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May
7

Athletes ‘don’t belong’ on a pedestal: Olympian Clara Hughes

By John Matisz Metro London   Clara Hughes is not your typical Olympian.   For starters, she’s the only Canadian ever to medal in both the winter and summer Olympics. Hughes is also the only athlete in the world to capture multiple medals in both Olympics.   Hughes’ story and life journey also stands out for another reason: She’s battled, and beaten, depression. About a decade ago, Hughes … more

May
7

Six-time Olympic medalist says face of mental health care starting to change

  More than anything, I think, it’s her smile — that big, toothy grin that sweeps you up into her radiant, red-haired enthusiasm — that connects Canadians to Clara Hughes.   More than her six Olympic medals, or her two demanding pursuits (cycling and speed skating) or her astounding participation in six separate Olympic Games (three summer and three winter) from 1996 to 2012.   It’s her smile … more

May
7

Clara’s Climb ‘means the world to me’

Hamilton Spectator Olympic cyclist and speed skater Clara Hughes was lovingly referred to as Dundas’ adopted daughter Saturday, at a plaque dedication renaming the steep hill on Sydenham Road on which she trained for seven years.   It is now called ‘Clara’s Climb.’   The adoring crowd of about 200 to 300 gathered at the lookout atop Clara’s Climb and laid claim to Hughes with an affection rivalling … more

May
7

Clara Hughes: ‘You show people the joy, and you share the struggle’

Hamilton Spectator Cycling is heavily involved here so, naturally, what goes around will come around.   Clara Hughes wants the best for everyone and — so the wheel turns — everyone wants the best for her.   Hughes, the singular combination of competitiveness and compassion who symbolizes the very best this country has to offer, returns this weekend to a place “that feels like home to me.”   … more

May
7

Clara Hughes announces Clara’s Big Ride for Bell’s Let’s Talk, which will be hosted to encourage discussion about mental health.

CTVNews.ca Staff Published Thursday, April 25, 2013 12:02PM EDT Last Updated Thursday, April 25, 2013 1:33PM EDT   Six-time Olympic medallist Clara Hughes is preparing for what she says will be the “most important” ride of her life. Hughes, who suffered from severe depression for two years after her first Olympic Games in Atlanta, will be embarking on a 12,000-kilometre bike ride across Canada next spring.   The … more

May
7

Le Grand Tour de Clara pour Bell Cause pour la cause : une traversée du Canada sans précédent pour encourager la discussion sur la santé mentale

GATINEAU, QC, le 25 avril 2013 /CNW Telbec/ – Bell a annoncé aujourd’hui le lancement du Grand Tour de Clara pour Bell Cause pour la cause, un événement d’envergure nationale mettant en vedette Clara Hughes et visant à promouvoir la cause de la santé mentale. Le tour débutera en mars 2014 et s’échelonnera sur plus de 100 jours, sur un parcours de 12 000 km, traversant l’ensemble des … more

May
7

Olympian committed to championing mental health

London Community News By Sean Meyer   Six-time Olympian Clara Hughes enjoyed a big breakfast on Tuesday (April 20) and shared it with some 1,100 eager fans and supporters of her own journey through depression.   Hughes was the keynote speaker at the seventh annual Breakfast of Champions, a presentation of St. Joseph’s Health Care Foundation and the Canadian Mental Health Association, held at London Convention Centre. The … more

Jan
27

Clara Hughes has retired as an Olympian, but she’s certainly not easing into the afterlife of an athlete

By Dustin Pollack | Eh Game – Thu, 24 Jan, 2013 11:25 AM EST Yahoo! Sports Canada   Clara Hughes was standing on the podium like she’s done so many times before, smiling and draped in a red and white Team Canada sweatshirt. This time though there was no medal around her neck, no bouquet of flowers, no cheering fans.   Standing in front of a group of … more

Dec
15

CBC: 10 most influential figures in sport in 2012

For the fourth year, a panel of CBC Sports executives, producers, writers and broadcasters has come up with a list of the people they consider the most influential on the national sports scene over the past 12 months. A lack of NHL hockey has eliminated half the 2011 group, as they’ve been replaced by a new, spirited team of athletes, leaders and decision makers. Though, like an old … more

Nov
30

Canadian athletes pay it forward through the RBC Olympians Grant Program

TORONTO, Nov. 29, 2012 /CNW/ –     RBC Olympians Clara Hughes, Perdita Felicien and Caroline Ouellette have each donated a $5,000 RBC Olympian grant to Right To Play, a global organization that uses sport to empower children. The donations were made last night at a fundraising dinner held at grano restaurant in Toronto.   This year, RBC offered its 37 Olympic and Paralympic athletes the opportunity to … more


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