The USA vs. Canada hockey match for gold medal at the Vancouver Olympics is taking place because, in a tournament where many hockey prima donnas don't want to get their hands dirty, they did the yeoman work.
Joannie Rochette, who stuck to her decision to compete, felt as though her mother was present as she skated to Olympic bronze, said Rochette's boyfriend, ice dancer Guillaume Gfeller. Rochette's mother passed on suddenly this week.
The USA and Canada have become major players in the Winter Olympics medal count mostly because new sports, such as short track and snowboarding, have been introduced since 1992. A breakdown of which sports have benefited which countries the most.
As the Rio Summit came to a close Tuesday night, Latin America leaders announced that they would start a new regional bloc that excludes the US and Canada.
On a night of brilliant figure skating, the courage of Joannie Rochette to skate – flawlessly – two days after her mother unexpectedly passed away was a testament to her spirit and that of her country.
Thérèse Rochette, mother of Canadian Olympic figure skater Joannie Rochette, expressed deep pride in her daughter during a January interview with the Monitor. Joannie will skate tonight despite the sudden passing of Mrs. Rochette shortly after she arrived in Vancouver.
Women's hockey: With semifinal wins Monday, the USA and Canada have outscored their opposition 96-4 on the way to Thursday's Olympic gold-medal final.
The Canadian pair of Virtue and Moir won gold in Olympic ice dancing Monday night, but the inspiring competition and the pair's close connection to American silver medalists Davis and White made it feel like a victory for more than just Canada.
The Vancouver 2010 Olympics schedule today includes medal events in men's and ladies' cross-country skiing, team ski jumping, and ice dance.
With eight of 16 days of competition completed, Canada has a third the number of medals as the US – falling short of its bold expectations, but engaging most Canadians nonetheless.
The men's hockey competition kicks into high gear on Super Sunday – a day that will see replays of the past three Winter Olympic gold medal finals, including a US vs. Canada game.
Jon Montgomery slid to Canada's rescue in men's Olympic skeleton Friday. The day started out terribly for Canada at the men's super-G and got worse in the last heat of the women's skeleton.
The Winter Olympic sport that Canada cares about most – men's ice hockey – began today with Canada defeating Norway, 8-0. The nation is desperate for its men's team to win gold on home ice after many years of disappointment.
American Seth Wescott came from behind to beat Canadian Mike Robertson in the snowboardcross final Monday, adding spice to the cross-border battle to top the medal table.
Both Canada and the US broke long losing streaks Sunday. The US won its first-ever medal in Nordic combined. Canada won its first-ever gold on home soil. But which was a bigger deal?
The opening ceremonies of the Vancouver Winter Olympics were most memorable when they highlighted what makes Canada unique – and different from its southern neighbor.
Mild-mannered Canada? Think again. The host of the Vancouver Olympics has been on a five-year national drive to win the most medals.
In the latest such vote to be held by Tamils of Sri Lankan descent living abroad, members of the diaspora across Canada overwhelmingly voted “yes” on a referendum held Saturday calling for an independent homeland.
Canada's volunteer approach to finding a place to store spent nuclear waste, which is radioactive for 10,000 years, contrasts the US.
Michael Moore's latest, along with a spotlight on films from Tel Aviv, brings out the protesters, while others swoon over Clooney.
The storm was steaming toward Newfoundland Sunday. It would not be the first hurricane to hit Canada.
President Obama arrives in Guadalajara for two days of meetings with President Felipe Calderón of Mexico and Prime Minister Stephen Harper of Canada.
In Canada, concerns mount about weapons smuggling – a problem that has long roiled Mexico.
In both countries, home to large Tamil communities, a new focus on using democratic means to address grievances.