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Allan Maki

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Own the Podium brass have hopes for higher medal count at Rio Games

John Furlong, formerly CEO of the Vancouver Winter Olympics, was in Calgary for a Wednesday meeting with OTP sports officials to cover a variety of preparations – from setting high medal-count expectations to teaching athletes how to avoid distractions in a city known for its partying.

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Five questions with Edmonton's Reverend Stephen Penna

When a Calgary bishop described Alberta Education’s new guidelines that allow students to declare their own gender identity as “anti-Catholic,” it started a roaring ideological debate that Edmonton’s Rev. Stephen Penna recently entered with strong words of his own

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Allan Maki is a national news reporter and sports writer based in Calgary. He joined the Globe and Mail in 1997 with an extensive sports background having covered Stanley Cup finals, the Grey Cup, Summer and Winter Olympics, the 1980 Miracle on Ice, the 1989 Super Bowl riot and the 1989 earthquake World Series.

As a news reporter, Maki has written about Calgary’s flooding, the political misfortunes of former Alberta premier Alison Redford and how climate change in the Arctic is helping to shrink polar bears.

Maki is a four-time National Newspaper Award finalist in three different categories.

He was named 2001 Sportswriter of the Year by Sports Media Canada. He has appeared on dozens of television and radio shows, authored Pro Football's Greatest Stars and is a member of the Football Reporters of Canada Hall of Fame.

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