Archive for the ‘Sports/Olympics’ Category

John Carlos, U.S. athletes urge IOC to abolish rule that bans protests at Olympics

Saturday, June 27th, 2020
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John Carlos and a group of American athletes have written a letter calling on the IOC to abolish the rule banning protests at the Olympics.

Canada’s past, present IOC members say calls for social change must be confronted

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020
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Corruption in leadership, rampant doping issues, athletes who feel disenfranchised, a worldwide pandemic, plus a call for freedom of expression in light of anti-Black racism has forced the IOC to take a long, hard look in the mirror.

Canadians feature prominently among record-breaking moments in Olympic history

Wednesday, June 17th, 2020
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On this week's edition of Olympic Games Replay, CBC Sports features a look back at some of the most historic records set during the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

IOC to begin talks about easing protest ban at Olympics

Wednesday, June 10th, 2020
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The International Olympic Committee budging slightly on its position about protest gestures during Olympic Games earned both support and criticism from some Canadian quarters.

Canadian men, women capture back-to-back hockey gold at Sochi Games in 2014

Wednesday, June 10th, 2020
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On this week's edition of Olympic Games Replay, CBC Sports features hockey action from the 2014 Sochi Games, where Canada's men's and women's teams famously topped the podium.

IOC, IPC maintain stance against kneeling during anthem amid worldwide protests

Tuesday, June 9th, 2020
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The U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee is creating an athlete group that will look into loosening restrictions on protests at the games.

What we know and don’t know about the postponed Tokyo Olympics

Monday, June 8th, 2020
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It's been 2 ½ months since the Tokyo Olympics were postponed until next year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. So where do the games stand?

Racial unrest achingly familiar for Fergie Jenkins, other Canadian black athletes

Friday, June 5th, 2020
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Canadian baseball legend Fergie Jenkins has watched the jarring scenes of racial unrest play out this past week in the U.S., and the images are achingly familiar.

Canadian Olympian Horn-Miller wary of parallels between current global protests and Oka Crisis

Friday, June 5th, 2020
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Protesters standing face-to-face with armed officers from the national guard – Canadian Olympian Waneek Horn-Miller has been there, and is reminding Canadians how real racism is in this country.

Postponed Tokyo Olympics could be downsized, simplified

Thursday, June 4th, 2020
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The Japanese public is being prepared for the reality of next year's postponed Olympics, where athletes are likely to face quarantines, spectators will be fewer, and the delay will cost taxpayers billions of dollars.