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Brooke Henderson Withdraws from Pan Am Games Golf Competition

Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 June 2015 22:46 Tuesday, 30 June 2015 22:44

Brooke HendersonTORONTO, Ontario — Golf Canada regrets to announce that Brooke Henderson of Smiths Falls, Ont. has withdrawn from the TORONTO 2015 Pan American Games golf competition.

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Contract Extension for PGA of Canada CEO Gary Bernard

Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 June 2015 22:35 Tuesday, 30 June 2015 22:27

Gary BernardThe PGA of Canada’s Board of Directors has approved a contract extension for Chief Executive Officer Gary Bernard until 2019.

The 58-year-old Bernard has been CEO of the PGA of Canada since 2010.

“On behalf of the National Board of Directors’ of the PGA of Canada, I am thrilled to announce we have reached an agreement with Gary Bernard to continue in his role as Chief Executive Officer until the year 2019,” said PGA of Canada President Constant Priondolo. “Gary became CEO during the global economic downturn but has managed to positively navigate the association by maintaining strong membership numbers, posting positive financial results and by building a young, energetic and passionate team at the national headquarters.”

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Golf’s Peter Oosterhuis Says He Has Early Onset Alzheimer’s

Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 June 2015 22:21 Tuesday, 30 June 2015 22:15

Peter OosterhuisCanadian Press

Former British golfer and CBS analyst Peter Oosterhuis says he has early onset Alzheimer’s disease.

The 67-year-old Oosterhuis went public with the news in Golf World’s digital magazine with hopes it can bring attention and raise money toward finding a cure.

Oosterhuis is a six-time Ryder Cup player from England who became part of the golf broadcast team for CBS Sports. He announced in January he was stepping away from television work.

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Rio de Janeiro Celebrates Olympic Day

Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 June 2015 23:20 Tuesday, 23 June 2015 23:15

altCelebrated worldwide, June 23 is Olympic Day — and there are just 409 days to go until the opening of the first ever Olympic and Paralympic Games in South America.

Olympic Day is much more than just a sports event. All around the world, hundreds of thousands of people of all ages will take part in sporting activities, such as traditional Olympic Day Runs as well as exhibitions, concerts and educational seminars which help to disseminate the values ​​of the Olympic Movement, based on three key philosophies: “move, learn and discover.” Some countries have even incorporated the date into their school curriculum.

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Rio 2016 Mascots to Become Characters in New Cartoon Network Series

Last Updated on Monday, 22 June 2015 05:09 Monday, 22 June 2015 03:52

Vinicius and TomVinicius and Tom, mascots of the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games, will be the stars of an animated series produced by Cartoon Network. The partnership between the Rio 2016 Organising Committee and the channel was announced on Sunday (21), in Flamengo Park. The cartoon, which will be called “Vinicius e Tom - Divertidos por Natureza” (Vinicius and Tom - Fun by Nature), will be aired on pay TV in Brazil and will also be available via the digital platforms of both organizations. The premiere is scheduled for August 5, exactly a year before the ceremony that will open the first Games in South America.

On the small screen, the cartoon super-duo’s adventures will run over 32 episodes of two minutes each. The story will follow the two characters through the forests and urban jungles of Brazil, on a mission to spread Olympic and Paralympic values.

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