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

Pacquiao defeats Thurman by split-decision for Welterweight title

Saturday, July 20th, 2019
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Manny Pacquiao beat champion Keith Thurman in a split points decision on Saturday to take the WBA Welterweight Super Championship in Las Vegas.

Olympic surfing hopefuls worry Tokyo may deliver more splash than waves

Saturday, July 20th, 2019
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As one of five new sports added to the program for 2020 Tokyo Olympics, surfing is arguably the most glamorous and is sure to bring a new dimension as the IOC seeks a younger audience.

Watch the 3-on-3 basketball World Tour from Saskatoon

Thursday, July 18th, 2019
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Watch the 2019 FIBA 3x3 basketball World Tour from Saskatoon beginning on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. ET.

Olympic boxing champion Pernell Whitaker dies after being hit by car

Monday, July 15th, 2019
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Retired boxer Pernell "Sweet Pea" Whitaker died Sunday after being struck by a vehicle while crossing the street at a busy Virginia Beach, Va., intersection, authorities said Monday.

Gafur Rakhimov steps down as president of troubled boxing body AIBA

Monday, July 15th, 2019
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Gafur Rakhimov, a businessman with alleged links to organized crime, resigned Monday as president of the International Boxing Association after his tenure played a role in the body being stripped of the right to organize the Olympic boxing events.

IOC to change process of Olympic bid races, host elections

Wednesday, June 26th, 2019
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Radical changes in how and when Olympic hosts are picked were voted in Wednesday as the International Olympic Committee looks to avoid negative headlines and angering local taxpayers following referendum losses and excessive spending on white elephant venues.

IOC strips Olympic status from troubled boxing body AIBA

Wednesday, June 26th, 2019
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The IOC stripped Olympic status from troubled boxing body AIBA on Wednesday and will now organize qualifying and final tournaments for the 2020 Tokyo Games.

1 more hurdle for breakdancing, 3 other new sports at 2024 Olympics

Tuesday, June 25th, 2019
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Breakdancing and three other sports have taken another step toward appearing at the Paris 2024 Olympics after the International Olympic Committee on Tuesday voted in favour of their inclusion.

Canada inches closer to securing spot at 2020 Olympic qualifier

Sunday, June 23rd, 2019
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The Canadian women's field hockey team has moved into the semifinals of the FIH Hockey Series Finals in Valencia, Spain, and is one win away from making an Olympic qualifying playoff.

Canadian women’s field hockey team looks to take step toward 2020 Olympics

Tuesday, June 18th, 2019
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A strong showing at the FIH Hockey Series Finals, starting this week, could go a long way in the Canadian women's field hockey team qualifying for the 2020 Olympics later this year.