Archive for the ‘Sports/Olympics’ Category

Former IAAF head Lamine Diack found guilty of corruption in Russian doping scandal

Wednesday, September 16th, 2020

The former track federation president was sentenced to 2 years in prison Wednesday for corruption, including a scheme allowing Russian athletes who paid millions in hush money to keep competing when they should have been suspended for doping.

Australia latest gymnastics federation to probe abuse in sport

Thursday, July 30th, 2020

Complaints by at least 20 former Australian gymnasts about physical and mental abuse during their careers has prompted Gymnastics Australia to ask a human rights group to investigate.

China won’t host any international sports events for remainder of year

Thursday, July 9th, 2020

China says it will not stage any international sports for the rest of the year, apart from trials for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games in Beijing and the neighbouring city of Zhangjiakou.

John Carlos, U.S. athletes urge IOC to abolish rule that bans protests at Olympics

Saturday, June 27th, 2020

John Carlos and a group of American athletes have written a letter calling on the IOC to abolish the rule banning protests at the Olympics.

Canada’s past, present IOC members say calls for social change must be confronted

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020
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Corruption in leadership, rampant doping issues, athletes who feel disenfranchised, a worldwide pandemic, plus a call for freedom of expression in light of anti-Black racism has forced the IOC to take a long, hard look in the mirror.

Canadians feature prominently among record-breaking moments in Olympic history

Wednesday, June 17th, 2020

On this week's edition of Olympic Games Replay, CBC Sports features a look back at some of the most historic records set during the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

IOC to begin talks about easing protest ban at Olympics

Wednesday, June 10th, 2020

The International Olympic Committee budging slightly on its position about protest gestures during Olympic Games earned both support and criticism from some Canadian quarters.

Canadian men, women capture back-to-back hockey gold at Sochi Games in 2014

Wednesday, June 10th, 2020

On this week's edition of Olympic Games Replay, CBC Sports features hockey action from the 2014 Sochi Games, where Canada's men's and women's teams famously topped the podium.

IOC, IPC maintain stance against kneeling during anthem amid worldwide protests

Tuesday, June 9th, 2020

The U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee is creating an athlete group that will look into loosening restrictions on protests at the games.

What we know and don’t know about the postponed Tokyo Olympics

Monday, June 8th, 2020

It's been 2 ½ months since the Tokyo Olympics were postponed until next year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. So where do the games stand?