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

Canadian weightlifter Christine Girard declared 2012 Olympic champion

Thursday, April 19th, 2018
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Canadian weightlifter Christine Girard can finally call herself an Olympic champion. The International Olympic Committee made it official Thursday, declaring that Girard will be awarded the gold medal in the 63-kilogram weight class from the 2012 Summer Games.

Canadian-born, UConn made: Kia Nurse prepares for WNBA

Wednesday, April 11th, 2018
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Throughout her collegiate and international career, it never took long for Kia Nurse to prove that she belonged. Now, she'll embark on a professional career in the WNBA looking to do the same.

Canadian guard Kia Nurse kept it simple to reach her full potential

Friday, March 16th, 2018
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Canada's Kia Nurse is having the best season of her collegiate career. She's a finalist for two of women's college basketball's major player awards and her success is a huge reason why the University of Connecticut are the favourites for the national championship.

Team Saskatoon to represent Canada at FIBA 3-on-3 World Cup

Friday, March 2nd, 2018
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Team Saskatoon will represent Canada at the 2018 FIBA 3x3 World Cup, Canada Basketball announced Friday. The 40-team event will run June 8-12 in Manila, Philippines.

IOC ‘worried’ for Olympic boxing body, organized crime links

Sunday, January 28th, 2018
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The IOC says it is "extremely worried" about the governance of Olympic boxing body AIBA, whose new interim president has been linked to organized crime by United States federal authorities.

Shot put kills referee at competition in Czech Republic

Sunday, January 14th, 2018
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A referee at a track and field competition in the Czech capital was killed when a shot put hit him in the chest. The Czech athletics federation says the accident occurred during an indoor youth competition in Prague on Saturday.

Andre De Grasse to headline Canada’s Commonwealth Games team

Wednesday, January 10th, 2018
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Star sprinter Andre De Grasse will lead Canada's track and field team at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, beginning April 4 in Gold Coast, Australia.

Meet the godfather of Canadian surfing

Thursday, December 7th, 2017
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With surfing set to join the Olympics in 2020, Canada's Dom Domic has seen his sport come a long way since the waves first pulled him in.

Canada’s men’s basketball roster set for World Cup qualifying

Friday, November 17th, 2017
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Roy Rana selected a team of players from all over the world to tip off Canada's quest for a FIBA World Cup berth in Halifax on Nov. 24.

Russian weightlifting medallist from 2012 Olympics suspended in doping case

Monday, November 13th, 2017
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Russian weightlifter and Olympic medallist Ruslan Albegov has been suspended on suspicion of doping. Albegov is Russia's only remaining men's weightlifting medallist from the 2012 Olympics, as five of the six other lifters who competed at those Games have since been disqualified.