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From podium to grocery store
Yesterday, Kirby Cote got a chance to do something she hasn't been able to do for some time. She went grocery shopping. It may not be earth-shattering news. But after a month and a half away, there's a lot to be said for doing regular everyday activities.
Oct. 11: Full Story

Crack in the foundation
The chef de mission for Canada's Paralympic team says Canada's boffo performance at the Games in Athens means the upper structure of the national team is solid. It's the foundation that's starting to splinter.
Oct. 2: Full Story

A fistful of gold
Kirby Cote ended things at the 2004 Paralympic Games in Athens the way she started them: with a gold medal.
Sep. 28: Full Story

Olympians to cash in
A few weeks back, Michael Budman, co-founder of Roots, a significant corporate backer of Olympic athletes, wondered aloud about the potential of gold-medal kayaker Adam van Koeverden to blaze new trails in building up the profile of amateur sports and amateur athletes in Canada. His company was interested in exploring a sponsorship deal with the 22-year-old Oakville native after van Koeverden won a bronze and gold in Athens, but he was waiting for van Koeverden to find himself representation.
Sep. 24: Full Story

She's our golden girl
Every so often, everything comes together for an athlete at exactly the right time. Canadian sports fans might find that a difficult concept to grasp, coming off the Summer Olympics. But it's true.
Sep. 23: Full Story

Cote kicks off pool quest
One down and six to go. Winnipeg swimmer Kirby Cote kicked off her pursuit of seven medals at the 2004 Paralympic Games with a gold medal in the 100-metre butterfly for visually impaired athletes, yesterday in Athens.
Sep. 20: Full Story

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