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Mandy’s Olympic fight for motherhood & fairness begins

By Jeff Hicks Team Bujold KITCHENER —Great fighters refuse to give up. And Mandy Bujold is a mother of a fighter. “I can’t just give up,” Mandy said as a toxic two-punch of pandemic sports politics and a jury-rigged points ...
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Situation: Isolation

Mandy back in Kitchener — national team training cut short after another athlete tests positive for Covid-19 By Jeff Hicks Team Bujold KITCHENER — Mandy Bujold is back early. She’s in Kitchener. She’s in isolation. “It’s not fun but I ...
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Mandy ‘excited’ to lead Canadian boxers into May Olympic qualifiers

By Jeff Hicks Team Bujold MONTREAL — Suddenly, this is much more than a modest training camp to get reacquainted with your Canadian teammates inside a pandemic-proof boxing bubble. This two-week gathering near the Big O now packs Olympic punch ...
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Mandy steps into spotlight with Everlast’s ‘Team Canada’

Olympic boxer ‘excited’ to be the face of the boxing giant’s new Canadian branding By Jeff Hicks Team Bujold KITCHENER — Mandy Bujold aims to lead Team Canada boxers into the Tokyo Olympics. You already knew that. But Waterloo Region’s ...
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‘Better now than ever before’

Mandy poised to make noise in run-up to Olympics By Jeff Hicks Team Bujold KITCHENER — The amateur boxing calendar is a blank, barren page. The Tokyo Olympics, already delayed a year by the global pandemic, wobbling on a standing ...
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Mandy set to ‘active8’ for Recess Guardians kids charity

Canadian boxing champ in corner of national play and anti-bullying programs for schools By Jeff Hicks Team Bujold KITCHENER —Mike McDonald needed a place to stay as his intense focus on his successful national charity carried him eastward. So the ...
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The Reward at the Top

Mandy focused and training hard as pandemic-delayed Tokyo Games now just a year away By Jeff Hicks Team Bujold KITCHENER — The slow, lonely climb is gruelling. That’s why Mandy Bujold adores it so. In the early morning hours, as ...
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Mandy set on making boxing history in 2021

By Jeff HicksTeam BujoldKITCHENER— The pandemic-delayed Tokyo Games — officially set to begin on July 23, 2021 —are suddenly more than a year in the distance. Mandy Bujold will wait. And work. And sweat. And pore over video between Skype ...
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Serious times, serious thinking

Mandy ready to re-evaluate in the face of Olympic uncertainty By Jeff Hicks Team Bujold KITCHENER —A fresh snow had fallen on her pandemic-stricken world Monday morning. Mandy Bujold, Waterloo Region’s community champ, had much to think about. A bitter ...
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Mandy’s ‘surreal’ shamrock triumph inspires in uncertain times

By Jeff Hicks Team Bujold KITCHENER — Mandy Bujold, felt like she had just shrugged the Blarney Stone off her back. Four years ago, on St. Patrick’s Day, a clutch semifinal victory over Brazil’s Grazieli Jesus de Souza at the ...
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Mandy ready to ‘control the controllable’ with qualifiers in limbo

By Jeff Hicks Team Bujold KITCHENER — The Argentina trip is cancelled. But Mandy Bujold won’t fret over a sudden change in travel plans, not with the coronavirus pandemic threatening public health around the world.Waterloo Region’s community champion is choosing ...
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The Go-to Women in Mandy’s drive for Olympic glory

Meet Brigitte, Jane and Maria — three champs behind the champ By Jeff Hicks Team Bujold Mandy Bujold, her flyweight faith in her boxing career shaken, sat quietly in a church pew a year or so ago. Her mom Brigitte, ...
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FACING MANDY

Sparring with Bujold not for the ‘feint’ of heart, says fellow Canadian Olympic hopeful Justin Parina By Jeff Hicks Team Bujold KITCHENER — The electronic punch counter should have burst into flames. Another spirited sparring round between Mandy Bujold and ...
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Mandy’s ‘knockout’ arrival

Two fights, two punishing victories got Waterloo Region’s Community Champ rolling in the ring By Jeff Hicks Team Bujold KITCHENER — The knockout moment unspooled in slow-motion. Jab. Jab. Right hand. Darkness. A red-shirted opponent toppled before Mandy Bujold, just ...
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Mandy leads Canadian charge into Continental Qualifiers

Spot in 2020 Olympics within reach in South America By Jeff Hicks Team Bujold KITCHENER — Brace yourself, Buenos Aires. The Full Mandy is coming full force for the Continental Olympic Qualifiers at the end of March. Mandy Bujold, Waterloo ...
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