Archive for the ‘Sports/Olympics/Winter Sports/Short Track’ Category

The Roadrunner reborn: Charle Cournoyer wants more in Pyeongchang

Friday, October 13th, 2017

In the Cournoyer family, skating cuts deep. Charle Cournoyer experienced success earlier than most; at 22 the youngest skater on Canada’s short track squad in Sochi, he won a surprising bronze in the 500 metres, the lone bright spot in a disappointing showing for the country.

Catch them if you can: Canadian men’s short track relay team golden again

Sunday, October 8th, 2017
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The Canadian men's relay team struck gold on Sunday in the Netherlands, making them a perfect two-for-two this season in World Cup competition. The women's relay team also stepped onto the podium for the second time in as many weeks, claiming bronze.

St-Gelais, Girard lead Canadian short track medal haul

Saturday, October 7th, 2017

Marianne St-Gelais and Samuel Girard continued Canada's torrid start to the World Cup short track season with gold-medal finishes - just two of five speed skating medals won on Saturday in the Netherlands.

Canada nearly perfect in short track qualifying

Friday, October 6th, 2017

Canada's short track speed skating team qualified 11 of a possible 12 spots on Thursday for the final rounds of the 500-metre and 1,500 events in the second leg of the World Cup season in the Netherlands.

Watch Canada compete at the short track World Cup in the Netherlands

Thursday, October 5th, 2017
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Watch live as Canada's best short track athletes compete this weekend in Dordrecht, Netherlands.

Canadian men’s relay team golden at short track World Cup opener

Sunday, October 1st, 2017

Canada claimed its first gold medal of the season in the men's 5000-metre relay at the World Cup opener in Budapest, Hungary, on Sunday.

Kim Boutin wins silver at short track World Cup opener

Saturday, September 30th, 2017
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Kim Boutin of Sherbrooke, Que., had a successful start to the season, earning silver in the 1500-metre at the short track speed skating World Cup opener in Budapest, Hungary, on Saturday.

Charles Hamelin qualifies for 4th Olympics at short track selections

Sunday, August 20th, 2017

Charles Hamelin qualified for his fourth Olympics on Sunday after finishing second overall at the Canadian short track team selections.

Concussion sidelines Valerie Maltais at short track team selections

Saturday, August 19th, 2017

Valerie Maltais of Saguenay, Que., withdrew from Canada's 2018 short-track speed skating team selections on Saturday due to a concussion. It follows Marianne St-Gelais's withdrawal with concussion-like symptoms last weekend.

Samuel Girard, Kim Boutin get closer to Olympic spots at short track selection trials

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

Samuel Girard and Kim Boutin both increased their chances of being the first male and female skaters to lock up their spots on the Canadian short track team at the 2018 Olympic Games.