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

Olympic doping bans of 28 Russian athletes overturned

Thursday, February 1st, 2018
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Sport's highest tribunal has overturned the Olympic doping bans of 28 Russian athletes and reinstated their results at the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi in upholding their appeals.

Snow volleyball makes Olympic pitch with exhibition in Pyeongchang

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018
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A snow volleyball exhibition is planned for Pyeongchang, South Korea to help the sport's international governing body make the case for it to be added to the Olympics.

Russian doping appeal decisions to be announced Thursday

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018
Russian Doping Decision Thursday

Russian athletes disqualified from the Olympics for life in the Sochi doping scandal will have their appeal verdicts announced on Thursday. The Court of Arbitration for Sport says it will announce the 39 decisions from the site of the Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, at 3 a.m. ET.

Anne Merklinger on Canada’s Olympic medal hopes, Own the Podium

Friday, January 26th, 2018
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Canada is a much more proud, bold and confident country, in the eyes of Own the Podium CEO Anne Merklinger, since winning 26 medals at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. The former elite athlete says Canada enters next month’s Winter Games with "our best medal potential ever."

Russia names 169 athletes to Olympic team

Thursday, January 25th, 2018
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Russia announced a 169-strong team for the Winter Olympics on Thursday, without many of the country's top athletes.

1988 Calgary Olympics were the start of something big

Wednesday, January 24th, 2018
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Canada's medal count at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary was modest. But, like the host country itself, several Canadian athletes used those Games as a springboard to bigger and better things.

CBC Sports’ Olympic PYC podcast now available

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018
PYC Podcast

PYC Podcast features Canadian Olympic athletes, both past and present, providing their unique and up-close perspective on the world's biggest sporting event.

Sports tribunal begins hearing appeals from 39 barred Russian athletes

Monday, January 22nd, 2018
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The Court of Arbitration of Sport opened a full week of appeal hearings Monday in Geneva for 39 Russian athletes disqualified from the 2014 Sochi Olympics for taking part in a state-backed doping program.

Unity deal brings together North and South Korea in Pyeongchang

Saturday, January 20th, 2018
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A Korean unity deal for the Pyeongchang Olympics will see 22 North Korean athletes cross the border with South Korea to compete and march together under a unification flag at the opening ceremony.

IOC creates pool of Russians eligible for Winter Olympics

Friday, January 19th, 2018
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The International Olympic Committee says it has created a pool of 389 Russians who are eligible to compete under a neutral flag at next month's Winter Olympics amid the country's doping scandal.