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#GlobalNews #GlobalNational Global National: Aug. 5, 2021 | Canadian Olympian becomes “world's greatest athlete”


On this episode of Global National: Damian Warner has become the first Canadian to win an Olympic gold medal in the decathlon, scoring a record-breaking 9,018 points in the grueling 10 event competition. Crystal Goomansingh reports on the amazing win by the 31-year-old from London, Ont. 

And millions of Canadians who listened to health officials and took the first COVID-19 vaccine they were offered are now struggling to travel to certain countries. Abigail Bimman explains what federal and provincial officials are doing to remedy the problem. 

Plus, vaccine passports could soon be implemented for foreign travellers trying to enter the U.S. Jackson Proskow explains. 

The World Health Organization (WHO) is calling for a moratorium on booster shots, until at least 10 per cent of every country's population has been vaccinated. But as Jamie Mauracher explains, some countries are planning to offer third doses to control a COVID-19 resurgence. 

Global News has learned from multiple federal sources that Canada's next election will be called soon, ending months of speculation. Mercedes Stephenson reports on the pandemic concerns. 

Also, Alberta's top doctor Deena Hinshaw is defending her divisive decision to end the province's pandemic response plan this month. Heather Yourex-West explains why. 

Finally, U.S. diver Jordan Windle, 22, will compete in his first Olympics in honour of two countries and his single parent. Seán O'Shea has the story of the Cambodian adoptee and his gay, devoted dad. 

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