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Category: Sports


Olympic experience over but spirit remains for two Ottawa Valley runners

Residents in the Ottawa Valley were cheering on two runners in the women’s 800-metres Thursday night in Tokyo. While neither of the women made the cut, both have received immense messages of support. Melissa Bishop-Nriagu, from Eganville, and Madeleine Kelly, from Pembroke, are Ottawa Valley natives who qualified for the women’s 800-metres in Tokyo. In Heat 1, Kelly placed fifth…


Canadian collectors all in or staying clear of NBA’s pricey digital trading cards

The National Basketball Association has started selling digital memories this season with the debut of NBA Top Shot — its new, virtual trading card experience.  Calling the launch a new era in fandom the NBA is saying fans can “own basketball’s greatest Moments with NBA Top Shot.” The virtual cards called ‘Moments’ include a collection of videos of notable highlights…


Ottawa’s Lucy Hempstead crushes indoor cycling world record and raises funds for mental health

Ottawa native Lucy Hempstead popped open a well-deserved bottle of sparkling wine just after 6 p.m. on March 13 to resounding cheers from family and friends after cycling 812 kilometres, breaking the Guinness World Record for the longest distance travelled on a stationary bike in 24 hours. Lucy smashed the previous record of 680 km as part of CRUSH COVID:…