Bravado, heartbreak & the beautiful game: Canadian fans cheer England, Brazil; lament Portuguese & German exits

Half of those interested in the tournament have been streaming games at work or school July 5, 2018 –  The drama of the world’s most-watched sporting event is alternately breaking hearts, and taking Canadian fans’ breath away. Over the past

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Passing on Pyeongchang? Most Canadians less interested in Olympic hockey without NHL players

More than half still say they’re looking forward to the games overall, up slightly from Sochi February 7, 2018 –  The Olympic hockey tournament has been home to some of the most iconic moments in Canadian sports history. Whether it’s

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Hosting the podium again: Canadians on two teams over carrying torch for future Olympic bids

Four-in-ten say hosting Olympics in this country has been a worthwhile investment in the past August 19, 2016 – As the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio De Janeiro draw to a close and the Paralympics get set to begin,

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Tarnished Medals: Four-in-Five Canadians say scandals, corruption taint true spirit of the Olympics

More than half would advise Canadian athletes to stay home amid Zika fears August 4, 2016 – Doping scandals, health and safety concerns, and allegations of bribery and corruption have dominated the news coverage leading up to this month’s Summer

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NHL playoff viewership decline: Can Sidney Crosby save the day?

By Dave Korzinski, Research Associate May 1, 2016 – To the likely dismay of playoff rights holders at Rogers Media, what many Canadians told us here at the Angus Reid Institute was going to happen, has actually happened: there has been a precipitous decline

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One-in-five Canadians say they’ve suffered a concussion playing sports; most before turning 18

Pattern of under-reporting concussions appears to be changing as awareness of brain injury grows December 16, 2015 –While Canadians have become lamentably accustomed to seeing hockey stars such as Sidney Crosby, Paul Kariya and Chris Pronger suffer the effects of

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