Archive for the ‘Sports/Olympics/Winter Sports’ Category

Ovechkin, Kuznetsov hope Russian athletes will compete despite Olympic ban

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017
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Russian Washington Capitals players Alexander Ovechkin and Evgeny Kuznetsov will support any of their countrymen who compete at the Winter Olympics despite an IOC decision banning Russia from the Games, they said on Wednesday.

IOC to offer medal ceremonies to athletes affected by Russian doping

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017
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Athletes cheated out of medals by Russian competitors at the 2014 Sochi Olympics will be offered a "dignified" medal ceremony at the PyeongChang Games in February. "We are doing from our side everything what we can to speed up this procedure," IOC president Thomas Bach says.

Kremlin to analyze Olympic ban before taking any steps

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017
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The Kremlin needs to analyze the International Olympic Committee's ruling to bar Russia and its sports officials from the upcoming PyeongChang Games before making any decisions regarding the country's participation, a spokesman for president Vladimir Putin said Wednesday.

Russia won’t quietly digest IOC’s Olympic ban and walk away

Tuesday, December 5th, 2017
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The IOC has told Russia to stay home from the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeonchang, South Korea. And with Russian officials already promising to appeal the Olympic ban, more layers to this story are expected to unfold.

Retired cross-country skier Beckie Scott lauds Russian Olympic ban

Tuesday, December 5th, 2017
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Retired Canadian cross-country skier Beckie Scott says she's encouraged by the International Olympic Committee's decision to ban Russia from the 2018 Winter Olympics and allow only clean athletes from that country to compete as neutrals.

IOC to decide Russia’s Olympic fate for 2018 Games

Tuesday, December 5th, 2017
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Watch today at 1:30 p.m. ET as the International Olympic Committee's executive board will decide whether Russia will be allowed to send a team to the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

Should Russia be banned from the Olympics?

Monday, December 4th, 2017
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Watch live now as CBC Sports reporter Jamie Strashin and Olympian Deidra Dionne discuss the impending IOC ruling on whether Russia will be allowed to compete at the Olympics ahead of Tuesday’s announcement.

IOC has evidence to back Russian Olympic ban

Monday, December 4th, 2017
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The International Olympic Committee's executive board will decide Tuesday whether Russia will be allowed to send a team to the 2018 Winter Games in South Korea. Here's a look at how we arrived at this point and what could come next.

Why Russia should be banned from the Winter Olympics

Monday, December 4th, 2017
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In an open letter to IOC president Thomas Bach, Winter Olympic medallist Deidra Dionne argues that Russia must receive the strongest possible punishment for its doping violations.

Russian figure skater Medvedeva to address IOC on doping

Monday, December 4th, 2017
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Two-time defending world figure skating champion Evgenia Medvedeva will address the International Olympic Committee board on Tuesday ahead of a vote on whether to ban Russia from the upcoming Pyeongchang Games.