Archive for the ‘Sports/Olympics’ Category

Altered doping data could restart Russian scandal: report

Saturday, September 21st, 2019
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The Russian anti-doping agency could face suspension again based on information indicating data from the Moscow drug-testing lab had been manipulated before being delivered to the World Anti-Doping Agency earlier this year, a person familiar with the case told The Associated Press.

Inaugural RBC Training Ground National Final champions unveiled

Saturday, September 14th, 2019
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After a year-long search, Canada's next crop of athletes are one step closer to realizing their Olympic dreams. 17-year-old Catherine Lizotte of Knowlton, Que., and 19-year-old Ian Holmquist of Peterborough, Ont., were named the first-ever RBC Training Ground National Final champions.

Trading places: 11 other notable Canadian athletes who’ve switched countries

Friday, September 13th, 2019
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Two-time Olympic bobsled champion Kaillie Humphries won't be the first high-profile Canadian athlete to represent another country if she gets her wish to compete for the United States.

How do Canadian Olympians make a career off a gold medal?

Wednesday, September 4th, 2019
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Why is it that some Olympic athletes have such a successful career off the field of play, while others don't? CBC Sports talks to some of the best in the Canadian sport and the sport marketing landscape to see how athletes make the most out of gold.

Walk-off homer earns Canada women’s softball team a berth in Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Sunday, September 1st, 2019
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Danielle Lawrie pitched a shutout and Kaleigh Rafter hit a walk-off solo home run, as Canada beat Brazil via mercy rule 7-0 in 5 innings at the Softball Americas Olympic Qualifier in Surrey, B.C. The win gives Canada a berth in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

Mexico earns Olympic berth with win over Canada at softball qualifier

Saturday, August 31st, 2019
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Canada's women's softball team suffered its first lost at the Softball Americas Olympic Qualifier on Saturday, dropping a 2-1 decision to Mexico.

Canada stays undefeated with another lopsided win at softball qualifier

Friday, August 30th, 2019
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Jennifer Gilbert and Kaleigh Rafter both went deep as the Canadian women's softball team beat Venezuela 11-0 on Friday in the first game of the Super Round.

Russian race walker Medvedeva given 8-year doping ban

Friday, August 30th, 2019
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Russian race walker Yekaterina Medvedeva was banned for eight years Friday for a second doping offence. The 25-year-old Medvedeva was once one of Russia's most promising young athletes after winning the world under-20 title in 2012.

New generation of softball talent budding for Team Canada at Olympic qualifiers

Thursday, August 29th, 2019
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Softball hasn't been included in the Olympics since, but that will change next summer in Tokyo. Canada is looking to punch its ticket to 2020 Games this week, playing at the Americas qualifying tournament in Surrey. The top two teams will lock up Olympic berths this weekend.

Watch the 2019 Parapan Am Games: Wheelchair basketball

Friday, August 23rd, 2019
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Watch live streaming coverage of the 2019 Parapan American Games from Lima, Peru. Competition runs through September 1.