Jessica Gaudreault’s team was one of the first groups of Canadian athletes to snag a spot at the Tokyo Olympics, but the goalkeeper for Canada’s women’s water polo squad sees competing at the Games a year late as potentially a blessing in disguise.
For Ariane Bonhomme, the news that Canada wouldn’t be sending a team to Tokyo was devastating. But with what followed just days later – the Olympic Committee’s decision to postpone the Games until next summer – she discovered a bright side.
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.
Sam Zakutney’s journey to the Olympic Games has not been simple, and, it will still be almost another year before he finds out if he’ll reach his ultimate goal.
Whether it be about doubles tennis or the coronavirus, Gaby Dabrowski has been making her voice heard.
–By Ottawa Sportspage, For Royal City Soccer Club With the most popular grassroots soccer camps in Canada, the Royal City Soccer Club has hosted over 100,000 campers in over 100 locations nationwide. This year, Royal City will reach many more locations thanks to its innovative Virtual Royal Camp @ Home programming, though an extremely difficult…
The latest edition of the Ottawa Sportspage newspaper (Year 10, No. 3 – published June 24, 2020) is now available!
Pam Buisa is the type of person who can’t sit still.
At 23 years old, the Ottawa-born rugby player balances work and school with an Olympic-calibre training program. She does this on top of being a student supervisor at the University of Victoria, where she helps students of diverse backgrounds apply for scholarships and bursaries.
The University of Ottawa Gee-Gees hired Ottawa natives Chelsea Grills and Marcel Bellefeuille to lead their women’s hockey and football programs in May, thus completing their full palate of varsity team head coaches from the capital.
Vincent De Haître was getting dressed for a bike ride on the morning of March 22 when he got a phone call explaining that he may have reached a fork in the road of achieving two of his longtime athletic goals.
Anyone involved in team sports will tell you about the importance of team building and unity, but when it comes to the importance individuals play into that bigger picture, Ottawa TFC coach Pavel Cancura couldn’t have talked more highly than he did about Lauren Curran.
As members of the Class of 2020 throw their caps over Zoom calls, Maxime Gratton has his eyes on the next step in his own story – university volleyball.
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.
Merissah Russell is taking her talents to the next level after six years of playing basketball in Ottawa.
On the court, Louth Coulibaly is a force to be reckoned with. At 6’8” and 220 pounds, the 19-year-old power forward passes the eye test with flying colours.
Elite-level student athletes are a special breed; they’re expected to mix sport, studying and a social life and even sometimes part-time work, but when it comes to Joe Fast, the Ridgemont High School student truly makes you question whether or not there are actually only 24 hours in a day.
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.
In early May, BCN Sports, which ran the FC Barcelona brand Barca Academy soccer program in Ottawa, announced it would be filing for insolvency.
The new coronavirus brought about significant and sudden changes for all, and for Mackenzie Greco it meant the abrupt end to her final year of high school and the premature conclusion of her season in the pool.
The Ottawa Sportspage’s monthly summary of sports news in the nation’s capital.
By Charlie Pinkerton Local sports clubs are beginning to see a light at the end of the tunnel with an adjusted return to training, though the path forward in a world with COVID-19 continues to provide plenty of bumps (as detailed in SportsOttawa.com’s May 13 web story). Below are some snapshots of how various Ottawa…
Ottawa’s Luke Allan was named to Nordiq Canada’s special “prospects” roster in May.
Maisonneuve, Vaslet and Sterling were named to Hockey Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team Summer Camp.
Two-time Olympian Michael Tayler of Ottawa qualified for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics only two weeks before it was evident COVID-19 had spread across the world.
L’Académie de basketball féminin Louis-Riel est devenue un foyer fertile pour les recruteurs de sports universitaires, et maintenant c’est le programme de Pré-académie qui prend son envol aussi.
The Louis-Riel Girls’ Basketball Academy has established itself as a hotbed for varsity recruiters, and now the program’s Pre-Academy is catching fire too.
The pre-season pandemic stung like a tackle from behind with cleats up, but Ottawa South United Soccer Club rose back up to keep players connected and support their development before their long-awaited return to the pitch.
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…
The innate essence of MMA has meant that few businesses have been impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak and the social distancing restrictions that followed more than martial arts gyms.
No corner of the sports community has been spared from the shock waves of COVID-19. As the standstill of the sports world hits the two-month mark, the best many clubs can hope for is that the long-term impacts of the pandemic remain just ripples.