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March 18, 2016

Thrilling start, finish to Games
 SYDNEY -- If you look only at the bookends, Canada had a wonderful Olympic Games.
 Cathy Freeman had hardly lit the cauldron before Simon Whitfield of Kingston, Ont., made his dramatic come-from-behind gold medal charge to win the men's triathlon on Day 2.
Oct. 2: Full column

Clara snubs road to hit track, lace up skates
 SYDNEY -- Apparently, Clara Hughes doesn't know how this retirement thing is supposed to work.
 Following the women's Olympic individual time trial yesterday, the Winnipegger revealed she's trading in her road bike for a track bike and a pair of speed skates.
Oct. 1: Full column

Despatie learns to handle perfection
 SYDNEY -- He tried so hard to be the perfect kid.
 People expected it, right? After all, he was The Phenom. The Can't-Miss Kid. A Canadian hero.
 And in his heart, he felt he had to live up to the hype.
Sept. 30: Full column

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