Archive for the ‘Sports/Olympics’ Category

IOC releases rewritten path to Tokyo, with already-qualified athletes still in

Tuesday, April 7th, 2020
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About 6,500 athletes who already have earned their spots for the Tokyo Games are in for 2021 under redrawn qualifying regulations published Tuesday by the International Olympic Committee.

Mental health task force created to provide aid for Canadian athletes during stoppage

Tuesday, April 7th, 2020
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Structure and routine were important components for athletes as they prepared for this summer's Olympics in Tokyo. With gyms shuttered, pools closed and training facilities dark due to COVID-19, their normal lives have been turned upside down.

Veteran Canadian athletes’ plans changed by Tokyo 2020 postponement

Monday, April 6th, 2020
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The postponement of the Tokyo Games has forced many Canadian athletes to rethink the carefully structured training regimes they were following to prepare for the Olympics.

Despite boycott of 1980 Games, Anne Merklinger still rues missed shot as ‘Olympian’

Thursday, April 2nd, 2020
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With Canadian athletes trying to untangle the different scenarios created by the one-year postponement of the Tokyo Games because of the coronavirus pandemic, Anne Merklinger still laments her missed opportunity to be selected to Canada’s 1980 Games team.

Olympic Games Replay: Canada’s pool party in Rio

Wednesday, April 1st, 2020
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As the planet deals with the pandemic and the crisis involving the spread of COVID-19, the world of sport watches and waits alongside the global population. This Saturday, April 4, will be the third of five weeks of programming at CBC Sports which will showcase some of the memorable moments from the most recent editions of the Olympics.

Watch Olympic Games Replay: Rio 2016 Swimming

Wednesday, April 1st, 2020
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Watch Olympic Games Replay, a look back at some of the most exciting moments in past Games. On this week's edition of the program, watch action from the Rio 2016 swimming competitions.

Own the Podium funding remains intact for Canadian Olympic, Paralympic efforts

Wednesday, April 1st, 2020
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National sports federations recalculating their budgets after the postponement of the Tokyo Olympics can count on a continued level of funding from Own the Podium.

Australian Olympic Committee says no collusion in withdrawal from 2020 Games

Sunday, March 29th, 2020
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The Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) has said its decision to pull out of the 2020 Tokyo Games was unilateral and made without the knowledge of Canada or the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport temporarily halts doping testing program

Sunday, March 29th, 2020
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The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) has placed its doping control testing program on hold until further notice.

With her sport and medicine worlds colliding, Hayley Wickenheiser knew she had to speak her truth to IOC

Friday, March 27th, 2020
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In what she calls "the final straw" moment, Hayley Wickenheiser had to clear her conscience and say something. Confronted with two vastly differing scenarios playing out at exactly the same time, Wickenheiser found her two worlds — sport and medicine — colliding.