When the 101st Grey Cup begins this Sunday in Regina, it’ll feature one man with very special extra experience. Not long ago Hamilton Ticats wide receiver Sam Giguère was at a tough place in his football career. It was the end of 2011 and the New York Giants had just sent him home, officially ending his fourth attempt to make the NFL. Giguère was also injured, he tore his groin while with the Giants. Continued at Olympic.ca
By: Callum Ng, originally appeared at Olympic.ca There isn’t one particular trait that leads someone to become an Olympian. The athletic marvels at each Winter or Summer Olympic Games result from the collection of many human abilities, of the body and the mind. A lot of effort is put toward explaining what happens at an Olympic Games. But well before the Opening Ceremony, there is the slow forging of the spirit we see manifested at the Games. Every athlete goes … →
In the world of elite sport, a year can change everything. Athletes go from Olympic champions to World Cup disappointments. Teams routinely sink from trophy hoisters to playoff no-shows. The volume of practice, training and competition spanning 12 months in many sports yields undeniable collapses but sometimes, startling ascension. Over the past 365 days Tennis Canada‘s athletes have risen to a new place in the world. Highlighted by the Davis Cup, an event that has had a serious impact. CONTINUED AT OLYMPIC.CA
I sat down with 2-time Olympic medalist Elizabeth Beisel. Sometimes interviews take on a life of their own and get AWESOME! We talked about lululemon, Olympic medals, Vancity, tough races…she even showed me how to do the Gator Chomp. Check it out!
The 28 days until May 14th were a lot of fun! I had the chance to follow very closely the BC Provincial Election, and it was compelling from start to finish. BC politics are rarely boring. Election night proved it yet again. Christy Clark and her BC Liberals pulled off a surprise win, even taking a few extra seats in Legislature. Here are some interviews I did in the weeks leading up.
For immediate release from CiTR CIS Women’s Ice Hockey Championship 2012-2013 Season Finale on CiTR 101.9 FM Sports March 7, 2013 Vancouver, British Columbia — CiTR 101.9 FM Vancouver proudly announces live play-by-play broadcast coverage of the Canadian Interuniversity (CIS) Women’s Ice Hockey Championship March 7-10. Canada West conference champion University of British Columbia Thunderbirds will contend for the national title — for the first time in the program history — in the finale of their ‘Cinderella’ turnaround season in … →
For immediate release Canada West Women’s Ice Hockey Playoffs Continue on CiTR 101.9 FM Sports February 21, 2013 Vancouver, British Columbia — CiTR 101.9 FM Vancouver proudly announces live play-by-play broadcast coverage of women’s varsity ice hockey as the Canada West Conference playoffs continue on Friday, February 22. The University of British Columbia Thunderbirds will travel to Saskatchewan to battle the University of Regina Cougars in a best-of-three semi-final series. Regina and UBC face off in Game 1 at 5:00 … →
This week word spread that Lance Armstrong had made a long awaited confession regarding performance enhancing drugs during a taped interview with Oprah. Which is no surprise. As a colleague pointed out, Oprah is one tough lady. She’s not going to give you airtime for anything less than the truth. His full interview will air in a few days and I’m sure it will answer many questions. Did you Lance? For how long? Who did it involve? Why Lance? I’m … →
Last night I met with some top notch people. Actually, the official purpose of the evening was to review a book we all read called “The Start-Up of You”. That fully makes it a book club. I’m not even ashamed to say that. It was a Sunday night, whatever, no one does anything classically cool on a Sunday night. More important is that I really enjoyed that little bit of time and it gave me the opportunity to talk with … →
Originally appearing at SwimSwam.com, September 14, 2012 Chances are that if you’re an age group or collegiate swimmer, you’ve been back in the pool for over a week now. Just long enough to be a little sore and to remember how hard swimming actually is. Also, you’re probably starting to miss what it was like in the off-season, (all two weeks of it), when you were able to act like a real person. Since I’m convinced that I’ve characterized all … →