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Me with the Canadian flag at the men's 100m final.
Me with the Canadian flag at the men's 100m final.
Me with the Canadian flag at the men's 100m final.

The complete story: My dream trip to the 2016 Rio Olympics

I have written a few posts about my trip to the 2016 Rio Olympics. But none have yet to capture everything, from beginning to end. This story is that attempt.
 
 
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Hire The Athlete
Hire The Athlete
Hire The Athlete

‘Hire the athlete’: Value of sport underlying theme at business leaders’ tech talk

So, there I was at a conference about technology and education. It featured the VIPS of Canada's business sector elite, including senior leaders with Google Canada, Siemen's and Kobo. What I couldn't have predicted- but what am...
 

 
 
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Sweaty hike from Rio favela leads to memorable moment

I have a million pics and vids to post, but in the last 24 hours, this one stands out most. Everything I read about coming to Brazil was about watching my back and not trusting people, which has been incredibly frustrating, sin...
 
 
Sports
 
Canadian Olympic medallist Alexandre Despatie diving
Canadian Olympic medallist Alexandre Despatie diving
Canadian Olympic medallist Alexandre Despatie diving

Olympic diver Despatie: TO2015 a ‘legacy’ for Toronto & Canada

The TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games will 'leave a legacy' to Toronto and Canada, says Canadian Olympic medallist Alexandre Despatie. Specifically, the Montreal diver says the construction of new, world-class sports venues ...
 

 
 
Sports
 
Where are the minorities? A hockey bench is seen with only white players.
Where are the minorities? A hockey bench is seen with only white players.
Where are the minorities? A hockey bench is seen with only white players.

Minor hockey: Where are the minorities?

Abdalhafiz Nur arrived in Canada nearly 20 years ago from Eritrea, a country bordering Ethiopia and Sudan. He grew up playing soccer, as his father did, and is raising four kids with his wife in Toronto. His 10-year-old son pla...
 
 
RIO OLYMPICS
 
Girls in Brazilian bikinis on the beach.
Girls in Brazilian bikinis on the beach.
Girls in Brazilian bikinis on the beach.

Prepping for Rio: My Brazilian bikini fail

So, among the million topics that have come up with my Rio roomies, is the beach. More specifically– what one wears to the beach: a Brazilian bikini. I emphasize 'Brazilian'- which is best described as the most unflattering thi...