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

IOC wants to remove boxing body AIBA from 2020 Olympics

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019
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Dealing a blow to Olympic boxing officials after months of investigations, the International Olympic Committee has set up a vote next month on removing the sport's governing body AIBA from organizing bouts at the 2020 Summer Games in Tokyo.

Olympic show jumping champion Eric Lamaze confirms brain tumour

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019
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Canadian Olympic show jumping champion Eric Lamaze has revealed he is battling a brain tumour. The 51-year-old won individual gold and a silver medal in team jumping at the 2008 Summer Games in Beijing and bronze at the 2016 Olympics in Rio.

‘It’s a stain on skateboarding’: WSF president on removal of sport from Pan Ams

Monday, May 20th, 2019
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The cancellation of skateboarding from the Pan American Games this summer, amid a dispute regarding qualification, could lead to an "embarrassing" debut of the sport at next summer’s Olympics in Tokyo, says World Skateboarding Federation president Tim McFerran.

Embattled boxing body faces Olympic inquiry before Tokyo ruling

Saturday, May 18th, 2019
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The embattled amateur boxing federation faces an Olympic inquiry on Monday fearing it could be punished for forcing out a longtime IOC member as its president.

Canada’s Stefan Daniel takes gold at World Para-triathlon Series in Japan

Saturday, May 18th, 2019
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Stefan Daniel proved he is in the best overall shape of his life after stomping the field to win the gold medal at the World Para-triathlon Series on an early Saturday morning in Yokohama, Japan.

Canada’s Alexis Lepage earns 1st career medal at triathlon World Cup

Sunday, May 12th, 2019
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Canada's Alexis Lepage earned the first medal of his career in a photo finish at the triathlon World Cup on Sunday in Chengdu, China.

International Olympic Committee president criticized by boxing chief

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019
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International boxing federation executive director Tom Virgets has criticized IOC president Thomas Bach's comments that Olympic officials could organize the Tokyo 2020 boxing tournament if the sport's federation can't get its affairs in order.

Canadian wrestlers continue to crowd podium at senior Pan Am championships

Sunday, April 21st, 2019
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Canadian wrestlers added to their medal haul on Sunday with five more podium finishes at the senior Pan American championships in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Canadian women place 2nd in wrestling at senior Pan Am championships

Sunday, April 21st, 2019
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Five Canadian wrestlers reached the podium Saturday, providing a strong United States team with some competition at the senior Pan American championships in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Canada’s Gagne wins men’s title at mountain bike championship

Sunday, April 7th, 2019
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Canada's Raphael Gagne won the elite men's title at the Continental Mountain Bike Championships on Saturday.