(c) August 9, 2012 - Reuters / Toru Hanai: The Canadian women's soccer team poses with one of Canada's 12 bronze medals at the 2012 Summer Games in London - though this one was by far the nation's favourite.

Profile: Women’s soccer team

Canadian national women’s soccer team BRONZE MEDAL (2012) Women’s soccer Beyond hockey, team sports in Canada are a tough sell. But ironically, far more Canadians participate in the sport of soccer at the amateur level than do those who participate in hockey. Despite the potential depth, Canadian soccer has languished, almost reputation-free (unless that reputation … Continue reading

(c) September 17, 2000 - Adam Pretty / Allsport: Canada's Simon Whitfield breaks the tape for victory in the inaugural men's triathlon race at the 2000 Summer Games in Sydney.

Profile: Simon Whitfield

Canadian triathlete brings two unexpected Olympic medals in long career. NAME: Simon Whitfield HOMETOWN: Victoria, British Columbia via Kingston, Ontario BIRTH DATE: May 16, 1975 GOLD MEDAL (2000) | SILVER MEDAL (2008) – men’s triathlon Few Canadians athletes in recent memory have showcased the ability to simply rise to the occasion at the Olympic Games, … Continue reading

(c) August 4, 2012 - Steve Russell / Toronto Star: Trampolinist Rosie MacLennan stands on the podium to collect Canada's only gold medal at London 2012.

Profile: Rosannagh MacLennan

MacLennan shines as Canada’s lone gold medalist at London 2012. NAME: Rosannagh MacLennan HOMETOWN: King City, Ontario BIRTH DATE: August 28, 1988 GOLD MEDAL (2012) – women’s trampoline Leading up to the 2012 Summer Games in London, MacLennan wasn’t pegged for Olympic gold. She was the reigning Pan Am Games gold medalist, had won the … Continue reading

(c) February 2010: Lyndon Rush leads Chris le Bihan, David Bissett, and Lascelles Brown to the podium at the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver.

Profile: Lyndon Rush

Former footballer find Olympic bobsleigh podium at Vancouver 2010. NAME: Lyndon Rush HOMETOWN: Sylvan Lake, Alberta via Humboldt, Saskatchewan BIRTH DATE: November 24, 1980 BRONZE MEDAL (2010) – four-man bobsleigh Rush, a former star of the University of Saskatchewan Huskies’ football program, entered the sport of bobsleigh after college, when his skills on the turf … Continue reading

(c) February 26, 2010 - Tremblay (r) and Hamelin celebrate their double podium finish in the men's 500m at the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver.

Profile: Francois-Louis Tremblay

Unsung hero of the short-track one of Canada’s most decorated Olympians ever. NAME: Francois-Louis Tremblay HOMETOWN: Alma, Quebec BIRTH DATE: November 13, 1980 GOLD MEDAL (2002, 2010) | SILVER MEDAL (2006) – men’s 5000m short-track relay SILVER MEDAL (2006) | BRONZE MEDAL (2010) – men’s 500m short-track speed skating An accomplished guitarist when not competing, … Continue reading

(c) August 4, 2012 - Jean Lavac / Postmedia Olympic Team: Rosannagh MacLennan smiles with her gold medal, won yesterday in women's trampoline at London 2012.

Rosie MacLennan brings home Canada’s first gold at London 2012

With a strong ten-medal performance in Canada’s first week at the 2012 Summer Games in London, Rosannagh MacLennan of King City, Ontario yesterday won Canada’s first gold medal – both in London and in the sport of trampoline, which made it’s Olympic debut at the 2000 Summer Games in Sydney. She claimed victory over Chinese … Continue reading

(c) July 25, 2012 - Paul Ellis / AFP / Getty Images: Japan's Aya Miyama celebrates her first-half goal, that put the World Cup champs up 2-0 in their first Group F match at London 2012, while Canada's Lauren Sesselman (10) and Kaylyn Kyle (6) hang on for a final score of 2-1.

Canada downed 2-1 by Japan in Olympic opener

Today at City of Coventry Stadium in central England, the Canadian women’s soccer team got off to an auspicious start at the London 2012 Olympic Games. Certainly, the match today against reigning World Cup champion Japan wasn’t one the Canadians were expected to win, but promising opportunities weren’t enough to hold off one of the … Continue reading

(c) February 25, 2010 - Al Charest - QMI Agency: Canada's 1-2 punch in women's bobsleigh, Kaillie Humphries and Heather Moyse in gold, with silver medallists Helen Upperton and Shelley-Ann Brown at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.

Profile: Helen Upperton & Shelley-Ann Brown

One of Canada’s best-ever bobsledders finds the podium in style at Vancouver 2010. NAMES: Helen Upperton & Shelley-Ann Brown HOMETOWNS: Calgary, Alberta | Pickering, Ontario BIRTH DATES: (Helen) October 31, 1979 (in Ahmadi, Kuwait) | (Shelley-Ann) March 15, 1980 (in Scarborough, Ontario) SILVER MEDAL (2010) – women’s bobsleigh February 24th was a great day for … Continue reading

(c) Steve Bosch, PNG: Christine Sinclair celebrates one of two goals against Mexico, securing Canada's spot in the 2012 Olympic tournament.

Women’s soccer to open Canada’s 2012 Olympics Wednesday

The Opening Ceremonies are still three days away, but Canada is less than 24 hours from seeing it’s first Olympic 2012 action, with the women’s soccer team set to take on Japan in group play Wednesday, at noon EST. The team from Japan, led by dangerous striker Homare Sawa, are the reigning Women’s World Cup … Continue reading

(c) February 24, 2010 - Robert Skinner / The Canadian Press: The Canadian women celebrate a silver medal in the 3000m relay at the 2010 Winter Game sin Vancouver.

Profile: Women’s 3000m short-track relay team

Canadian women’s 3000m short-track relay team GOLD MEDAL (1992) | SILVER MEDAL (1994, 2006, 2010) | BRONZE MEDAL (1998, 2002) Women’s short-track speed skating Canadians were downright dominant in short-track speed skating through the 1980s, which made it fitting that the 1988 Winter Games in Calgary would be where the sport would debut as a … Continue reading

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