Archive for the ‘Sports/Olympics’ Category

Russian deputy PM Mutko wins Olympic doping appeal

Thursday, July 11th, 2019
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Vitaly Mutko, who was Russia's Sports Minister during the doping-tainted Winter Olympics in Sochi, has won an appeal against his lifetime ban from the games.

Olympic champion, anti-doping advocate Beckie Scott receives Order of Canada

Friday, July 5th, 2019
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Olympic champion Beckie Scott has received the Order of Canada for her contributions to the fight against doping.

Jailed former Rio governor says he paid $2M in bribes for 2016 Olympics votes

Thursday, July 4th, 2019
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A jailed former governor of Rio de Janeiro state told a judge on Thursday that he paid about $2 million for the votes of International Olympic Committee members to award the Brazilian city the 2016 Summer Games.

Marnie McBean, 3-time rowing gold medallist, named Canada’s chef de mission for 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Monday, July 1st, 2019
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Three-time rowing gold-medallist Marnie McBean has been named Canada's Olympic chef de mission for the Tokyo 2020 Summer Games.

Canada names Pan Am women’s softball team

Wednesday, June 19th, 2019
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There may not be a Olympic spot on the line in Lima, but the Canadian women's softball team will be treating the Pan Am Games as an important final tune-up before their last chance to qualify for Tokyo 2020.

Boxing body near bankrupt, facing 2020 Olympic exclusion

Wednesday, June 19th, 2019
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The International Boxing Association says it is near bankruptcy, days before a decision to formally exclude the body from the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Up to 70 Russian athletes could face doping charges

Wednesday, June 19th, 2019
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The Russian anti-doping agency says the number of athletes accused of receiving banned treatments from a doctor could rise to 70. The agency said this week it would file cases against 33 athletes from numerous sports suspected of receiving banned intravenous infusions.

33 Russian athletes face new doping allegations

Monday, June 17th, 2019
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Thirty-three Russian athletes from a range of sports face doping cases for using banned treatments from a doctor, the Russian anti-doping agency said Monday.

Italian bid edges Swedish rival in 2026 Olympic host study

Friday, May 24th, 2019
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The Italian bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympics in Milan and Cortina d'Ampezzo looked stronger than the Stockholm-Are project in an IOC analysis of the candidates published Friday.

Canada’s Ashley Kraayeveld finishes 5th at taekwondo worlds

Sunday, May 19th, 2019
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Canada's Ashley Kraayeveld finished fifth in the women's 62-kilogram weight class Sunday at the world taekwondo championships in Manchester, England.