Road To The Olympic Games



Canadian teams ready for Rugby World Cup Sevens

The Rugby World Cup Sevens in San Francisco comes at the end of trying years for the Canadian men's and women's teams, but it also presents them with an opportunity to end their seasons on a high note.

World Rugby 7s Tournament Preview

The World Cup is upon us and former national team members Andrea Burk and Phil Mackenzie let us in on who to watch, potential scenarios and who they think will come out on top.
Coming Up

Watch the 2018 Canadian swimming trials

CBC sports is providing a free live stream of the 2018 Canadian swimming trials, resuming on Friday at noon ET through to the end of the competition on Sunday.

Chasing Canadian steeplechase record secondary for Matt Hughes

Canada's Matt Hughes continues to threaten his personal-best and national-record time, but he'll be focused on winning at Friday's 31st Herculis EBS Meeting in Monaco (, 2 p.m. ET) when he meets a tough Kenyan trio in the men's 3,000-metre steeplechase at 3:45 p.m.

Rugby World Cup Sevens: Become an instant expert

Are you feeling World Cup withdrawal, but would prefer a tournament that encourages tackling and lets everyone use their hands? Pull up a chair and crack open a cold beverage — it's rugby sevens time.

The Douglas brothers return to hometown rugby roots

Canadian rugby players Justin and Jared Douglas go back to the hometown family farm where their rugby roots begin.

Ghislaine Landry overcomes adversity with coach's assistance

Landry is the career points leader in the Women's Rugby Sevens World Series.

Taylor Ruck blazes to gold in women's 200 at Canadian Swimming Trials

Taylor Ruck has picked up right where she left off after winning a record eight medals at the Commonwealth Games in April.
Player's Own Voice

From books to flips: Philippe Gagné on the challenges of juggling school and diving

For Canadian diver Philippe Gagné, being a student-athlete is far from a stroll in the park. But the Montreal native would come to realize that mixing an academic life with high-level sport is a terrific way to build character

Canadian Olympian fights for her right to take 'lifeline' drug

To fight a medical condition that makes her feel like she's "going through puberty every month," Canadian distance runner Lanni Marchant was prescribed a drug that has become her "lifeline." Problem is, it's banned in track and field, and international officials have yet to grant her an exemption.

Andre De Grasse's agents on sprinter's reported split with coach: It's 'unfounded speculation'

Is Canadian Olympic triple medallist Andre De Grasse prepared to walk away from coach Stu McMillan and the ALTIS training group? "He is still under the guidance of ALTIS," his agency Doyle Management said Monday in an emailed statement to CBC Sports.
Player's Own Voice

'I have a basketball-size bump': Melissa Bishop-Nriagu puts track career on hold for motherhood

Canadian track and field runner Melissa Bishop-Nriagu is about to become a mom. While starting a family came quicker than she planned, the thought of bringing in a new life excites her with each passing day. Still, she hasn't given up her dream of winning an Olympic medal at the 2020 Games.

Spruce Meadows and the thrill of being there

At this time of year, every year, Scott Russell's thoughts turn to Spruce Meadows — the iconic horse park on the outskirts of Calgary where he always feels the magic of covering live sport.
Player's Own Voice

'A whole new race': Canada's Sam Edney on life after luge

Competing in luge may seem dangerous to outsiders, but for Canadian Sam Edney, the sport was made easier because his life was planned out. Now, fresh of an Olympic silver medal, Edney is moving on. However, making that transition can be difficult and scary.

The lasting legend of running icon Steve Prefontaine

To this day, American running legend Steve Prefontaine is revered for his all-out effort style from start to finish, a reputation that earned him a cult-like following in the 1970s. He also earned respect after fighting for athletes' right to a fair share of revenues generated from their performances.
In Depth

What's the real problem with Caster Semenya?

Track and field's world governing body says its new testosterone-restricting rules are designed to ensure a level playing field. But are there darker factors at play in the battle against Caster Semenya and athletes like her?,,,,,,,,,,