Archive for the ‘Sports/Olympics’ Category

Italian government promises to help fund Olympic bid

Thursday, November 15th, 2018
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Government says if "private funding isn't enough, we'll make the final push". This is a major shift as Italy's Deputy Minister had previously said the government wouldn't even provide '1 euro' to help the Olympic bid.

The real loser from Calgary’s ‘No’ vote? The Olympic movement

Wednesday, November 14th, 2018
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The result of Tuesday's vote not only means Calgary will not host the 2026 Olympics, CBC Sports host Scott Russell writes that it's also an Olympic-sized wake-up call. Not everyone loves the Games, at least not the way they are now. Not even the people of Calgary.

Plebiscite result ‘comes as no surprise’ to IOC

Wednesday, November 14th, 2018
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The International Olympic Committee had hoped that arguments about the sporting, social and long-term benefits of hosting the Olympic Games would sway the vote.

World Anti-Doping Agency determines Beckie Scott wasn’t bullied by its execs

Wednesday, November 14th, 2018

World Anti-Doping Agency investigators found no evidence athletes' representative Beckie Scott was bullied at a recent meeting, but more people need to be interviewed to determine what happened.

Why Calgary passed on the 2026 Olympics — and what’s next for the Games nobody seems to want

Wednesday, November 14th, 2018
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Calgary voters have sent politicians a clear message: they want no part of the city's beleaguered bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics. Beyond the boosterism of those connected to the Olympic movement, there never seemed to be an overwhelming amount of genuine excitement among everyday Calgarians.

‘Now what?’: Olympians disappointed, heartbroken after No vote

Wednesday, November 14th, 2018

A night that began with optimism for many Olympians ended in heartbreak as Calgarians voted in a 56 per cent majority against bidding for the 2026 Winter Olympics.

Olympic champ Edwin Moses asks for thorough review of WADA culture

Tuesday, November 13th, 2018

Olympic champion Edwin Moses has sent a letter to leaders of the World Anti-Doping Agency, asking for an investigation into the culture at WADA that would expand beyond the athletes' representative Beckie Scott's claim that she was bullied at a recent meeting.

To bid or not to bid?: Calgarians will decide fate of city’s Olympic ambitions

Monday, November 12th, 2018

On Tuesday, Calgarians will let their voices be heard when they head to the polls and vote on whether or not their city should move forward with a bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics.

MacLennan captures individual gold at trampoline world championships

Saturday, November 10th, 2018

Two-time Olympic champion Rosie MacLennan of King, Ont., added another gold medal to her trophy case Saturday, finishing first in the individual women's final at the trampoline world championships in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Canadians MacLennan, Milette win silver at trampoline world championships

Friday, November 9th, 2018
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Rosie MacLennan and Sarah Milette came 2nd in the women's synchronized trampoline final at the 2018 world trampoline championships in St. Petersburg, Russia, on Friday.