Archive for the ‘Sports/Olympics’ Category

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.

WADA report finds no evidence Canada’s Beckie Scott was bullied

Wednesday, May 15th, 2019
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A law firm found no evidence that members of the World Anti-Doping Agency bullied athletes' representative Beckie Scott, though it concluded that one member's comments to her "could be viewed as aggressive, harsh or disrespectful."

Polish sports minister to succeed WADA president Craig Reedie

Tuesday, May 14th, 2019
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Polish Sports Minister Witold Banka is the choice to be the next president of the World Anti-Doping Agency, succeeding Craig Reedie.

Olympic champion Beckie Scott awaits next step in WADA bullying inquiry

Monday, May 13th, 2019
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Results of an investigation that stemmed from retired Canadian Olympian Beckie Scott's bullying allegations against officials at the World Anti-Doping Agency will be revealed this week at the organization's meetings.

COC can ‘play important role’ in keeping athletes safe from sexual abuse: CEO

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019
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In a wide-ranging interview with CBC Sports, Canadian Olympic Committee CEO David Shoemaker says a solution must be found to keep athletes in Canada safe from sexual abuse and other mistreatment.

WADA retrieves more than 2,500 samples from tainted Moscow lab

Tuesday, April 30th, 2019
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The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) says it has gathered more than 2,500 samples from a Russian laboratory that can be used to potentially corroborate doping positives uncovered by an investigation into a massive government-directed program designed to win Olympic medals.

2028 Los Angeles Olympics revised budget nears $7B US

Tuesday, April 30th, 2019
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The price tag on the Los Angeles 2028 Olympics is now $6.88 billion US, a $1.36 billion increase that comes mainly because of accounting measures designed to better reflect inflation over the long lead-up to those Games.

Caster Semenya wins double at nationals as career-defining court decision looms

Friday, April 26th, 2019
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Caster Semenya has completed a 1,500 and 5,000-metre double at the South African national championships just days before a sports court decision that could shape the rest of her career is expected.

6 Kazakhstan athletes fail to return Olympic medals

Friday, April 26th, 2019
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Kazakhstan says six of its athletes have failed to return their Olympic medals after being stripped of the honours for doping.

Olympic champion Beckie Scott won’t take part in WADA’s bullying investigation

Friday, April 26th, 2019
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Olympic cross-country skiing champion Beckie Scott will not participate in the inquiry over her bullying allegations against officials at the World Anti-Doping Agency, insisting WADA's rebooted effort to look into the matter lacks transparency and is "akin to a kangaroo court."