Archive for the ‘Sports/Olympics’ Category

Austrian city drops 2026 Winter Olympics bid

Friday, July 6th, 2018

The Austrian city of Graz will not bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympics because it did not get the necessary political backing and support, the Austrian Olympic Committee (OeOC) said on Friday.

With new baby now on board, Andre De Grasse rests up for Harry Jerome meet

Monday, June 25th, 2018
Canada Harry Jerome International Track Classic

He's enjoyed the thrill of winning an Olympic medal and dealt with the frustration of battling through injury, but Andre De Grasse says becoming a father is a totally new experience.

Anti-doping athletes begin to recognize strength in numbers

Tuesday, June 5th, 2018
OLY WADA Calgary Forum 20180605

Olympians and Paralympians at the first anti-doping forum organized by and for athletes experienced a political awakening in Calgary.

Anti-doping advocate Beckie Scott calls for stronger voice for athletes

Monday, June 4th, 2018

Beckie Scott opened the World Anti-Doping Agency's Global Athletes Forum with the message that doping, and how it is handled, is the greatest threat to sport today.

Andre De Grasse preparing to embrace fatherhood

Monday, June 4th, 2018
Andre De Grasse

Andre De Grasse was back in his hometown of Toronto last week to launch the Andre De Grasse Family Foundation at York University — but it wasn’t the only reason. The 23-year-old Olympic medallist also attended his own baby shower over the weekend.

Usain Bolt loses relay gold after Nesta Carter’s appeal denied

Thursday, May 31st, 2018
Jamaican team

Usain Bolt won't be getting back his ninth Olympic gold medal. A Court of Arbitration for Sport judging panel on Thursday dismissed Jamaican sprinter Nesta Carter's appeal against disqualification from the 2008 Beijing Olympics for a positive doping test discovered eight years later.

Russia names new Olympic chief in wake of doping scandals

Tuesday, May 29th, 2018
Stanislav Pozdnyakov

Fencing champion Stanislav Pozdnyakov has been elected president of the Russian Olympic Committee after its previous leader stepped down following years of doping scandals. Pozdyakov won three Olympic gold medals in 1996 and 2000.

Norwegian minister wants to be WADA’s 1st female leader

Thursday, May 24th, 2018

Norwegian government minister Linda Helleland wants to be the next World Anti-Doping Agency president, and its first female leader.

Jason Holowach embraces the uphill battle of sport climbing

Saturday, May 19th, 2018
Jason Holowach Sport Climbing

Jason Holowach never could have known all those years ago that climbing things for a living would become such an integral part of his life. The 33-year-old from Saskatoon is still holding out hope for the Olympics in 2020, but is also focused on sport climbing's next generation.

Sport climbing rising in popularity as Olympic debut nears

Friday, May 18th, 2018

This weekend, more than 270 climbers are in Saanich, B.C., to take part in the 2018 Canadian Lead and Speed National Championships. It’s an event that’s existed for years but is now really taking off as sport climbing's 2020 Olympic debut approaces.