Archive for the ‘Sports/Olympics’ Category

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.

Canadian triathlete Tyler Mislawchuk just misses podium at World Series event in Japan

Saturday, May 12th, 2018
Tyler Mislawchuk

World champion Mario Mola of Spain dominated the 10-kilometre race to win the World Series Triathlon event in Yokohama on Saturday while Canadian Tyler Mislawchuk just missed the podium in fourth place.

Sapporo has 2nd thoughts over 2026 Olympic bid: reports

Thursday, May 10th, 2018

The Japanese city of Sapporo seems to be having second thoughts about bidding for the 2026 Winter Olympics and could focus instead on the 2030 Games.

Former star athletes will donate brains after death for concussion research

Thursday, May 10th, 2018
Jen Kish

Three Olympians and a hockey pioneer have agreed to donate their brains to the Canadian Concussion Centre after their death to advance research on the effects of concussion in women.

Canada’s Olympians, Paralympians celebrate in nation’s capital

Wednesday, May 9th, 2018

Canada's Olympians and Paralympians were officially celebrated Wednesday in Ottawa for their achievements at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Games.

Olympic bronze medallist Galen Rupp wins Prague marathon

Sunday, May 6th, 2018

Olympic bronze medallist Galen Rupp of the United States won the Prague international marathon on Sunday while Kenyan runner Bornes Jepkirui Kitur was the fastest woman in the race.

Bruny Surin chosen Canada’s chef de mission for 2018 Youth Olympics

Friday, May 4th, 2018

Former Canadian track star Bruny Surin has been named chef de mission for the 2018 Youth Olympic Games, the Canadian Olympic committee announced.

Combined Korean team takes bronze at table tennis worlds

Friday, May 4th, 2018
Sweden Table Tennis

The combined Korean women's table tennis team won a bronze medal at the world championships. The three-woman team lost to Japan 3-0 in the semifinals. The team was comprised of two players from the south and one from the north.