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

Tessa Virtue, Scott Moir named CBC Sports Canadian Athletes of the Year

Thursday, December 20th, 2018

Naming ice dancers Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir as CBC Sports Canadian Athletes of the Year for 2018 offers not only one last opportunity to celebrate the duo’s accomplishments, but also to revisit a moment in sports history that captivated a nation.

Here’s how Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir won 2018

Thursday, December 20th, 2018
Tessa & Scott

They started off with a bang in February at the Olympics and haven't let up since. Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir are Canada's sweethearts and they just won 2018. Prove us wrong.

Skier-snowboarder Ledecka upset with overlapping worlds schedules

Tuesday, December 18th, 2018
SKIING/ Ledecka Schedules

Skier-snowboarder Ester Ledecka will not be able to follow up her dual sport gold-medal performances at the Pyeongchang Olympics because of overlapping world championship schedules.

Ester Ledecka keeps turning heads with multi-sport success

Monday, December 17th, 2018
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Ester Ledecka, the skier-snowboarder who stunned just about everyone by winning the Olympic super-G in addition to parallel giant slalom snowboard gold, is finding her groove again in both sports.

Former ski coach Bertrand Charest wants sexual assault sentence reduced

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018

Former national ski coach Bertrand Charest is seeking to have his sexual-assault sentence reduced by at least half. In a recent filing with Quebec's Court of Appeal, Charest's lawyers argue the 12-year sentence he received last December should be cut to between four and six years.

More than rivals: Canadian, U.S. women’s hockey players marry

Thursday, September 27th, 2018

Love can be in the air anywhere, even in the middle of a fierce, high-stakes hockey rivalry. Just ask former Canadian women's hockey team forward Gillian Apps and American forward Meghan Duggan, who married this past weekend in Pownal, Maine.

With Turin out, Italy moves forward to Milan-Cortina bid

Tuesday, September 18th, 2018

Italy's three-pronged bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics has been reduced to a two-city candidacy featuring Milan and Cortina d'Ampezzo.

Sapporo ends bid for 2026 Winter Olympics

Monday, September 17th, 2018

The Japanese city of Sapporo has dropped its bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympics following a recent earthquake. After meeting with Sapporo representatives, the International Olympic Committee says the city will now focus on a bid for the 2030 Games.

Sapporo expected to drop out of 2026 Winter Olympic bid race

Friday, September 14th, 2018

The Japanese city of Sapporo is expected to stop pursuing the 2026 Winter Olympics, leaving Calgary and three other possible candidates as the IOC struggles to find hosts — particularly for the Winter Games.

Swiss region of Valais rejects 2026 Olympic bid

Sunday, June 10th, 2018

Voters in the Swiss region of Valais have voted against a bid to host the 2026 Winter OIympics in the town of Sion.