Archive for the ‘Sports/Olympics’ Category

WADA didn’t put money above clean sport on Russia, says chief

Monday, September 24th, 2018
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The World Anti-Doping Agency president Craig Reedie is offended by allegations that WADA put money above clean sport while reinstating Russia's anti-doping agency, and said the move was only aimed at achieving Russian compliance.

WADA’s decision to reinstate Russia clear ‘conflict of interest’

Friday, September 21st, 2018
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WADA's vote to let Russia back into the anti-doping community on Thursday was problematic on many levels and leaves one troubling question: can an organization which is 'funded partially by the Russian government,' have its decision making influenced?

‘Dismay, disappointment’ in Canada over Russia’s reinstatement by WADA

Thursday, September 20th, 2018
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The head of the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport said he was "dismayed and disappointed" at the World Anti-Doping Agency's decision to reinstate Russia on Thursday, ending a nearly three-year suspension of the country's drug-testing program because of a state-sponsored doping scheme.

Pyeongchang’s costly Olympic venues may eventually be torn down

Thursday, September 20th, 2018
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The Pyeongchang Winter Olympics closed seven months ago. Left behind are empty venues, feuding over who pays for upkeep, and an icy ski course that's now an abandoned dirt runway, strewn with rocks and unused gondolas.

World Anti-Doping Agency votes to reinstate Russia

Thursday, September 20th, 2018
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The World Anti-Doping Agency has reinstated Russia, ending a nearly three-year suspension caused by state-sponsored doping.

We need more Beckie Scotts: WADA must take a stand against Russia’s reinstatement

Wednesday, September 19th, 2018
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The only "obstacle" to the Russian anti-doping agency's official reinstatement is WADA's executive committee, a body known to make decisions that bend under political tension and influence from the IOC sports members that wish to appease Russia.

Koreas will seek joint bid for 2032 Summer Olympics

Tuesday, September 18th, 2018
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A Joint statement says the two Koreas have agreed to seek to obtain the rights to co-host the 2032 Summer Olympics.

Wayne Gretzky wants NHL players back for Beijing Olympics

Thursday, September 13th, 2018
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Wayne Gretzky says the NHL should again allow its players to compete in the Winter Olympics because sending the world's top ice hockey players is "always much better for everyone."

Ex-Raptors GM Glen Grunwald gets top job with Canada Basketball

Wednesday, September 12th, 2018
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Glen Grunwald will become the president and CEO of Canada Basketball effective Oct. 1, the sport's national governing body announced on Wednesday.

Watch the 2018 Berlin Marathon

Wednesday, September 12th, 2018
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Watch some of the best long-distance runners in the world battle for the title at the 45th annual Berlin Marathon.