VIDEO: Hillary Biscay, Ironman Champion

How To Believe In Yourself When No One Else Does Ironman champion Hillary Biscay explains how she went from being a terrible age-group swimmer to a world-class professional athlete. In this talk, she shares the mental tricks she uses to motivate herself through grueling workouts so she can push past the discomfort and keep her eye on the prize. Hillary Biscay is the most prolific iron-distance competitor on the professional women’s racing circuit. She has 58 iron-distance finishes to … [Read more...]

SOCHI – Team Canada Women celebrates new Captain

Caroline Ouellette takes Team Canada's Women into New Era (Replaces Hayley Wickenheiser as captain) Caroline Ouellette, from Montreal, Que., was named captain of Canada's women's Olympic hockey team for Sochi. (Jeff McIntosh/Canadian Press) As if changing coaches so close to the Olympic Games wasn’t enough to shake up the Canadian women’s Olympic Hockey Team, now it has changed captains, too. Veteran Caroline Ouellette will wear the "C" in Sochi replacing longtime captain Hayley … [Read more...]

“Sport teams provide training in skills we need in the game of life”

In light of the Olympic Day on 23 June, introduced in 1948 to commemorate the creation of the modern Olympic Games on 23 June 1894 in Paris by Pierre de Coubertin, UN Women talks to Anita L. DeFrantz, United States Olympic medalist, member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Chair of the IOC Women and Sport Commission. She is also the President of the LA84 Foundation, which is managing southern California’s endowment from the 1984 Olympic Games. “Sport teams provide training in … [Read more...]

London 2012 – CANADA’S FIRST GOLD MEDAL WINNER – ROSIE MACLENNAN

The Opening Ceremony is a celebration showcasing the best of the Host Nation. It also features a parade of all competing nations and the highly anticipated entrance of the Olympic Flame, which ignites the Cauldron and signals the start of the Games. The eyes of the world will be on London for the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games. The Ceremony will provide an opportunity for the world to view the artistic expression of the Artistic Director (Danny Boyle) and his team, and … [Read more...]

What is the significance of the Olympics?

With the kick-off of the Olympics this last weekend, there have been dramatically varying reactions to the significance of the games and, in particular, how that relates to culture and politics in the United States. One typical reaction to the Olympics is the blindly patriotic one. Many Americans have a tendency to view the Olympics as a stage for the United State to boast its supposed superiority. Of course, this is a very narrow way to view both the games and the place of the United States … [Read more...]

The 2012 Summer Olympic Games – 27 July to 12 August

The 2012 Summer Olympic Games, officially the Games of the XXX Olympiad, also known informally as London 2012 (for example on the official logo), are scheduled to take place in London, United Kingdom, from 27 July to 12 August 2012. Following a bid headed by former Olympic champion Sebastian Coe and the then Mayor of London Ken Livingstone, London was selected as the host city on 6 July 2005 during the 117th IOC Session in Singapore, defeating Moscow, New York City, Madrid and Paris. … [Read more...]

PMO – Commonwealth Games in Delhi, India (October 14, 2010)

    Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada           October 3, 2010 ~~ Ottawa, Ontario     Prime Minister Stephen Harper issued the following statement on the opening of the XIX Commonwealth Games in Delhi, India:     “Beginning today, Canada’s athletes will once again have the chance to shine on the international stage, this time at the XIX Commonwealth Games in Delhi, India. Canadians from coast to coast to coast will be cheering them on."        “The Commonwealth Games give … [Read more...]

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