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Q&A with Christine Sinclair on trash talk, equality in sports, retirement plans and more

The Canadian soccer legend’s revelatory memoir, Playing the Long Game, hits bookshelves this week
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How Olympic sprinter Sam Effah spends his money

Now one of two chefs de mission for the 2022 Commonwealth Games, Effah shares how he splits his money between work and play

‘I’m reasonably sure I need less Céline and more Stompin’ Tom’

Letters to the editor, January 27, 2022: Readers weigh in on Céline Dion, a beetle-obsessed scientist, and the future of the Liberal party
Rising star Laurie Blouin gets airborne during the U.S. Grand Prix slopestyle qualifications in 2020 (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Snowboarder Laurie Blouin’s secret weapon: The music of Shania Twain

In Beijing, Blouin will draw on two decades of hard work and hard knocks. That and the lyrics of a certain country song.
Foreign Affairs Minister Melanie Joly (left) and Sport Minister Pascale St-Onge look on as Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announces Canada will join a diplomatic boycott of the Winter Games in China following caucus, Wednesday, December 8, 2021 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Canada won’t send diplomats to the Beijing Olympics

Politics Insider for Dec 9, 2021: Olympic choices; Canada’s diplomatic future; and Jagmeet Singh’s difficult position
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Canada’s cabinet still has no official marching orders

Politics Insider for Dec 8, 2021: Justin Trudeau’s running late; a former commander is charged with sexual assault; and a new bill could change drug sentencing
Speedskating trials last October in Beijing, a controversial choice as host city for the 2022 Winter Games (Lintao Zhang/International Skating Union/Getty Images)

Why is Canada playing in the 2022 Beijing Olympics?

The 2022 Winter Games are set to open in Beijing, but many Canadians believe our athletes should not be going
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
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.

How Calgary outgrew the Olympic dream

Jason Markusoff: The 2026 Winter Games were seen as a quick fix for Calgary’s economic challenges. With a clear ’no’ vote, residents showed they have more lasting solutions in mind