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    Young Mississauga Canoe Club Quartet Creates History

    September 10, 2014 // Comments Off on Young Mississauga Canoe Club Quartet Creates History

    Winning the gold at a prestigious championship is certainly a great feat but the glory becomes all the more special when the performers create history. This is exactly what has happened with young quartet of Mississauga Canoe Club- Emily Howard, Zeyana Laplante, Emily Jenkins & Vanessa Oly have not only clinched gold at the Canada Sprint Canoe event but have also set the record of being the youngest team to win junior women C-4 title ever in the championship’s 113-year old history.

    It was quite a surprise for the young girls who were literally overwhelmed when they realized about their newly set record.

    “We were very surprised”, remarked Howard who as Grade X student from Lome Park Secondary School.

    “We did not have any clue that we would win the gold, let alone this very fact of creating the record of being the youngest squad to do so- we thought the best we could reach up to is 4th.”

    The 17 year old Vanessa Oly is the oldest member of the quartet while Jenkins is sixteen & Laplante & Howard are both 15.

    The team is even proud of the fact that it’s the 2nd time on a row that Mississauga Canoe Club won the junior women C-4 title. Howard stressed that it’s quite a rare phenomenon for a canoe club to achieve such feat for 2 years straight.

    Heading to the final round, the team had no experience of paddling together & coach Jeffery altered their configuration as a strategy to compensate for the strong winds. There were 2 right-handed paddlers for the front who were followed left handers.

    Jenkins & Howard also won the bronze medal in C-2 senior women event.  Their club won all together twenty-three medals at the nationals.

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    Another terror attack threat to Sochi Olympics

    February 28, 2014 // Comments Off on Another terror attack threat to Sochi Olympics

    A 4 minute video uploaded by an al Qaeda ally again warns of terror attack at the forthcoming Sochi Olympic Games. The speaker’s face in the video is blurred. He says that Satan is with you, and it would leave you at the wrong time. And the time is coming very soon.

    The video was uploaded earlier this month on a website but it gained more interest on Friday, just 2 weeks before the Winter Olympics opening ceremony. The video clip shows a militant mocking how the Russians have become panic-stricken of so-called Muslim extremists. It says that Russian president has caused Russians to think about life seriously, and it is something that could end at a sudden moment, like on a trolley bus, or along Volga River.

    The Winter Games would take place in Sochi, which is several hundred miles away from North Caucasus area, where the militants are engaging in a campaign against the Russian president. Their main concern is to humiliate Putin during his most prominent time on the international stage.

    Russian forces have swept through Caucasus in the past few days. All the hotels in Sochi have been asked to be on the scout for so-called black widow female terrorists who might be plotting a series of attacks during the Winter Olympics.

    According to reports, Putin is spending $50 billion for the games, and he has vowed that the athletes would be safe. A ring of steel, watched over by around forty thousand Russian security forces, would protect a fifteen hundred square mile region surrounding Olympic venues.

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    Masekela set to Join Winter Olympics Coverage

    December 17, 2013 // Comments Off on Masekela set to Join Winter Olympics Coverage

    Sal Masekela, a veteran sports personality, is all set to join the winter Olympics’ coverage of NBC. This news was revealed by the network earlier on Thursday. Sal would cover every aspect of the Olympic Winter Games 2014 in Sochi, Russia for the show The Olympic Zone, which is NBC Sports Group’s thirty minutes daily program for NBC affiliates.

    NBC Olympics’ executive producer Jim Bell told that Sal Masekela would give a unique voice and insight in the world of entertainment and sports. His extensive action sports broadcast experience would offer a valuable perspective to Winter Olympics viewers.

    In the year 2012, Sal Masekela joined NBC, where he serves as a producer, commentator and host for NBC’s Red Bull Signature Series.

    Sal’s earlier broadcast experience includes working as an anchor of the Summer and Winter X Games for thirteen years on ABC and ESPN. He also worked as an NBA sideline reporter for ESPN as well as a red carpet pressman for E! the Academy Awards.

    Meanwhile, Vladimir Putin, the president of Russia was in Sochi earlier on Thursday and he stated that the organizers are all set to arrange the Winter Olympics next year. According to reports, the Russian president told that almost everything has been done. But, there are still some things that required to be polished. Some equipments needed to be installed and additional preparation work must be finished.

    Vladimir Putin also talked about a flexible pricing policy .He told that it is quite important to give the opportunity to people to attend this event from different region of the county.

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