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Bisons alumna Desiree Scott captures Olympic gold in Tokyo, the first of her international career

August 6, 2021 — 
Already a legend among Bisons alumni, with over 160 caps for the Canadian senior team to her name, now Desiree Scott [BA/16] can add another title to her incredible resumé — Olympic gold medallist

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Beijing 2008 men’s volleyball prelims, showing what a live spectator sees.

Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management

A lens on the Olympics and the role of spectators

August 4, 2021 — 
Douglas Brown, dean of the Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management, shares insight on the past and pandemic present of the Olympics


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


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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


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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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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