Marly Rieger credits family's support to her success
A Canadian figure skater has a 0.08 per cent chance of making it to the Olympics, according to statistics provided by Skate Canada.
Calgary teenager Marly Rieger, 14, hopes to become one of those Olympians.
"I just feel like I belong there," Marly said.
- Published on Tuesday, 23 October 2012 16:30
- Written by Karry Taylor
Calgary's Olympic Oval hosts World Cup short track speedskating event
Over the course of a weekend in October, the world's best short track speedskaters took to the ice at Calgary's Olympic Oval. The Samsung ISU Short Track World Cup saw athletes from 29 countries take part in the opening races of the short track season during three days of competition.
- Published on Monday, 22 October 2012 21:02
- Written by Neil Hilts
Three girls from B.C. town make the move to play field hockey at U of C
The small town of Rossland, located in the south of B.C. in the West Kootenays, has been known to produce many athletes at all sorts of levels. Nancy Greene, Kerrin Lee-Gartner, both ski racers, and Dallas Drake (NHL retiree), are notables to hail from there.
There are three more names who are proving the athletic reputation of the town to be true by playing sport in Calgary.
- Published on Monday, 22 October 2012 18:56
- Written by Michael Chan
Calgary native proves why he is one of North America's best amateur Muay Thai fighters
On Friday, Oct. 19, Calgary's Hakeem Dawodu proved that he is one the world's best amateur Muay Thai fighters. The 5-7,142-pound 2011 International Kickboxing Federation (IKF) world light welterweight champion battled opponents from England and the United States in the sixth installment of the Challenger series, FATE, presented by Mike Miles Muay Thai and Kickboxing LTD.
- Published on Thursday, 18 October 2012 14:39
- Written by Landon Wesley
Why post-secondary games are worth watching
It is certainly a depressing time for National Hockey League fans.
With the 2012-2013 NHL season nearly locked out officially, and no NHL hockey on the horizon for the foreseeable future because of the current player and owner contract dispute – hockey fans may be wondering where to get their fix.