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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)
<strong>‘A’ division champions:</strong> The Clive Red Sox team, with players from Clive, Tees, Alix and Ponoka, are the Central Alberta Baseball League U11 ‘A’ division champions. The gold medal game was played in Red Deer on July 21. Back row, L-R: coaches Andy Rainsworth, Tyson Schmidt, Gord Graves and Aaron Graves. Front row, L-R: Nash Lohstroh, Caed Rainsworth, Kanin Giles, Rainn Graves, Austin Schmidt, Parker Johnson, Rhett Poitras, Kade Lohstroh, Cooper Buelow, Caleb Gonda. (Photo submitted)

PHOTO: U11 baseball champs

‘A’ division champions: The Clive Red Sox team, with players from Clive,…

<strong>‘A’ division champions:</strong> The Clive Red Sox team, with players from Clive, Tees, Alix and Ponoka, are the Central Alberta Baseball League U11 ‘A’ division champions. The gold medal game was played in Red Deer on July 21. Back row, L-R: coaches Andy Rainsworth, Tyson Schmidt, Gord Graves and Aaron Graves. Front row, L-R: Nash Lohstroh, Caed Rainsworth, Kanin Giles, Rainn Graves, Austin Schmidt, Parker Johnson, Rhett Poitras, Kade Lohstroh, Cooper Buelow, Caleb Gonda. (Photo submitted)
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
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
A football with the new CFL logo sits on a chair during a press conference in Winnipeg, Friday, November 27, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods

CFL to remember children, families impacted by Canadian residential schools tragedy

Officials working the games will wear orange pins in recognition of the Every Child Matters

A football with the new CFL logo sits on a chair during a press conference in Winnipeg, Friday, November 27, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods
Damian Warner of Canada clears a hurdle alongside Garrett Scantling, of United States in a heat of the decathlon men’s 110-metre hurdles at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Thursday, Aug. 5, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Charlie Riedel

Three-medal day for Canada as Damian Warner wins decathlon gold, sets Olympic record

Laurence Vincent-Lapointe wins silver in canoeing, Lauriane Genest wins bronze in cycling

Damian Warner of Canada clears a hurdle alongside Garrett Scantling, of United States in a heat of the decathlon men’s 110-metre hurdles at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Thursday, Aug. 5, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Charlie Riedel
Zeke Thurston, of Big Valley, Alta., rides Lunatic Party during saddle bronc rodeo semi-final action at the Calgary Stampede in Calgary, Sunday, July 14, 2019. Thurston is among five Canadians competing in the 2020 world championship of rodeo Dec. 3-12 in Arlington, Texas. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Big Valley’s Zeke Thurston turns in big performances over August long weekend

Lacombe’s Justine Elliot third in ladies barrel racing in Strathmore

Zeke Thurston, of Big Valley, Alta., rides Lunatic Party during saddle bronc rodeo semi-final action at the Calgary Stampede in Calgary, Sunday, July 14, 2019. Thurston is among five Canadians competing in the 2020 world championship of rodeo Dec. 3-12 in Arlington, Texas. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
CFL commissioner Randy Ambrosie speaks at a news conference in Halifax on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. Commissioner Randy Ambrosie and the CFL are finally back in the football business, as the league kicks off the ‘21 season Thursday night, its first action since the 2019 Grey Cup game. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

After long delay due to global pandemic, CFL finally set to resume playing football

Thursday night game Winnipeg the first action since the 2019 Grey Cup game

CFL commissioner Randy Ambrosie speaks at a news conference in Halifax on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. Commissioner Randy Ambrosie and the CFL are finally back in the football business, as the league kicks off the ‘21 season Thursday night, its first action since the 2019 Grey Cup game. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
Canada’s Andre De Grasse reacts after racing to a gold medal as American Erriyon Knighton looks on in the Men’s 200m final during the Tokyo Olympics in Tokyo, Japan on Wednesday, August 4, 2021. After two days without any medals at the Tokyo Olympics, Andre De Grasse got Canada back on the board with the greatest run of his stellar career. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

De Grasse ends Canada’s two-day medal drought in Tokyo in electrifying fashion

De Grasse’s victory comes 25 years — plus a week — after Donovan Bailey raced to 100-metre gold

Canada’s Andre De Grasse reacts after racing to a gold medal as American Erriyon Knighton looks on in the Men’s 200m final during the Tokyo Olympics in Tokyo, Japan on Wednesday, August 4, 2021. After two days without any medals at the Tokyo Olympics, Andre De Grasse got Canada back on the board with the greatest run of his stellar career. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
President Joe Biden and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau attend the G-7 summit at the Carbis Bay Hotel in Carbis Bay, St. Ives, Cornwall, England, Friday, June 11, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Kevin Lamarque, POOL

In call with Biden, Trudeau talks trade, border ‘collaboration’ and Olympic soccer

U.S. president basks in basket of Montreal smoked-meat sandwiches won when Tampa Bay won Stanley Cup

President Joe Biden and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau attend the G-7 summit at the Carbis Bay Hotel in Carbis Bay, St. Ives, Cornwall, England, Friday, June 11, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Kevin Lamarque, POOL
Canadian gymnast Ellie Black, from Halifax, competes in the balance beam final at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Tuesday, August 3, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Canada’s Ellie Black finishes fourth in women’s beam, Biles takes bronze

Biles picked up the seventh medal of her Olympic career after pulling out of earlier events

Canadian gymnast Ellie Black, from Halifax, competes in the balance beam final at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Tuesday, August 3, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Angela Bailey is shown in this August 2, 1985 photo competing at the National Track and Field Championships in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Jones

Canadian Olympic sprinter and record-holder Angela Bailey dies

Bailey’s 1987 Canadian women’s 100-metre sprint record time of 10.98 seconds still stands today

Angela Bailey is shown in this August 2, 1985 photo competing at the National Track and Field Championships in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Jones
Andre De Grasse, of Canada, competes in a heat of the men’s 200-meters at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021, in Tokyo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Petr David Josek

Canada shut out of medals again, but sprinters De Grasse, Brown provide hope

Country left without any hardware to celebrate for the second straight day

Andre De Grasse, of Canada, competes in a heat of the men’s 200-meters at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021, in Tokyo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Petr David Josek
Melissa Humana-Paredes, of Canada digs out the ball during a women’s beach volleyball match against Spain at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Monday, Aug. 2, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

Canada keeps rolling in Olympic women’s beach volleyball with 2 teams in quarters

Humana-Paredes and Pavan, the reigning world champions, have won all four of their pool matches 2-0

Melissa Humana-Paredes, of Canada digs out the ball during a women’s beach volleyball match against Spain at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Monday, Aug. 2, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
Canada’s Jessie Fleming, 17, celebrates scoring the opening goal from the penalty spot during a women’s semifinal soccer match against United States at the Tokyo Summer Olympic Games, in Kashima, Japan, Monday, Aug. 2, 2021. Fleming scored on a penalty kick in the 74th minute to help the Canadian women’s soccer team to a 1-0 semifinal victory over the United States on Monday at the Tokyo Games. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Martin Mejia

Canada advances to Olympic women’s soccer final with 1-0 win over United States

The last time Canada and the United States met in Olympic soccer was in the semifinals of the London Game

Canada’s Jessie Fleming, 17, celebrates scoring the opening goal from the penalty spot during a women’s semifinal soccer match against United States at the Tokyo Summer Olympic Games, in Kashima, Japan, Monday, Aug. 2, 2021. Fleming scored on a penalty kick in the 74th minute to help the Canadian women’s soccer team to a 1-0 semifinal victory over the United States on Monday at the Tokyo Games. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Martin Mejia
Canada's Danielle Suzanne Lappage, left, and Russian Olympic Committee's Khanum Velieva during the women's 68kg freestyle wrestling match at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Monday, in Chiba, Japan. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

Olds-born wrestler fails to advance to quarter-finals at Tokyo Olympics

Danielle Lappage, 30, lost 7-0 to Russian wrestler Khanum Velieva

Canada's Danielle Suzanne Lappage, left, and Russian Olympic Committee's Khanum Velieva during the women's 68kg freestyle wrestling match at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Monday, in Chiba, Japan. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
Canada’s Britt Benn, center, is chased by Kenya’s Grace Okulu, right, while evading a tackle by Kenya’s Sinaida Omondi, in their women’s rugby sevens 9-10 placing match at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Saturday, July 31, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Shuji Kajiyama
Canada’s Britt Benn, center, is chased by Kenya’s Grace Okulu, right, while evading a tackle by Kenya’s Sinaida Omondi, in their women’s rugby sevens 9-10 placing match at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Saturday, July 31, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Shuji Kajiyama
Canada's Maggie Mac Neil, left to right, Sydney Pickrem, Kylie Masse and Penny Oleksiak, in the water, celebrate a bronze medal in the women's 4 x 100m medley relay final during the Tokyo Summer Olympic Games, in Tokyo, Sunday, August 1, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Oleksiak makes history with seventh Olympic medal, De Grasse wins 100m bronze

Oleksiak also anchored the 4x100 freestyle relay team to a silver medal

Canada's Maggie Mac Neil, left to right, Sydney Pickrem, Kylie Masse and Penny Oleksiak, in the water, celebrate a bronze medal in the women's 4 x 100m medley relay final during the Tokyo Summer Olympic Games, in Tokyo, Sunday, August 1, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Romania’s Maria Nechita, right, punches Japan’s Sena Irie during their women’s featherweight 57-kg boxing match at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Wednesday, July 28, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, Pool)

Olympic women’s boxing is bigger, deeper, better in Tokyo

Nine years after London debut, women’s boxing is flattening all kinds of milestones in Tokyo

Romania’s Maria Nechita, right, punches Japan’s Sena Irie during their women’s featherweight 57-kg boxing match at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Wednesday, July 28, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, Pool)