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March 18, 2016

Fans flock to see Olympic speed skaters
 Some of Canada's fastest Olympians put on a heavy metal show at the Eaton Centre yesterday.
 Fans lined up early to see the country's short track speed skating team show off its new collection of gold, silver and bronze claimed in Salt Lake City.
Feb. 27: Full story

Gagnon still beaming about Olympic gold medal
 TORONTO (CP) -- Marc Gagnon says he's living proof hard work and perseverance do pay off.
 Denied an individual short-track speed-skating gold medal at the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan, Gagnon made it his personal crusade to accomplish the feat at the 2002 Salt Lake City Games. His dedication and sacrifice paid off when, after qualifying for the final on a disqualification, Gagnon finally claimed that elusive gold medal by winning the men's 500-metre race Saturday.
Feb. 26: Full story

The Greatest
By STEVE BUFFERY -- Toronto Sun
 SALT LAKE CITY -- Within 24 hours of establishing himself as Canada's greatest Winter Olympian, Marc Gagnon did what most other Canadians did yesterday.
 He plopped himself in front of a TV set and watched the men's hockey team bring home the Olympic gold for the first time in 50 years.
Feb. 25: Full story

By STEVE BUFFERY -- Toronto Sun
 SALT LAKE CITY -- Marc Gagnon established himself as a Canadian Olympian of legendary proportions last night.
 Gagnon, of Chicoutimi, Que., blasted to the gold medal in the men's short track speed skating 500-metre final by passing the race leader, Rusty Smith of the U.S., with less than half a lap to go. Teammate Jonathan Guilmette of Montreal made a dramatic move of his own to go ahead of the fading Smith with just a few strides remaining to take the silver medal. The American managed to hang on for bronze.
Feb. 24: Full story
Feb. 23: Gagnon wins gold, Guilmette silver in 500-metre

Previous headlines

Feb. 24: Record haul for Canada
Feb. 23: Arbitration panel dismisses South Korean protest
Feb. 23: Ohno's a cut above the rest
Feb. 22: Golden boy goes for two more medals
Feb. 22: Dutch treat: Uytdehaage wins another gold in 10,000
Feb. 22: Source: IOC panel meets with AWOL speedskater

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