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

Jay Triano withdraws from Canada’s men’s basketball coaching search

Sunday, March 24th, 2019
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Jay Triano's long term as head coach of Canada's men's basketball team has come to an end. The 60-year-old confirmed Sunday night that he'd withdrawn his name from the ongoing coaching search for "personal reasons."

How will Olympic champion Erica Wiebe reinvent her winning formula?

Friday, March 22nd, 2019
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Olympic champion Erica Wiebe takes on world champion Justina Di Stasio this weekend in the Canadian's first steps towards wrestling in Tokyo 2020.

Canada’s Tyler Mislawchuk ‘over the moon’ by his first World Cup triathlon win

Saturday, March 16th, 2019
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Tyler Mislawchuk of Oak Bluff, Man., captured his first triathlon World Cup event Saturday, posting a time of 52 minutes 14 seconds in topping a field of 67 in Mooloolaba, Australia.

Promising Canadian BMX cyclist Aidan Webber dies in workplace accident

Wednesday, March 13th, 2019
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A promising, young BMX racer who represented Canada and won titles at home and abroad has died in a workplace accident in the waters off northeast Vancouver Island. A post on the Nanaimo BMX Facebook page says Nanaimo resident Aidan Webber died Sunday.

Spain’s Mario Mola races to 1st at triathlon World Series opener

Friday, March 8th, 2019
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Mario Mola began his bid for a fourth successive world triathlon championship in style when he won the series opener in Abu Dhabi by three seconds on Friday.

Thailand volunteers to sit out Olympic weightlifting over doping

Friday, March 8th, 2019
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Thailand has volunteered to ban itself from Tokyo Olympic Games weightlifting next year because of doping, another blow to a sport whose place on the Olympic program is precarious.

North Korea commits to ‘remedy’ anti-doping issue

Friday, February 15th, 2019
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The IOC chief says he's received commitments from North Korea that it will work to "remedy" concerns about its anti-doping controls. International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach met with officials from North and South Korea, to discuss creating unified teams for the Summer Games in Tokyo.

Yup, still fast: Usain Bolt casually ties NFL 40-yard dash record

Saturday, February 2nd, 2019
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Olympic sprinter Usain Bolt can now add an NFL record to his list of accolades.

Canadian men’s baseball team earns spot in Pan American Games

Thursday, January 31st, 2019
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The Canadian men's baseball team has qualified for the Pan American Games, despite having a game postponed on Thursday. Colombia's win over Panama on Wednesday guaranteed Canada a top-four finish at the seven-team qualification tournament.

Canada beats Panama in opener of Pan Am Games baseball qualifier

Tuesday, January 29th, 2019
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Wes Darvil homered to tie the game and Daniel Pinero scored the go-ahead run on a wild pitch as Canada opened the Pan American Games baseball qualifying tournament with a 5-1 win over Panama on Tuesday.