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

Canada’s show jumping team barred from Olympics after Nicole Walker loses appeal

Tuesday, January 12th, 2021
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Show jumper Nicole Walker's appeal of a doping violation has been denied by the Court of Arbitration for Sport, meaning Canada won't have a team in the 2021 Tokyo Olympics.

Canadian wrestler Erica Wiebe loses semifinal at Individual World Cup in Serbia

Tuesday, December 15th, 2020
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In a stunning loss, reigning Olympic wrestling champion Erica Wiebe of Stittsville, Ont., dropped a 2-1 semifinal decision to 2017 world champion Yasemin Adar of Turkey in a 76 kg match on Tuesday at the Individual World Cup in Belgrade, Serbia.

Parkour group urges IOC to reject their sport from 2024 Paris Olympics

Tuesday, December 1st, 2020
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Organizers of the sport of parkour urged the IOC on Tuesday to reject adding the obstacle course-style street-running event to the 2024 Paris Olympics because of a dispute with the governing body of gymnastics.

Tokyo Olympic organizers plan to host 18 test events

Friday, November 27th, 2020
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The postponed Tokyo Olympics are getting a kickstart. Local organizers on Friday announced a series of 18 test events set to begin in March and run into May.

Critics speak out on Tokyo Olympic costs, pandemic, fairness

Friday, November 13th, 2020
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Polls over the last several months show Japanese — and Japanese companies — are divided about holding the Games, or doubtful they should be held at all.

German Andre Henning named coach of Canada’s men’s field hockey team

Friday, October 2nd, 2020
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Former German national team coach Andre Henning has been named coach of the Canadian men's field hockey team. Henning succeeds Paul Bundy, who stepped down in April.

Bach offers pep talk session for Tokyo Games and talks up vaccine

Thursday, September 24th, 2020
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???????IOC President Thomas Bach delivered a pep talk to Japanese government officials and local organizers on Thursday that included suggestions that "hundreds of millions" of doses COVID-19 vaccines would be available before the postponed Olympics open in July.

Swimmer Benoit Huot named Canada’s chef de mission for Commonwealth Games

Tuesday, July 28th, 2020
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Former swim champion Benoit Huot has been named Canada's chef de mission for the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England. Commonwealth Sport Canada made the announcement Tuesday on the two-year countdown to the Birmingham Games.

World Anti-Doping Agency to probe weightlifting federation doping allegations

Monday, June 15th, 2020
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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
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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.