Feature Sports Stories
- Published on Monday, 19 November 2012 21:39 19 November 2012
- Written by Dan Mackenzie Dan Mackenzie
Canadian men's skeleton team hopes to recreate success of past Olympics
Canadian skeleton racers have owned the podium since 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino, Italy.
The men's team in particular has captured three of the six possible medals, two gold and one silver; narrowly missing a complete podium sweep in 2006 by 0.26 of a second. Canada is the only nation to have 11 sliders qualify for Olympic competition over those years, six men and five women.
- Published on Wednesday, 14 November 2012 22:58 14 November 2012
- Written by Dan MacKenzie Dan MacKenzie
Sliding competition begins Nov. 15 at Canada Olympic Park
International sledders and sliders have converged on Canada Olympic Park this week for the North America's Cup competition.
Over 100 athletes representing more than 10 nations will compete in skeleton and both two and four-man bobsleigh events over three days beginning Nov. 15. For many of these athletes, the competition has a direct bearing on their chances of qualifying for Olympic competition.
- Published on Tuesday, 13 November 2012 17:41 13 November 2012
- Written by Lucas Silva Lucas Silva
The Pride look to stay unbeaten in senior boys Div. 1 football provincials
The Notre Dame Pride have won their third city championship in the last four years after the Nov. 11 win over the Henry Wise Wood Warriors.
The Pride dominated senior boys Div. 1 football all year long. The 37-1 victory in the championship game Saturday night improved their record to 9-0.
- Published on Friday, 09 November 2012 16:57 09 November 2012
- Written by Sharday Isaac Sharday Isaac
Expert panel discusses sports journalism in Canada
The fifth annual 'How Canadians Communicate' conference kicked off at MRU on Nov. 8, welcoming accredited sport reporters Roy MacGregor and Tom Maloney of The Globe and Mail.
Christopher Waddell, director of Carleton University's School of Journalism, completed the all-star panel to discuss how sports journalism is represented in Canada.