5 rivalries to watch at Rio Olympics
Every four years, the best athletes on the planet unite and as expected, some of the best rivalries in sports are born. Here are five rivalries to keep an eye on at the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics.
Michael Phelps determined to go out on his terms
Having ended his career once in London on what he considered a sour note, Michael Phelps enters the Rio de Janeiro Olympics pool for his second swansong determined to bow out on his own terms.
Russia names flag-bearer as team heads to Rio Olympics
A depleted Russian team departed for the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday, missing dozens of athletes who were excluded amid the country's doping scandal.
Canadian weightlifter Christine Girard in line for Olympic medal upgrade to gold
Canadian weightlifter Christine Girard's bronze medal from the London Olympics could be upgraded to gold after the two women who finished ahead of her were nabbed in doping retests.
Eugenie Bouchard reaches 3rd round of Rogers Cup for first time
For the second day in a row, Canada's Eugenie Bouchard upset a higher-ranked opponent as she defeated top-10 player Dominika Cibulkova 6-2, 6-0 Wednesday at the Rogers Cup in Montreal.
Raonic wins, Shapovalov eliminated at Rogers Cup
Canadian Milos Raonic downed Yen-Hsun Lu of Chinese Taipei 6-3, 6-3 on Wednesday evening in the second round of the Rogers Cup, while teenager Denis Shapovalov fell to Grigor Dimitrov 6-4, 6-3.
Heart problems sideline CBC Sports broadcaster Armitage for Rio Olympics
CBC Sports broadcaster Steve Armitage has stepped down from the network's Olympic broadcast team. Armitage, who was scheduled to provide commentary for swimming and diving, was recently diagnosed with chronic heart problems.
Canadians remember Donovan Bailey's golden moment
On July 27, 1996, Canadian sprinter Donovan Bailey powered past the finish line in world-record time at the Atlanta 1996 Olympic Games. It has been 20 years since Canadians exploded in cheers around their televisions to celebrate his golden moment, and the memories came flooding back Wednesday.
Justin Gatlin in peak sprinting form as Rio Olympics near
United States sprinter Justin Gatlin is inching closer to another 100-metre showdown with six-time Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt, this time at the Rio Summer Games, after vowing in February to beat his Jamaican rival in Brazil.
Canadian women's swim team full of promise, swagger
It’s been 20 years since a Canadian woman has won an Olympic medal in the pool, but with 16-year-old Penny Oleksiak leading the new crop of female swimmers, the wait may end sooner than expected.
Magali Harvey calls Olympic exclusion 'slap in the face'
Canadian rugby player Magali Harvey, who was named player of the year in 2014, did not mince words when describing her exclusion from the Olympic roster, calling the decision a "slap in the face."