Archive for the ‘Sports/Olympics’ Category

Remembering Gord: Watch our Olympic montages set to Tragically Hip songs

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017
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As Canadians celebrate the late Gord Downie's life and accomplishments, here are CBC Sports' video montages from recent Olympic Games that were set to some of The Tragically Hip's most memorable songs.

Innsbruck drops 2026 Olympic bid after referendum

Sunday, October 15th, 2017
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Innsbruck is expected to drop plans to bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics after a majority of residents rejected the idea in a referendum on Sunday.

Russian doping ‘justice delayed is justice denied’: USOC boss wants action

Thursday, October 12th, 2017
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The leader of the U.S. Olympic Committee called on his international counterparts to act immediately on allegations of Russian doping, with now less than four months until the start of the Winter Games.

McLaren report used to uphold Russian doping case

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017
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A report on Russian doping was used by the Court of Arbitration for Sport to uphold a suspension, the first time that information was used to ban an athlete.

Nuclear war a new risk, even for experienced Olympians

Thursday, September 28th, 2017
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Tensions in the Korean peninsula have created a dilemma for athletes and their respective nations on whether to risk participation in the PyeongChang Olympics.

Olympic champion Kipchoge wins the 2017 Berlin Marathon

Sunday, September 24th, 2017
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Olympic champion Eliud Kipchoge has held off the challenge of debutant Guye Adola to win the Berlin Marathon. The Kenyan won in two hours, three minutes and 32 seconds, missing out on the world record by 35 seconds in wet conditions. Gladys Cherono won the women's race in 2:20:23.

IOC calms concern of Winter Olympics amid North Korea tension

Friday, September 22nd, 2017
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Responding to France's sports minister raising security risks at the 2018 Olympics in South Korea, the IOC has tried to calm concern about the PyeongChang Games in February.

France threatens to skip Olympics over North Korea-U.S. tensions

Thursday, September 21st, 2017
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France's Winter Olympics team will not travel to the 2018 Games in South Korea if its security cannot be guaranteed, French Sports Minister Laura Flessel said on Thursday, raising the first major doubts by a participating country over the event.

Watch the 2017 Berlin Marathon

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017
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Watch live as some of the best long-distance runners in the world - including former world record holder Wilson Kipsang of Kenya - battle for the title at the 44th annual Berlin Marathon.

COC adds 3 former Olympians as Team Canada mentors for Winter Games

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017
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With less than five months to go until the 2018 Olympics in South Korea, Team Canada is bolstering its support staff by adding three former Olympians who will serve as mentors for the athletes competing.