Benedict Rhodes:  The Legacy of Vancouver 2010 and Toronto 2015
Benedict Rhodes is a sports writer/ reporter and podcaster based in Ontario, Canada. He has freelanced for both local and international publications about a variety of sports, including soccer, Olympic and Paralympic sports, rugby league, and ice hockey, among others. He has had stories published by the Canadian Premier... Read more
Beijing Olympic spokesperson denies human rights criticism
Beijing, China (REUTERS) – Olympic spokesperson Zhao Weidong says the opening ceremony of the Beijing Winter Olympics will turn attention away from criticism surrounding the host country’s human rights record. Several countries including the United States and Britain have announced a diplomatic boycott of the Games over China’s rights... Read more
Podcast: Faster, Higher, Stronger – Together… already? Thomas Hall and Devin Heroux talk back-to-back Olympics
For the first time since the Summer and Winter Olympics began alternating every two years in the 1990s, the athletic world is set to have two Games very close together as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic pushing back Tokyo 2020 to this past summer. Those Olympics just wrapped... Read more
Podcast: Canadian soccer roundup with Mitchell Tierney and Emily Wilson
On this Canadian soccer roundup podcast, host Benedict Rhodes speaks to two journalists about the biggest stories in the sport in this country. Mitchell Tierney comes on the show to talk about the men’s national team and their World Cup Qualifying campaign, before Emily Wilson joins to discuss the... Read more
Tokyo set to appoint female Olympian to lead committee for Summer Games

Reuters journalist, Elaine Lies reports on Seiko Hashimoto, an Olympian and Minister of Women’s Rights Empowerment. Hashimoto’s policies target education, children while targeting health issues and Japan’s falling birth rate.

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Tokyo Olympic mascots begin European tour
Tokyo’s 2020 Olympic Games mascots headed out from the capital’s Haneda airport today for a promotional tour of Europe. The two mascots, known as Miraitowa and Someity, bemused travellers with their hand-clapping act and there was also a video message from pop group The Backstreet Boys. The mascots will... Read more
Sports News – November 13
Liam Harrington of Skedline brings you the top sports stories for November 13. Read more
New Transgender Guidelines Adopted by International Olympic Committee
The International Olympic Committee has adopted new guidelines, as transgender athletes are no longer required to have surgery prior to competition. The new guidelines allow “female to male” with no restriction, while “male to female” athletes will need to maintain a particular testosterone level for a one-year period prior... Read more
Whitfield breaks down science of Pan Am torch bearing
The Pan Am and Parapan Am torch unveiling at the Ontario Science Centre on March 16 inspired a different route on torch bearing. Natalie Stoberman talks with Torch Bearer Ambassador, Olympic gold and silver medalist and Pan Am bronze medalist Simon Whitfield and a few first time torch bearers about the... Read more
New Canadian pair is “feeling good” despite rocky start
Taking on the figure skating World Championships as a new skating pair is a bold move. Especially when you’re up against some of the world’s best teams, not to mention, the undefeated Canadian pair who won gold for their short program at World’s, Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford – who have trained for... Read more