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Drew Mechielsen (R) signed a young fan’s jersey at the Langley BMX track on Sunday, Aug. 1, her first day back from Tokyo where she rode into the finals. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Drew Mechielsen (R) signed a young fan’s jersey at the Langley BMX track on Sunday, Aug. 1, her first day back from Tokyo where she rode into the finals. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Angela Bailey is shown in this August 2, 1985 photo competing at the National Track and Field Championships in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Jones

Canadian Olympic sprinter and record-holder Angela Bailey dies

Bailey’s 1987 Canadian women’s 100-metre sprint record time of 10.98 seconds still stands today

Angela Bailey is shown in this August 2, 1985 photo competing at the National Track and Field Championships in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Jones
Langley City’s Drew Mechielsen made it all the way to the finals and a top-10 finish in her Olympic debut at the Ariake Urban Sports Park in Tokyo held July 29 and 30. (Mark Blinch/Canadian Olympic Committee)
Langley City’s Drew Mechielsen made it all the way to the finals and a top-10 finish in her Olympic debut at the Ariake Urban Sports Park in Tokyo held July 29 and 30. (Mark Blinch/Canadian Olympic Committee)
Gold medalists Lisa Roman, Kasia Gruchalla-Wesierski, Christine Roper, Andrea Proske, Susanne Grainger, Madison Mailey, Sydney Payne, Avalon Wasteneys and Kristen Kit of Canada pose during the medal ceremony for the women’s rowing eight final lat the 2020 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 30, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
Gold medalists Lisa Roman, Kasia Gruchalla-Wesierski, Christine Roper, Andrea Proske, Susanne Grainger, Madison Mailey, Sydney Payne, Avalon Wasteneys and Kristen Kit of Canada pose during the medal ceremony for the women’s rowing eight final lat the 2020 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 30, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
Canada’s women’s softball team players Kaleigh Rafter (left to right), Jenn Salling, Danielle Lawrie-Locke, Kelsey Harshman and Emma Entzminger celebrate their win over Mexico in the bronze medal game at the Tokyo Olympics in Yokohama, Japan. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld)
Canada’s women’s softball team players Kaleigh Rafter (left to right), Jenn Salling, Danielle Lawrie-Locke, Kelsey Harshman and Emma Entzminger celebrate their win over Mexico in the bronze medal game at the Tokyo Olympics in Yokohama, Japan. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld)
Canada’s women’s softball team players Kaleigh Rafter (left to right), Jenn Salling, Danielle Lawrie, Kelsey Harshman and Emma Entzminger celebrate their win over Mexico in the bronze medal game at the Tokyo Olympics in Yokohama, Japan. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld)

‘We did it’: Canadian softball team wins bronze at Tokyo Olympics

B.C. players lead Canada to country’s first-ever Olympic softball medal

Canada’s women’s softball team players Kaleigh Rafter (left to right), Jenn Salling, Danielle Lawrie, Kelsey Harshman and Emma Entzminger celebrate their win over Mexico in the bronze medal game at the Tokyo Olympics in Yokohama, Japan. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld)
Montreal Summer Olympics 1976: Weightlifting. THE CANADIAN PRESS/files

PHOTOS: A look at Olympic Games of the past

Japan is one of 19 different countries to host the Games since 1896

Montreal Summer Olympics 1976: Weightlifting. THE CANADIAN PRESS/files
Canada’s Sara Groenewegen pitches during the softball game between Mexico and Canada at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Wednesday, July 21, 2021, in Fukushima , Japan. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

B.C. pitcher leads Canada to win over Mexico on first day of Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics

Former White Rock Renegade Sara Groenewegen doesn’t allow a hit in 4-0 victory

Canada’s Sara Groenewegen pitches during the softball game between Mexico and Canada at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Wednesday, July 21, 2021, in Fukushima , Japan. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
President of the Japan Community Health Care Organization Shigeru Omi attends a joint news conference with Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Japan’s response to the coronavirus outbreak at Suga’s official residence in Tokyo. (Issei Kato/AP)

Tokyo virus cases hit 6-month high 2 days before Games open

‘What we have worried about is now actually happening,’ says Japan Medical Association President Toshio Nakagawa

President of the Japan Community Health Care Organization Shigeru Omi attends a joint news conference with Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Japan’s response to the coronavirus outbreak at Suga’s official residence in Tokyo. (Issei Kato/AP)
Lauren Barwick with Sandrino, Noni Hartvikson and Onyx, Roberta Sheffield & Fairuza, and Jody Schloss and her mount Lieutenant Lobin will be competing for Canada in Para equestrian at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. (CNW Group/Canadian Paralympic Committee)

Aldergrove, Langley riders named to Olympic para-dressage team

Lauren Barwick and Winona Hartvikson set to participate in individual and team events in Tokyo

Lauren Barwick with Sandrino, Noni Hartvikson and Onyx, Roberta Sheffield & Fairuza, and Jody Schloss and her mount Lieutenant Lobin will be competing for Canada in Para equestrian at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. (CNW Group/Canadian Paralympic Committee)
Hugh McNeill and Bailey Herbert were top-10 finishers at the Olympic trials in Toronto in June. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Hugh McNeill and Bailey Herbert were top-10 finishers at the Olympic trials in Toronto in June. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
A group of students from Uruguay pose for a souvenir picture on the Olympic Rings set outside the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo, Saturday, March 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Tokyo Games may go without fans as Japan declares emergency

State of emergency was unlikely to trigger a cancellation of the games as COVID-19 surges

A group of students from Uruguay pose for a souvenir picture on the Olympic Rings set outside the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo, Saturday, March 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
Canada’s Nathan Hirayama, right, dives to score a try in front of South Africa’s Sakoyisa Makata during the bronze medal match at the Canada Sevens rugby tournament in Vancouver, on Sunday, March 8, 2020. The Canadian men’s rugby sevens team will land in the the deep end at Tokyo Olympics, opening against Rio 2016 runner-up Britain before facing defending Olympic champion Fiji.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Canada’s Nathan Hirayama, right, dives to score a try in front of South Africa’s Sakoyisa Makata during the bronze medal match at the Canada Sevens rugby tournament in Vancouver, on Sunday, March 8, 2020. The Canadian men’s rugby sevens team will land in the the deep end at Tokyo Olympics, opening against Rio 2016 runner-up Britain before facing defending Olympic champion Fiji.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
In this July 1, 2021, file photo, men cycle along the wall installed to close off a park being prepared for the Olympics and Paralympics Games in Tokyo. The pandemic-delayed Tokyo Olympics are shaping up as a TV-only event with few fans — if any — being allowed when they open in just over two weeks. Japan's Asahi newspaper, citing multiple unidentified government sources, says the opening ceremony will be limited only to VIP guests. (AP Photo/Hiro Komae, File)

Tokyo Olympics shaping up as TV-only event with few fans

Surging virus numbers in Tokyo are forcing a rollback in fans in the stands

In this July 1, 2021, file photo, men cycle along the wall installed to close off a park being prepared for the Olympics and Paralympics Games in Tokyo. The pandemic-delayed Tokyo Olympics are shaping up as a TV-only event with few fans — if any — being allowed when they open in just over two weeks. Japan's Asahi newspaper, citing multiple unidentified government sources, says the opening ceremony will be limited only to VIP guests. (AP Photo/Hiro Komae, File)
Andre De Grasse won medals in the 100 metres (bronze), 200 metres (silver) and helped the men’s 4×100-metre relay team earn a bronze in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. Photo courtesy of Canadian Olympic Committee.

17 British Columbian athletes among Canada’s Tokyo 2020 athletics team

33 women and 24 men will represent the country from July 30 to Aug. 8

Andre De Grasse won medals in the 100 metres (bronze), 200 metres (silver) and helped the men’s 4×100-metre relay team earn a bronze in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. Photo courtesy of Canadian Olympic Committee.
Regan Yee and Crystal Emmanuel ensure Toyko qualifier series ended in style. (Athletics Canada/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley runner punches ticket to Toyko

Regan Yee is on her way to the Olympics later this month after making a qualifier this week

Regan Yee and Crystal Emmanuel ensure Toyko qualifier series ended in style. (Athletics Canada/Special to Langley Advance Times)
The athlete said the IOC was forcing her to make a tough choice: skip the Olympics, or spend 28 days in Tokyo without her daughter, who she is still breastfeeding. (Instagram/Kim Gaucher)

Tokyo Olympics allowing B.C. athlete to bring her nursing daughter to Games

Kim Gaucher, a member of Canada’s women’s basketball team from Mission, will compete in her third Olympics in Tokyo

The athlete said the IOC was forcing her to make a tough choice: skip the Olympics, or spend 28 days in Tokyo without her daughter, who she is still breastfeeding. (Instagram/Kim Gaucher)
Lindsey Butterworth, of North Vancouver, B.C., reacts after winning the Women’s 800m final to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics, at the Canadian Track and Field Olympic trials in Montreal, Friday, June 25, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

B.C.’s Lindsey Butterworth, John Gay punch tickets to Tokyo Games

Athletics Canada said a few weeks ago that athletes who’d achieved qualifying standards didn’t need to compete in Montreal to make the team

Lindsey Butterworth, of North Vancouver, B.C., reacts after winning the Women’s 800m final to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics, at the Canadian Track and Field Olympic trials in Montreal, Friday, June 25, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Team Canada huddle up during action against Brazil at the HSBC Canada Women’s Sevens at Westhills Stadium in Langford, B.C., on Saturday, May 27, 2017. Team Canada won 33-5. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

11 B.C. athletes named to Canada’s rugby sevens for Tokyo Olympics

Both teams are home at the Al Charron National Training Center in Langford preparing for the Games

Team Canada huddle up during action against Brazil at the HSBC Canada Women’s Sevens at Westhills Stadium in Langford, B.C., on Saturday, May 27, 2017. Team Canada won 33-5. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
during the second half of a women’s exhibition basketball game, Friday, July 29, 2016, in Bridgeport, Conn. (AP/Jessica Hill)

Canadian basketball player may be forced to choose between infant daughter, 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Kim Gaucher says COVID-19 rules prevent her from bringing her daughter, Sophie, to the Tokyo Olympics next month

during the second half of a women’s exhibition basketball game, Friday, July 29, 2016, in Bridgeport, Conn. (AP/Jessica Hill)
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