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Inside the lines with Alison Dias

A member of our UTM community was representing Canada as a tennis referee in the 2016 Rio Olympics. Alison Dias, a graphic artist who...

Students play table tennis phenoms

Anqi Luo and Shannon Zheng battle back and forth under extreme concentration. Their movements amount to a dance class workout, and they smash the...

An unplanned journey

Two years ago, Chris Di Pietrantonio took the road less travelled and went from recreational weightlifter to Ontario junior weightlifting champion. It was a quick...

Isaac Owusu: writing his own story

Isaac Owusu is an athlete. But like many students, his career goals were not set in stone while he was going through the motions...

Inspiration is not enough

Deeply rooted in Olympic ideology is the idea that if a country excels at the Olympics, the medal-winning athletes will inspire more children to train hard to achieve the same goal.

Team Canada Hockey owns the podium

Canada took the long route to get to the gold medal game, but this paid off in the end with a dramatic finish. During the...

Canada wins gold and silver in Women’s Bobsled

Since its Olympic debut in 2002, Canada has yet to win a medal in women’s bobsled—until now. For the first time in Olympic history,...

The best and worst of Canada’s Olympic run

Jon Montgomery’s gold medal celebration The 30-year-old from Russell, Manitoba sent the entire country into a frenzy after winning the gold medal in men’s skeleton...

Bilodeau dedicates gold medal to brother

After a long wait, anticipation grew in Vancouver about which Canadian would take home the first gold medal on home soil at the Winter...

Injuries and bad weather plagues Winter Olympics

Even before the Winter Games began on February 12, disaster had already struck. Nodar Kumaritashvili, a 21-year-old luger from Georgia, died after a horrifying accident...

Will Women’s Hockey be banned from the Olympics?

In Women’s Hockey, only one or two teams seem to dominate the field. Either Canada or Team USA has won the World Championships every...

Waiting for a snow day

As the Winter Olympics draw near, Canadians and the world have focused their gaze on Vancouver. After Beijing beat Toronto in a bid for...
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