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African nations boycott Montreal Olympics – archive, 19 July 1976

19 July 1976: More than 20 African and Arab countries withdraw from the Games in protest at New Zealand’s sporting links with apartheid South AfricaThe United Nations secretary-general, Dr Waldheim and the Commonwealth secretary-general, Mr Shridath Ra…

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Moore scores fastest goal in USMNT history during Gold Cup win over Canada

Full-back strikes after just 20 seconds during US victoryVictory means USA top group over rivals CanadaShaq Moore scored after 20 seconds and the United States beat Canada 1-0 Sunday to win Group B at the Concacaf Gold Cup.Moore’s goal was the fastest …

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‘A spiritual necessity’: the cultural heft of the Montreal Canadiens’ playoff run

The Habs’ ultimately doomed title challenge served as a reminder of just how deep the storied team’s social imprint goes across the north. Just don’t call them Canada’s teamFor such a storied team, it’s inevitable that you step back into the past to fi…

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‘Cancel the Olympics’: fashion outcry as Canada brings back jean jackets for Tokyo

Denim outfits welcomed with mix of outrage and delightDesigners say uniforms reflect Tokyo’s street art and fashionFor sports fans, there are many reasons to be thankful that the Tokyo Olympics look like they will take place – a year late – despite con…

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How Elladj Baldé took on ice skating’s elitism and went viral

The Canadian found that his Russian and Guinean ancestry made him an outsider at most rinks. Since his retirement he has been skating his own wayOn a sunny winter day, Elladj Baldé soars beneath the snowy peaks of the Canadian Rockies, floating to weig…

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USA stun Canada to capture gold at world junior hockey championship

US upset heavily favored Canada 2-0 to win surprise titleSpencer Knight (34 saves) records third shutout of eventSpencer Knight made 34 saves in yet another shutout and the United States upset Canada 2-0 on Tuesday night to win the world junior hockey …

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NHL and players’ union approve plan for 56-game season to start in January

NHL, union agree to 56-game season starting on 13 JanuaryTraditional 16-team Stanley Cup playoffs to conclude in JulyDivisional realignment will limit travel as much as possibleThe National Hockey League and union representing its players said on Sunda…

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Lockdown, Bayern and growing up as a refugee: Gary Lineker meets Alphonso Davies – video

Alphonso Davies was born in a refugee camp after his parents fled civil war in Liberia. He has since become the youngest footballer to play for Canada and won a Bundesliga title with Bayern Munich. The 19-year-old talks to Gary Lineker about his incred…

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Edmonton Oilers’ Colby Cave dies aged 25 after brain bleed

Forward had undergone surgery on Tuesday to remove cystCave’s death does not appear to be linked to Covid-19Edmonton Oilers forward Colby Cave has died after suffering a brain bleed earlier this week. He was 25.The NHL club confirmed Cave’s death on Sa…

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‘People did wrong’: Canadian soccer whistleblower rues lack of action

One year after coming forward about systemic abuse in Canadian soccer, former Irish international Ciara McCormack continues to fight for accountabilityOne year after going public about abuse, manipulation, and inappropriate behavior by a Canada nationa…

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‘People did wrong’: Canadian soccer whistleblower rues lack of action

One year after coming forward about systemic abuse in Canadian soccer, former Irish international Ciara McCormack continues to fight for accountabilityOne year after going public about abuse, manipulation, and inappropriate behavior by a Canada nationa…

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Jonathan David: the in-demand striker with his sights on the very top

Gent and Canada goalscorer is among the world’s most wanted youngsters and says he would love a Premier League chance“I don’t think I would have been here otherwise, to be honest,” admits Jonathan David. The Canada forward was six when his parents emig…

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Tokyo 2020 Olympics in doubt as Canada becomes first team to pull out over coronavirus

Canada takes action to protect public health as Australia tells its athletes to prepare for Games in 2021Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageCanada has become the first country to warn that it won’t send its athletes to the Toky…

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‘Slanderous and outdated’: Should the Edmonton Eskimos change their name?

The 14-time Grey Cup champions say there is no consensus that their nickname is offensive. Many in the Inuit community disagreeTwo weeks after the Kansas City Chiefs won Super Bowl LIV, the Edmonton franchise in the Canadian Football League made an ann…

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It’s good Don Cherry is gone. It’ll be better if his successor represents today’s Canada

The problematic pundit’s sacking was long overdue. Now’s the time for Rogers Media to replace him with a truer reflection of Canada’s wonderfully diverse hockey sceneEvery Saturday night for the last 37 hockey seasons, Canadians have been subjected to …

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Don Cherry offered job by Russian hockey team to ‘talk whatever he thinks’

HC Dynamo Moscow of the KHL offers job to fired broadcasterCherry was fired by Sportsnet on Monday over racist commentsPundit stands by comments: ‘I know what I said and I meant it’Don Cherry might not be out of work for long.One day after the iconic C…

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Don Cherry offered job by Russian hockey team to ‘talk whatever he thinks’

HC Dynamo Moscow of the KHL offers job to fired broadcasterCherry was fired by Sportsnet on Monday over racist commentsPundit stands by comments: ‘I know what I said and I meant it’Don Cherry might not be out of work for long.One day after the iconic C…

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Hockey pundit Don Cherry fired by Sportsnet over xenophobic poppy rant

Famed hockey pundit fired by Sportsnet over racist commentsCherry attempted to shame immigrants for not buying poppiesLongtime Canadian hockey pundit Don Cherry has been fired by Sportsnet for on-air remarks about what he believes are new immigrants no…

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Broadcaster sorry for hockey pundit Don Cherry’s comments on immigrants

Cherry attempted to shame immigrants for not buying poppiesSportsnet apologized for pundit’s ‘discriminatory’ commentsA Canadian broadcast company has apologized for hockey commentator Don Cherry’s remarks about what he believes are new immigrants not …

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Broadcaster sorry for hockey pundit Don Cherry’s comments on immigrants

Cherry attempted to shame immigrants for not buying poppiesSportsnet apologized for pundit’s ‘discriminatory’ commentsA Canadian broadcast company has apologized for hockey commentator Don Cherry’s remarks about what he believes are new immigrants not …