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

Canadian athletes to receive increased funding ahead of Olympics

Friday, October 13th, 2017
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A pay raise for Canada's Olympians and Paralympians is rolling out with the Winter Games just weeks away. Athletes receive monthly "carding" cheques from the Athletes Assistance Program for living expenses and sport costs their federations don't cover.

Vancouver 2010 doping re-test catches undisclosed athlete

Monday, October 9th, 2017
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Re-testing of more than a thousand samples from the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics uncovered only one athlete to have taken banned substances, the International Olympic Committee said on Monday.

NHL stars coming to terms with lack of Olympic participation

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017
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The NHL became entwined with the Olympics before young stars like Connor McDavid, Jack Eichel or Auston Matthews even pulled on a pair of skates. There's nothing to look forward to this time: instead of going to South Korea this winter, players face a season that will keep going during the Olympics.

Canada’s 2018 Olympic, Paralympic team uniforms revealed

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017
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Canada's Olympic and Paralympic uniforms for the Winter Games in Pyeongchang South Korea, complete with colour blocks of red and white, plus black, were unveiled at Toronto's Eaton Centre on Tuesday morning.

Scott Russell, Andi Petrillo to lead CBC’s Olympic coverage

Monday, October 2nd, 2017
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With the Olympic Winter Games just over four months away, CBC Sports announced Monday that Scott Russell, Andi Petrillo, Alexandre Despatie, Craig McMorris and Kelly VanderBeek will host the live English-language broadcast from Pyeongchang.

Forward Jessica Campbell retires from Canadian women’s hockey

Friday, September 29th, 2017
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Forward Jessica Campbell has announced her retirement from Canada's women's hockey team. The 25-year-old made her debut with Canada's national women's program in 2008 and won a gold medal at the 2014 Four Nations Cup in Kamloops, B.C.

Where’s Japan? PyeongChang organizers fix website map after complaint

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017
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?South Korean organizers of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics corrected a map on their official website after Japanese sports officials complained Wednesday that Japan was missing.

Get ready for early morning/late night Olympic hockey in Pyeongchang

Monday, September 25th, 2017
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If you want to watch men's and women's hockey at the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang, you might have to seriously adjust your internal body clock as the schedules for both were released on Monday. The Canadian men kick off their Olympic gold defence against Switzerland, while the champion women face Russia.

Longtime goalie Charline Labonte retires from Team Canada

Monday, September 25th, 2017
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Four-time Olympic gold medallist Charline Labonte announced her retirement from the Canadian national hockey team Monday. The Boisbriand, Que., goalie debuted for Canada in 2001 on an international tour against Sweden, and went on to play 61 games for the red and white.

Bling, bling! Medals revealed for PyeongChang Games

Thursday, September 21st, 2017
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The world's top athletes can now envision what they will receive for a podium finish at the PyeongChang Games as the medal designs were revealed on Thursday.