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

Former Giro winner Scarponi dies after collision with van

Saturday, April 22nd, 2017
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Michele Scarponi, who won the Giro d'Italia in 2011, died after a collision with a van while training on Saturday in Italy. He was 37.

Australia defends its world title in men’s team pursuit

Thursday, April 13th, 2017
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Australia defended its title in the men's team pursuit on Thursday at the world track cycling championships.

Kate O’Brien, Amelia Walsh sprint to 5th at track cycling worlds

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017
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Canada's team of Kate O'Brien and Amelia Walsh finished fifth in the team sprint at the world track cycling championships in Hong Kong. Fellow Canadian Jasmin Duehring was sixth in the women's 10-kilometre scratch race.

Canada falls to Fiji in Hong Kong 7s quarters

Sunday, April 9th, 2017
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Canada dropped its quarter-final match to eventual champion Fiji at the Hong Kong Sevens, finishing in a tie for seventh at the tournament.

Manny Pacquiao to return to ring against Australian Jeff Horn

Saturday, April 8th, 2017
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Manny Pacquiao will fight Australian Jeff Horn on July 2 at Brisbane's 52,500-capacity Suncorp Stadium in a defence of Pacquiao's WBO welterweight title.

Canada to face Olympic champion Fiji in Hong Kong 7s quarters

Saturday, April 8th, 2017
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Canada has advanced to the Cup quarter-finals for the third World Series event in a row, but will have to get past Olympic champion Fiji to reach the final four at the Hong Kong Sevens.

Canadian weightlifter Christine Girard appears another step closer to gold

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017
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Canadian weightlifter Christine Girard appears one step closer to becoming an Olympic gold medallist. The International Olympic Committee has stripped Russia's Svetlana Tzarukaeva of the silver medal she won at the London Olympics after retesting of her samples showed evidence of a prohibited substance.

Canada’s Joanna Brown scores 1st career triathlon World Cup medal

Sunday, April 2nd, 2017
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Canadian Joanna Brown staged a late charge to finish second at the triathlon World Cup in New Plymouth, New Zealand on Sunday.

Rio Olympians shine at Canadian Wrestling Championships

Saturday, March 25th, 2017
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The Canadian Wrestling Championships included some familiar faces in the women and men's freestyle competition. The crowd saw the return of Rio Olympians — Jasmine Mian, Michelle Fazzari, Haislan Garcia, and Korey Jarvis — all winning their respective weight classes.

2028 Olympics not an option for Paris, says bid chief

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017
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The Paris Olympic bid chief said on Tuesday he was not against the awarding of the 2024 and 2028 Olympics in the same session later this year, but ruled the French capital out of the latter Games.