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A star is born

Andre De Grasse led the charge for Canada’s track and field resurgence in Rio, powered by bravado and youthful exuberance. His haul? Three Olympic medals, a silver and two bronzes, and an iconic photo with Usain Bolt at the finish line of the 200m semifinal that will stand as one of the lasting images from the Games. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Year in Review 2016: Top Canadian sports stories


The appetite for sports in Canada is never stronger than during an Olympic year, so it’s no surprise to see Olympians throughout our list of the top 10 Canadian sports stories of 2016. On top of all the successes of the country’s athletes in Rio, there were also eye-catching performances on the ice, court, and pitch that made it a most memorable year for Canadian sports fans.