Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics

White Rock’s Andy Anderson competes in the men’s park skateboarding preliminary heats at the Tokyo Summer Olympics on Aug. 5. Though he didn’t advance to the final round, he gained a fan in legendary skater Tony Hawk. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

B.C. skateboarder earns praise from legendary skater Tony Hawk

Skateboard icon calls Andy Anderson “an awesome skater” during podcast appearance

 

Abbotsford’s Sophie Schmidt has earned the Community Champion Achievement Award. (Submitted)

Sophie Schmidt recognized by City of Abbotsford

National soccer team star earns 2021 Community Champion Achievement Award

 

Olympic athlete Liz Gleadle shows Mt. Slesse middle school students how to throw a javelin during a visit to Chilliwack at Watson Glen Park on Friday, Oct. 1, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

PHOTOS: Chilliwack students get ‘phenomenal’ Olympic experience

Kids at Mt. Slesse middle met and played sports with 3 Olympic athletes in Chilliwack

 

The Abbotsford Judo Club is hosting a Judo BC fall camp with several Olympic medallists from Oct. 1 to 3. (Submitted)

Abbotsford Judo Club hosting Judo BC fall camp

Trio of 2020 Tokyo medallists heading to Abbotsford for October camp

The Abbotsford Judo Club is hosting a Judo BC fall camp with several Olympic medallists from Oct. 1 to 3. (Submitted)
‘See you in Paris 2024’ message on the floor of the stadium at the end of the Closing Ceremony in the Olympic Stadium for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo, Japan, Sunday, Sept. 5, 2021. (Joe Toth for OIS via AP)

Canada captures 21 medals in the most challenging Paralympic Games in history

With the pandemic, many athletes spent the past year and a half concerned if they would get to compete at all

‘See you in Paris 2024’ message on the floor of the stadium at the end of the Closing Ceremony in the Olympic Stadium for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo, Japan, Sunday, Sept. 5, 2021. (Joe Toth for OIS via AP)
Canada’s Aurelie Rivard swims her way to a silver medal for the women’s SM10(Para) 200m Individual Medley during the swimming finals at the Commonwealth Games Saturday, April 7, 2018 in Gold Coast, Australia.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Aurelie Rivard, Greg Stewart win Paralympic gold medals for Canada

The gold was Rivard’s fourth medal of the Tokyo Games, and 10th medal of her Paralympic career

Canada’s Aurelie Rivard swims her way to a silver medal for the women’s SM10(Para) 200m Individual Medley during the swimming finals at the Commonwealth Games Saturday, April 7, 2018 in Gold Coast, Australia.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Canada’s Brent Lakatos races to win the men’s elite wheelchair race at the London Marathon in London, England, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020. THE CANADIA PRESS/John Sibley/Pool via AP

Canada’s Lakatos has won nine Paralympic medals since nearly retiring in 2008

Lakatos still has the 100, 800 and 1,500 before finishing with Sunday’s marathon in Tokyo

Canada’s Brent Lakatos races to win the men’s elite wheelchair race at the London Marathon in London, England, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020. THE CANADIA PRESS/John Sibley/Pool via AP
After being retired for seven years, Mission’s Brent Hayden missed advancing to the Men’s 50 Metre Freestyle Finals by just 0.04 seconds. / Photo courtesy of Swimming Canada, taken by Ian MacNicol

Avoiding the pool, to Olympic comeback: Brent Hayden on his return to swimming

Mission swimming champ speaks on his journey to rediscover love of sport

After being retired for seven years, Mission’s Brent Hayden missed advancing to the Men’s 50 Metre Freestyle Finals by just 0.04 seconds. / Photo courtesy of Swimming Canada, taken by Ian MacNicol
Drew Mechielsen, seen here signing autographs at the Langley BMX track at a welcome home event on her return from the Olympics on Sunday, Aug. 1, discovered three days later that she’d been competing with a broken foot. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Drew Mechielsen, seen here signing autographs at the Langley BMX track at a welcome home event on her return from the Olympics on Sunday, Aug. 1, discovered three days later that she’d been competing with a broken foot. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Equipment manager Maeve Glass (top right) and head coach Bev Priestman (bottom right) – both Semiahmoo Peninsula residents – won Olympic gold with Canada’s national women’s soccer team in Tokyo last week. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld photo)

Being part of Canada’s Olympic-champion soccer team an ‘out-of-body experience’ for B.C. woman

South Surrey’s Maeve Glass has been equipment manager for national women’s team since 2008 Games

Equipment manager Maeve Glass (top right) and head coach Bev Priestman (bottom right) – both Semiahmoo Peninsula residents – won Olympic gold with Canada’s national women’s soccer team in Tokyo last week. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld photo)
Members of the Canadian women’s soccer team watch the flag rise after being presented with their gold medals at the Tokyo Olympics in Tokyo, Japan on Friday August 6, 2021. The CBC is touting record-breaking digital audiences for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, while television viewership ranked it the most-watched network in Canada throughout the Games. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Frank Gunn

CBC nets record-breaking digital audiences for Tokyo Olympics

Meanwhile, CBC says 28 million viewers — 74 per cent of all Canadians — tuned in for its TV coverage

Members of the Canadian women’s soccer team watch the flag rise after being presented with their gold medals at the Tokyo Olympics in Tokyo, Japan on Friday August 6, 2021. The CBC is touting record-breaking digital audiences for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, while television viewership ranked it the most-watched network in Canada throughout the Games. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Frank Gunn
Despite feeling like she was ‘hit by a train’ Langley’s Georgia Ellenwood managed a personal best in the high jump at the Tokyo games on Aug. 4. (Daniel Lea/ CSM)

A gritty performance by B.C.’s Georgia Ellenwood at the Tokyo Olympics

Despite extreme heat, ailing athlete sets personal best in heptathlon high jump

Despite feeling like she was ‘hit by a train’ Langley’s Georgia Ellenwood managed a personal best in the high jump at the Tokyo games on Aug. 4. (Daniel Lea/ CSM)
Gold medalists Lisa Roman, Kasia Gruchalla-Wesierski, Christine Roper, Andrea Proske, Susanne Grainger, Madison Mailey, Sydney Payne, Avalon Wasteneys and Kristen Kit of Canada pose during the medal ceremony for the women’s rowing eight final lat the 2020 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 30, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

Recapping Tokyo 2020: Canada’s medal count hits 24

A review of the Canadian medallists in the recently completed Olympic Games

Gold medalists Lisa Roman, Kasia Gruchalla-Wesierski, Christine Roper, Andrea Proske, Susanne Grainger, Madison Mailey, Sydney Payne, Avalon Wasteneys and Kristen Kit of Canada pose during the medal ceremony for the women’s rowing eight final lat the 2020 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 30, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga delivers a speech during a ceremony at Nagasaki Peace Park in Nagasaki, southern Japan Monday, Aug. 9, 2021. The Japanese city of Nagasaki on Monday marked its 76th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing. (Kyodo News via AP)

Japan’s PM thanks people for safe Olympics during pandemic

Suga has been criticized as forcing the Games on a Japanese public that didn’t want them

Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga delivers a speech during a ceremony at Nagasaki Peace Park in Nagasaki, southern Japan Monday, Aug. 9, 2021. The Japanese city of Nagasaki on Monday marked its 76th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing. (Kyodo News via AP)
Canada athletes pose for a photo during the closing ceremony in the Olympic Stadium at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 8, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

Canadian athletes stay healthy and find success at Tokyo Olympics

The 24 total medals set a new standard for Canada in a non-boycotted Olympics

Canada athletes pose for a photo during the closing ceremony in the Olympic Stadium at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 8, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
Gold medalist Kelsey Mitchell of Team Canada reacts during a medal ceremony for the track cycling women’s sprint race at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 8, 2021, in Izu, Japan. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

Canadian track cyclist Kelsey Mitchell wins gold in women’s sprint

Kelsey Mitchell produced Canada’s 24th medal, which is the most at a non-boycotted Summer Olympic

Gold medalist Kelsey Mitchell of Team Canada reacts during a medal ceremony for the track cycling women’s sprint race at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 8, 2021, in Izu, Japan. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
Damian Warner, of Canada, second from right, arrives during the closing ceremony in the Olympic Stadium at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 8, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Decathlete Warner named Canada’s closing flag-bearer at Tokyo Olympics

Warner won the country’s first ever decathlon gold medal

Damian Warner, of Canada, second from right, arrives during the closing ceremony in the Olympic Stadium at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 8, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
Abbotsford's Sop

Abbotsford’s Sophie Schmidt wins gold medal

W.J. Mouat grad part of Team Canada women’s soccer championship team

Abbotsford's Sop
Canada’s Jayde Riviere (left) and Sweden’s Lina Hurtig battle for the ball in the extra time period during the women’s soccer gold medal game at the Tokyo Olympics in Yokohama, Japan on Friday, August 6, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Canada beats Sweden in penalties to win gold in women’s soccer

It’s the first-ever Olympic title for the Canadian women’s soccer team

Canada’s Jayde Riviere (left) and Sweden’s Lina Hurtig battle for the ball in the extra time period during the women’s soccer gold medal game at the Tokyo Olympics in Yokohama, Japan on Friday, August 6, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Members of the Canada women’s Olympic soccer team take a break during their practice the 2020 Summer Olympics, Thursday, Aug. 5, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Gregory Strong

VIDEO: Canadian women’s soccer team prepares for Olympic final

The gold-medal game is set for a Friday 5 a.m.

Members of the Canada women’s Olympic soccer team take a break during their practice the 2020 Summer Olympics, Thursday, Aug. 5, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Gregory Strong