Rio de Janeiro News

Runner Andre De Grasse of Markham, Ont., who won a silver and two bronze medals, at the arrival gate at Toronto's Pearson International Airport Aug. 24, 2016.

More Olympic athletes back on home soil

By The Canadian Press August 24, 2016 - 7:24am Updated: August 24, 2016 - 7:45am

TORONTO — For the second day in a row, Canadian Olympians returned home from the Rio Olympics to excited crowds of loved ones and fans.

Runner Andre De Grasse of Markham...

Roundup: Pendrel adds to Canada's medal tally with mountain bike bronze

By The Canadian Press August 21, 2016 - 8:09am Updated: August 21, 2016 - 8:15am

RIO DE JANEIRO — Catharine Pendrel hardly looked like a medal contender early in the women's mountain bike event at the Rio Olympics. Few cyclists would after suffering through...

Catharine Pendrel wins mountain bike bronze in Rio, teammate Emily Batty fourth

By The Canadian Press August 20, 2016 - 11:41am Updated: August 20, 2016 - 11:45am

RIO DE JANEIRO — Canada's Catharine Pendrel of Kamloops, B.C., has won an Olympic bronze medal in mountain biking.

The 35-year-old edged teammate Emily Batty for the...

Canada picks up bronze in 4x100 relay after American DQ, capping eventful day in Rio

By The Canadian Press August 20, 2016 - 7:44am Updated: August 20, 2016 - 7:45am

RIO DE JANEIRO — It wouldn't be a 4x100-metre relay without some Canadian controversy.

The Canadians claimed a bronze medal in the event Friday at the Rio Olympics,...

Team Canada poses for photos after winning the bronze medal in the women's Olympic football tournament between Brazil and Canada at the Arena Corinthians stadium in Sao Paulo, Friday Aug. 19, 2016.

Canada wins bronze in women's soccer with 2-1 win over Brazil

By The Canadian Press August 19, 2016 - 2:01pm Updated: August 19, 2016 - 2:15pm

SAO PAOLO, Brazil — Goals by teenager Deanne Rose and superstar Christine Sinclair lifted Canada onto the medal podium Friday, earning a bronze for the second straight Olympics...

Canada's Eric Lamaze, riding Fine Lady 5, competes during the equestrian individual jumping competition at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Aug. 19, 2016.

Eric Lamaze and mare Fine Lady 5 win bronze medal in Olympic equestrian

By The Canadian Press August 19, 2016 - 1:42pm Updated: August 19, 2016 - 2:00pm

RIO DE JANEIRO — Eric Lamaze has won a bronze medal in individual show jumping at the Rio Olympics.

The Schomberg, Ont., rider and his brown mare Fine Lady 5 knocked...

Canadian race walker Evan Dunfee won the bronze medal in the 50-kilometre race walk event at the Rio Olympics Aug. 19, 2016.

UPDATE: Canadian Evan Dunfee stripped of race walk bronze after Japanese appeal

By The Canadian Press August 19, 2016 - 11:35am Updated: August 19, 2016 - 1:57pm

RIO DE JANEIRO - Canadian race walker Evan Dunfee is losing his bronze medal in the 50-kilometre event at the Rio Olympics.

Japan's Hirooki Arai originally finished...

Roundup: De Grasse wins silver, Warner bronze on track at Rio Olympics

By The Canadian Press August 19, 2016 - 6:44am Updated: August 19, 2016 - 6:45am

RIO DE JANEIRO — Andre De Grasse kept adding to his and Canada's medal totals on Day 13 of the Rio Olympics.

The sprint star from Markham, Ont., won the silver medal in...

Canada's Damian Warner, rests following the 1500-metre portion of the men's decathlon at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016.

Canada's Damian Warner captures bronze in decathlon at Rio Olympics

By The Canadian Press August 19, 2016 - 6:36am Updated: August 19, 2016 - 6:45am

RIO DE JANEIRO — Canada's Damian Warner captured bronze in the decathlon on Thursday at the Rio Olympics.

The London, Ont., native finished the 10-discipline competition...

Canada's Erica Wiebe reacts after defeating China's Zhang Fengliu during the women's 75-kg freestyle wrestling competition at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016.

Canadian wrestler Erica Wiebe wins Olympic gold medal

By The Canadian Press August 19, 2016 - 6:26am Updated: August 19, 2016 - 6:30am

RIO DE JANEIRO — Canada's Erica Wiebe has won Olympic gold in women's wrestling.

The 27-year-old from Ottawa beat Guzel Manyurova of Kazakhstan in Thursday's final of...

Canada's Andre De Grasse (left) and Jamaica's Usain Bolt share a laugh at the finish line as they set the two fastest times in the 200-metre semifinals at the Rio Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016.

Another one: Sprinter Andre De Grasse through to 200 metre final with Bolt

By The Canadian Press August 17, 2016 - 8:42pm Updated: August 17, 2016 - 8:45pm

RIO DE JANEIRO — Andre De Grasse cruised into another final at the Rio Olympics.

The star sprinter from Markham, Ont., finished neck-and-neck with reigning champion...

End of the road: Canadian men's volleyball team lose in Rio after dream run

By The Canadian Press August 17, 2016 - 8:12pm Updated: August 17, 2016 - 8:15pm

RIO DE JANEIRO — The dream run for Canada's men's volleyball team came to an end on Day 12 of the Rio Olympics after the squad bowed out one game shy of competing for a medal...

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