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.
While hundreds of Olympic and Paralympic athletes are now having to wait months to find out if they’ve qualified for the Games, Canada’s women’s goalball team has known they had a spot since December.
Ismail Ayyoub was supposed to attend the Canadian Championships for wrestling this April, which would have given him the chance at qualifying for Canada’s national team. Then, like so many other athletes, his season was cut short by COVID-19.
The end of Ottawa native Grace St-Germain’s collegiate golf career with Arkansas University was cut short by COVID-19, but she’s excited to begin her journey into coaching.
By Ottawa New Edinburgh Club If you want to give your children (or grandchildren) a great summer day camp experience, check out the Ottawa New Edinburgh Club (ONEC), where they will discover new skills, new friends… and lots of fun adventures! ONEC has operated summer day camps from its scenic location on the Ottawa River…
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Ottawa-bred fencer was finally set to make her Olympic debut at age 33, but vows to push on after Tokyo Games postponement.
Kelleigh Ryan’s journey to the Olympic Games is a tale of dogged determination and full-on devotion to a sport that dominates all aspects of her life.
It was a special moment – Ottawa’s Olympic hero claiming a return trip to the Games in her hometown – rendered all the more unique for the few who got to witness it live.
Le biathlète Zach Connelly adore respirer de l’air frais, et c’est ce qu’il a obtenu quand il a transféré à Louis-Riel pour sa dernière année d’école secondaire.
Comme beaucoup d’athlètes élites, Connelly trouvait que le système scolaire typique n’embrassait pas ses ambitions.
Biathlete Zach Connelly loves nothing more than a breath of fresh air, and that’s what he got when he transferred to Louis-Riel for his senior year of high school.
By Dan Plouffe Rio 2016 Olympic wrestling champion Erica Wiebe booked her return trip to the Olympic Games with her fourth victory of the day at the Pan-American Olympic Qualification Tournament on Mar. 14 inside an almost eerily quiet Shaw Centre, closed to spectators due to the COVID-19 outbreak. “It’s the first step,” Wiebe said…
Erica Wiebe’s road to the 2020 Pan-American Olympic Wrestling Qualification Tournament featured some big bumps along the way, but the defending Olympic champion now says the tough trek to get to Tokyo 2020 has only made her stronger.
By Gloucester Lacrosse Association Anyone serious about hockey should be playing lacrosse. From Gretzky to Tavares, Shanahan to Stamkos, Canadian-born NHLers recommend playing lacrosse in the summer to improve hockey skills. Take their word for it: “It’s lacrosse that helped teach me to spin off checks, take shots and protect the puck under pressure. My…
Les programmes Sports-Exploratoires (7-8e année) et Sports-Études (9 à 12) de l’école secondaire publique Louis-Riel offrent l’équilibre idéal entre les études et la pratique du sport. Il s’agit du programme de choix pour les élèves-athlètes qui sont motivés à atteindre l’excellence dans leurs activités scolaires et sportives. The Exploratory Sports (Grade 7-8) and Sports-Study (9-12)…
By 5 a.m. most teens are far from waking up, while others have managed to crack an eye open to check their phones, but for one local high school student, that’s when her training day starts.
For the first time since high school, Rio 2016 Olympic champion Erica Wiebe will be wrestling back in Ottawa when she wears the maple leaf for the 2020 Pan-American Olympic Qualification Tournament Mar. 13-15 at the Shaw Centre. Wiebe earned Canada’s entry in the women’s 76 kg division thanks to her victory at the Dec.…
Doreen Ames is just getting started when it comes to sailing her way into retirement.
Ottawa’s Mike Woods couldn’t one-up his bronze medal performance at last year’s World Championships in road racing at this year’s event, as the 33-year-old registered a did not finish in the race held in Yorkshire, U.K. in September
The Gloucester Lacrosse Association enjoyed breakthroughs at the top level of the sport and saw a rise in the level of coaching and play across the board in 2019, though the best is yet to come.
For the second year in a row a Gloucester Griffins team achieved record-setting results.
A bantam team from the club eclipsed the best-ever result of its team last year by making it to the Ontario Lacrosse Tournament’s ‘A’ finals tournament, where the top six teams in Ontario competed for a provincial championship.
Ottawa athletes on Canada’s open and women’s teams helped the nation win medals at the WFDF 2019 World Under-24 Ultimate Championships in Heidelberg, Germany. Kinley Gee played on the open team, which placed 2nd at the event.
Au pic de sa carrière, Marc Blais frappait 1 000 balles de golf par jour. Le diplômé d’Edison College (maintenant Florida Southwestern) à Fort Myers (Floride), alors en tournée professionnelle dans cet État, essayait d’émuler Greg Norman et Ben Hogan.
At the height of his playing days, Marc Blais would hit 1,000 golf balls a day. That was when the graduate of Fort Myers’ Edison College (now Florida Southwestern) was playing on a pro tour in the sunshine state, seeking to emulate Greg Norman and Ben Hogan.
One of the Ottawa Rowing Club’s oarswoman-on-the-rise is hoping that an improved performance at the international regatta where she debuted last year will steer her to a stream heading for the Olympic Games.
The 2019 Pan American Fencing Championships were another step in the journeys of resilience of Ottawa fencers Kelleigh Ryan and John Wright.
They had their closest contest in the championship game, but the Gloucester Griffins Midget Boys’ Lacrosse Team kept its perfect record intact at their home club’s Ray Broadworth Memorial Tournament from July 12-14.
On the eve of her 30th birthday, Stittsville native Erica Wiebe was back in her hometown to lead an intro-to-wrestling clinic for youngsters from age 8-11.
The Nepean Knights bested the Gloucester Griffins 18-10 when the teams squared off late in the Ontario Jr. B Lacrosse League season, in June.
People often marvel at the diversity on display during field hockey matches. Unfortunately, the observation isn’t particularly accurate. We’re actually all the same – we all love field hockey.
Three weeks after competing for Canada for the first time internationally, Rich Davidson became a Canadian weightlifting national champion for the second time.