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Canada athletes pose for a photo during the closing ceremony in the Olympic Stadium at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 8, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

Canadian athletes stay healthy and find success at Tokyo Olympics

The 24 total medals set a new standard for Canada in a non-boycotted Olympics

Canada athletes pose for a photo during the closing ceremony in the Olympic Stadium at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 8, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
Gold medalist Kelsey Mitchell of Team Canada reacts during a medal ceremony for the track cycling women’s sprint race at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 8, 2021, in Izu, Japan. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

Canadian track cyclist Kelsey Mitchell wins gold in women’s sprint

Kelsey Mitchell produced Canada’s 24th medal, which is the most at a non-boycotted Summer Olympic

Gold medalist Kelsey Mitchell of Team Canada reacts during a medal ceremony for the track cycling women’s sprint race at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 8, 2021, in Izu, Japan. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
Damian Warner, of Canada, second from right, arrives during the closing ceremony in the Olympic Stadium at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 8, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Decathlete Warner named Canada’s closing flag-bearer at Tokyo Olympics

Warner won the country’s first ever decathlon gold medal

Damian Warner, of Canada, second from right, arrives during the closing ceremony in the Olympic Stadium at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 8, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
Parksville Royals pitcher Anson McGorman shut out Victoria Mariners 2-0 at the B.C. Premier League Baseball Championships. (Michael Briones photo)
Parksville Royals pitcher Anson McGorman shut out Victoria Mariners 2-0 at the B.C. Premier League Baseball Championships. (Michael Briones photo)
Nanaimo’s Patrick Vellner competes at the CrossFit Games in Madison, Wis., over the August long weekend. (Photo courtesy CrossFit LLC/Duke Loren)

Vancouver Island man among ‘fittest on Earth’ after podium finish at CrossFit Games

Nanaimo’s Patrick Vellner places second of 38 competitors in international fitness sport competition

Nanaimo’s Patrick Vellner competes at the CrossFit Games in Madison, Wis., over the August long weekend. (Photo courtesy CrossFit LLC/Duke Loren)
Rower Avalon Wasteneys, from Campbell River, won gold with the the Canadian women’s eight at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Photo courtesy Avalon Wasteneys.

Gold medal-winning Vancouver Island Olympian still basking in the dream

Rower Avalon Wasteneys brings home gold from Tokyo 2020 games

Rower Avalon Wasteneys, from Campbell River, won gold with the the Canadian women’s eight at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Photo courtesy Avalon Wasteneys.
Saskatchewan Roughriders running back Marcus Murphy (20) gets tackled by BC Lions defensive lineman J.R Tavai (10) during the first half of CFL football action in Regina on Friday, August 6, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Kayle Neis

B.C. Lions stage furious comeback but drop CFL opener 33-29 to Roughriders

Saskatchewan jumped to 31-0 lead and hung on for win in Regina

Saskatchewan Roughriders running back Marcus Murphy (20) gets tackled by BC Lions defensive lineman J.R Tavai (10) during the first half of CFL football action in Regina on Friday, August 6, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Kayle Neis
Canada’s Jayde Riviere (left) and Sweden’s Lina Hurtig battle for the ball in the extra time period during the women’s soccer gold medal game at the Tokyo Olympics in Yokohama, Japan on Friday, August 6, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Canada beats Sweden in penalties to win gold in women’s soccer

It’s the first-ever Olympic title for the Canadian women’s soccer team

Canada’s Jayde Riviere (left) and Sweden’s Lina Hurtig battle for the ball in the extra time period during the women’s soccer gold medal game at the Tokyo Olympics in Yokohama, Japan on Friday, August 6, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Members of the Canada women’s Olympic soccer team take a break during their practice the 2020 Summer Olympics, Thursday, Aug. 5, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Gregory Strong
Members of the Canada women’s Olympic soccer team take a break during their practice the 2020 Summer Olympics, Thursday, Aug. 5, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Gregory Strong
A football with the new CFL logo sits on a chair during a press conference in Winnipeg, Friday, November 27, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods

CFL to remember children, families impacted by Canadian residential schools tragedy

Officials working the games will wear orange pins in recognition of the Every Child Matters

A football with the new CFL logo sits on a chair during a press conference in Winnipeg, Friday, November 27, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods
Chilliwack’s Jordyn Huitema (left in red jersey/shorts with purple pinnie) joins Canadian national women’s soccer squad teammates mobbing Jessie Fleming after her penalty kick goal lifted the team to a 1-0 semi-final win over the United States. (Canada Soccer photo)

VIDEO: Game time changed for Olympic women’s soccer final between Canada and Sweden

Chilliwack’s Jordyn Huitema and Abbotsford’s Sophie Schmidt are on the Canadian team, gunning for gold

Chilliwack’s Jordyn Huitema (left in red jersey/shorts with purple pinnie) joins Canadian national women’s soccer squad teammates mobbing Jessie Fleming after her penalty kick goal lifted the team to a 1-0 semi-final win over the United States. (Canada Soccer photo)
Damian Warner of Canada clears a hurdle alongside Garrett Scantling, of United States in a heat of the decathlon men’s 110-metre hurdles at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Thursday, Aug. 5, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Charlie Riedel

Three-medal day for Canada as Damian Warner wins decathlon gold, sets Olympic record

Laurence Vincent-Lapointe wins silver in canoeing, Lauriane Genest wins bronze in cycling

Damian Warner of Canada clears a hurdle alongside Garrett Scantling, of United States in a heat of the decathlon men’s 110-metre hurdles at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Thursday, Aug. 5, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Charlie Riedel
CFL commissioner Randy Ambrosie speaks at a news conference in Halifax on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. Commissioner Randy Ambrosie and the CFL are finally back in the football business, as the league kicks off the ‘21 season Thursday night, its first action since the 2019 Grey Cup game. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

After long delay due to global pandemic, CFL finally set to resume playing football

Thursday night game Winnipeg the first action since the 2019 Grey Cup game

CFL commissioner Randy Ambrosie speaks at a news conference in Halifax on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. Commissioner Randy Ambrosie and the CFL are finally back in the football business, as the league kicks off the ‘21 season Thursday night, its first action since the 2019 Grey Cup game. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
Courtenay athlete Sean Hayes had an impressive professional debut on the strongman circuit, placing third at the 2021 Canada’s Strongest Man, SPhoto supplied

Vancouver Islander is Canada’s third Strongest Man

Courtenay athlete Sean Hayes finishes third in first-ever professional competition

Courtenay athlete Sean Hayes had an impressive professional debut on the strongman circuit, placing third at the 2021 Canada’s Strongest Man, SPhoto supplied
Canada’s Andre De Grasse reacts after racing to a gold medal as American Erriyon Knighton looks on in the Men’s 200m final during the Tokyo Olympics in Tokyo, Japan on Wednesday, August 4, 2021. After two days without any medals at the Tokyo Olympics, Andre De Grasse got Canada back on the board with the greatest run of his stellar career. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

De Grasse ends Canada’s two-day medal drought in Tokyo in electrifying fashion

De Grasse’s victory comes 25 years — plus a week — after Donovan Bailey raced to 100-metre gold

Canada’s Andre De Grasse reacts after racing to a gold medal as American Erriyon Knighton looks on in the Men’s 200m final during the Tokyo Olympics in Tokyo, Japan on Wednesday, August 4, 2021. After two days without any medals at the Tokyo Olympics, Andre De Grasse got Canada back on the board with the greatest run of his stellar career. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
President Joe Biden and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau attend the G-7 summit at the Carbis Bay Hotel in Carbis Bay, St. Ives, Cornwall, England, Friday, June 11, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Kevin Lamarque, POOL

In call with Biden, Trudeau talks trade, border ‘collaboration’ and Olympic soccer

U.S. president basks in basket of Montreal smoked-meat sandwiches won when Tampa Bay won Stanley Cup

President Joe Biden and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau attend the G-7 summit at the Carbis Bay Hotel in Carbis Bay, St. Ives, Cornwall, England, Friday, June 11, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Kevin Lamarque, POOL
Canadian gymnast Ellie Black, from Halifax, competes in the balance beam final at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Tuesday, August 3, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Canada’s Ellie Black finishes fourth in women’s beam, Biles takes bronze

Biles picked up the seventh medal of her Olympic career after pulling out of earlier events

Canadian gymnast Ellie Black, from Halifax, competes in the balance beam final at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Tuesday, August 3, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
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 shut out of medals again, but sprinters De Grasse, Brown provide hope

Country left without any hardware to celebrate for the second straight day

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
Angela Bailey is shown in this August 2, 1985 photo competing at the National Track and Field Championships in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Jones

Canadian Olympic sprinter and record-holder Angela Bailey dies

Bailey’s 1987 Canadian women’s 100-metre sprint record time of 10.98 seconds still stands today

Angela Bailey is shown in this August 2, 1985 photo competing at the National Track and Field Championships in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Jones
Melissa Humana-Paredes, of Canada digs out the ball during a women’s beach volleyball match against Spain at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Monday, Aug. 2, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

Canada keeps rolling in Olympic women’s beach volleyball with 2 teams in quarters

Humana-Paredes and Pavan, the reigning world champions, have won all four of their pool matches 2-0

Melissa Humana-Paredes, of Canada digs out the ball during a women’s beach volleyball match against Spain at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Monday, Aug. 2, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)