2021 Olympics

If a swimmer excels at the underwater kicks after a wall turn, ‘that can really become a weapon,’ says Mac Neil’s former coach (François-Xavier Marit/AFP/Getty Images)

Maggie Mac Neil will arrive at Tokyo 2020 with a bang. Three, in fact.

Her push off the pool wall in Tokyo could be the power move that propels the young Canadian to medal glory
Tricia Smith, president of the Canadian Olympic Committee, stands at Vancouver’s Locarno Beach on March 26, 2021. (Photograph by Alia Youssef)

’Only athletes pay the price’: The COC president on the folly of boycotting the Beijing Olympics

Canadian Olympic Committee president and Olympic medallist Tricia Smith on the pandemic’s harsh impact on athletes and why Canada should send a team to Beijing next year
Sean McColl in his homemade training cave. (Photograph by Alana Paterson) (Photograph by Alana Paterson)

Canada’s best athletes have found creative ways to train in quarantine

And now they’re limbering up for the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. They explain to Aaron Hutchins how they’ve stayed in top form over the past year.