Last Word Staff - Sep 1, 2021

The summer is nearly finished and so are the EURO 2020 and Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. There were plenty of talented players in EURO 2020 and standout performers at the Olympic Games but who were the Most Popular Athletes of the summer? Last Word on Sports considers the key performers. Post-EURO’s and Olympic Games: The […]

Olympic Figure Skating
Jeremy Freeborn - Feb 10, 2018

At the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, team figure skating made its Olympic debut. Canada entered the competition as strong medal contenders and came away with a silver medal as they were beaten by Russia by 10 points. Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of London, Ontario, have decided to return for their third Olympic […]

Olympic Short Track Speed Skating
Jeremy Freeborn - Feb 10, 2018

At the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, Charles Hamelin of Levis, Quebec and Marianne St-Gelais of Roberval, Quebec were the face of Canadian short track speed skating. The two were dating at the time and are now scheduled to be married in August of 2018. After Hamelin won a gold medal in the men’s […]

Olympic Speed Skating
Jeremy Freeborn - Feb 10, 2018

Ted-Jan Bloemen was not a notable name in the world of speed skating when he came to live in Canada in 2014. There was no problem in Bloemen getting Canadian citizenship because his father was born in Bathurst, New Brunswick. A specialist in the long-distance events, Bloemen is a serious medal contender for Canada in […]

Olympic Cross-Country Skiing
Jeremy Freeborn - Feb 10, 2018

Never before in the history of Olympic Winter Games has Canada earned a medal in men’s cross-country skiing. Canadian women have earned three medals. Beckie Scott of Vegreville, Alberta won the gold medal in the women’s 10km pursuit at the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City and then teamed up with Sara Renner […]

Olympic Skeleton
Jeremy Freeborn - Feb 10, 2018

In the history of skeleton at the Olympic Winter Games, Canada has won four medals. At the 2006 Olympic Winter Games in Torino, Canada won three medals—a gold and silver respectively from Duff Gibson of Vaughan, Ontario and Jeff Pain of Calgary, Alberta in men’s skeleton and a bronze medal from Mellisa Hollingsworth of Lacombe, […]

Olympic Freestyle Skiing
Jeremy Freeborn - Feb 10, 2018

At the start of the 2013-14 World Cup season, Mikael Kingsbury of Ste-Agathe-des-Monts, Quebec was the favourite to win the Olympic gold medal in men’s moguls. He had won the World Cup title the previous two seasons and the gold medal at the 2013 World Freestyle Skiing Championships in Voss, Norway. However, the races leading […]

Olympic Luge
Jeremy Freeborn - Feb 10, 2018

In late December, it appeared Canadian lugers were getting an early Christmas present. On December 22, it was announced that Team Canada would win a bronze medal in mixed relay luge from the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi because the Russians were stripped of their silver medal due to the doping scandal. However, on […]

Olympic Snowboarding
Jeremy Freeborn - Feb 10, 2018

At the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Mark McMorris of Regina, Saskatchewan, was not competing at 100%. He broke his rib at the 2014 Winter X Games in Aspen, Colorado and then shocked the world when he not only competed in Sochi with the injury but won the Olympic bronze as well in men’s slopestyle […]

2018 Winter Olympics
Jeremy Freeborn - Feb 10, 2018

The first day of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games takes place on February 10, 2018, with Canada having two strong medal opportunities. In the women’s 3000 metres, Ivanie Blondin of Ottawa, Ontario is in contention for a podium position, while in the men’s 1500 metre short track speed skating, Charles Hamelin of Levis, Quebec will […]

Last Word Staff - Apr 3, 2017

via Last Word on Hockey, by  Griffin Schroeder (Associate Editor) Brought to you by “Skates HQ” After being the elephant in the room for the better part of the entire season, the NHL has announced today that the League will not participate in the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The NHL Public Relations Department released the following […]

Kate Cole - Aug 19, 2016

Giles Scott took Olympic Gold in the Finn class in Rio, four years after heartbreak when he missed out on London 2012 to British teammate Sir Ben Ainslie.

Jake Blewitt - Aug 18, 2016

After years of lobbying to reinstate golf as an Olympic sport for the first time since 1904, Olympic golf can be deemed a success.

In a historic first, world number one Lydia Ko will compete at the 2016 Olympic Games. In the sport’s return to the games, both men and women will compete at the Barra da Tijuca course in Rio de Janiero. On August 17, many of the top ranked golfers will be on hand, and with Lydia Ko […]

Hugo Jennings - Aug 15, 2016

One of the most beautiful moments of Rio 2016 came in the men’s pole vault. Thiago Braz da Silva, representing the host nation, shocked favourite and defending champion Renaud Lavillenie to take an incredible gold medal by clearing 6.03m, an Olympic Record. A night of drama That evening the Estádio Nilton Santos, home of Athletics for these […]

Oscar O'Mara - Feb 18, 2016

Forget Lance Armstrong, forget WADA and USADA, forget Dwayne Chambers, the Russian doping scandal and the IAAF. Performance-enhancing drugs may still endure most sports, yet there remains a similar and ever-present problem compounding all sports; recreational drugs. In 2015, Jake Livermore of Hull City Football Club failed a drug test for Cocaine, Aaron McCary of […]

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Last Word Staff - Feb 18, 2016

People who follow this sport up close are probably familiar with them, but others aren’t, so let’s go over some of the top football news stories you should know.

Jordan Spieth at the Valspar Championship
Cody Flavell - Feb 18, 2016

The Valspar Championship was very entertaining for a relatively weaker field. Taylor Moore pulled off his first victory on the PGA Tour. It wasn’t without some drama and late flair from soon-to-be-30-year-old Jordan Spieth. No one moves the needle in golf like Tiger Woods and there may never be another. However, if there is anyone […]

Popular Sports
Last Word Staff - Feb 18, 2016

Popularity is often a subjective term when you’re discussing sport. Football is often held up as the world’s most popular sport because it has the biggest international viewing figures.

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Andy Moore - Feb 18, 2016

Up until this past weekend, it had been a solid start to the 2023 season for Rory McIlroy. Though yet to recapture his late 2022 form that saw him finish in the top 10 of his last 7 events of the year, a win at the Dubai Desert Classic in January and then a second […]

Cody Flavell - Feb 18, 2016

Jordan Spieth put it perfectly Sunday afternoon when talking about Scottie Scheffler in his post-round press conference at TPC Sawgrass. “I honestly hated when people called it a run for me so I don’t want to call it a run for Scottie but he’s playing really well,” Spieth said. He couldn’t have nailed it on […]

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Andy Moore - Feb 18, 2016

12 months in golf is a long time….. Enough to see the game fracture into two sides, in essence becoming a battle between the longstanding PGA Tour v the controversial Saudi-backed LIV Golf. Unsurprisingly, the biggest dissenters to the new upstart league has come from golf’s leading voice, and the predominantly American-based PGA Tour, but […]

Last Word Staff - Feb 18, 2016

You don’t have to be passionate about Esports competitions or even gaming to understand the sheer size of Esports nowadays. In recent years, gaming tournaments have broken numerous viewership records and there is no sign of stopping when it comes to the growth of this industry.  As a result, because of this growth and popularity, […]

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Cody Flavell - Feb 18, 2016

30-year old Kurt Kitayama pulled off one of the biggest underdog wins in recent memory on Tour and won a crisp $3.6 million in doing so.