Archive for November, 2011

Malvern feeling blue after rough loss to Senator O’Connor

#15 of the Malvern Black Knights drives the ball on the outside for a first down. Malvern lost 28 - 1 in the east region finals at Esther Shiner Stadium on Oct 10.

Everything that could have gone wrong for the Malvern Black Knights high school junior football team, did.

In a winner-goes-on match against rival Senator O’Connor, nothing seemed to click as they lost decidedly by a final score of 28–1 in the east region finals at Esther Shiner Stadium on Oct 10.

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2024 Olympics: Toronto’s Best Hope

Third place in 1996. Second place in 2008. The Summer Olympics have been rather elusive in Toronto’s case, losing to Atlanta, Georgia and Beijing, China, respectively.

After a city council meeting in early August, Toronto’s chances of hosting the 32nd Olympiad in 2020 became null, after council voted against submitting a bid.

Despite growing interest from civic leaders across the province, it wasn’t enough to convince
Mayor Rob Ford that Toronto can afford the hefty price tag. And without backing from all three
levels of government, requesting a bid for an event of such stature is nigh impossible.

But for Canadian sporting enthusiasts and Olympic aficionados, there may just be hope yet. If
the planets align and the sporting gods give their blessing to the city, Toronto looks to be in good shape to bid for the 2024 Olympics.

President of the Devon Group, Bob RIchardson, poses in his office on Bloor and Bay on Nov. 4. Richardson was the chief operating officer for Toronto’s 2008 second place bid.

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