Oleksiak qualifies for 100m freestyle final in Canadian record time

Swimming star Penny Oleksiak qualified for the women’s 100-metre freestyle final with a Canadian record and world junior record time on Wednesday night while Canada’s Santo Condorelli narrowly missed the podium in the men’s 100-metre freestyle. The 16-year-old Oleksiak of Toronto was second overall in the semifinal at 52.72 seconds, 0.01 seconds off first place […]

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Sydney Pickrem finishes sixth in women’s 200m individual medley

Sydney Pickrem finished sixth in the women’s 200m individual medley Tuesday night. Hungary’s Katrinka Hosszu took home the gold medal in the event. Pickrem is a dual Canadian-American citizen born in Florida with parents from Halifax, Nova Scotia. She reached the podium in both individual medleys at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, taking […]

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Games bus hit by gunfire, no one seriously hurt: witnesses

A bus carrying journalists at the Rio Games was hit by gunfire on a highway between Olympic venues on Tuesday, witnesses said. No one was seriously injured in the incident. The bus was making its way from the Games basketball venue to the main Olympic park when, according to passengers, two shots were heard hitting […]

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Olympics ordered to allow peaceful protests in venues

A judge has ordered organizers of the Rio Olympics to allow peaceful protests inside venues after several fans were escorted out of stadiums for holding up anti-government signs. As Brazil’s political crisis has deepened, with the Senate taking up impeachment proceedings Tuesday against suspended President Dilma Rousseff, many are increasingly voicing their political grievances at […]

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