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WATCH: When does an athlete cross the line into cheating?

August 12, 2016 — 
What's fair in competition and what's changed in catching doping?

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Swimming competition // Photo from iStock

Quagmire of politics, power, science, individual agendas, and history

August 9, 2016 — 
Self-admitted sports geek and Olympic historian talks about the Rio games

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Gene Muller

Olympian at the helm

August 8, 2016 — 
Q&A with Gene Muller, the new director of athletics and recreation, about his professional and Olympic experience

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BISON ALUMNA DESIREE SCOTT (AT RIGHT).

Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management

Bisons in Rio

August 8, 2016 — 
Former Bison student-athletes Desiree Scott, TJ Sanders and Tyler Mislawchuk will represent Canada at the 2016 Rio Olympics

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Dean Kriellaars from the College of Rehabilitation Sciences.

WATCH: Technology, competition and the Olympics

August 8, 2016 — 
Dean Kriellaars from the College of Rehabilitation Sciences on technology, physical literacy and competition.

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CBC: As Canada’s Olympic medal wins have climbed, so have obesity rates

August 5, 2016 — 
Dean Kriellaars, an associate professor at the University of Manitoba's Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, was interested in seeing whether there was any relationship between the Olympics and activity levels in the general population

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Op-ed: Team Waneek

August 2, 2016 — 
Another Olympics gives us a chance to reflect once more upon expressions of nationalism, and to find them troubling

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Alumni

Alumnus is a part of a lot of gold at the Olympic Games

February 21, 2014 — 
Thirteen of the 221 athletes Canada sent to Sochi this year worked with alumnus Cal Botterill, including Team Jennifer Jones

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Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management

Congratulations Kaitlyn Lawes

February 20, 2014 — 
Gold medal winner Kaitlyn Lawes once represented the U of M as part of Recreation Services Rec Club program

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Cultural discourse: Can the Olympics dispel stereotypes about Russia?

February 19, 2014 — 
Canada and Russia share many characteristics, says language instructor

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