It’s a self-service medal ceremony as Chinese shooter wins first Tokyo Olympics gold

China’s Yang Qian won the first Tokyo Olympics gold medal in the women’s 10-meter rifle competition on Saturday and, due to COVID-19 protocols, showed up with her Olympic gear. The usual Olympic ceremony which features medalists having their prizes placed over their heads by various dignitaries has been replaced by athletes doing the honors themselves. We told you that these […]

Canucks acquire Oliver Ekman-Larsson and Conor Garland from Coyotes: reports

The Vancouver Canucks handed out their first-round pick in Friday’s draft to the Arizona Coyotes in return for right-winger Conor Garland and defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson. The trade also includes Vancouver forwards Jay Beagle, Loui Eriksson and Antoine Roussel, the Canucks’ second-round pick in 2022 and their seventh-round pick in 2023. Garland, 25, had 29 points (12 goals, 27 assists) in […]

Canadian women’s rugby sevens ‘tight’ even closer after upheaval off the field

Every Canadian Olympian has a story to tell on their journey to Tokyo. Few of them resemble those of the Canadian women’s rugby sevens team. Bronze medalists in Rio under John Tait, the Canadians essentially divorced their longtime coach earlier this year after filing a formal complaint under Rugby Canada’s harassment and bullying policy. Although Tait was not found guilty […]