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Oct
1

Hughes cherishing Oly days

Winnipeg Free Press – PRINT EDITION By: Kevin Rollason Posted: 09/30/2012 1:00 AM Hughes cherishing Oly days She’s happily retired, but memories are alive   LOCAL Olympic heroine Clara Hughes has no regrets about retiring from competitive sport, but said her decision really sank in just last week. Hughes, who made the announcement after competing in cycling at this year’s summer Olympics in London, England, said she was … more

Oct
1

LONDON 2012: Olympic parade a chance to say thanks to Canadian athletes

Alan Hudes, National Post Staff | Sep 21, 2012 9:25 PM ET     TORONTO — Émilie Heymans loves training with younger divers, and showing them what it takes to reach the top.   Alexandre Despatie was happy just to be able to jump off the board in London, after a serious head injury nearly took away that dream.   Karen Cockburn is proud of her golden teammate … more

Oct
1

Clara Hughes rides off into sunset: Canada’s queen Olympian gracefully walks away from the Games

BY STEVE SIMMONS     ,TORONTO SUN FIRST POSTED: WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 01, 2012 01:18 PM EDT   SURREY, ENGLAND – What better place for the Canadian queen of Olympic sport to walk away than just steps from the palace in Hampton Court where Henry VIII once lived: A fitting ending for a remarkable athlete of cycling and speed skating royalty.   Only Clara Hughes cared more for the Henry … more

Oct
1

London 2012: Final Olympics for Clara Hughes, Simon Whitfield, and Alexandre Despatie

Donna Spencer The Canadian Press   LONDON—They’ve carried the Olympic load for Canada over multiple Games. For a few of them, London was their last.   Triathlete Simon Whitfield, cyclist and speedskater Clara Hughes, diver Alexandre Despatie and paddler Adam van Koeverden were prominent faces on Canada’s 2012 Olympic team coming into these Games.   They’re recognizable to Canadians because of their durability, performances past and present, and … more

Oct
1

LONDON 2012: Clara Hughes gives last race her everything in Olympic swan song

Bruce Arthur | Aug 1, 2012 2:20 PM ET National Post   LONDON — Clara Hughes has always known how to suffer. She was given an astonishing body, one capable of transformation and performance, a tool, but none of that mattered without the willingness to suffer. She knew how to do it, swam in it. It’s part of what made her great.   That suffering is over, now, … more

Oct
1

London 2012: Canada’s Clara Hughes ends up 32nd in Olympic road race

LONDON 2012 London 2012: Canada’s Clara Hughes ends up 32nd in Olympic road race Neil Davidson, Canadian Press | Jul 29, 2012 11:02 AM ET | Last Updated: Jul 29, 2012 11:38 AM ET LONDON — Marianne Vos of the Netherlands won the gold medal in the women’s road race, while Canada’s Clara Hughes failed to win her seventh Olympic medal. Vos, the former world champion made a … more

Jul
26

The Toronto Star: London 2012: Cyclist Clara Hughes says return to Olympics is ‘a gift’

  Paul Hunter EAST HORSLEY, ENGLAND—   Joelle Numainville had just given a long, thoughtful answer, explaining in her native French how she feels on the eve of her first Olympics when someone in the press gathering asked for a version in English.   Clara Hughes, seated at her elbow, couldn’t hold back.   “She said she’s ready to rock,” Hughes joked, breaking in to that huge, familiar … more

Jul
26

Canada’s Clara Hughes a win away from even more greatness

Bruce Arthur HORSLEY, England — Clara Hughes is not larger than life, in person, at first.   She is five-foot-nine, yes, and her bright red hair tumbles off her head to her shoulders, and you can spot her a mile away, walking in the shade of a hedge in suburban London. But when she is not talking and engaged, when she is thinking of something else, she’s like … more

Jul
26

The Globe and Mail: Clara Hughes has high hopes for Canadian Olympic cycling team

  While Ryder Hesjedal will be Canada’s lone rider in men’s road cycling at the London Games, the women’s team will be led by one of the country’s greatest Olympians.   Six-time medallist Clara Hughes has returned to cycling after a successful long-track speedskating career and she’s looking to lead her team to success in Sunday’s 120-kilometre road race.   Denise Ramsdem of Yellowknife and Joelle Numainville of … more

Jul
26

The Globe and Mail: When a solo sport becomes a team game

  Canadian Ryder Hesjedal, the underdog winner of the Giro d’Italia, must envy the formidable Clara Hughes and the two others on the women’s road cycling squad.   The trio – 39-year-old Hughes and her younger colleagues Joelle Numainville and Denise Ramsden – are a team. Hesjedal is part of a team, too – he’s it. “I’m a one-man show,” he said Wednesday as he rolled into St. … more


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