Doping scandals continue to raise the question: Why?

The Russian doping scandal continues to develop, recently implicating the Russian wife of Canada’s Dylan Armstrong. Thankfully, the IOC has announced more funding to enforce the rules of the World Anti-Doping Association (WADA). Canadian champions like Beckie Scott, Andréanne Morin and Hayley Wickenheiser continue to carry the torch of clean sport. All too often in the … Continued

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Early sport specialization doesn’t always lead to success

If at first you don’t succeed, try again — and then try something else. Tim Rees, lead author of The Great British Medallists Project, wasn’t worried that his adage-debunking study would prove controversial. Rather, he was concerned that another academic would beat him to the punch. Rees’s research was kept secret for two years so … Continued

PTSD therapy turns Canadian veteran into 2-sport Invictus Games athlete

Adam Cyr was on his final infantry patrol in Afghanistan when his unit sustained enemy artillery fire. “We were going home the next day,” the two-sport athlete recalled. “We got knocked around pretty good,” said Cyr, who is ready to compete for Canada in archery and rowing at the 2016 Invictus Games this week in Orlando. Three … Continued

Adam and his Family Take On One Year Without Sugar

Beginning on November 1st, 2015, Adam and his family launched a project, “One Year Without”, living One Year without sugar and processed foods. The goal of their project is to raise awareness about how sugar impacts our health, and in particular the health of children; as well, Adam’s family hopes that the lessons they learn … Continued

Proud To Champion The Trans Canada Trail

I’m thrilled to Champion the Trans Canada Trail in 2016. Once complete, the multi-use trail will stretch nearly 24,000 kms from the Atlantic to the Pacific to the Arctic oceans, through every province and territory and connect 1,000 Canadian communities.  This project began in 1992, and is on target to be completed in 2017 for … Continued

Sleep can be secret weapon to gain competitive edge

Weekly sleep average more important than daily number By Adam Kreek, CBC Sports  Dec 08, 2015 4:27 PM ET One of the keys to overcoming challenges I’ve faced — rowing across the Atlantic, raising two young children, overcoming an addiction to Dragon’s Den — has been some well-planned shut-eye. As an Olympic rower, I knew that quality sleep would help me … Continued

Adam gets serious about standing up, CBC Sports Column

  Have you heard that sitting is the new smoking? In his CBC Sports column, Adam discusses his top tips to better health in a desk bound world. Read his latest column here: CBC Sports, November 19th, 2015 – Adam Kreek Adam is a Champion for the Canadian Men’s Health Foundation. He’s a big fan … Continued