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Jul
26

Hughes getting ready to ride into sunset

SURREY, ENGLAND  – Almost two hours away from the Olympic Park, Clara Hughes rides her bike through the postcard-like streets of Surrey, her expressive eyes looking everywhere, breathing in, taking in everything in what is certain to be her last Olympic Games.   “I want to unleash everything I have,” said the woman who best exemplifies all that is right about the Olympics.   You spend time with … more

Jul
24

Experience, energy fuel Hughes

Clara Hughes’ enthusiasm and energy explode through the phone line.   Canada’s woman for all seasons is about to get on a plane bound for Europe and begin final preparations for her sixth Olympic Games, three Summer and three Winter.   At these Olympics in London, Hughes will have the chance to become Canada’s outright leader in career medals, the opportunity to break a tie with Cindy Klassen, … more

Jul
20

The globe and Mail: Clara Hughes: The greatest female Olympian ever

  Top-level cycling is an especially unpleasant form of self-inflicted torment, so it stands to reason the mind often wanders.   Particularly when the sport approaches something very like a self-contained philosophical system, as it does for six-time Canadian Olympian Clara Hughes.   “When I did the time trial at nationals [last June], it was so hot out and so hard, it was 39 minutes of suffering, but … more

Jul
5

Air Canada En Route: Out of Office: Clara Hughes

Out of Office: Clara Hughes Notes for the modern business traveller from Olympic athlete Clara Hughes.     JUN 28, 2012  ·  BY LAURA OSBORNE | ILLUSTRATION BY NICOLE ALINE LEGAULT   The only Canadian to win medals in both the winter (speed skating) and summer (cycling) Olympic Games, Winnipeg native Clara Hughes is in London – bike in tow – for the 2012 Olympic Games. Hughes is … more

Jul
4

Back on Bike: Speedskater Clara Hughes returns to Olympic cycling

Clara Hughes has Olympic medals of every colour and stood on the podium at both the Summer Games and Winter Games.   The veteran long-track speedskater is back on the bike for London, making her return to Olympic cycling for the first time since the 2000 Games in Sydney.   It’s the latest challenge for the 39-year-old Winnipeg native, who would become Canada’s most decorated Olympian if she … more

Jul
3

LONDON 2012: Cyclist Clara Hughes has rough road ahead

There’s an axiom about never forgetting how to ride a bike. There are some days Clara Hughes might take issue with that.   Hughes, 39, is in the midst of a stunning comeback in the two-wheeled sport at which she once excelled, back before she captured medals and a nation’s hearts on skating ovals.   The five-time Olympian with the infectious smile and inspiring spirit is going back … more

Jun
28

PROFILE-Olympics-Hughes ready for more double duty

(Reuters) – Clara Hughes has already won her biggest battle. A rebel who found a cause, she is the only athlete to win multiple medals at both the Winter and Summer Games. The 39-year-old was once a troubled teenager, now she is an inspiration to millions of Canadians, finding success in speedskating, cycling and life. She already has six Olympic medals, equalling her speed skating teammate Cindy Klassen … more

Jun
28

The Globe and Mail: Hesjedal ‘ecstatic’ to be going to London; Hughes ‘thrilled’

Ryder Hesjedal has cycled around just about every corner of Europe, but there is one place he has never visited: London. He’ll get his first chance in July as Canada’s only entry in the men’s road race at the Olympics.     “I’m ecstatic,” Hesjedal said Thursday after being named to the team for two events, the road race and the individual time trial. “This is something I … more

Jun
28

Bell Let’s Talk spokesperson Clara Hughes joins Canada’s 2012 Olympic Team

MONTREAL, June 22, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ –   Bell today congratulated Clara Hughes, national spokesperson for the Bell Let’s Talk mental health initiative, on her selection to the Canadian Olympic Road Cycling Team for the London 2012 Olympic Games.   “Clara’s energy and passion are an inspiration to all Canadians, whether she’s competing at the highest levels of international sport or leading the fight against the stigma around … more

Jun
28

The Toronto Star, London 2012: Hesjedal and Hughes to lead Canadian road cycling team at London Games

LAC MEGANTIC, Que. – Two of the biggest names in Canadian cycling team will compete in the road  competition at the London Games.   Giro d’Italia winner Ryder Hesjedal and Olympic veteran Clara Hughes headline the four-member team announced Thursday by Cycling Canada.   Hesjedal, a Victoria native, will compete in the men’s time trial and road race. Hughes, a Winnipeg native, will make her return to Olympic … more


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