Category: Sports

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Calgary home to new sports hall

by Blaine Meller Over the years, Canada Olympic Park has undergone significant changes. From the addition of the ski jumping towers and bobsleigh, luge and skeleton track for the 1988 Winter Olympic Games, to...

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Double-dose of history?

by Blaine Meller There’s an old adage in sport: records are meant to be broken. It would seem Gillian Doubleday has heard this as well. Doubleday, playing for the Cougars Women’s Soccer team, has already...

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Golden Goal or Super Summit?

by Blaine Meller Thirty-eight years ago, legendary broadcaster Foster Hewitt uttered a phrase that, to this day, remains one of the true defining moments in Canadian sports history. “They score! Henderson has scored for Canada!”...

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Cougars golden on greens

by Blaine Meller It isn’t rare to see cougars prowling the foothills of Southern Alberta. However, the Cougars stalking the fairways at Wintergreen Golf Course had a different prey in mind: ACAC gold. The Cougars’ men’s...

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MMA advocates take on Canada’s top docs

by Blaine Meller The gloves are off. In one corner, the Canadian Medical Association: an organization of doctors that “advocates high quality health care, and provides leadership and guidance to physicians.” In the opposite corner: mixed martial...

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Mount Royal teams ready to pounce

by Blaine Meller September means two things at Mount Royal: classes are back in session and Cougars are on the prowl. Or soon will be. With the new school year comes the start of the...

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Former Vipers pitcher calls it quits

by Blaine Meller The man they call Sarge has called it a career. After an injury-riddled season split between the Calgary Vipers and Victoria Seals, pitcher Joe Sergent announced his retirement after 11 seasons in...

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Drugs infiltrate college sports

by Blaine Meller The issue of drugs in sport in not new. When sprinter Ben Johnson tested positive following the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea, it sent a shockwave throughout the Canadian...

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Lack of phys. ed plagues Alberta kids

by Blaine Meller Sport is a powerful thing. It creates passion, anger, ecstasy and even hate. It brings us moments we will never forget and allows our imagination to transport us into situations of...

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Driving downhill till dawn

by Blaine Meller At first glance, it might seem weird: a stream of lights cutting through the night sky at Canada Olympic Park. On closer look, you realize that steam of lights is made...