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It Takes a Community to Raise an Athlete

An enormous amount of support and resources are behind trying to get an athlete to the Olympics, and not only for the Olympic year, but during those 4 years in between. We depend greatly on Government funding, but we put ourselves in a vulnerable position if we rely solely on it. I was just recently [...]

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Jessica Zelinka dominates Athletics Canada awards

The Canadian Press OTTAWA — Jessica Zelinka of London, Ont., dominated Athletics Canada’s awards for 2012, collecting three honours. The heptathlete won the outstanding athlete of the year, the most outstanding athlete in track events, and the combined events athlete of the year. The winners were chosen by an awards committee from athletes nominated by [...]

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Olympian Jessica Zelinka reconsiders retirement

By Sean Fitz-Gerald, National Post TORONTO — Jessica Zelinka, the Canadian track champion and owner of the country’s most famous Olympic abdominal muscles, had just left the stadium when she attacked the first cupcake. It was gone in seconds. Another followed quickly. It was unclear which one survived long enough to be photographed and posted on [...]

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Post-Olympic Haze

It’s been weeks since the Olympic Games and it’s still a bit of a blur. Looking back, I feel like I’m living in a haze, not knowing what day or even month it is. Everything is “post” Olympics at this point. Such a big build up over several years and now BANG! It’s over. I’ve [...]

Olympians arrive back from London to Calgary fanfare

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Olympians arrive back from London to Calgary fanfare

By Celeste de Muelenaere For Metro Calgary With the London 2012 Olympics closing ceremonies all wrapped-up, many Olympic competitors were aboard international flights back home on Monday, and came home to adoring families and fans. As Olympic athletes exited through the arrivals sliding doors of Calgary International Airports, Jessica Zelinka, Nathan Gafuik, Laura Brown and [...]

Valiant effort for Canadian hurdlers

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Valiant effort for Canadian hurdlers

No medal, but Zelinka, George acquit themselves well in one of the fastest fields By Cam Cole, Vancouver Sun An Olympic track and field athlete’s body, fully cut and ready to rock – give or take a shot putter’s or a hammer thrower’s – always looks as though you could crack hazel-nuts on it. Case [...]

Jessica Zelinka, and the sport that hurts

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Jessica Zelinka, and the sport that hurts

Canada best all-round female athlete leaves it all on the field, and falls short by Charlie Gillis UPDATE: Jessica Zelinka was bumped from sixth to seventh in heptathlon after Lilli Schwarzkopf of Germany successfully challenged her disqualification for lane infringement during the 800-m. The decision gave Schwarzkopf the silver and relegated competitors below her one [...]

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Olympic-sized weights sitting on Calgary mom’s very fit shoulders

Herman Chau, Global News, with files from Allison Vuchnich : Thursday, July 26, 2012 11:59 PM — A lot is riding on the very fit shoulders of Jessica Zelinka.

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OWN A PIECE OF THESE ABS

VICKI HALL VHALL@CALGARYHERALD.COM, 26 Jul 2012 Calgary Herald — Twitter sale helps bring athlete’s family to London I will give ownership of my abs. Someone out there can sponsor them JESSICA ZELINKA Looking to ease the financial burden of competing, Jessica Zelinka says her now-famous abs are up for sponsorship An entrepreneur by necessity, Jessica [...]

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Olympic-sized weights sitting on Calgary mom’s very fit shoulders

Herman Chau, Global News, with files from Allison Vuchnich : Thursday, July 26, 2012 11:59 PM — A lot is riding on the very fit shoulders of Jessica Zelinka. Some people have hailed the Calgary mother – known for her amazing abs (more on that later) – as the best overall athlete that Canada is [...]

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