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Joy Drop: Some truly inspiring stories from Beijing OlympicsCBC Sports Senior Contributor Shireen Ahmed's weekly roundup of the things that struck her from the week that was.

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CBC Sports' senior contributor Shireen Ahmed on the week's happier moments

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Friends, we know that when the Olympics are in full swing, it is hard to ignore all the highs and lows. It was challenging to pick only a couple of amazing things to share but I will absolutely give it my best. Here is your weekly roundup of joy!

One of my favourite stories from Beijing is the triumph of Max Parrot. Parrot won Canada's first gold medal at these Olympics, winning the men's snowboard slopestyle.

But the most incredible win for Parrot was in beating cancer. In 2018 he was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma. Although he missed the entire 2018-2019 season, he beat Hodgkin's and came back to win gold. Not only is Parrot humble, but his attitude is incredibly sincere and encouraging.

WATCH | Max Parrot grabs gold in slopestyle: 

Snowboarder Max Parrot’s gold-medal comeback after beating cancer

5 days agoDuration 2:06Snowboarder Max Parrot won Canada's first gold medal at the 2022 Beijing Games, completing a triumphant comeback after he was diagnosed with cancer following the 2018 Olympics.Joy Drop: Who knew shoveling snow could create so many smiles?


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