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2014 Winter Olympics: Opening Ceremonies

Russia had a lot of obstacles to overcome leading into the Sochi 2014 Winter Games — human rights violations, anti-gay sentiments, suspicions of corruption, terrorist threats, the poorly constructed/unfinished conditions in the hotels and the most expensive games to date were just a few of the things that made many skeptical of whether they would be able to pull it […]

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2014 Winter Olympics: Sisters sit on top of the world

Imagine this — standing on top of an Olympic podium beside your sibling. That’s just what Montreal’s Justine Dufour-Lapointe experienced Saturday as she stood beside her sister, Chloe. Justine captured Canada’s first gold at the 2014 Sochi Olympics with a score of 22.44. Chloe managed to edge out defending Olympic champion Hannah Kearney of the U.S. for the silver medal. […]

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2014 Winter Olympics: Women’s hockey still a force to be reckoned with

In their opening game, the Canadian women’s hockey team proved they were going to be a dominating team in Sochi 2014. Saturday morning, the red and white cruised over Switzerland with an “easy” 5-0 win. By the end of the opening period, Canada had outshot the Swiss 29-3; clearly indicating their high position in this tournament. But they weren’t the […]

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2014 Winter Olympics: Slopestyle brings Canada first medal

The men’s slopestyle held their semifinals and finals today, starting at 12:30 a.m. and 3:45 a.m. respectively. Canada already showed a lot of promise going into the event, with four competitors showcasing their skills and all of them qualifying. After the snow had settled, Mark McMorris came through with Canada’s first medal in the Olympics, placing third in the finals […]

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2014 Winter Olympics: Slopestyle, skiing and figure skating

Kicking off the games was the men’s and women’s slopestyle first qualification round in snowboarding. After two rounds per heat, the riders with the four highest scores in each made in threw straight to the final round. Canadian contender Maxence Parrot posted the highest score of the day with a 97.5, securing him a spot directly in the 12-person finals. […]

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2014 Winter Olympics: Day 1

Today sees the first action of these 2014 Olympic Winter Games. With the Opening Ceremonies tomorrow, several events are getting their more preliminary rounds out of the way early, giving a preview of who some of the first Olympic medallists will be in Sochi. First off at 1 a.m. our time — 10 a.m. in Sochi — is the men’s […]

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The Cord on Sports: Super Bowl predictions

James Blake, Radio Laurier Station Manager: Broncos 45-17 Wesley Taylor, staff writer: Seahawks 31-28 Ashley Denuzzo, Local and National Editor: Seahawks 17-6 Brad Bowen, staff writer: Seahawks 24-16 Wesley Harper, staff writer: Broncos 24-21 Shayne McKay, staff writer: Broncos 27-21 Mark Baxter, staff writer: Seahawks 24-17 Shelby Blackley, Sports Editor: Seahawks 28-21

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Leafs shake up roster for upcoming year

Plan the Stanley Cup parade. Well, not quite. It may not be time to utter the fabled ‘Stanley Cup Parade’ chatter, but the Toronto Maple Leafs certainly did add some integral components to an already promising roster this 2013 summer. Coming fresh off of a lamentable game seven playoff overtime loss to the Boston Bruins, Leafs GM Dave Nonis wiped […]

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Summer Universiade in Kazan: Day 4

Day 4: Monday, July 8 MEN’S ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS Team Competition – Final 1. Russia, 273.150; 2. Ukraine, 269.950; 3. Japan, 269.700; 17. Canada (Evan Cruz, Halifax, N.S., Tariq Dowers, Mississauga, Ont., Aiden Marsden, Sherwood Park, Alta., Cory Paterson, Oakville, Ont., Joshua Stuart, Richmond, B.C.), 239.950. Individual all-around – Qualification Round 42. Joshua Stuart, Richmond, B.C., 79.250, does not advance; 44. […]

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Summer Universiade in Kazan: Results for days 1, 2 and 3

The Summer Universiade in Kazan, Russia, has officially been underway for three days, with mixed results coming from the Canadian athletes. Laurier’s women’s soccer player Kelsey Tikka is also in Kazan for the national team. Day 1: Friday, July 5 Badminton: – In team competition, Canada lost to Russia 5-0 and Poland 3-2, and defeated Sri Lanka 5-0. The team […]

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