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  1. Photography
  2. Clara Hughes

    Explore the site of Canadian Olympian Clara Hughes, a six-time medalist in cycling and speed skating and the only athlete in history to win multiple medals in both the summer and winter games. You’ll find news, a gallery, an online journal, and more.

    Sports
    Photo by nuestrociclismo.com (CC BY-SA 2.0)
  3. Finding Michelle Kwan: A Black Boy’s Childhood on Ice

    “What attracted me to figure skating was the space it granted me to be the boy I was meant to be, which is not the boy the world wanted me to be, or thought I could be if I was to thrive.”

    LGBTQ
  4. Illustration
  5. for the love of climbing

    Kathy Karlo chronicles a life spent moving ever upward: “Climbing has brought me closer to more successes and failures than anything else in my life. It’s a life journey that forever tests the limits of possibility.”

    Sports
  6. In The Depths, The Stars

    Open-water and long-distance swimmer Donal Buckley, alone in the ocean, finds himself: “Only the sea. Lakes and river and pools are small and pale. They are shadows and revenants. They are not big enough to fill me. I need an ocean to pour into me.”

    Sports
  7. Pulse shooting’s youngest victim left teammates with a mission

    At ESPN’s The Undefeated, journalist Timothy Bella tells the story of Akyra Murray, the youngest victim of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, and how her high school women’s basketball team in Philadelphia is honoring her memory.

    Essay
  8. Happy 125th Birthday, Basketball!

    Did you know that the very first game of basketball took place 125 years ago today, played by a group of “incorrigibles”? Learn about the history of the first game and team at the Library and Archives Canada blog.

    History
    Library and Archives Canada
  9. We Laughed, We Cried, We Felt: The Posts We Loved in 2016

    Curl up with some tea and a comfy blanket, and revisit our favorite reads.

    Academia
  10. Where the Big Ones Don’t Get Away: A Q&A with Fishing Enthusiast Ashley Rae

    Fishing enthusiast Ashley Rae talks about her passion and how blogging has helped her connect with anglers around the world.

    Sports
    All photos courtesy of Ashley Rae.
  11. Photography
  12. Nature
  13. The Goat Speaks

    “In the end, the curse is broken. One hundred and eight years of bad luck have ended at my bidding.” The Chicago Cubs won their first World Series in over a century, so Murphy the goat decided to chime in on the historic event.

    Current Events
    Image by Ron Cogswell (CC BY 2.0)
  14. Underestimating the Density of the Fog

    “The great baseball writer Roger Angell said that traditional baseball people didn’t want anyone to shine any light in the darkness of baseball. But the sports analytics guys did and, today, every MLB team and, indeed, every major professional sports team uses analytics.” An epically long read on baseball analytics.

    Data
  15. One Woman’s Crusade Against Misogyny and Domestic Violence in the NHL

    Melissa Geschwind wrote to all 30 teams in the NHL to demand accountability for domestic violence and misogyny in the league. Read the clubs’ responses.

    Sports
    Photo by Tyler (CCBY-SA 2.0)