Dan Barnes, Toronto Sun

Dan Barnes

Toronto Sun

Edmonton, AB, Canada

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Past articles by Dan:

Speed skater Laurent Dubreuil a step away from his best season

Two weeks hence, Laurent Dubreuil will either be celebrating his best all-around season as a speed skater or wondering what could and perhaps should have been. → Read More

Lueders sisters Maya and Zoe find their own icy paths around the oval

Their father Pierre liked his ice in steep and twisting chutes, but Maya and Zoe Lueders prefer the flat, oval variety. → Read More

Skier Marie-Michèle Gagnon hanging them up after this season

The 33-year-old from Lac-Etchemin, Que. will race Super Giant Slalom for the rest of the season. → Read More

Canadian ski jumper Alexandria Loutitt feels at home away from home in Slovenia

Alexandria Loutitt has embraced the challenge forced upon the entire team after the closure of the jumps at Canada Olympic Park in Calgary. → Read More

Canadian Mirela Rahneva slides to bronze medal in St. Moritz at skeleton worlds

Rahneva finished fifth at the 2022 Olympics in Beijing, but has been on a tear during this season, including a win in Park City, Utah. → Read More

Pickleball craze has Canadians of all ages headed for court

The quirky court sport with the vocabulary to match has been around for six decades, but only truly caught fire during the COVID-19 pandemic → Read More

Luge Canada pilot project with chef Jade Berg feeds the dream and the soul

Berg joined the team as part of a Luge Canada pilot project aimed at boosting athletes’ nutritional intake. → Read More

Calgary ski jumper Alexandria Loutitt soars to the top of a World Cup podium

Still a teenager, Alexandria Loutitt boldly went where only Horst Bulau and Steve Collins have been before for Canada, to the top of a World Cup ski jumping… → Read More

A CFL game in London, Ont., still a long way off

In November, the ball just barely got rolling on a Canadian Football League Touchdown series game for London, Ont. → Read More

Valérie Grenier's World Cup giant slalom victory stirs up emotions for past winner Kathy Kreiner

Kathy Kreiner knows what it’s like to feel on top of the world, and she hopes the feeling lasts for Valérie Grenier. → Read More

Valérie Grenier on top of the World (Cup) after giant slalom victory

It was a long, often frustrating and occasionally painful journey — 2,954 days, 90 starts and four surgeries from World Cup debut to the top of the podium —… → Read More

Victoria interested in hosting a Touchdown Pacific CFL game

The Canadian Football League is entertaining offers to expand its Touchdown series of one-offs across the country. → Read More

Canadian ski jumpers still flying high in Europe

The Canadian women who jumped into the country’s consciousness during the Beijing Olympics last year are still flying high 10 months later. → Read More

BARNES: Sport Events Exchange a one-stop shop to find host venues

There were deals to be had on the floor of the Sport Events Exchange in Edmonton in early November. → Read More

BARNES: Ukrainian artistic swimmer Lyza Yakhno building new life, new career in Canada

With war raging in Ukraine, Yakhno moved to Montreal to be an assistant coach for the Canadian senior national team in artistic swimming. → Read More

Canadian Football League hopes to score Touchdowns across the country

When the Canadian Football League takes its show on the road in 2024, it might try to score a Touchdown outside of Atlantic Canada. → Read More

Slow and steady progression wins the race for bobsled pilot Bianca Ribi

When Ribi finally made it onto the World Cup circuit as a pilot last weekend, she was ready to go. In fact, she was ready to win. → Read More

Head coach Glen Constantin in no hurry to move on from Laval

Glen Constantin has done and won it all in U Sports football, but the long-time head coach of Laval has never taken a run at the professional ranks. → Read More

Vanier Cup foes from Laval and Saskatchewan evenly matched

If the Vanier Cup is a clash between haves and have-nots, then the only imbalance will be along the bottom line. → Read More

Canadian Football League and players getting down to the business of their business

It will mark the figurative beginning of a business partnership that each side has repeatedly called their best hope for sustained success. → Read More