Archive for the ‘Sports/Olympics Summer’ Category

Rugby World Cup: Scotland runs away from Japan to win

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015

Scotland made a mockery of its label as a first-half team by Eddie Jones by scoring five tries in a second-half onslaught against his Japan side to win 45-10 in the Rugby World Cup on Wednesday.

Canadians earn pair of Road Cycling Top 10’s

Monday, September 21st, 2015
Gillian Ellsay & Emiliah Harvey

Canadian junior cyclists Gillian Ellsay and Emiliah Harvey finished in the top 10 in the individual time trial at the UCI Road Cycling World Championships in Richmond, Virginia.

Canadian Olympic Committee confirms interest in Toronto 2024 bid

Friday, September 11th, 2015
Marcel Aubut & Thomas Bach

A Friday board meeting of the Canadian Olympic Committee led to a unanimous vote to give COC president Marcel Aubut authorization to sign a letter of interest in a Toronto bid for the 2024 Olympics.

2024 Olympics: Rome formally submits bid

Friday, September 11th, 2015
Rome 2024 Olympic bid

Emphasizing its "incomparable beauty" amid a widening corruption scandal, Rome formally submitted its bid for the 2024 Olympics on Friday to mark a turnaround after a 2020 candidacy was scrapped three years ago because of financial concerns.

Rio Olympics organizers promise viral testing for polluted water

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015
Guanabara Bay

Olympic organizers promised Tuesday to introduce viral testing in the polluted waters in Rio de Janeiro where about 1,400 athletes will compete in next year's games.

Tokyo 2020 Olympics logo scrapped

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015
Tokyo 2020 logo

Tokyo Olympic organizers on Tuesday decided to scrap the logo for the 2020 Games following another allegation its Japanese designer might have used copied materials.

Michael Phelps aims to swim at 2016 Summer Olympics

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015
Michael Phelps

Michael Phelps is aiming to compete in a fifth Olympics next year in Rio, although the 18-time Olympic champion won't swim in the world championships this summer.

Bruce Jenner in 4-vehicle car crash that kills woman

Saturday, February 7th, 2015
Bruce Jenner crash

There's no indication Bruce Jenner was being chased by paparazzi who were nearby when the SUV he was driving became involved in a four-vehicle crash that killed a woman, authorities said Saturday.

Olympic funding boost raises athletes’ hopes

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015
Christine Girard

Canadian athletes seeking Olympic and Paralympic gold in 2016 are looking forward to training in better conditions after a $3-million funding boost announced Wednesday.

Jean-Luc Brassard named Canada’s chef de mission for Rio Olympics

Thursday, December 4th, 2014
Jean-Luc Brassard

Olympic moguls champion Jean-Luc Brassard will be Canada's chef de mission for the 2016 Rio Olympics. Brassard was an assistant to Canada's chef de mission Steve Podborski at the 2014 Sochi Games.