Archive for the ‘Sports/Olympics’ Category

Canada’s elite athletes are smoking, eating and investing in pot

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017
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Canada's elite athletes are smoking, eating and investing in marijuana. Is a toke before stepping to the start line far off? The Canadian government intends to legalize recreational cannabis by July 1, 2018. It's already legal for personal, recreational use in a handful of U.S. states.

‘That country should be banned’: Canadian athletes still angry about Russian doping

Monday, August 14th, 2017
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The release of a new documentary exploring the recent Russian doping scandal has stirred up old feelings of anger and frustration in Canadian Olympians Jesse Lumsden and Christine Girard.

Paris, L.A. provide relief — not answe — to Olympic bidding process

Tuesday, August 1st, 2017
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An agreement to award the 2024 and 2028 Summer Games simultaneously to Paris and Los Angeles may have provided the Olympics with some stability but the unprecedented move will not solve all the problems of a flawed bidding process, say experts.

Los Angeles reaches agreement to host 2028 Summer Olympics

Monday, July 31st, 2017
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Los Angeles has reached an agreement with international Olympic leaders that will open the way for the city to host the 2028 Summer Games. Spokeswoman Caolinn Mejza says the pact is expected to be reviewed by the council later this week.

Watch the Pan Am junior badminton championships

Thursday, July 27th, 2017
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Watch live on Friday at 10 a.m. ET as some of the best young badminton players square off on in Markham, Ont., at the 2017 Pan Am junior badminton championships.

Canada announces additional $5M in annual funding for athletes

Friday, July 21st, 2017
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Canada is putting an additional $5 million a year toward providing aspiring Olympic and Paralympic athletes with financial support, as well as access to quality coaching and training facilities, the federal government announced Friday.

Road to the Olympic Games: IAAF Diamond League from Monaco

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017
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On Saturday's Road to the Olympic Games, sprinting icon Usain Bolt competes in his final Diamond League race, Melissa Bishop chases a Canadian record in the 800m and the Canadian men's 4x100m relay team stumbles in the final.

Watch IAAF Diamond League track & field from Monaco

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017
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Watch live on Friday at 2 p.m. to watch sprinting icon Usain Bolt compete in the men's 100m event as the Diamond League stops in Monaco. Canadians Shawn Barber, Melissa Bishop and Matthew Hughes will also be in action.

2017 Yonex Canada Open Badminton Grand Prix

Thursday, July 13th, 2017
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Watch live as some of the world's top badminton players will square off on Sunday in Calgary at the 2017 Yonex Canada Open Badminton Grand Prix.

Road to the Olympic Games: IAAF Diamond League from Morocco

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017
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Watch Road to the Olympic Games, our show spotlighting the best high-performance athletes from Canada and around the world. On Sunday's program, we feature live coverage from the IAAF Diamond League track and field event in Rabat, Morocco.