Archive for the ‘Sports/Olympics’ Category

Putin accuses U.S. agencies of manipulating doping testimony

Thursday, December 14th, 2017
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Russian President Vladimir Putin accused U.S. agencies of manipulating evidence from the main whistleblower on doping at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. Putin says former Moscow anti-doping laboratory director Grigory Rodchenkov is "under the control" of the American agencies.

Dutch report highlights sexual harassment in sports

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

A report commissioned by the Dutch Olympic Committee says urgent action must be taken to tackle widespread sexual abuse and harassment in sports in the Netherlands.

Russian Olympic Committee approves athletes competing as neutrals

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017
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The Russian Olympic Committee on Tuesday formally gave approval for athletes to compete under a neutral flag at the Winter Games in Pyeongchang in February.

Russia says its athletes want to compete at Winter Olympics

Monday, December 11th, 2017

Russian athletes are overwhelmingly in favour of competing at the upcoming Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea despite a ban on the national team, the country's Olympic committee said Monday.

Olympic sports catchup: Homan and Koe are Pyeongchang bound

Monday, December 11th, 2017

It was a jam-packed weekend of high-performance sport around the world, including Rachel Homan and Kevin Koe booking their tickets to Pyeongchang as Canada's representatives in the Olympic curling tournament.

It’s not too late to save the Olympics

Thursday, December 7th, 2017

The Russian doping scandal brought to light the toxic, win-at-all-costs culture that threatens to destroy the Olympics. But the Games can still be saved, writes Scott Russell.

Russian doping bans continue, more cases coming

Friday, December 1st, 2017

More Russian doping cases from the 2014 Sochi Games are on the way, the International Olympic Committee said Friday as it banned three more athletes.

Canada’s new minister of sport pushing for Calgary Olympic bid

Friday, December 1st, 2017

As Canada's minister of sport and persons with disabilities, Calgary-born Kent Hehr is working behind the scenes looking into what the city needs to move forward with an Olympic bid.

He wanted to win a championship. He was told to lose to a Russian.

Tuesday, November 28th, 2017
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?An Iranian wrestler said his managers told him to intentionally lose to a Russian competitor to avoid facing an Israeli wrestler in the next round.

Olympic sports catchup: McMorris goes big, Canadian sliders bring it at home

Monday, November 27th, 2017
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It was a jam-packed weekend of high-performance sport around the world, including the triumphant return of snowboarder Mark McMorris to World Cup competition and a major medal haul by Canadian bobsleigh and skeleton athletes in Whistler, B.C.