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Beware of Canada’s Boxers

Beware of Canada’s Boxers

August 24, 1920: It’s a five medal day for Canada in the boxing ring at the Games of the VII Olympiad in Antwerp. Bert Schneider wins Canada’s first-ever Olympic boxing gold, this one in the welterweight division. Georges Prud’homme and Moe Herscovitch win silver and bronze, respectively, in the middleweight division. Chris Graham wins silver in the bantamweight division and Clarence Newton wins bronze in the lightweight division.

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History will be made in 2016 when Rio de Janeiro, Brazil hosts the Games of the XXXI Olympiad, marking the first time that a South American country will welcome the world to an Olympic Games. It is also just the third time that the Games will be held in the southern hemisphere, following Melbourne 1956 and Sydney 2000.

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