Toronto Mayor Rob Ford will no longer derive personal and political capital from his position of head football coach at Etobicoke’s Don Bosco Catholic Secondary School. The Toronto Catholic District School (TCDSB) has fired him from the position. “The Toronto Catholic District School (TCDSB) thanks Mayor Rob Ford for his contribution and many years of service… Read More
By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive: Canadians have strongly rejected react to Don Cherry’s suggestion that women aren’t equal with men and that female reporters should be barred from male dressing rooms. The 79-year old CBC hockey broadcaster made the sexist comments on Saturday night during his weekly Coach’s Corner part of the popular “Hockey Night in Canada” show.
Olympic soccer bronze medalist and national women’ team Christine Sinclair answers some questions from her fans and Sportsnet.ca host Gerry Dobson. After leading the Canadian women’s Olympics soccer team to a historic bronze Olympics medal during the recent London Olympics, Sincliar was chosen to carry the Canadian flag during the closing ceremony. The seven-time Canadian female player of the year… Read More
Christine Sinclair, the captain of the bronze-winning Canadian women’s Olympics soccer team, is our choice to carry the flag during the closing ceremony of the London Olympics. That’s the word from Canadians. See the Twitter hashtag #SinclairForFlagBearer. I approve. By making Sinclair flag-bearer, Canada would honour both our gallant women’s soccer team and her personal achievements… Read More
By now, most of you are aware that a second athlete from Europe has been ejected from the London Olympics for racism. Swill soccer player Michel Morganella got the boot yesterday for posting a racist message on Twitter insulting South Koreans after his team lost 2-1 to South Korea. But most of the mainstream media isn’t telling… Read More
Names have always fascinated me. What do they really mean? Or subtly suggest? If anything. Consider these 12 names carrying the hopes of hundreds of thousands of people around the world at the 2012 London Olympics: Kelsey Titmarsh, Canada, Gymnastics Karen Cockburn, Canada, Trampoline Hope Solo, USA, Soccer Sarah Hammer, USA, Cycling Destinee Hooker, USA,… Read More
We all love the Irish. Don’t we? Well, now we should all love them. Or love them some more. So says the Union of European Football Association (UEFA). The European football’s governing body has decided to give Irish fans a special award for good behavior during the Euro 2012 soccer tournament. UEFA is so impressed that its… Read More
By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive: Sidney Crosby’s recent layoff due to concussions speaks to the ugliness of violence in Canada’s national sport, hockey. It’s time for Canadians to cleanse the sport of the disgraceful and uncivilized practice of fighting. Hockey violence causes chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), which is associated with memory disturbances, behavioural and personality changes, Parkinsonism,… Read More