international sports

Jetting out of Winnipeg?

Jacob Trouba has requested a trade from the Winnipeg Jets. This has come as a shock for some fans of the organization. There was noticeably…



‘Half man, half amazing’

In 2004, when Vince Carter left the Toronto Raptors to join the then New Jersey Nets, a piece of hope died in Canada. A piece of every Canadian basketball fan was lost as they watched their golden boy, “Air Canada,” leave his throne to move onto the States. That moment was more than just a trade, it was the loss of one of the only pieces of hope that Canada seemed to have for basketball to be a mainstream success in this country.


In the absence of body checking

When Canadians watch hockey today, we are watching men. Riddled with patriarchal language, hockey—and ringette— was created with men in mind. This is evidenced by the names of penalties such as “too many men,” and terms such as “defencemen.” But where are all the women?




Hot and cold

These men and women, in all likelihood, will not win medals in Sochi. In fact, some of them don’t even rank in the top 1,000…


Monkey off, buffalo on

After years of competing under the shadow of Jennifer Jones, and losing two previous women’s provincial curling finals, Chelsea Carey’s team finally got to wear…


Is Canada golden?

Last week, Hockey Canada officially announced the Team Canada men’s hockey roster for the 2014 Sochi Olympics. The group will feature 14 first-time Olympians who…