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May
29

Faster, Stronger, Older: A Documentary from CBC National News

Faster, Stronger, Older A Documentary from CBC National News Original link: http://www.cbc.ca/video/#/Shows/The_National/Sports/1290112409/ID=2240139819

May
25

Olympic spirit continues to burn brightly in Clara Hughes

The story would have been more theatrical, more suited to a biopic, had Clara Hughes ridden off into the athletic sunset after the emotional triumph of Vancouver. But, although the entire world is her stage, Hughes has never been about the drama, never been about the obvious script.   She is not Hollywood. She’s not even Little Theatre. She is about real life, although at times she might … more

May
23

Athletic women beating the guys or ‘getting chicked’

A funny thing happened on the way to London.  Some of Canada’s top female athletes were racing the guys, and beating them. It’s what they call in sport, “guys getting chicked”. When I first decided to do an Olympic special for CBC Radio about this phenomenon I didn’t know where to start. After all, there are so many outstanding athletes and so many amazing stories. Then I tried … more

May
22

Lesson learned for Clara Hughes after cycling crash

GATINEAU, Que. — The last we saw of Clara Hughes on Monday, the Canadian Olympic icon was smiling bravely as she headed to the hospital to ensure there were no fractures in her back.   This was in the aftermath of a wild finish to the Gatineau Grand Prix, a 132.3-kilometre road race won by Hughes’ Specialized Lululemon teammate, Ina-Yoko Teutenberg of Germany, in a furious bunch sprint. … more

May
20

Hughes comes through for the Richardson family (Ottawa Citizen)

  OTTAWA — From the podium, Clara Hughes spotted Luke and Stephanie Richardson in the crowd, blew them a kiss, and then it was on with the business of spraying her Specialized Lululemon teammates with champagne.   Everything came up Clara in Saturday’s time trial of the Grand Prix Cycliste de Gatineau. From the moment Canada’s Olympic Sweetheart launched herself out of the starting gate, wearing an orange … more

May
20

Clara Hughes wins Chrono Gatineau

The third edition of the Chrono Gatineau time trial on Saturday was all about Canada’s Clara Hughes.   The Olympic superstar came to the event as defending champion, and she was all the crowd — and the media — wanted to see.   A year ago, Hughes had just returned to the top level of cycling and came to Gatineau as a member of the Canadian team.   … more

May
19

Clara Hughes talks GP Gatineau and Olympic Games – Video from Canadian Cycling Magazine

Check out Canadian Cycling Magazine http://cyclingmagazine.ca/2012/05/sections/news/clara-hughes-talks-gp-gatineau-and-olympic-games-video/

May
19

Cyclist Hughes is doing it for Daron

When she races in the Grand Prix Cycliste de Gatineau this weekend, Olympian Clara Hughes will not ride alone.   Even in the lonely race of truth known as the individual time trial, Hughes will have an angel on her shoulder, a special purple band on her wrist.   In Saturday’s time trial and Monday’s road race, Hughes and her Specialized Lululemon team will ride for Daron Richardson, … more

Apr
23

Remembering Randy Starkman

  I still can’t believe Randy is gone.  I find it hard to face the reality of losing Randy so suddenly.  There are so many tributes to him that I would like people to read.  They make me cry and make me miss my friend so much.  I can’t believe I will go into his blog and it will not be updated again.  I cannot go to his … more


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