday, Aug. 5, 2021, in Izu, Japan. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Thibault Camus

Canada’s Lauriane Genest earns Olympic bronze medal in track cycling’s keirin

Second Canadian woman to win an Olympic medal in an individual track cycling race

Gold medallist Shanne Braspennincx of Team Netherlands, center, celebrates on the podium with silver medallist Ellesse Andrews of Team New Zealand, left, and bronze medallist Lauriane Genest of Team Canada, during a medal ceremony for the track cycling women’s keirin at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Thursday, Aug. 5, 2021, in Izu, Japan. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Thibault Camus
Canada’s Damian Warner reacts after the 1500-metre race to win the gold medal in men’s decathlon during the Tokyo Olympics in Tokyo, Japan on Thursday, August 5, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Canadian Damian Warner wins gold in decathlon, sets Olympic record

Warner crossed finish line of the 1,500 metres in four minutes 31.08 seconds

Canada’s Damian Warner reacts after the 1500-metre race to win the gold medal in men’s decathlon during the Tokyo Olympics in Tokyo, Japan on Thursday, August 5, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Canada’s players celebrate after winning 1-0 to United States during a women’s semifinal soccer match at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Monday, Aug. 2, 2021, in Kashima, Japan. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Fernando Vergara

Canada, Sweden ask organizers to push back start time for women’s soccer final

Canada’s first-ever appearance in an Olympic women’s soccer final

Canada’s players celebrate after winning 1-0 to United States during a women’s semifinal soccer match at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Monday, Aug. 2, 2021, in Kashima, Japan. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Fernando Vergara
FILE — Damian Warner, of Canada bronze, smiles during the medal ceremony for the decathlon at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, Friday, Oct. 4, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Nariman El-Mofty

Strong start for Canada’s decathlon and canoe sprint athletes in Tokyo

Damian Warner held a commanding lead after three of 10 events

FILE — Damian Warner, of Canada bronze, smiles during the medal ceremony for the decathlon at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, Friday, Oct. 4, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Nariman El-Mofty
Canada’s Andre De Grasse races to a gold medal in the Men’s 200m final during the Tokyo Olympics in Tokyo, Japan on Wednesday, August 4, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Canada’s Andre De Grasse races to a gold medal in the Men’s 200m final during the Tokyo Olympics in Tokyo, Japan on Wednesday, August 4, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Lisa Carrington, left, and Caitlin Regal, of New Zealand, celebrate their gold medals after winning the women’s kayak double 500m final at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

Biles returns to competition with a bronze medal and a smile

Biles changed her routine a bit

  • Aug 3, 2021
Lisa Carrington, left, and Caitlin Regal, of New Zealand, celebrate their gold medals after winning the women’s kayak double 500m final at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
Andre De Grasse, of Canada, competes in a heat of the men’s 200-meters at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021, in Tokyo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Petr David Josek
Andre De Grasse, of Canada, competes in a heat of the men’s 200-meters at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021, in Tokyo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Petr David Josek
Canada's Danielle Suzanne Lappage, left, and Russian Olympic Committee's Khanum Velieva during the women's 68kg freestyle wrestling match at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Monday, in Chiba, Japan. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

Olds-born wrestler fails to advance to quarter-finals at Tokyo Olympics

Danielle Lappage, 30, lost 7-0 to Russian wrestler Khanum Velieva

Canada's Danielle Suzanne Lappage, left, and Russian Olympic Committee's Khanum Velieva during the women's 68kg freestyle wrestling match at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Monday, in Chiba, Japan. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
Canada’s Lisa Roman, Kasia Gruchalla-Wesierski, Christine Roper, Andrea Proske, Susanne Grainger, Madison Mailey, Sydney Payne, Avalon Wasteneys and Kristen Kit celebrate on the podium after winning the gold medal in women’s eight rowing competition at the Tokyo Summer Olympic Games, in Tokyo, Friday, July 30, 2021. Canada women’s eight led from start to finish at the Tokyo Olympics on Friday, racing to its first gold medal in the event since the 1992 Barcelona Games. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Canada’s Lisa Roman, Kasia Gruchalla-Wesierski, Christine Roper, Andrea Proske, Susanne Grainger, Madison Mailey, Sydney Payne, Avalon Wasteneys and Kristen Kit celebrate on the podium after winning the gold medal in women’s eight rowing competition at the Tokyo Summer Olympic Games, in Tokyo, Friday, July 30, 2021. Canada women’s eight led from start to finish at the Tokyo Olympics on Friday, racing to its first gold medal in the event since the 1992 Barcelona Games. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
People walk across a crossing near Tokyo Station in Tokyo Thursday, July 29, 2021, a day after the record-high coronavirus cases were found in the Olympics host city. (AP Photo/Kantaro Komiya)

Japan expands virus emergency after record spikes amid Games

Upsurge in cases in Tokyo despite more than two weeks of emergency measures

  • Jul 30, 2021
People walk across a crossing near Tokyo Station in Tokyo Thursday, July 29, 2021, a day after the record-high coronavirus cases were found in the Olympics host city. (AP Photo/Kantaro Komiya)
Canada’s Penny Oleksiak, Rebecca Smith, Kayla Sanchez and Margaret Mac Neil celebrate a silver medal in the women’s 4 x 100m freestyle relay during the Tokyo Olympics. Smith, Sanchez and Oleksiak teamed up again in the 4 x 200m freestyle relay Wednesday. (Photo by The Canadian Press)
Canada’s Penny Oleksiak, Rebecca Smith, Kayla Sanchez and Margaret Mac Neil celebrate a silver medal in the women’s 4 x 100m freestyle relay during the Tokyo Olympics. Smith, Sanchez and Oleksiak teamed up again in the 4 x 200m freestyle relay Wednesday. (Photo by The Canadian Press)
Red Deer’s Molly Simpson competes at the 2021 UCI BMXSX World Cup in Bogota, Columbia. (Contributed photo)

Red Deer’s Molly Simpson named alternate to Canadian Olympic BMX team

Simpson missed out on the Games but is using that as motivation for 2024

Red Deer’s Molly Simpson competes at the 2021 UCI BMXSX World Cup in Bogota, Columbia. (Contributed photo)
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 and Team Canada into 4x200m relay final

Red Deer’s Rebecca Smith will get her second chance at an Olympic…

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 group of students from Uruguay pose for a souvenir picture on the Olympic Rings set outside the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo, Saturday, March 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Olympic Roundup: Small, enthusiastic contingent represents Canada at opening ceremony

TOKYO — A red-clad contingent of 30 athletes represented Canada in an…

A group of students from Uruguay pose for a souvenir picture on the Olympic Rings set outside the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo, Saturday, March 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)