The Calgary Journal
The Calgary Journal

Sports

Calgarian Haley Daniels has been competing in high-level canoeing for a decade and has had Olympic aspirations for just as long. But for years, the Olympic Canoe Slalom event has only ever been open to men.

“We got one.”

That was the initial thought from fifth-year, and graduating, Cougars forward Connor Rankin post-game after MRU snapped a four-year winless drought at the Dome game.

Hockey has long been Canada’s most beloved sport. Across the country, kids who lace-up their skates and compete on the ice develop a deep love and passion for the game. But the ever-increasing time commitments and high costs of the game are putting a big burden on parents and resulting in declining participation rates.

Diane Jones Konihowski was once considered one of the top pentathlon athletes in the world. However, she lost out on her best chance for an Olympic medal when Canada boycotted the 1980 Summer Games held in the former Soviet Union. Forty years later, she says she still disagrees with the boycott.