Andre De Grasse Hits Ottawa for Canadian Track Championships

From the speakers around the track, the stadium filled with the thunderous voice of the announcer. He informed the crowd that this weekend’s event welcomed more main stream media stations than ever before. From July 3 to 9, the city of Ottawa played host to the 2017 Canadian Track and Field Championships. The athletic spectacle represented another big event in a series of attractions this year for Canada’s 150th anniversary celebrations.  It was a star-studded affair, featuring the top Canadian athletes from a multitude of sports, but no athlete garnered as much media attention as sprinter Andre De Grasse. The 22-year-old was the poster boy for the weekend. De Grasse busted on the scene last summer at the 2016 Olympic Summer Games, where […]

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OPINION: Female athletes deserve attention

These Olympics have been dominated by women—just look at Canada. Canada won 22 medals, and many have been received by women. So why are the media not giving female athletes the credit they deserve? Why are women from around the world being overshadowed by their male counterparts? This can be answered in one word, sexism, but that is too simplistic an answer and it doesn’t improve media coverage. We can recognize sexism in our communities, media, and daily lives, but that doesn’t make it go away. Penny Oleksiak, Katie Ledecky, Simone Biles, Katinka Hosszu, and Corey Cogdell: these women all have gold medals in the Rio 2016 Olympics, but who do we associate them with? Apparently, when we talk about […]

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