Canadian Sports Story – Episode #003

This week our focus shifts to Canadian football with the CFL’s Grey Cup and the U Sports Vanier Cup games being contested on the weekend.  Don Landry of CFL.ca joins us to discuss the Grey Cup and the CFL season while Carlos Verde, also of the CFL.ca joins us to discuss the Vanier Cup and U Sports football.

 

Canadian Sports Story – Episode #002

This week on the Canadian Sports Story, our focus shifts to the Olympic bid plebiscite in Calgary.  Our guests include David King, the son of Frank King who spearheaded Calgary’s bid for the 1988 Olympics and also served as Cahir of the organizing committee for those Games, and Michelle Cameron-Coulter, an Olympic gold medalist and Calgarian who has been a supporter of Calgary 2026 from the outset.  Michelle joins us to discuss the impact that the legacy of the 1988 Games has left on Calgary and also discusses how the city has become a hub and a home for national athletes representing Canada in several sports.

Our final guest this week Robert Livingstone who is a senior editor, award-nominated journalist and author, covering Olympic bid business as founder of GamesBids.com. He is a member of the Olympic Journalists Association and the International Society of Olympic Historians. Robert joined me to provide his perspective not only on Calgary’s potential bid for the 2026 Olympics but also provides updates on the other bids for 2026 and other cities waiting in the wings should all three current bids fall to the wayside.

 

Canadian Sports Story – Episode #001

In the first-ever episode of the Canadian Sports Story podcast  we welcome two special guests to discuss the important topic of doping in sports and how it is impacting Canadian athletes.

Paul Melia – CEO, Canadian Centre for Ethic in Sports

Inaki Gomez – Chair – Athletes Commission, IAAF

We also summarize the top Canadian sports stories of the past week and we look ahead to some of the stories we will be following this week.