Canadian basketball can fast-track the development of their golden age of basketball with a good finish
The 2014 Sochi Olympics turned out to be quite successful for the red and white. Canada not only took home a total of 25 medals, including 10 gold, but both the men and women defended their hockey crowns.
Following their magical win in Vancouver, Team Canada is returning to the ice in Sochi, Russia to try and bring home gold for the third time in the last four Olympiads.
Political controversies are taking over the Olympics, which is unfortunate when this shouldn’t ever be the case. Athletic performances should be the focus, not a country’s politics.
The controversies surrounding the upcoming games in Sochi, Russia are just the newest in a long saga of unrest accompanying what is meant to be the greatest exhibit of athleticism in the world.
The homophobic policies of the Putin/Medvedev government have been clashing with the International Olympic Committee’s policies of tolerance.
The Huskies will lose wrestlers Ryan Myrfield, Landon Squires, Koren Pitkethly and Natasha Kramble to graduation next year. While most of them will be staying on with the Huskies program as members of the Saskatoon Wrestling Club, a group that trains with the Dogs, some want to go further and represent Canada at the Olympic Games. That dream, however, is at risk.
Only a year after Huskies football sensation Ben Coakwell finished his last season with the club, he is finding international success in bobsledding. With only three months of bobsled training under his belt, the former running back is already competing for Team Canada on the world stage.
Huskies women’s basketball coach Lisa Thomaidis, who is also an assistant coach with Team Canada, is headed to the London Olympics.
Vancouver recently hosted 1,000 athletes and delegates for a big party, celebrating sports, culture and human rights in the LGBT community.