Sixteen-year-old midfielder Antoine Coupland has always been ready to show people what he can do on the pitch, he’s just been waiting for the right opportunity.
Outside of some big-bucks pro sports events, COVID-19 has wiped out the bulk of the world’s sports calendar, but the Ottawa Lions Track-and-Field Club has successfully brought back community-level competition.
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Running cross-country in his hometown for the first time in 5 years, Toronto-based Sam Kinahan was the somewhat unlikely winner of the Open men’s race at the Oct. 3 Capital XC Challenge.
Thirty-five years separated Liz Maguire and Pippa Norman’s births, but they wound up just 6 seconds apart at the conclusion of the Open women’s 6 km race just to produce the most exciting finish of the day at the Capital XC Challenge.
Sebastian Cino, Jackson Roy, Cameron Porter and Cameron Bruce recorded a perfect team score for Lions Red as they swept all four of the first positions in the under-20 men’s event at the Oct. 3 Capital XC Challenge.
The Ottawa Lions’ Ivy Bialowas and Anna Sierra Heffernan-Wilker returned to their usual spots near the top of the local cross-country running results chart at the Oct. 3 Capital XC Challenge, but the feeling was bittersweet for this pair of Grade 12 Glebe Collegiate Institute students.
COVID-19 has thrown the world off kilter and it kept Derek Strachan from training in a group, but the Capital XC Challenge under-16 boys’ bronze medallist discovered another nemesis hellbent on throwing off his rhythm: Mount Mooney.
Louise Stonham won the final heat of the under-16 girls’ competition to cement the team title for the Ottawa Lions Red crew during the opening event at the Capital XC Challenge.
Getting to run in a team environment had been nothing more than a dream for Stonham through most of the pandemic.
They’re at different points in their career, but Ottawa’s Patrice Dagenais and Ben Perkins are doing everything they can to push Canada towards a medal at the Paralympics – it’s just going to be in a year later than expected.
Although canoeists and kayakers from across the country did not gather at the Rideau Canoe Club for the Canadian championships as originally planned, the club has been awarded hosting duties for the 2021 event.
While her dream of becoming an Olympian has been delayed another year, Ottawa’s Vanessa Gilles is keeping optimistic and instead focusing on the beginning of her pro season.
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Tim Nedow’s quest for the Tokyo Olympics is the ultimate solitary pursuit. That was the case before the pandemic, and it’s doubly true now. The Ottawa Lions Track-and-Field Club shot putter was on track to throw in front of 68,000 fans at the Tokyo Olympic Stadium this month. Instead, he’s often quite literally the only person training inside the stadium at Terry Fox Athletic Facility.
Triathlete Joanna Brown is using the pandemic as an opportunity to do something she hasn’t done in a very long time: relax.
The not-so-distant memory of the Scrubb brothers’ dominance isn’t lost on local basketball fans.
Beginning in 2010, Thomas and Phil won five national championships over as many seasons as the centrepieces of Carleton University’s juggernaut men’s team.
Now they’re keen on an even greater pursuit – getting Canada’s team back to the Olympic Games.
It was 2012 when an ankle injury sidelined a 22-year-old Farah Jacques. Forced to pause competing in track and field for a year and a half, she realized an itch for a specific goal – becoming an Olympian.
Out of all countries competing at the Olympics next year, Canada will have the third most athletes hauling indoor cycling gear from the Tokyo runway to the Olympic Village. There’s 13 Canadian track racers in total, making up the majority of the largest cycling team that Canada’s ever sent to the Games.
In July, fencer Kelleigh Ryan was supposed to experience the pinnacle moment of her athletic career when she’d at last make her Olympic debut at age 33. Instead, she was much less glamorously waiting for 1-800-GOT-JUNK workers to come clear out her apartment.
This year’s Olympic Games was supposed to be Alicia Brown’s curtain call.
Now those plans are out the window.
Samantha Cornett has announced her retirement from professional squash. Several different factors went into Cornett’s decision but the catalyst was the death of her father, Jack Cornett, in a cycling accident in 2017.
For para-swimmer Camille Bérubé, uncertainty is the challenge of the moment.
The two-time Paralympian, who races in the S7 class based on her impairment and in all five different strokes, is partially paralyzed in both legs. And while she’s overcome setbacks in her career before, the unknown circumstances of the 2021 games can still be hard.
The final paratriathlon event in the world before sporting events were temporarily shelved due to COVID-19 was the ITU World Paratriathlon Series race in Australia, where Ottawa’s Jon Dunkerley was hoping to begin a hot streak to score himself another Paralympic bid.
As Ottawa’s two English language boards look to revise their back-to-school plans according to new Ministry of Education guidelines, many students and parents might be wondering what extracurricular sports will look like as well.
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They became history-makers as Eastern Ontario’s first-ever national soccer champions at the top youth level, and now the pioneering generation from Ottawa TFC’s Girls’ Academy are setting the bar high again.
All nine players graduating from the 3-year-old Academy have committed to playing varsity soccer at Canadian universities.
Like the rest of the world, COVID-19 considerations have been top of mind for the Ottawa Girls Hockey Association this summer, but the familiar draw of the rink has players craving the new hockey season nonetheless as the calendar flips into fall.
Par le Ottawa Sportspage, pour les Rebelles de Louis-Riel La fin de l’année scolaire fut certainement unique pour la classe de diplômés 2020, mais un aspect constant c’est la grande collection d’élèves-athlètes du programme Sports-Études de l’École secondaire publique Louis-Riel qui poursuivront leurs carrières sportives en université. « C’était assez déchirant de ne pas les…
The Class of 2020’s school year finish was certainly an experience never before seen, but what remained the same was a big crew of student-athletes from Louis-Riel high school’s Sports-Study program inking plans to play varsity sports at universities and colleges.
By Ottawa Sportspage, For Ottawa Lions Track-and-Field Club With many having developed from a young age in the Ottawa Lions Track-and-Field Club’s youth, foundation and aspire programs, more than 2 dozen Lions are now set to tackle the next stage of their athletic careers with university programs. Among them are Doyin Ogunremi and David Adeleye,…