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

World Anti-Doping Agency to probe weightlifting federation doping allegations

Monday, June 15th, 2020

The World Anti-Doping Agency has begun an investigation into doping violations after an inquiry led by Canadian lawyer Richard McLaren uncovered 40 positive adverse analytical findings hidden in the International Weightlifting Federation records.

American Olympic boxer Ginny Fuchs cleared of doping violation caused by sex

Saturday, June 13th, 2020

U.S. Olympic team boxer Virginia Fuchs will face no punishment for failing a doping test after the U.S. Anti-Doping Association determined the violation had been caused by two substances transmitted by her boyfriend through sex.

British Olympic skateboard hopeful, 11, fractures skull after fall from ramp

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020

Eleven-year-old skateboarder Sky Brown, who is hoping to become Britain's youngest Olympian next year, fractured her skull and broke bones in her left hand after falling from a ramp during a training session in California.

COC, CPC, Own the Podium announce $5M investment for high-performance sport’s return

Monday, June 1st, 2020

The Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Committees along with Own the Podium unveiled a $5 million investment in a phased return to high-performance sport in a joint statement Monday as much of the sports world remains on hold in the COVID-19 pandemic.

Keeping Tokyo Olympics safe a challenge, says World Health Organization head

Saturday, May 16th, 2020

The head of the World Health Organization said Saturday it will not be easy to make next year's Tokyo Olympics a safe global gathering after the pandemic. Around 11,000 athletes from more than 200 teams are due to compete next July.

Victoria to remain host of Olympic men’s basketball qualifying tournament

Thursday, May 14th, 2020
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Canada's men's basketball team will still get a chance to qualify at home for an Olympic berth. FIBA announced Thursday that four Olympic qualifying tournaments for the Tokyo Games, including one in Victoria, will be held between June 29 and July 4, 2021.

Gaming, throwing dummies, H-O-R-S-E: How 5 Canadian Olympians are passing time in shutdown

Thursday, May 14th, 2020

Swimmer Kylie Masse says training without access to a pool during the coronavirus pandemic has been "a big adjustment." But she and some other Canadian athletes believe they might benefit from such challenges when they return to competition.

Tyler Mislawchuk ready to compete virtually in Triathlon Canada World Series

Monday, April 27th, 2020

After returning home from Europe and spending two weeks of mandatory self-isolation in his basement, Olympic triathlete Tyler Mislawchuk is finally ready to compete. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, his next race will be from his sun room in Oak Bluff, Man.

Too early to worry coronavirus will further delay Tokyo Games: Global health expert

Saturday, April 18th, 2020
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It is premature to think the novel coronavirus outbreak will further delay the Tokyo Olympics, which have already been postponed a year, Brian McCloskey, an expert on global health security and outbreak prevention told Reuters.

Tokyo has no ‘Plan B’ for another Olympic postponement

Tuesday, April 14th, 2020
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There is no "Plan B" for the Olympics if they need to be postponed again because of the coronavirus pandemic, Tokyo organizers said Tuesday. Masa Takaya, the spokesman for the Tokyo Olympics, said organizers are proceeding under the assumption the Olympics will open on July 23, 2021. The Paralympics follow on Aug. 24.