Canadian Content: Cool shot of the Toronto Blue Jays home opener at the Rogers Centre Tuesday night.
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Andrew Wiggins featured on the cover of the May issue of Slam. Big deal for us Canucks north of the border. The hype groweth!
LeBron James holding the Grey Cup. via @bwelltweets #KingJamesInCanada
The Olympics are over but the controversy over the Men’s 4x100m relay may not be. As you may know, Canada was disqualified and stripped of the bronze medal for stepping on a lane line during the race. BUT, they weren’t the only ones. These screen grabs clearly show both the USA and Trinidad stepping on the lines as well.
Hat tip to @mdcardinal for pointing this out.
Congratulations to Christine Sinclair for being named Canada’s flag bearer for the closing ceremonies. Can’t think of a more fitting choice to represent and lead the Canadian Olympic athletes at the closing ceremony.
“This is a huge honour and I wish I could have my teammates right here with me… We want the next generation of young girls to dream of being in the Olympics and getting a medal around their necks. If we can instill in them just the belief that this can happen, then we have done our jobs.”
— Christine Sinclair
Bronze for the Canadian women’s soccer team. Diana Matheson scores two minutes into stoppage time to give Canada the win over France, 1-0.
Image Source: rds.ca
Canada’s loss to the U.S. in the women’s soccer semifinal on Monday was heartbreaking, obviously. Canada is still guaranteed its best finish ever in a major tournament (Olympics or Women’s World Cup), but that is no great consolation for the Canadian women—they wanted more.
And Christine Sinclair wanted more more than anyone. When the games are over there will be some discussion, as there always is, as to who was the ‘figure’ of the games. Bolt? Murray? For me the question is already answered, it’s Sinclair. I love the Olympics for many reasons, but first and foremost because it allows us the opportunity to shine the spotlight on those athletes who otherwise compete in relative obscurity. I’m glad that Canada, and the world, has had the chance to see one of the greatest female soccer players in world lifting herself and her team to unexpected heights.
Christine Sinclair has been voted Canadian soccer player of the year seven years in a row. She has been nominated by FIFA for world female player of the year five times. Tomorrow morning at 8AM Christine and the Canadian women will play France for bronze, do not miss your chance to watch her play.
Stand up, Canada!!! Rosannagh MacLennan wins Canada’s first gold medal of the London 2012 Olympics after finishing with a score of 57.305 in the women’s trampoline final. Three-time Olympic medalist Karen Cockburn of Canada finished 4th.
(Photo: Gregory Bull/Associated Press)
“There are so many times when you can dream of something, but a million out of a million and one times it won’t come true. This was one of the things that I was very fortunate as a human being to have happen to me.” — Brent Hayden on his bronze medal 100-metre freestyle performance
A nice close up look at Canadian Men’s eight rower Colin McCabe’s silver medal.
”Huge reception at Canada house! Going to try and sleep now, finally take this beauty off my neck!” — Colin McCabe via twitter
Congratulations to the Canadian women’s gymnastics team who made their first appearance in a final since the Los Angeles games in 1984, placing an impressive fifth. Team Canada was represented by Elisabeth Black, Victoria Moors, Dominique Pegg, Brittany Rogers and Kristina Vaculik.
Roselin Filion and Meaghan Benfeito win Canada’s second medal of the games, a bronze in the synchronized 10M platform. Look out U.S.A. (18 medals) and China (17 medals), here we come!
UPDATE: And just like that another medal comes in. Antoine Valois-Fortier of Quebec City wins bronze in Judo.
UPDATE #2: Wow, another. Christine Girard finishes third in the weightlifting final. Canada is now officially bronzer than the cast of Jersey Shore.
Canadian Content: In what took eight days in Beijing in 2008, only took two days in London. Émilie Heymans and Jennifer Abel capture Canada’s first medal of the London 2012 Olympics in the women’s three-metre synchronized diving event. Go Canada Go!
Canada done right. Habs + Celine Dion. Captured by Tommy Ton.