Sports

A crowd at a sporting event. Photo sourced from CARSA.

Sporting arenas across Greater Victoria open their doors

The sight of yellow and red leaves coating the sidewalks means two things in B.C.: winter is just around the corner, and sports are back.

Former Vikes on Canada’s rugby sevens team place a respectable eighth at Tokyo

Four Vikes alumni wore the Canadian jersey for the Olympics men’s rugby sevens tournament in Tokyo this July but fell short of a chance at an Olympic me
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Three UVic rowers are headed to the Tokyo Olympic Games

Patrick Keane and Avalon Wasteneys talk about their Olympic debut goals and the benefits and drawbacks from training during the pandemic with the Martlet.
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Jane Gumley to lead women’s rowing team as interim coach

UVic alumnus takes over following resignation of Barney Williams The Vikes women’s rowing team will have a new head coach for the 2021-22 season: UVic alumnus and former national team…
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UVic athletes stoked to return to play following Canada West announcement

Regional schedules await approval from university, province Canada West has announced their plans for the 2021-22 season. After a year without competition, Canada West plans for most sports to be…
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UVic esports to introduce a paid ‘battle pass’ in January

There is currently no finalized price point, but the paid premium battle pass allows participating students to unlock prizes, such as a $500 tuition credit. UVic administration says that a…
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UVic soccer teams rally behind former men’s captain

Mackenzie Rigg, former captain of the UVic men’s soccer team, had his education plans sidelined when he was diagnosed with an aggressive type of brain tumour. To support Rigg, his…
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U Sports and Canada West announce further cancellations

On Oct. 15, U Sports announced they would be cancelling all nine of their winter national championships. The sports affected include hockey, swimming, wrestling, basketball, volleyball, and track and field.…
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HarbourCats announce new Golden Tide baseball team for UVic students

A new initiative by the Victoria HarbourCats will give UVic students the opportunity to play ball, and hopefully hit a few home runs. The new team, the Golden Tide, was…