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Graphic and collage of UM athletes going to Tokyo Olympic Games.

UM to Tokyo

July 28, 2021 — 
UM contingent of athletes, coaches and officials heading to Olympic Games includes students, staff and alumni

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Woman wearing blue Olympics staff shirt and hat smiling with Rio beach beside her.

Asper School of Business

Pandemic restrictions make third trip to the Olympics all business for Asper staff member 

July 20, 2021 — 
Kelly Mahoney, UM alumna and Director of the Asper Career Development Centre, heads to Tokyo to serve as head referee for triathlon

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Five rings

Postpone Olympics until 2022, suggest disease experts

April 20, 2020 — 
Among those cautionary voices is Dr. Jason Kindrachuk, UM medical microbiologist and Canada Research Chair in emerging viruses.

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Venla Hovi

Bison player captures bronze with Team Finland

February 21, 2018 — 
Third consecutive Olympics for Venla Hovi


Image from iStock.

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


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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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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Image from iStock/Leonardo Patrizi.

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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