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4 Olympic events to watch on Sunday

Sunday, August 7th, 2016
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The first weekend of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games continues with some new athletes in action.

Newsmakers: Canadian women’s teams came to play

Saturday, August 6th, 2016
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Almost 60 per cent of Team Canada's Olympic team is made of up women. On Saturday, a quarter of those women, lifted by their own expectations, gave us a striking glimpse of their intent at these Games. Simply put, they came to play.

4 Olympic events to watch on Saturday

Saturday, August 6th, 2016
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Let's get right into it, shall we? A lot is happening for Team Canada on Saturday at the Rio Games.

Why some Olympians skipped the opening ceremony

Friday, August 5th, 2016
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The opening ceremony is a once-in-a-lifetime event, but not every athlete goes. Here's why.

Hayley Wickenheiser amongst Canadian athletes critical of IOC’s decision on Russia

Sunday, July 24th, 2016
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Hayley Wickenheiser takes to Twitter alongside fellow Canadian athletes Jean-Luc Brassard, Adam van Koeverden and Catriona Le May Doan to voice their doubts on the IOC's call to have individual sport federations determine whether Russian athletes are fit to compete at Rio 2016.

Olympic teams arrive in Rio to leaks, electrical outages in Athletes Village

Sunday, July 24th, 2016
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The International Olympic Committee and local organizers held emergency talks Sunday just hours before the sprawling Athletes Village was set to open officially as thousands of athletes arriving for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics could find major plumbing and electrical problems in their rooms.

IOC strips Turkish weightlifter of 2008 Olympic silver medal for doping

Friday, July 22nd, 2016
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The IOC has disqualified a silver medal-winning Turkish weightlifter from the 2008 Beijing Olympics for doping with an anabolic steroid. The IOC says Sibel Ozkan, who placed second in the women's 48-kilogram class, tested positive for stanozolol in recent re-tests of her urine sample.

Canadian Olympians share their rituals, including dry heaving and shaving

Friday, July 22nd, 2016
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Canadian Olympians heading to Rio 2016 share some of their pre-game rituals which range from listening to a certain song or lacing up a particular shoe first to more gut-wrenching habits.

Don’t lose faith in sport or the Olympics

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016
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The people who matter, namely the fans, are outwardly questioning their belief in the value of sport and the Olympic Games.

U.S., Canadian anti-doping agencies want blanket ban on Russian athletes in Rio

Saturday, July 16th, 2016
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Canadian and United States anti-doping agencies are calling for a ban of all Russian athletes - Olympic and Paralympic, across all sports - in anticipation of a key report on state-sponsored doping at the Sochi Olympics, which is to be published next week.